Upward Basketball

Our Goal

Upward Basketball is a youth basketball league designed to develop young athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. We provide a positive environment for athletes of all levels to grow. Each week your athlete will hear about a life principle taught from the Bible to prepare them for life while learning the fundamentals of basketball.

2023-24 Season

We're excited for the 2023–24 Season of Upward Basketball! Registration is now closed. All evaluations, practices, and games are held in the Family Life Center Gym at Sandia Presbyterian Church. Practices are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Each team practices only once per week for one hour on one-half of an Upward-sized basketball court utilizing one basket. All games will be held on Saturdays from January 13 to March 2 in the Family Life Center Gym. Once your player is assigned to a team after evaluations, you will be able to access the team's schedule and coaches contact information through their team webpage! Please contact us at upward@sandiapres.org if you have any questions.

Key Dates

Registration opens on Friday, September 1.
Registration closes on Friday, October 20.
Evaluations are on October 23, 24, and 26.
NO REFUNDS will be given after November 3.
Practices start on Monday, November 13.
There are no practices from November 20-24 and December 25 to January 1.
The first game day is Saturday, January 13, 2024.
The final game day is Saturday, March 2, 2024.
The season celebration is Saturday, March 9, 2024

Half-Time Devotions

At half-time of each game, while players are in their "locker rooms," we provide a 3-4 minute devotional for parents, siblings, and other spectators who remain in the gym. We need volunteers to offer these devotions. If you've signed up to do a devotion, please arrive in the Family Life Center Gym at a quarter after the hour. Check in at the timekeeper table on the stage to let them know you're there.

Upcoming Events


Volunteer as a Coach

Now is your opportunity to impact the lives of players and their families! The great evangelist Billy Graham once said, “A coach will impact more people in one year than the average person will in an entire lifetime.” Upward...

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