About Upward Basketball

We use the game of basketball to reach local families with the message of Jesus Christ, pointing them to the hope that comes through Him. This basketball ministry is for girls and boys from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Registration happens in mid-September, practices are one night each week beginning December 3, 2019, and games run from January 4, 2019 through March 7, 2020! We have expanded the season and are playing an additional 2 weeks, and are having two family nights to get connected better through our players and their families! All practices, games, and family nights take place in the Stoney Church gym. Cost is $120 per child.

Important Dates


(Note: there is no make-up day for the 5th-6th Graders this year!)

Kindergarten through 4th Grade

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 5:00pm-8:00pm

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 5:00pm-8:00pm

(make-up day) Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 5:00pm-7:00pm

5th-6th Grades

(Girls) Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 5:00pm-6:30pm

(Boys) Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 6:30pm-8:00pm

Coaches' Trainings

Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm

Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 9:00am

Referees' Training

TBD - end of December

Practices (each team practices one night per week for an hour)

December 3, 2019 through March 5, 2020

Tuesdays 5:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesdays 5:00pm-9:00pm

Thursdays 5:00pm-7:00pm


Saturday, January 4, 2020 through March 7, 2020

Games start at 8:00am and finish around 5:00pm. Each game is about an hour.

Family Nights

Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm

We want to connect better with our Upward families this year, so we are adding two family nights on a couple of Fridays during the season!


Sunday, March 8, 2020 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm

This is our day to celebrate our players, families, volunteers, and staff, that made the entire season so enjoyable!

Volunteer Opportunities

We need volunteers for Upward Basketball! Just over 1000 people come through our doors every Saturday during the season, and many people are needed to ensure those days run smoothly! We need referees, concessions people, scorers' table people, and those willing to help us clean up at the end of the day! Game days are Saturdays from January 4th through March 7th, 2020. Games start at 8:00am, and end around 5:30pm. You can volunteer for all of the day, or just part of the day! There are also two Family Nights this year we will need volunteers to help run! Even kids are welcome to help out! We can sign-off on high school honors for students who wish to volunteer.

I want to coach!

Times & Location

Saturday Games:

January 4, 2020 through

March 7, 2020

Two Family Nights:

Friday, January 17 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm

Friday, February 21 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm


11711 26 Mile Road
Washington, MI 48094

I can be a referee!

I can help with the scorers' table for games!

I want to help with a Family Night!

I can help with concessions!