Upward Basketball

Upward is more than a game! Your child will have fun learning or improving their sport-specific skills through Upward. Participation will give your child a chance to experience good sportsmanship on and off the court.
Program is for kids currently in grades K-6 and runs January-March 2019


  • Basketball players will receive a reversible mesh jersey, shorts and an Upward T-shirt
  • Game day and year end awards
  • Equal playing time for basketball players
  • A one-hour practice and game each week starting the week of  January 12, 2019
  • Basketball Fee: $95 per player if registered by November 10 . $115 per player after November 10

Key Dates

  • Practices begin the week of January 12, 2019
  • First game is Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Last game is Saturday, March 16, 2019


  • One hour per week (same time each week on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday ,Thursday or Friday nights.
  • Kindergarten practices are a half hour and play a half hour on Saturday.
  • Practice times are 6-7pm and 7-8pm (typically younger grades early/older grades later)
  • Team devotional (approximately 5 minutes)

Game Info

  • Eight (8) one hour games on Saturdays
  • Game start times vary any time between 8am and 6pm on Saturdays.
  • All games will be held at Fishers UMC Family Life Center.

Team Info

  • Maximum 10 players per basketball team
  • Each player signs up as an individual – not as a group or team
  • Teams are drafted by computer after Evaluation Nights
  • Most basketball leagues will have 6-10 teams per league


  • Concessions are available on game days.  The money raised at concessions supports Fishers UMC student ministry and student mission trips.
  • Tickets are available to purchase to give to the teams for an after the game treat.

for more information

Visit the Upward Sports website for more information, including a parent FAQ.