Upward Basketball

Regular registration for the 2018/2019 season is now closed!  Please visit the online registration site for more information.

Welcome to Providence Upward Basketball! The Providence Upward Basketball experience is a positive, family-friendly sports experience that welcomes the entire community. No matter your child’s age group, your Providence Upward Basketball experience will be fun for the whole family. Our kids basketball programs:

  • Teach sport skills and values
  • Offer family-friendly schedules
  • Allow kids to make new friends
  • Provide equal playing time

Throughout the season, your child will explore and discover their love of the sport by playing half of every game. Kids will be individually recognized at each game and find positive role models in coaches and other sports volunteers.

From December through February, Mission and Taylor Halls at Providence are bustling with kids participating in Upward Basketball, a program that teaches children to play together as a team and to uplift one another’s strengths and gifts. This is more than just a basketball league for boys and girls in kindergarten (age 5) to 6th grade. Its slogan says it all: “Every child plays. Every child learns. Every child is a winner.”

Upward Basketball is a first-class sports experience that emphasizes healthy competition, sportsmanship, skills building and fun versus the “win-at-all-costs” mentality found in many children sports leagues. Upward Sports provides the Best Sports Experience for every child, regardless of prior experience or skill level. Upward Sports emphases that winning is about so much more than the final score.

Providence Upward Basketball features one weeknight practice and one Saturday game per week. Registration for each season opens on September 1st. We prefer you register online (opens Sept. 1st), but traditional registration forms will also be available. Evaluations will be conducted in late September and early October with team assignments completed by mid-November. Practices will start the first week of December and games generally begin the first Saturday in January and continue through the end of February or early March. The End of Season Celebration is generally the Sunday evening the day after the last regularly scheduled game of the season. View specific schedule for this season (coming soon!).

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

The Upward Basketball™ name and Upward Sports™ Star Logo are registered trademarks of Upward Sports Unlimited. Used by permission.

  • Team Prayer image from Billy Ray

    Introducing children to Jesus Christ by creating opportunities to serve through sports.

  • Coaching/Ref image from Billy Ray

    Coaching and Referee Volunteers.