League Info



Who can play?

Boys & Girls

K5-4th grade


When does it start?

Practice begins: Week of November 26

Season runs: January 12 – February 16


Where do we play?

All practices and games are held at the GVBC Life Center (1815 Patton Chapel Road)


What do we get?

Practice t-shirt

Reversible game jersey

Mesh game shorts

End of season award


How much does it cost?

It’s FREE! No registration fee…no catch, no strings.


Why is it free?

With just a one-hour practice and one-hour game each week, our league conveniently fits into busy family schedules. Now, with no registration fee, Upward fits into your family’s budget, too!



What is Upward?

Upward Sports, the world’s largest Christian sports program for children, was created with a vision to provide the best sports experience possible for every child.

Basketball as a Ministry

The purpose of Upward Basketball is to fulfill God’s vision that He planned for us long ago by promoting:

Salvation—To share the love of Jesus Christ with everyone involved

Character—To help every child grow—spiritually, physically, mentally and socially

Self Esteem—To grow every child in their understanding and enjoyment of sports


Practice Nights

Playing Upward basketball is not only fun for your child, but a great fit for your family! Our league conveniently fits into your family’s schedule with a one-hour practice and one-hour game each week.

Teams practice one time per week on a set night (Mon, Tue or Thurs at 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 PM). Halfway through the practice all teams will take a break to share in the weekly devotion and scripture.

Devotions

A halftime devotion is presented to the kids during every practice, and to the family and friends during the game halftimes. This is a short message with practical information straight from God’s word shared by Green Valley volunteers.

Game Day Experience

Game days are fun for the entire family. Invite friends, neighbors and family to come enjoy 60 minutes of action. All players are given equal opportunity to play during the six, six-minute periods. Game days begin at 8 AM on Saturdays.

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

Star Presentations

At the conclusion of each game, families and friends are invited to join the players and coach downstairs for the presentation of the stars. Every child receives a star each week as well as encouragement for his/her accomplishments.

Season Celebration

Mark your calendar now for Sunday, February 17 at 6 PM when we celebrate our players, coaches & volunteers. More details to come!


Contact Info

GV Life Center (Gym)

205.822.2216

Dawn Corley, Activities Director

Email

Church Office

205.822.2173

Office open Mon-Thurs: 8 AM-4:30 PM


Make a Donation

Consider “paying it forward” to enable another child to the opportunity to play.

You may submit a donation by:

Online:

Donate Here

Check:

Payable to Green Valley Baptist Church

(designate: Upward Basketball)

Mail to:

Upward Basketball @ GVBC

1815 Patton Chapel Road

Hoover, AL 35226

or Drop a check into the offering box outside the Worship Center