Registration Open for Upward

Registration Open for Upward

Register Now! Helpful InformationUpward Basketball is a sports program held each winter...

2014 Fall Festival

2014 Fall Festival

Come join us on Friday, October 24th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Our Shepherd Lutheran...

  • Registration Open for Upward

    Registration Open for Upward

  • 2014 Fall Festival

    2014 Fall Festival

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Register Now! 

Helpful Information

Upward Basketball is a sports program held each winter for children in grades Kindergarten - 6.  Players are divided according to ability and height to create equal teams. There is no "trying out"; all children who register are placed on a team.  At evaluations prior to the season, your child will participate in several basketball drills to ensure fair play.

Games take place on Saturdays, and there is only one weekly one hour practice to accommodate busy family schedules.  See Key Dates below for the game schedule and practice dates.  When you register, every child may indicate one night they cannot practice.

We look forward to another season and we are truly excited about partnering with families throughout the community to make Upward Basketball the best sports and family experience it can be!

Register Today!

Benefits of Choosing Upward Basketball

Upward Basketball provides a positive sports experience for boys and girls and makes the most of your family’s time and money.
› Friendly sports environment where children have fun
› Teaches fundamentals
› Unique drafting system creates balanced teams
› Unique substitution system produces equal playing time
› Trained coaches and referees that encourage your child
› Life lessons shared at each practice and at games to encourage players in their faith.
› Quality game-day uniform, other sport-specific gear in a cool player box
› One-hour practices and one-hour games at an excellent community facility
› Every child receives an end-of-year award at a fun Awards Celebration!
› Top-notch volunteer coaches and refs that care about children having a fun experience

Key Dates


Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Boys/Girls
Monday, November 10 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Boys/Girls
Tuesday, November 11 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

(If you have 2 or more children in grades that have evaluations on different nights, for your convenience, please bring all of them on the same night.)

LOCATION: Our Shepherd School, 1658 E. Lincoln Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009.

COACHES CLINIC  (Mandatory for all head and assistant coaches):

December 6, 9:00am – 12:00pm

PRACTICE WEEKS (Mon, Tue, or Thu):
January 5-8, 2015
January 12-15, 2015
January 19-22, 2015
January 26-29, 2015
February 2-5, 2015
February 9-12, 2015
February 16-19, 2015
February 23-26, 2015
March 2-5, 2015

March 9-12, 2015

January 24, 2015
January 31, 2015
February 7, 2015
February 14, 2015
February 21, 2015
February 28, 2015

March 7, 2015

March 14, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015


The early registration cost per child for basketball is $75.  After November 9, the cost is $90.  Basketball shorts are optional at a cost of $14. 

**Coach requests & carpool requests are not guaranteed.

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For more information about Upward Basketball, contact Todd Holquist at (248) 321-6991. For information about the national Upward youth sports programs, visit their website at: www.upward.org.

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Come join us on
Friday, October 24th from 5:00pm-8:00pm
at Our Shepherd Lutheran School for some fall fun!

There will be games, activities, food, moonwalks, and so much more!

Volunteers are needed:
Please contact Mark Nimtz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.