UPWARD Basketball IS HERE! 
Families are looking for activities that will get their children out of the house and having fun again!

Here is an opportunity to interact with other kids their age and get some exercise. Our family-friendly schedule (one-hour games and one-hour practices each week) is designed with you in mind! With easy fun evaluations and every child making a team, each child will have the chance to learn basketball skills and basics from positive and fun coaches. 
  • Basketball (boys): K4-8th
  • Basketball (girls): K4-9th
  • Cheerleading (girls): K4-8th
  • Early Registration Fee: $75.00 per child (October 11-November 12) 
  • Late Registration Fee: $85.00 per child (November 13-December 12)
  • Dates of Season: January-March
Upward Basketball promotes character and

self-esteem in every child by providing:

  • Equal playing time for every player
  • Separate basketball leagues for age groups K5 – 8th grade
  • A one-hour practice and one-hour game each week of the season
  • An evaluation process to provide equal opportunity for improvement
  • And much more! 
registration information
Early Registration ends November 12, 2021 and the cost for basketball and cheerleader is $75.00 per child (there are multiple child discounts). After early registration ends, the price will increase to $85.00. Registration will close on December 12, 2021
Please register your child online by clicking here. If you would like to register your child in person, you may stop by the church office at Lebanon Baptist Church anytime between Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. 
Your registration fee covers everything for the season including: 
  • Basketball League: A high quality double-sided numbered jersey and an end of the year award celebration and award. 
  • Shorts: Shorts are optional and can be purchased during your online registration (additional $15.00)
  • Uniform colors: Uniform colors will be announced soon! 
Our basketball program teaches children basketball fundamentals in a fun environment that emphasizes sportsmanship, self-esteem, and healthy competition.
important dates
  • Evaluations: The Week of December 13
  • First Week of Practices: January 3
  • First Game: January 28-29
  • Picture Day: TBA
  • Award Ceremony: March 19th
more info?
Please contact Kyle Oakley, our Upward Director, with any questions about Upward Basketball at Lebanon Baptist Church.
Register TODAY by clicking here
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Evaluation and Orientation: In order to enhance our Upward program, we do an evaluation and orientation week (The week of December 13th). 
We are requiring that each child and his or her parent(s) attend an evaluation session. All of the evaluation information will be communicated soon. 
Every child must attend an evaluation. While the players and cheerleaders are being evaluated, parents will meet with the Upward director. The players will also be sized at this evaluation in order to ensure the uniform size is correct. 
Evaluations will be held in the Family Life Center. Which is the large building with the overhang on the front of it. If you are unfamiliar with Lebanon Baptist Church, please follow the directional signs when you arrive.
Please note that all children who register will participate; however, as part of the registration process for basketball or cheerleading, all children will be evaluated. In order to communicate that information to you as parents, you will be contacted via email by the Upward director. It is imperative that you provide your primary email address and mobile number when registering your child. 
If your child is unable to participate in the Upward program this year due to finances, please click here to see the payment plans we have available as well as our scholarship process we follow.