UPWARD LogoPlaying kids basketball with UPWARD sports is not only fun your child, but a great fit for your family! Our kids basketball programs fit into your family’s busy schedule with just a one-hour practice and one-hour game each week.  Coaches use practices and games to teach and build basketball skills while making sure the kids have fun.  Kids will also learn teamwork and build self-esteem, making for a positive sports experience.


Explore here for more information on HUMC's basketball league (November-February) and summer camp (early August).

 

 

 

There are many ways to help out Herndon UMC's UPWARD Basketball League during the season.   You can referee games (with some training), you can offer devotions at halftime, or you can help with the concession stand.  Youth can earn service hours for refereeing games and running concessions.  Here are all the links to sign up.  If you have questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Referee ScheduleIf you have already completed referee training, feel free to sign up below.  If you have not completed the training, please contact Jeff Sevila about signing up.  You may need to do a training session before refereeing games.

UPWARD Concessions Steve Thompson has graciously taken this on again but we need your help.  Adults and middle and high School aged youth are encouraged to support this activity.  All the funds raised go to support Herndon UMC Youth Missions!  Please consider giving of your time this season!

Devotions:  Links to sign up for devotions will be posted as soon as they are made available.

Thanks to everyone who came out for "Meet the Coach" night.  As a reminder, practices start today!  

Normally teams will have one practice and one game per week.  Practice is for one hour, Monday through Friday between 5pm and 7pm at either Herndon UMC or Hutchison Elementary School. 

In December, each team will also have 2 weekend practices (to cover for the 2 weeks for Christmas Break).

Games will be every weekend in January and February.  The schedule will come out after all teams have picked names. 

If you are interested in volunteering for Upward Basketball this season, please visit this link on the UPWARD website

 

The UPWARD league is for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade who want to play basketball.  UPWARD is a Christian Basketball Ministry. Our Mission is to create a healthy, competitive atmosphere where every player will receive equal play time throughout the season and will not only learn the fundamentals of basketball but the foundations of Christian faith on and off the court.

After working through some challenging situations, the UPWARD committee decided to create a mission/values statement, which you will find posted in various places. As much as the statement itself is important, so is the thought, prayer, and effort that went behind it. Our Upward ministry statement truly was a team effort and a reminder of how God can bring good out of tough situations. When you get a chance to read the statement, please do so. It’s a great tribute to a fabulous program that our church has loved and supported for years.