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).




To register, please visit the UPWARD website or go to upward.org, put in zip code 20170, and then choose Herndon UMC.

The UPWARD league is for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade who want to play basketball.  Practices start in December and games are played in January and February.  Normally teams will have one practice and one game per week.


  • Mandatory Coaches Meeting/Dinner on Sunday, October 29 at 6pm
  • Evaluations: either Friday, November 10 from 6-9pm or Saturday, November 11 from 9am - noon
  • Opening Celebration (Meet the Coach Night) on Friday, December 1 (Kindergarten - 2nd grade at 6pm, 4th - 6th grade at 7:30pm)
  • First Practices Saturday, December 2nd (Kindergarten - 4th grade) and the week of Dec 4th for all! 

If you are interested in volunteering for Upward Basketball this season, please contact Sheri Fairchild, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Get in touch with us

(703) 707-6271
701 Bennett St, Herndon, VA 20170
Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm Friday, 9 am to Noon

Worship with Us

Saturday, 5:30 pm -- Casual Worship

Sunday, 9 am -- Traditional

Sunday, 10:30 am -- Contemporary

A Nursery is available for all services and KIDSClub is also available on Sundays during worship.