Registration for our 4-6th grade basketball league is now CLOSED

For information please contact:
Upward League Commissioner
Justin Miller 
North Main Pastor & Upward Coordinator
Melissa Hickman at   or (office) 724-332-7813.

Mandatory Evaluations 

Instead of an evaluation day like we’ve done in our K-3rd grade league, we will be having MANDATORY evaluation nights which will be an open gym/scrimmaging concept on the following nights: 

  • 6th Grade- Tuesday January 31st (6-7:30)  
  • 5th Grade – Wednesday February 1st (6-7:30)  
  • 4th Grade – Thursday February 2nd (6-7:30)  

You must attend the evaluation night in order to play (your travel coach will understand). After the evaluation for each group, the coaches will be drafting teams. This is a concept that has proved successful last season and in other Upward leagues to try to make the teams more competitive and balanced for older age groups. To accomplish this, we will not be allowing carpool links (except for siblings) or practice night exclusions. (If your child has a crazy schedule, please sign up to be a coach so you can pick your practice day and time). There will also be an initial coach meeting Thursday, January 26th from 6-8 PM (coaches only). 

Other Important Dates and Information 

  • First week of practice will be the week of February 6th.
  • Teams will have an optional practice Saturday, February 11th.  
  • First game will be Saturday, February 18th.  We will try to start the games late morning and run into the evening depending on the number of teams to limit competing with other sports. 
  • Awards ceremony (last regular season game) March 25th.
  • The tournament will be on the weekend of March 31st. Depending on the number of teams, games might be Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon).  
  • This will give each team 6 games plus a tournament; therefore, guaranteeing at least 7 games for the season. 

Unfortunately, there will be no snow make-up games. 

The Snack Shack will be open this season! 

There will not be cheerleaders for this league.  


WE NEED COACHES!! Please let me know asap if you are willing to coach or be an assistant coach.

We also know many of you have someone at your church (or maybe yourself!) who would be great at giving halftime devotions. Please feel free to pass along their name and contact information.  


With all the uncertainties in the world right now, one thing is certain … God's love and His eternal glory. I pray that we will have a successful Upward season. It is important to let these little athletes grow in their skills as well as their faith; however, we need to do so in a healthy and safe environment. This will take a lot of effort, flexibility, and grace from us all. If we can keep our focus on God and His children, we will have an amazing season!   

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For more information please contact:

Upward League Commissioner
Justin Miller 


North Main Pastor & Upward Coordinator
Melissa Hickman at   or (office) 724-332-7813.