Mission of Upward Sports™
Promoting the discovery of Jesus through sports.
The 360 Progression
Upward Sports is the only youth sports provider of the 360 Progression, which is a uniquely designed sports experience that develops the total athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually and socially. As players progress through Upward Sports programming, these four teachings of the 360 Progression adapt and expand with them. It is centered on the development of Jesus found in Luke 2:52 – "And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man."
Upward basketball athletes grow in character, confidence, faith and sportsmanship during their personal athletic journeys and become more than just an athlete.
IBBL (Itty Bitty Basketball League)
The IBBL is for 4 and 5 year olds to try basketball before committing to a full league. IBBL will teach them the skills needed to play basketball. The commitment is one hour a week. The children practice for about 20 minutes, have a devotion, and play their "game" for the remainder of the hour. Each child will receive a t-shirt and an end of the year award.
The cost for the IBBL is $15. A paper form, with IBBL written at the top, needs to be filled out and turned in to the church.
IBBL is recommended for most 5 yr olds. If the child is athletic and can has basic basketball skills, i.e. dribbling, shooting, they may play "up" in the K-2nd grade league. This is the parents choice as the older division is a full commitment and full price.