Upward Sports Coordinator
office: (505) 856-5040
"Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified."1 Corinthians 9:24-27(NLT)
Looking Forward to our 18th season of Upward Basketball - 2019-2020!
What a great season we had in 2018-19! We had 38 different churches represented by our 245 players, served by 208 different volunteers - Coaches, Refs, Score Keepers and just general help! The sense of community was strong! It was great to hear the fans cheering, not just for their own player or team, but for all the players and teams! From Orbit(the mascot for the Albuquerque Isotopes) helping raise awareness for the food pantry, to all the fantastic devotionals, to participation in the weekly themes, it was a great season.
Not to mention how far the players came, from those who had never played to those who are ready for JV, they all progressed, and not just in their basketball skills. The level of sportsmanship and displays of Christ-like behavior was absolutely astounding! Thanks to the players, coaches, volunteers and parents for an incredible season!
Registration for our new season begins in September for girls and boys in Grades 1-6! Registration will end in early October. Practices begin in mid-November, and games are on Saturdays in January and February. Our complete schedule of practices and games will be out soon, keep checking our events section!!