Our vision is to see young players develop mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially into total athletes who excel both on and off the court.

General Info

  • For K5 - 7th Grade Boys & Girls

    • Children must be 5 years old by the first game.

  • Cost:

    • K5 - 4th Grade - cost is $75 thru Dec. 4, 2018; Dec. 5, 2018 and after $85

    • 5th - 7th Grade - cost is $90 thru Dec. 4, 2018; Dec. 5, 2018 and after $100

      • Price difference for older division due to IHSA patched officials for games.

  • Deployed military and need-based scholarships available. 

  • Basketball and Cheer practices and games are played at First Baptist O’Fallon.

2019 Basketball LEAGUE SCHEDULE


  • Saturday, December 1 - 9AM - 2PM

  • Thursday, December 6 - 5:30PM - 8:30PM                                                                  


  • begin the week of Monday, January 7


  • Saturday, January 19


  • Saturday, March 9


  • Friday, March 8

All basketball practices and games are held at the gym of First Baptist Church O'Fallon.


All players need to attend an evaluation for team placement. For the 5th - 7th grade division, we ask that players in 5th - 7th grade try to make it during certain time periods. On December 1, please try to be there from 9AM - 11AM and on December 6, please try to be there from 7PM - 8PM. If you are NOT able to bring your child during those time periods, you CAN still bring them anytime during the evaluation time periods. Please contact us if you are not able to make an evaluation.

Online registration for the K5 - 4th grade divisions is now CLOSED. If your player is in the K5 - 4th Grade Division and you’d still like to sign them up for the 2019 Season, please contact us to register.

3rd/4th Grade BOYS and the 3rd/4th Grade Girls division is now FULL. If you would like to be put on a waiting list in case a spot were to open, please contact us to be added.


You can opt-in to receive text notifications if a Basketball practice or game is canceled.


Upward Sports™ is THE destination for young athletes looking for the training to succeed in competition, the teaching to learn and love the game, and the tutelage to excel both on and off the court or field.

Online registration is now closed for the 2019 Upward™ Basketball Season. If you’d like to register your player, please contact us.

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Upward Sports™ coaches lay the groundwork for ALL aspects of an athlete’s development mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Our coaches are deeply passionate about sports and provide real-world, real-life instruction and mentorship to the athletes on their teams.