Upward Basketball FAQ

Mission: Promoting the discovery of Jesus through sports

Registration will open September 9, 2019

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Registration is closed for new middle school league and will open again in September

Bon Air Baptist Church partners with Bon Air United Methodist Church and Huguenot Road Baptist Church. Practices and games could be at any of the three partner churches. All churches are within a 3 mile radius.

Who can play?

Upward Basketball is for Kindergarten thru 5th grades. The Kindergarten league is coed, however, 1st-5th has a boys and girls side. Typically, the leagues are broken up by (1st/2nd) (3rd/4th/5th ) The RVA middle school league is 6-8th grades. That can change depending on how the numbers break out.

When are practices?

Practices will begin the week of December 9, 2019. No practice December 16-31. Practices will resume on January 6, 2020. Teams will practice one day a week for an hour (K-5). The Middle School league will practice for one hour and 15 minutes. Practices will be the same night/time each week.

When are games?

Games begin on January 11th and go for 8 consecutive Saturdays. Games begin at 8:30 a.m. and end around 3 p.m. A game schedule is provided at least 3 weeks in advance of the first game. Games last approximately one hour.

How are teams formed?

Upward basketball teams are formed based on evaluations that take place November 2nd and 7th. Each player will complete drills with and without the basketball. The scores given will help form competitive teams.

Can I make requests?

The evaluations are designed to make teams competitive. Any carpool or friend requests can alter the integrity of the teams. However, we realize that carpools are important and that players want to be with their friends. We will allow families to make ONE request. If a request is made BOTH players must request each other. Also note that if a practice night exclusion is listed, that will count as the only request. In other words if you list a friend you must leave all nights open for practice.

Can I coach?

We always need coaches!! If you have any basketball knowledge, OR are just energetic and fun, we can pair you with an experienced co-coach.


All players must attend ONE basketball evaluation. Time indicated is a window. Evaluation takes approximately 20 minutes.

Evaluation dates are:

November 2nd 8:30-10:30am OR

November 7th 6-8pm

K-2 goes to BABC (2531 Buford)

3-5 goes to HRBC (10525 W. Huguenot)