Upward Sports

Upward Sports is the largest Christian youth sports program in the nation, and starting in January 2018 will be available in Baker City. The program is open for all the children in Baker City and surrounding communities!

This recreation basketball league is a unique experience that develops young athletes (K5- 6th grade) mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Upward Basketball focuses on skills, training, character development, drills, and gameplay. It involves;

  • 1 practice and 1 game per week
  • Unique substitution system that ensures every young athlete plays
  • Quality game day uniform and other sports related gear
  • Age appropriate character and skill development both on and off the court
  • Coaches who are focused on your athlete’s development physically and spiritually

Upward Sports-banner

Key Dates

  • Skills Assessment: Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Family Life Center (FLC) gymnasium.  We had 30 kids!
Upward Sports – Assessment Day 11/4/207
  • First practice: Wednesday, January 3 at the FLC gymnasium. All practices will be on Wednesday evenings.  We had 50 Kids and lots of parents, grandparents and friends!


  • First Game:  Saturday, January 6, 2018 (slide show below). All games will be on Saturday mornings.


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Sorry Registration for this first year is closed, but if you want to come by and see what Upward Sports is all about, join us on Saturdays for the games.


The sponsorship program can be another way for businesses or individuals to participate in this ministry and benefit young athletes who may be unable to financially participate in the program. Sponsorships will include your name or business on a banner that will be placed in the gym. These banners are great encouragements for parents, and are a visual way to show others in our community that you or your business supports these kids.  Sponsorships range from $50 to $200.

More Information

For more information please contact Deidra or Pastor Kaylee at the church office – 541.523.3533.

‘I Love my Church’ T-Shirt – fund raiser

Do you want to help support our new Upward Sports program and get some ‘fall fashion’ to? You can do both by buying a “I Love my Church” T-shirt.

Stephanie will be selling them in the foyer on Sundays, and help you pick the right size and color.

Adult shirts – $18
Children shirts – $15



How Upward Sports got Started
Check out this “Simple as a Ball-  The Upward Sports Story” video about how Upward Sports got started and their vision for kids and communities (30 mins).