Upward Sports

Upward Sports is the largest Christian youth sports program in the nation, and has been in Baker City since January 2018. 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

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Key Dates

  • Registration: Opens September 8th, 2019
    • Basketball registration is $55 per player
    • Cheerleading registration is $65 per cheerleader
  • Skills Assessment: We will offer one in November and one in December in the Family Life Center (FLC) gymnasium.

Upward Sports – Assessment Day 11/4/207

  • Open Gym: Meet coaches and play fun games in December.
  • 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!


  • Game Schedule:  All games will be on Saturday mornings from January into March




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


Seat Cushions

This year we are offering seat cushions to help support Upward Sports. You can purchase one for yourself for only $7.



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).