Welcome to the 22nd season of
Upward Basketball!
Upward is an exciting league for boys and girls
K thru 8th Grades
Separate divisions for boys and girls (K5 is co-ed)
Participants must be 5 years old by Nov. 15th

K through 4th grade 5 vs. 5 format. Fee $200​

5th through 8th grade 3 vs. 3 format. Fee $200

Basketball Sizes (by grade)

K5-2nd grade girls and boys: 27.5"

3rd-4th grade girls and boys: 28.5"

5th-8th grade girls: 28.5"


5th-8th grade boys: 29.5"

Hoop Heights (by grade)

K5 grade: 7 ft. hoop

1st-2nd grade: 8 ft. hoop

3rd-4th grade: 9 ft. hoop

5th-8th grade: 10 ft. hoop

     2021 – 2022 CALENDAR

2073 Oak Park Blvd,

Pleasant Hill in the gym



  • Practices begin the week of November 28th, 2021 (your coach will contact you).

  • There will be NO practices the week of Dec. 19th. 2021

  • Regular practices start again the week of December 26th, 2021.

  • Your team’s practice will be on a weeknight (one night out of the week; info will be given to the coach in the near future).  Practices take place for K-8th at Oak Park Christian Center Gym M, T, Th, Fr

  • Times 5 – 6pm, 6 – 7pm, 7 – 8pm, or 8 – 9pm



            Saturday, January     8, 2022                  Game 1    MLK weekend ~ Regular games and practices are scheduled

            Saturday, January   15, 2022                  Game 2    PICTURE DAY!

            Saturday, January   22, 2022                  Game 3

            Saturday, January   29, 2022                  Game 4

            Saturday, February   5, 2022                  Game 5

            Saturday, February 12, 2022                  Game 6       Presidents Weekend Holiday

            Saturday, February 19, 2022                  Game 7 

            Saturday, February 26, 2022                  Game 8

              Sunday, February 27, 2022             AWARDS NIGHT!

  Note:  This is Sunday.  It is not a dinner, only entertainment.


  Earrings: Earrings are NOT allowed during games.  If you plan to get your child’s ears pierced, please do so before practices start at the end of November.  This will give the ear time to heal.  The refs will NOT let your child play with bandages since it is a liability for them. 


  Shoes:  Our colors this year are TBA.  FOR BB:  Converse and Vans are not allowed during games.  Standard basketball or running shoes are recommended.  FOR CHEER:  Converse and Vans are not allowed during games. Any other white tennis shoe will work.


Check out our Facebook page: Upward Basketball and Cheer, Pleasant Hill, Ca


Player registration July 30, 2021


Evaluation Time September 25, 2021

1st week of practice Nov 29, 2021

Picture day TBA, 2022

Feb 13, 2022 (regular practices scheduled)

Last practice of the season for all divisions –

February 26, 2022

Awards Celebration – Sunday, February 27, 2022