Upward Sports in Pleasant Hill is sponsored by 

Oak Park Christian Center

2073 Oak Park Blvd

Pleasant Hill, Ca. 94523

 

Tel: 925-934-3056

Fax: 925-934-6559

Roland Anderson

Upward League Director

 League Commissioners

Carlos Montoya, Asst. Director

Merisa Martinez, League Admin

Sheri Roberts, Asst. League Admin

Danielle Anderson - Cheer Commissioner

Gin Ivy and Oliver Vertulfo, Coach Comm. / Upper Division

Griselda Gonzalez/ Angela Reeves, Volunteer Coor.

Basketball & Cheer

upwardreg94523@gmail.com

Indoor Soccer

upwardsocceropcc@gmail.com

Volleyball Camp

opccvolleyball@gmail.com

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Registration for the

2019-20 Season Is Now CLOSED

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Welcome to the 20th season of

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading!

 

Upward is an exciting league for boys and girls

 K5 thru 8th Grades

 

Separate divisions for boys and girls 

(K5 is co-ed)

Participants must be 5 years old by Nov. 15th

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

All Coach and Referee Training dates – 

K5-4th and 5th-8th grade coaches - November 9,2019

Time 9AM to Noon in CMC

MANDATORY Live Scan Fingerprinting November 9, 2019

Time 10AM to noon in CMC

Make up Coaches meeting Tuesday the November 12, 2019

Time 6pm to 8:30pm in B-15 "in the Gym"

Practices Begin – Week of November 25, 2019

No Practice the week of Dec 23, 2019 / Resumes Dec 30th

First Game – Saturday, January 4, 2020

Picture day – January 18, 2020

No games Feb 15, 2020 (reg practices scheduled)

Last game of the season for all divisions –

February 29, 2020

Awards Celebration – Sunday, March 1, 2020

BALL SIZES by GRADE:

K5-2nd girls and boys = 27.5″

3rd/4th girls and boys = 28.5″

5th-8th grade girls = 28.5″

5th-8th grade boys = 29.5″

HOOP HEIGHTS by GRADE:

K5 = 7 ft. hoop 

1st/2nd = 8 ft. hoop

3rd/4th = 9 ft. hoop

5th-8th = 10 ft. hoop

Basketball Info:

Upward Basketball is moving into it's 20th year growing from 100 kids in the year 2000 to almost 600+ participants last season!

Upward Basketball at Oak Park continues to promote character and self-esteem in every child by providing a substitution system that promotes equal playing time for each player in the K5-4th grades and an evaluation process to help provide equal teams and equal opportunity for improvement.  When your child plays Upward Basketball, they will:

  • Sign up individually, not as a team. (buddy requests available for K5-4th grades)

  • Practice and play a game once each week.

  • Play at least half the game every game.

  • Learn new drills to improve your basketball skills.

  • Receive special recognition awards every game.

In the 5th-8th grade, the players will attend an evaluation day full of fun, drills, scrimmages, and fun!  This division plays with modified standard middle/high school rules (NFHS). This is a more challenging division, however beginners are always welcome. 

Player Statistics are kept in Upper Division and have a playoff tournament at the end of the season ending with Week 8, the championship game. 

  • Sign up individually, not as a team.

  • Practice and play a game once each week.

  • Learn new drills to improve your basketball skills.

  • Play full court during games with a stop clock on dead balls.

  • Play with a modified version of the NFHS rules for middle and high school.

  • Receive special recognition awards every game.

 

All players get cool basketball gear:

  • Upward Basketball t-shirt

  • Upward Basketball jersey and shorts

  • Upward Basketball car magnet

  • End of season award

 

Practice Info:

Both bb and cheer practices run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.  K5-4th grade practice at OPCC and run from either 5-6pm, 6-7pm or 7-8pm. The younger children generally get the earlier practices.  5th-8th grade basketball practice once a week in the evenings M, T, W, Th or F at WCCA or at the Ultimate Field House. Specific practice times will be available mid-November.

 

Each child will practice once a week for about an hour.  Once games start, they will have one practice per week and one game on Saturdays.  The 5th-6th grades will have playoffs during weeks 6-8 and may play more than one game those weeks.  The practice schedule comes out mid-November.

K5-4th grade practices and games take place at Oak Park Christian Center: 2073 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill, Ca., 5th-8th games will be at OPCC, The Ultimate Field House or Walnut Creek Christian Academy.

Frequently Asked Questions

2019-20 Jersey Colors

SOME OF THE FUN THINGS WE DO THAT SET US APART FROM OTHER LEAGUES

THEME DAYS

  • Crazy Hair Day

  • Crazy Sock Day

  • Military/1st Responder Appreciation Day

  • Team Intro's with a Loved One

  • Teacher Appreciation Day

  • Coach Appreciation Day

  • Team Spirit Day

CHARACTER BUILDING

Along with learning the game of basketball, character building is a huge part of our program!  

 

Every practice, players will get a lesson in values such as self-control, kindness, caring, persevering, initiative, individuality, etc.

 

We keep the practices and games fun and positive.  

 

We encourage the Circle of Affirmation, which is...if the parents show respect for the referees and the coaches, the kids will do the same. 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

UPWARD NIGHT AT THE WARRIORS

Stay tuned for upcoming dates and events for Upward Night at the Warriors!  Join us for the High-Five Fan Tunnel or Anthem Buddies events and watch the Golden State Warriors take on the NBA!  Dates to come soon