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Basketball Info:

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

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)

  • Separate divisions for boys and girls (K5 is co-ed)
    Participants must be 5 years old by Nov. 15th

  • 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, division plays with modified Jr.NBA 3 V 3 rules. This is a more challenging division, however beginners are always welcome. 

Player Statistics are kept in Upper Division

  • Sign up individually, not as a team.

  • Practice and play a game once each week.

  • Learn new drills to improve your basketball skills.

  • Play half court during games with a running clock on dead balls.

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


All players get cool basketball gear:

  • Upward Basketball t-shirt

  • Upward Basketball jersey and shorts

  • End of season award


Buddy System:

  • Buddies are available for basketball divisions K5-4th grades and are limited to one choice. Please list only ONE BUDDY and double check that the name is spelled correctly. Your child's buddy must put your child down as a buddy as well. However, buddies are NOT guaranteed.

Practice Info:

Both basketball and cheer practices run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.  Practice is at OPCC and runs from either 5-6pm, 6-7pm, 7-8pm, or 8-9pm. The younger children generally get the earlier practices. 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 number of Saturday games are not guaranteed. The practice schedule comes out mid-November.

ALL grades practice and play games take place at Oak Park Christian Center Gym: 2073 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill, Ca., 

Cancelation policy.

You would receive a full refund until the teams have been created. Once the teams have been created then there is a $50 processing fee for cancelation. Once practices start and/or the uniforms are ordered, it's 50%. If you drop out once games start, then there is no refund unless there are extenuating circumstances, i.e., broken bones, moving, etc.

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