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Upward Sports

NEXTGEN MINISTRY

Not an Average Sports League

With 25+ years of experience, this isn’t your average basketball league.Hundreds of boys and girls play basketball or cheer in our league every yearmaking Ben Davis Christian Church a destination for Upward Sports in Indianapolis and its surrounding communities.

Coronavirus Response

Out of our concern for your family and our players and coaches, we’ve rescheduled our tip off. Our basketball season is scheduled to resume in December 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions. Still have a question? Drop us a line. A member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Recreational

Our league is recreational and developmental. While we do keep score, we don’t consider ourselves a competitive league.

Boys and Girls

While our preschool basketball league is coed, we offer seperate leagues for boys and girls. We also offer cheer for girls

Boys and Girls

While our preschool basketball league is coed, we offer seperate leagues for boys and girls. We also offer cheer for girls

Time Commitment

Our season is eight weeks long plus four additional weeks of practice. Please plan for one-hour of practice each week and for an hour-long game on Saturday.

Awards Ceremony

At the end of the season, we get together and party. On Upward Sunday, every player gets an award, along with encouragement from a guest speaker. We think of Upward Sunday as the highlight of the season.

Affordable for Everyone

We’ve made our league affordable for everyone. We also offer camps for basketball players and cheerleaders.

What Parents Are Saying

"Upward has added so much to our family. It’s given us more time together, helped us grow in our faith, and shown us how volunteering can affect others."

Lisa – Parent

"Our daughter fell in love with basketball at Upward. More than that, she made a lot of lasting friendships."

 Lynn – Parent