Season 18 is just around the corner!  Registration opens  August 1, 2017!

Upward Basketball and Cheer Registration for the 2016/17 season is now CLOSED

 Upward Basketball is a fun league for boys and girls K/5yrs – 8th grades 

Upward Cheer is for 1st – 8th grade

BB players and Cheerleaders must be 5 years old by Nov 15th.


K5-2nd grade boys and girls (27.5″)

3rd/4th grade boys and girls (28.5″)

5th-8th grade girls (28.5″)

5th-8th grade boys (29.5″)

Use these links below to register:

Basketball Player Registration

Basketball Coach Registration

Referee, Czar and Volunteer Registration

Cheer Participant Registration

Cheer Coach Registration

For important information about the league, see our FAQ’s page

Important Dates to make note of:

Registration Opens – August 1, 2016

Printable Calendar of Important Dates

Basketball Eval and Cheer Orientation Day ~ October 15th

Coach and Referee Draft/Training dates

Practices Begin – Monday, November 28, 2016

No practices – December 26-31, 2016

Upward Sports Winter Mini Camp

2016-17 Upward Game Schedules (subject to change):

K5 – 4th Grades Game Schedule

5th – 8th Grade Game Schedule

Cheer Game Day Schedule

5th/6th Grade Tournament Schedule Feb 25, 2017

5th/6th Grade Championship Schedule March 4, 2017

Level 4 Rules Unique to Upward Basketball for 5th-8th grades

First Game – Saturday, January 7, 2017

Picture day – Saturday, January 28, 2017

PHOTO SCHEDULE, Jan 28, 2017 (schedule subject to change at any time)

2016/17 Theme Day Calendar

Teacher Appreciation Week – January 21, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Invitation

BYE Week – Saturday,February 18, 2017

Last game of the season for all divisions –

March 4, 2017

Awards Celebration – Sunday, March 5, 2017

2016-17 Upward Awards Night Flyer

Round Table Fundraising Flyer – March 5, 2017

For More Information

Call the church office at 925-934-3056, or email if you have questions. You can also check out our 2016 Frequently Asked Questions to see if your question has already been answered.

Exciting Leagues for Boys and Girls, K-5 years old thru 8th Grades

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UPWARD BASKETBALL for K/5years old – 8th grade with separate divisions for boys and girls

Now in our 17th 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 and an evaluation process to help provide equal teams and equal opportunity for improvement. When you play Upward Basketball, you and your friends:

  • Sign up individually, not as a team (buddy requests available for K-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

You get cool basketball gear:

  • Upward Basketball t-shirt
  • Upward Basketball jersey and shorts
  • Upward Basketball car magnet
  • End of season award

UPWARD CHEERLEADING for K/5 years – 8th grade ~ Cheer the old fashioned way ~ 

OPCC is pleased to continue offering Cheerleading to our Upward Basketball program.   There are no dangerous moves.  Our cheers are simple, modest and fun, the old fashioned way.  Upward Sports at Oak Park continues to promote character and self-esteem by teaching the value of being part of a team and working together.  When you play Upward Sports, you and your friends:

  • Sign up individually, not as a team (buddy requests available for all grades)
  • Practice and cheer a game once each week
  • Learn new drills to improve your cheerleading skills
  • Receive special recognition awards every game

You also get cool cheer gear:

  • Upward Cheer top, skort and mock turtleneck
  • Upward Cheer megaphone, hair ribbon and pompoms
  • Upward Cheer car magnet
  • End of season award


Both bb and cheer practices run Monday-Friday, at OPCC and run from either 5-6pm, 6-7pm or 7-8pm.  5th-8th grade basketball practices at WCCA M,T, Th, F and run from 6:30-7:45pm or 7:45-9:00pm or at the Ultimate Field House M, T, Fri and run from 7:30-8:45pm.  The younger children generally get the earlier practices.  Each child in the K5-4th grades will practice once a week for about an hour and 5th-8th will practice once a week for an hour and 15 minutes (coach has the discretion to cut practice short).  Once games start, they will have one practice per week and one game on Saturdays.  The 5th-6th grades will have playoffs during week 7 and may play more then one game that week.  The practice schedule comes out toward the end of November.


REMEMBER:  Keep looking UPWARD!!

Upward Basketball, girls division  Upward Basketball, boys division

Upward Basketball, girls division                                        Upward Basketball, boys division


Cheerleading 2015/16

Crazy Hair Day 2014/15  Crazy Hair Day

Crazy Hair Day


Crazy Sock Day  Coaches join Crazy Sock Day

Crazy Sock Day


Bring a teacher to Upward day  Be introduced with a loved one

Bring a Teacher to Upward Day                                           Be Introduced With a Loved One Day


Military Appreciation Day  Team Spirit Day

Military Appreciation Day                                                     Team Spirit Day

IMG_0006  Steph Curry  IMG_0053 IMG_0049  IMG_0014  Anthem Buddies

Upward Night at the Warriors – High-Five Fan Tunnel / Anthem Buddies


Awards Night Entertainer, Feel the Power 2014/15 Awards Night Entertainer, Feel the Power

Awards Night 2015

2016 5th/6th Grade Girls Champions   2016 5/6th Grade Boys Champions

2015/16 Girls 5th/6th Grade Champions                 2015/16 Boys 5th/6th Grade Champions