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Upward Sports

4 years-6th Grade Boys & Girls

Northland's next season of Upward Sports is still taking registrations!

Upward is a Basketball and Cheerleading league for children Ages 4 yrs – 6th Grade. Our goal is for children to rise up and grow mentally, athletically, spiritually and socially. Children will be encouraged to have fun, develop skills, play hard and play in such a way that others take notice. We have 1 game and 1 practice per week, equal playing time for all athletes, uniforms for all children are included in the price of the league, devotions at every practice and a family atmosphere at all games and practices.

Cost: $75

Online Registration is closed. We are still taking registrations. Please call 785-286-1204 for more information.

First practice: week of December 4, 2017.

First game: Saturday, January 6, 2018.

All boys and girls are invited to join us for our 2018 Upward Basketball/Cheerleading season. Registration is still open. We have a unique substitution system the ensures every young athlete plays. Your registration fee includes a uniform and other sport related gear. We do age appropriate character and skill development both on and off the court. We end our season with a tournament and a celebration night of fun.

Call 785-286-1204 if you have questions.

Scholarships are available. Contact 785-286-1204 for details.


Volunteer for Upward

We need many volunteers to help make our Upward League a success. Please look at the list/description of all these positions and then register to help us make a difference in the lives of children through basketball and cheerleading.

Coaches - We need men/women who will coach our basketball teams and cheer squads. Coaches will be assigned a team and will practice 1 hour/week from the week of December 4 - 21st, and then coach at games and practices each week beginning January 6th. Knowledge of the game of basketball is desired for this position.  

Referees - Games begin January 6. Referees are trained and call games for all age groups through the season. When you are contacted, you will be able volunteer for an age group or time slot. Knowledge of the game of basketball is required for this position.

Scorekeepers - Beginning January 6th, scorekeepers help keep track of scores during games. You may volunteer to help for an age group or for a time slot. 

Half-Time Devotion Leader - Each week, at half-time of each game, we have someone give a testimony. This is a 1 week commitment during the season. You will be asked to give your testimony several times on that day.

Snack Attack Helpers - We need adults who will help at our food stand. Our leader will also need help to prep for the day and clean up after the last game. This can be a weekly commitment or a 1-time commitment.

Set-Up Crew - Volunteers set up chairs and a few tables (for scorekeepers) on Friday night before games during the season. Many hands make light work. With a large crew, then weekly or one-time commitment would be for about 1 hour each time.

Tear-Down Crew - Chairs/Tables will need to be moved between Upward and Onward Games in the early afternoon. This would be a half hour commitment each week. At the end of Onward Games, we need folks to put away chairs and sweep up the gym in preparation for Sunday morning. We also need to check the Locker Rooms to make sure they are clean and ready for Sunday morning classes.

Prayer Partners - Commit to pray for our Coaches and teams each week of the season beginning with practices. We like to have at least 1 prayer partner for each team for Upward and Onward. We usually have 30-35 teams for both leagues. This position does not require attending games/practices, but it is helpful if you have an email address to send prayer requests to.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the church office at 286-1204. Click on the volunteer button below to volunteer and make a difference in the lives of children!

Onward Basketball

Northland's next season of Onward Basketball will begin forming in December 2017! Leagues will consist of:

  • 7th-9th Grade Boys
  • 7th-9th Grade Girls
  • 10th-12th Grade Boys
  • 10th-12th Grade Girls

Players may sign up individually or as a team. Teams are limited to 8 players.

Onward Basketball help athletes improve their skills in a Christ-centered atmosphere. Athletes do not need to be members of Northland Christian Church to participate in the Onward Basketball program. To register, select the button below.

Contact Northland Christian Church at 286-1204 with questions.

Men's League Basketball:

Typical leagues begin in March and/or in the summer. 

For more information about how to get yourself or a child involved sports at Northland, please contact Lynnette Larrison, at lynnette@northland.cc or call at (785) 286-1204.