January 6, 2025 - March 15, 2025

For kids entering Kindergarten through entering Grade 6 (*)
First Baptist Church of Rochester, 6377 Orion Road, Rochester, MI 48306
(*) Grade levels are tentative at this time.  A final decision on grade levels is expected to be made by August 1st.


Our goal is to support families and provide the best possible sports experience in our community.  Each player will have an opportunity to join a team, learn new skills, make new friends, and develop self-esteem in a positive Christian environment.  Upward Basketball leagues are conducted in churches throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

Come join the thousands who have discovered a great Upward sports experience!


  • Complete the Upward Player Interest Form below to provide information that will help us plan effectively.
  • Tell your friends and neighbors about this new basketball league so they can plan to join you in January.


  • Separate boys & girls leagues
  • Maximum of 10 players per team
  • 9 practices: 1 hour per week (weeknight) starting the week of Jan. 6th
  • 8 games:   1 hour per week (Saturday) beginning Jan. 18th

Each player will receive an Upward:

  • Reversible Jersey
  • T-Shirt
  • Basketball

Registration opens on 09/09/2024
Registration closes on 11/12/2024

Early Registration Fee is $100.00 and ends 10/31/2024
Registration Fee is $110.00 after 10/31/2024

$10.00 off your second child
$20.00 off your third child and above

Registration closed until September 9
Note:  Registration link will be enabled on September 9th.

For more information contact
Jeff Bloodworth

Upward Player Interest Form

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Are you a member of First Baptist Church of Rochester?*

Grades of your children who plan to participate in Upward Basketball this January.

Select all that apply

Would you like someone to contact you about volunteer opportunities?*

Make sure you have filled in the information that has a blue star next to it. It is required information and if not filled in, the submission will not be successful.

Once all information is confirmed, click the "Submit" button below to complete this information form. Please be patient, it may take a few seconds.

Upon successful submission, you will be directed to the Upward Basketball Completed Player Interest Form page.