For Boys and Girls in 1st – 6th Grade


An exciting basketball and cheerleading league for children that seeks to develop character in every participant, providing an equal opportunity for improvement while stressing sportsmanship in every situation.

Online registration for the 2018 Upward season will open September 25.  Register early!



Who:  Boys and girls grades 1-6

What:  Boys and girls basketball (separate divisions) and girls cheerleading

Where:  Highlands Community Church  | Renton Campus | Family Life Center

Cost:  Registration is $95 per child. Partial scholarships are available. Last day to register is October 28.

When: January 8 to March 18, 2018. Each child practices on a weeknight for one hour. All teams participate in a one hour game each week beginning in late January. 5th-6th grade boy’s games will be played on Friday nights. All other games are held on Saturdays.

How: Online registration for Upward is done only at our Upward web registration site (link in blue box above). An HCC Children’s and Student Ministries online registration account is not required.

Join the team! Change the life of a child. You don’t have to be athletic to serve in this growing ministry. You just need a heart for children, a passion for sharing Christ’s love with them and a desire to see them learn and grow. Upward team positions include:

  • basketball and cheerleading coaches and assistant coaches
  • referees
  • prayer partners
  • October 28 evaluation/orientation assistants
  • concession stand assistants
  • March 18 Award Night assistants

To join our Upward team or to get more information, please contact Jeff Belmondo, at Upward@highlandscc.org or phone 253-639-8555.

Encourage your children to invite a friend. Upward provides a unique opportunity to reach out to our community and neighborhoods. Invite a friend to join in the fun!

For more information about Upward go to www.Upward.org.

For information about Upward Stars Seattle advanced developmental basketball training go to   www.upwardstarsseattle.org/basketball/renton.

Watch 2017 Basketball and Cheerleading below