2020 Season Info Coming Soon!


Through Upward Basketball, children are exposed to quality coaching and sport development. Upward provides first-class, organized, and detailed sports programming. Unique aspects of Upward include an evaluation system that promotes equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system which allows for equal playing time for all participants. Upward emphasizes character and integrity instead of a “win at all costs” mentality associated with today’s sports world.

J. Pienkos, League Director


Registration is now closed for the 2018-2019 Upward Basketball Season. This information will be updated very soon for the 2019-2020 season.

Upward Basketball is for boys and girls grades 1-6. The cost to register is $120. Your child must be registered and evaluated by the last evaluation day to be placed on a team. Registration fees include a reversible jersey, reversible shorts, an Upward t-shirt, and a player kit. There is a $10 discount for each additional player in the same household. Please contact us with any questions.

The easiest way to register is online. If that is not possible, print this registration form and mail it with your payment (cash or check only) to the church. You may also place it in the drop box attached to the church building. Please make all checks payable to "Lombard Church of the Nazarene". Our mailing address is: Lombard Church of the Nazarene Attn: Upward Registration, 536 N. Columbine Ave. (N. Route 53), Lombard, IL 60148.


Every player must attend one basketball evaluation to be placed on a team.

2019-2020 Evaluation Days:

  • November 9, 2019 @ 8am
  • November 14, 2019 @ 6:30pm


Players will be matched to the same team as their coaching parent. Whenever possible, players requesting to carpool will be assigned to practice on the same day; however, those who carpool are not guaranteed to practice during the same hour or to play on the same team.


Coming soon!


Partial scholarships are available to players based on financial review. Please contact us for more information. If you, or someone you know, would like to become a sponsor for the upcoming Upward this season, please visit our Upward Sponsorship page.


All players, families, and coaches are welcome to join us for breakfast at 9:30am and service at 10:30 am on Upward Sunday. Every player who attends will have their photo taken and will receive a free 5x7 photo at Awards Night. Players are encouraged to wear their uniforms. We hope to see you there!


To learn more about Upward visit: www.upward.org