Upward Basketball registration has ended.

-The 2021 season will be shortened to 4 weeks and open to 3rd/4th grade and 5th/6th grade (co-ed).
-Practices will be during the 2 weeks leading up to games.
-Games will be played 1 at a time to stay at limited building capacity.
-Game dates are March 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.

-To comply with indoor sport regulations, masks will be required by all players, coaches, and attendees.

Contact: Matt Hatton


Upward Flag Football 2021 information coming late summer

Contact: Katie Dodds


What Happens?

*Practice and play a game once each week for an hour*
*Learn new drills to improve your football skills*
*Receive special recognition awards every game*
*Get cool gear, like:
-Upward Jersey

Children quit playing sports, because they lose interest and are no longer having fun. Livestrong

Our Kids’ sport programs strive to change this pattern!

Sheldon Nusbaum

Upward Director

I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior when I was 11 years old. I am a graduate of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College with a degree in Business Administration and minor in sport coaching. God gave me the opportunity to play football, basketball and baseball at the college level. I am married to my wife Crystal and we have 2 daughters, Makayla and Megan. I serve in this ministry because I have a passion for youth and sports. I love to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through sports, and Upward gives me that opportunity. I have seen many children and adults come to Christ through this ministry and lives changed for the gospel. I serve because of my love for Christ, my love of sports, and my love for people. I am honored to be the League Director of Upward Sports here at Emmanuel.
Contact: 810.280.5217