The purpose of Upward Basketball is to create opportunities for ministry touchpoints: showing the love of God to students, coaches, parents by filling a need, cultivating relationships, and offering devotional moments woven into halftime and practices.

Volunteer positions are not limited to the positions below; having a team will keep us organized. It will also keep us encouraged as we grow the program together and celebrate the life-chaning victories we see on and off the court.

The goal is to host a 7 or 10 week series for K5-2nd grade, co-ed. The league would begin in April, end in June. Registration would end mid-March. 
If you have never played basketball or worked as a volunteer with a sport, this is the perfect age group to start. 
Ideally practices would be Tues/Thurs (once a week for each grade) and game days on Saturday.


  • Will work to develop an advertising plan for the league to gain participants for the season

  • also promotes various events and connection points to the church during the season

  • may also post to Facebook/Instagram 

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  • Designated to ensure ministry takes place alll throughout the seaons

  • works closely with the Game Day, Host, and Prayer Commissioners

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  • Ensures ministry touchpoints happen during game days

  • includes greeting and speaking with attendees before games, halftime devotion opportunities, and post-game ministry touchpoints

  • will work closely with the Ministry Commissioner

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  • Coordinates ministry touchpoints within teams and on practice nights

  • will also work closely with Ministry Commissioner

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  • Will work to recruit, train, and retain referees for the league

  • will be the main contact point for all of the league's referees

  • will schedule referees and communicate with outside organizations if necessary to hire from

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  • Will be responsible for recruiting, training, and retaining coaches for the league

  • will be the main contact person for coaches in the leagues

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This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Next Step Rec. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.

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  • No experience necessary!

  • all information for practices and devotions will be provided, you will need absolutely no prior knowledge of basketball

  • be willing to invest in and build relationships with the students and their families/friends

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  • No previous experience required!

  • All information/guidelines for refereeing are provided by upward