Welcome to Highlands Community Church                                   Upward Basketball (Boys and Girls Divisions) and Girls Cheerleading
                                3031 NE 10th Street, Renton WA 98056

 For children in grades 1-6th - placement on a team is determined by                 grade, not age.


                      Registration is open for the 2019 season.           

1) 5-6th grade boys division is closed (filled with full wait list)
2) 3-4th grade girls division is closed (filled with full wait list) 
3) For all other divisions, if you find, as your register that your child's division is full, you may register for that division's wait list (no fee).
We will notify you
if we have room to move your child off the wait list and into the league. 

Questions?  Please contact Jeff Belmondo at [email protected]


Please review the steps below prior to setting up a user account and registering your children.

First Time Users
Set up a New Customer Primary Contact Family Account:
1. Click "Register" button in the upper right corner of this screen
2. Enter name of the account's primary contact - NOT your child's name
3. Establish account user name and password
4. Complete primary and secondary contact information

Register your child for Basketball or Cheerleading
1. Following primary and secondary contact set up, enter child's information at the New Participant screen 
2. Select appropriate 2019 Basketball or Cheerleading grade-level program option
3. Proceed with registration
4. Click "Submit order" at the bottom of the final checkout screen to complete your registration
5. Upon successful registration you will receive an Order Confirmation and Receipt email

Returning Users
Register your child for Basketball or Cheerleading:
1. Click "Login" button in upper right corner of this screen
2. Enter your Upward user name and password to sign in
3. Click circular gear icon at far right of title bar and review/update your account information
4. Click circular icon on "Participants" title bar to review/update or add new child information
5. Click blue "Register Now" button
6. Select appropriate 2019 Basketball or Cheerleading grade-level program option 
7. Proceed with registration
8. Click "Submit order" at the bottom of the final checkout screen to complete your registration
9. Upon successful registration you will receive an Order Confirmation and Receipt email

For questions or to get more information please contact Jeff Belmondo, League Director, at : [email protected]

2019 Season Information


Online Registration for 2019 season opens September 24th.

- Registration cost is $99 per child. -  Includes reversible basketball jersey and shirt (basketball) or cheer top, skort, megaphone and poms (cheer), a $1 concession snack coupon for each game and a year- end award.
- Optional reversible basketball shorts or cheer turtlenecks can be ordered for $18 during online registration.
- Partial scholarships are available. 

Skill Assessments and Orientations
All participants must attend one basketball skill assessment or cheerleading orientation, which take about 30 minutes to complete.  These take place at Highlands Community Church Family Life Center on Saturday, October 27th as follows:
Basketball - Boys and Girls 1st - 2nd grade
- Between 9 am and 11 am
Basketball - Boys and Girls 3rd - 4th grade
- Between 11 am and 1 pm
Basketball - Boys and Girls 5 - 6th grades
- Between 1 pm and 3 pm
Cheerleading - Girls 1 - 6th grade
- Between 11 am and 1 pm  
Note: Families with more than one participant may bring all their participants to one session of their choice.

Team Assignments, Practices and Games
Coaches will contact players with team assignments and practices days/ times in early December.  Practice schedules are built around volunteer coach availability.

Practices -  Held weeknights beginning the week of January 7, 2019.  Each team practices for one hour a week.
Note: During the online registration process there is an opportunity for parents to indicate one night that their child cannot practice; we will attempt
to honor that request. 

  -  Boys 5-6th grade games are Friday nights, all others are on Saturdays.  Each game lasts 1 hour. 
First games are January 25 and 26, with the last games on March 15 and 16.

All-league Season Celebration is for all participants, families and friends.  It will be held Sunday, March 17th, 2019.

Additional information  -   FAQ's

About Upward

Highlands Community Church Upward Sports Basketball and Cheerleading Program is for 1st - 6th grade boys and girls. 

Upward Sports programs seek to develop character in every player by providing an equal opportunity for improvement, while stressing sportsmanship in every situation. 

For more information go to www.upward.org

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

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