Serve Upward

Want to help reach hundreds of families in Gainesville through Upward Basketball? Learn more here.

What is Upward Basketball?

At Westside, Upward Basketball is hands-down our most popular sport. This is a league where young basketball players can create their own athletic journeys and begin development into total athletes (mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially). We are expecting to have more than 300 kids involved in our program this year alone.


Learn more about Upward by clicking the button below.

When is Upward Basketball?

The 2021 Upward Basketball Season begins the week of November 15th, 2021 and ends in February, 2022. All games take place on Saturdays from 8AM - 1PM.

How can I help?

1. Be a coach!

We always have a need for more coaches! Coaches lead a one hour practice and a one hour game each week plus whatever time you may spend preparing for both. This is a high commitment level volunteer option but so worth it! You will get the opportunity to connect with kids one on one, love and serve their families, and share the gospel with each of them.


Sign up to be a coach at the button below!

2. Be a referee!

We would love to have your help refereeing our K-3rd Grade games. Referees are responsible for helping out on Saturdays (gameday). You can pick your own workload. Some people are willing to referee one game a week, while others are willing to be there all day (8am - 1pm).


Please note: It is helpful for all referees to have some prior knowledge of the game of basketball.


Sign up to be a referee at the button below!

3. Help out on Saturdays!

We can always use help with logistics on Saturdays (8AM - 1PM). We could primarily use help with concessions, running the scoreboard, and leading devotions. As with referees, you can pick your own workload. Some people are willing to come help serve all day and some are only available for an hour or two.


Please note: Signing up to serve does not commit you to serving every Saturday. Our recreation director, Adam Langston, will coordinate with you to find out when you are available and when you are not.


If you would like to help out on Saturdays, click the button below to sign up!

More Questions?

Do you have more questions about serving with Upward Basketball? Click the button below and let our recreation team know how they can help.