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Help Us Change Lives  

A very special thank you to all of our coaches, referees, and volunteers who make this ministry possible. Through so many of you, children's lives have been, and will continue to be changed.

For our current season we are in great need of volunteer refs.  We are looking for volunteer refs for all of our 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, and 5th/6th Boys and Girls games. We need at least two officials on every court for every game in these divisions. We hope that you, or someone you know, would be willing to help us out on Saturday's this season. You may officiate your own child's game in our 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th grade leagues. These leagues are very instructional. Basic rules violations are about the only things that need to be called. Click HERE for league rules.  Also, we will try our best to team up our new refs with more experienced officials.

Upward relies heavily on volunteer participation throughout our league. We can't run a game without officials, so please consider this opportunity and contact me at rryannoel@gmail.com or Ken at kenutsunomiya@yahoo.com with any questions. Please use the links below if you are willing to volunteer for 1 or more games. 

Heritage school 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th Boys and Girls games: 


Washtenaw Christian Academy 5th/6th Boys and Girls games:


If you are interested in coaching or other volunteer opportunities for our next season, we are always looking for people to serve.  Opportunities for volunteering and supporting the league are always available, and all help is appreciated. Volunteers may work as coaches, in the concession stand, support for the players and cheerleaders, and always welcome are those who wish to provide devotional time during breaks. This is an awesome opportunity to shine the light of Christ out into the community, please join us in supporting our league. We offer training for all positions.  


We are currently seeking the following positions for our next season:

  • Concessions (Game Day)

  • Referees

  • Coaches

  • Division Commissioners

  • Facilities Commissioner

  • Follow Up Commisssioner

  • Business Partnership Commissioner

  • Evaluations (Pre-Season)

  • Prayer Team

Please see our newly added Washtenaw County Upward Volunteer Code of Conduct HERE.  

It is a race to the heart of a child, and the first one there wins. Help us with the race for Christ.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at director@washtenawupward.org