WORSHIP CENTER: 8:00, 9:30, & 10:45 | CONNECTION: 9:15 & 10:45 | DIRECTIONS
Vertical Basketball introduces kids in 1st-4th grade to the game of basketball and develops their skills within a Christ-centered environment.

Students experience a fun and encouraging environment as they improve their basketball skills and form relationships with other kids and their coaches.

Season Schedule

The 2024 season will run from January 13 - March 2 with an extended practice & coach meet-and-greet on January 6. Teams will play eight games during the season on Saturdays at Nappanee Elementary School and the Nappanee Boys & Girls Club.


The cost is $79 per child on or before October 8. Between October 9 and October 28, the cost is $99 per child. No registrations will be accepted after October 28, and there will be no refunds.

Coaches & Volunteers

Sign-ups are open for Vertical Basketball coaches and volunteers! Click the button below to sign-up for the 2024 season.

Skills assessment

Saturday, October 28th | Nappanee Elementary School
The Drills & Skills Assessment will cover fundamental basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling, passing, and defense techniques. The skills assessment is highly encouraged and gives the leadership team a chance to assess all players and create balanced teams.

*Parents, you’re welcome to wait in the school cafeteria during your child’s Skills Assessment.*

Girls: 1st - 4th Grade |  8:30 AM - 10 AM
Boys: 1st - 4th Grade |  10:30 AM - 12 PM


Call the Church Office at 574.773.7773 or email verticalsports@nmc.church.