We have been teaching Basketball at Hereford Faith and Life Church for the past 9 years. Our league was created as an alternative to Rec league. We felt a need to help youth in our community who wanted to play, but were not “good enough” for Rec and provide a more positive atmosphere where kids could learn to have fun playing a game.

We started as an Upward Basketball League, because Upward was a great source to get our league structured and organized from the ground up. We have a great reputation in the community as the alternative league. Along the way we also found that there was another need for more advanced training for the advanced players. So as not to dilute or degrade the original Upward rules and playing system, we have changed over to Hereford UMC Basketball so that we could tailor our league to address significant changes to our teaching levels.

Hereford UMC Basketball offers a unique program that teaches skills and techniques for beginner and advanced players. We offer basic principles for beginning players and advanced skills and drills for experienced players. We are not affiliated with any Rec/travel/club program, so that gives us the flexibility to adjust our program yearly and tailor it to fit the needs of each season. That is the major difference the separates us from any league!

Our HUMC Basketball is co-ed (teams have both boys and girls) and open to K (5 year olds) through 12th grade. All practices and games are held at our Family Life center (located in downtown Hereford at the corner of Monkton and York Rds). We play 4 on 4 during games to give youth more playing time and create team cohesion. Our team sizes are usually 6-8 players, to allow for more one on one teaching and help youth stay focused during practices. Our coaches do their best to make sure all players at all levels, learn the rules and skills to compete at any level. We teach teamwork and sportsmanship in a very friendly family environment where every player participates in practices and games. Where the most important thing is to be a great person rather than winning a game!

For convenience, we offer food and refreshments at every practice and during all game days at our kitchen facility. Our practices and games are exactly 1 hour and practices and most games are the same time each week. For flexibility if you miss a practice, you are welcome to attend any other practice during the same week (all teams practice the same skill sets during the same week). You are also invited to attend as many practices as you want to improve skills. During game days, if you cannot make your scheduled game, you are welcome to attend another team’s game (in the same skill group) as an additional player.

Here at Hereford Faith and Life Church, we offer HUMC Basketball as an alternative to the highly competitive rec and travel leagues that consume so much time and travel – where children and youth can have fun, learn skills, character, teamwork and God’s love while practicing and playing in games that focus on sportsmanship and fun!

Season ~ To Be Announced


Registration Dates:

To Be Announced

All new players must attend at least one basketball registration period  in the Family Life Center to go over and determine skill level. Prior players are exempt.

Program Schedule:   To Be Announced


Go to the Fund dropdown box and select the appropriate basketball fund

Questions or concerns may be emailed to Frank Valenti –