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Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading are programs designed to give children (both boys and girls) and their families a positive sports experience by partnering with local churches to build character, self-esteem, and salvation.  The season will incorporate practice, games, devotions, and a celebration event at the end of the season.  The emphasis is on skill development and spiritual growth.

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Week 3
It was inevitable—winter weather seems to always get to our schedule early in the season. Hopefully this will be it and there will be no more winter issues. Hopefully you’re able to get out and about today.

We will move ahead with the week 3 schedule this week.

This week is picture week. Go straight to the Dining Hall. Enter the back doors, go straight through the double doors and turn left immediately. Make sure your children are in the colors that they will wear this weekend. Hopefully you received the email from the photographer. Here is the picture schedule for this week. Please do you best to be here on time so we can get team pictures with everyone included.

Division Name Team Name Practice Night Picture Time Practice Start Time

Kindergarten

Bucks

Tuesday

5:00 PM

5:30PM

Kindergarten

Jazz

Tuesday

5:00 PM

5:30PM

2nd Grade

Cavaliers

Tuesday

5:15 PM

5:30PM

1st Grade

Nets

Tuesday

5:15 PM

5:30PM

3rd Grade

Bobcats

Tuesday

6:00 PM

6:30PM

3rd Grade

Heat

Tuesday

6:00 PM

6:30PM

2nd Grade

Hornets

Tuesday

6:15 PM

6:30PM

3rd Grade

Kings

Tuesday

6:15 PM

6:30PM

All Cheerleaders

Elite

Tuesday

6:30 PM

6:30PM

4th and 5th Grade

Celtics

Tuesday

7:00 PM

7:30PM

4th and 5th Grade

Hawks

Tuesday

7:00 PM

7:30PM

Division Name Team Name Practice Night Picture Time Practice Start Time

Kindergarten

Spurs

Thursday

5:00 PM

5:30PM

Kindergarten

Warriors

Thursday

5:00 PM

5:30PM

1st Grade

Rockets

Thursday

5:15 PM

5:30PM

2nd Grade

Sonics

Thursday

5:15 PM

5:30PM

3rd Grade

Magic

Thursday

6:00 PM

6:30PM

3rd Grade

Pelicans

Thursday

6:00 PM

6:30PM

2nd Grade

Nuggets

Thursday

6:15 PM

6:30PM

3rd Grade

Pistons

Thursday

6:15 PM

6:30PM

All Cheerleaders

Premiere

Thursday

6:30 PM

6:30PM

4th and 5th Grade

Clippers

Thursday

7:00 PM

7:30PM

4th and 5th Grade

Lakers

Thursday

7:00 PM

7:30PM

Here are the instructions from the photographer about how to get your pictures:

To place your Picture Order – follow the 3 easy steps below

Go to: www.TSSOrders.com

Enter the Event #: 884608

Provide your order # to a TSS representative on picture day when your child is photographed.

*Paper order forms will be available @ picture day as well

We have found a lot of items left behind after one week of games. We are collecting them at the desk just outside of the gym. Please check there if you are missing anything. PLEASE LABEL YOUR WATER BOTTLES. We have a LOT of water bottles left over from this weekend. If you put your name on them we can get them back to you if they’re left behind.

Let me know if I can help you in any way!


Here is a stripped down list of the rosters, grouped by grade. You should be able to find your child’s team. Click here to view the rosters.

The game schedule is also complete. Games begin January 16. Click here to view the game schedule by team.

When you come to the church for games and practices, come in the back doors. You may want to arrive a few minutes early for practices. For games, you should plan on being here at least 15 minutes ahead of the game time. 30 minutes is preferable if possible. We need to keep games moving and on schedule because of other leagues playing right after us.

If you have not yet paid your registration fee, I can take that at any practice. I prefer a check to cash.

Children DO NOT need to bring basketballs to practices.

No food or drink in the gym other than player water bottles.

If you have older children that need some service hours and would like to help, we’ll be looking for referees each week. Contact me with their information and we can help them get a few service hours.

Danny Poyner


Who can play?

We welcome all K-5th grade boys and girls in the Cary area to sign up and play. Must be 5 years old by the first practice date.

2015-2016 Registration and Fees

  • Early Registration (9/1-9/30): $75
  • Regular Registration (10/1-11/3): $90

Schedule

    • Mandatory Evaluations (Required for playing, must attend one)
      • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
      • Thursday, November 12, 2015 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • First Practice will be Tuesday, January 5, regular practices will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights
    • First Game—Saturday, January 16, 2016
    • Picture Days—Tuesday, January 26 and Thursday, January 28.

  • Last Game—Saturday, March 5, 2016
  • Awards Celebration—Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 6:30

Does our league need volunteers?

YES! Click here for more information on current needs.

For the safety of our children we require all adults who work with children under the age of 18 to complete a background check. Please print this form and turn it in to the church office.

If you would like to coach or referee this season, please download and return this form to Danny Poyner.

If you would like to volunteer or have any further questions, please contact us.

To learn more about the Upward Organization, visit them at www.upward.org.

Can’t participate in our league or looking for a different sport? Try the Upward League Finder!