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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.
Weekly Update 03-03-2014
Week 7: This is our next to last week! I want to make sure you know that you are invited to our 10:30 service this Sunday morning. See below for details. I still need more pictures of your kids! Send them my way ASAP! Here is a consolidated schedule for this week:
UPWARD SUNDAY: We would like to invite you to be a part of a special service at FBC on Sunday, March 9 at 10:30 in our Sanctuary. We would like to recognize all of our Upward players and cheerleaders as we near the end of the season. Have your children wear their uniforms that morning and join us as we celebrate together!
I NEED PICTURES! If you have pictures, please email them to Danny Poyner. I want to get a couple of videos together for our Upward Sunday and the end of season celebration! I still need pics! Send me your BEST!
GAME SCHEDULES: Basketball players can download their full game schedule here.
Cheerleaders can download their full game schedule here.
CLOSING CELEBRATION: Our closing celebration is Thursday, March 20. Dana Tison will be our entertainer for the evening. We will begin at 6:30 and will keep our program right at an hour since it is a school night. We’ll have lots of fun!
QUESTIONS: I am always available for questions. Email is the best form of communication for me as I am rarely near my office phone. I will do my best to answer in a timely manner. I will also be at every practice during the first week, and I will be around every Tuesday all season. You can catch me anytime during those practices. Your coach should also be a good resource for you if you have questions.
Who can play?
2013-2014 Registration and Fees
- Registration is closed for this season!
Schedule (subject to revision as season is finalized)
- Mandatory Evaluations (Required for playing)
- Tuesday, October 1, 2013 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
- Thursday, October 3, 2013 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
- Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
- Thursday, November 7, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
- First Practice will be Tuesday, January 7, regular practices will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights
- First Game—Saturday, January 25, 2013
- Awards Celebration—Thursday, March 20, 2013
Does our league need volunteers?
- Prayer partners
- Devotion speakers
- Time keepers
- Gym set-up and clean-up
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 volunteer or have any further questions, please contact us.
To learn more about the Upward Organization, visit them at www.upward.org.