UPWARD BASKETBALL AND CHEER
Upward is the world's largest Christian-based kid’s sports league. Come join the fun on the basketball court! Our basketball league is open to boys and girls, grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. We offer separate boys and girls teams. Depending on registration numbers, Kindergarten and 1st grade could be co-ed.
Space is limited! There is the potential we may fill up at some grade divisions – Register early to secure your spot!
2017-2018 UPWARD BASKETBALL & CHEER REGISTRATION
$80 – Early Bird, pricing ends October 31st
$100 – Regular registration cost after October 31st
Cost includes a reversible jersey and t-shirt for Basketball; a top, skort, hair ribbon, poms and megaphone for Cheer; plus a car magnet and season-end award for your child.
Matching reversible shorts for Basketball - $20
A coordinating turtleneck for Cheer - $20.
Partial Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Contact Cindy Moresette at email@example.com if you have questions about a scholarship.
- Registration opens - September 1, 2017
Evaluations (required to attend one) – Wednesday, November 1st; or Thursday, November 2nd; or Thursday, November 9th, 2017
First practice – the week of January 8, 2018
First game – Saturday, January 20, 2018
Last game – Saturday, March 10, 2018
Award Celebration – Monday, March 12, 2018, at 7 pm
IMPORTANT CHANGE for the 2018 season
Carpool links (friend requests) will no longer be offered for Westside’s Upward Basketball program.
Upward provides a unique system of evaluating players and drafting teams with the goal of having teams of equal skill. Due to the numerous carpool link/friend requests made, as well as practice night exclusions and other needs, it became burdensome to accommodate and resulted in unbalanced teams. To capitalize on this unique feature of Upward Sports, which helps provide a more competitive and fun experience through better balanced teams, we are not be able to honor requests for children to be on the same team with friends.
Exception - siblings of the same gender and in the same division can still be placed on the same team.
Children of coaches can still be placed on their parent’s team, of course. We will still offer practice night exclusions, should one be necessary. These two features have not changed.
All games, practices and evaluations are held at Westside Church, Dodge Road Campus. Some game opportunities may be available at St. Andrew's Church - specifics to be determined.
The Upward Basketball and Cheer season runs January 8th through March 10th with 8 games and 9 practices. Games start every hour on the hour between approximately 8 am and 7 pm every Saturday during the season (subject to change based on registration numbers). Kindergarten through 3rd grade participants play on half-court; grades 4th and 5th play full-court. Games are one hour in length and include a half-time devotional. Cheerleaders typically cheer for an entire game or from half-time to half-time.
There is one practice per week, lasting one hour in length. Practices are either Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. Participants cannot choose which night they practice but can indicate one night that they are unable to practice. Practices for cheerleaders are also once per week for one hour.