Upward Basketball


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Online Registrationfor the upcoming 2014 season is open now!

Upward Basketball! Where every child is a winner!

The purpose of Upward Basketball at Calvary Baptist Church is to help children build character and grow in their understanding and enjoyment of basketball and their knowledge of God. Upward is different than most community leagues in several ways. All players are evaluated individually and then placed on a team. Teams are arranged to provide a balanced, competitive league (no “all-star” teams). And coaches, parents, and referees all work together to encourage the player’s development.

When your child plays Upward Basketball, he/she will be able to:

  • Practice and play a game every week
  • Get equal playing time
  • Learn techniques to improve his/her basketball skills
  • Receive special recognition awards after every game
  • Develop new friendships

We want children to…

  • Learn fundamental basketball. Our coaches and referees have been trained to teach basic skills to children new to basketball and work to improve the skills of experienced children.
  • Build character. Sportsmanship and encouragement are both taught and modeled. Each week the team learns a Bible verse during practice.
  • Learn about God’s love for them and their relationship with Him.
  • Have FUN! Every player is introduced before the game, is given equal playing time during the game, and receives an award after every game.

Upward Basketball is divided into the following leagues:

  • 1st-2nd grade boys
  • 1st-2nd grade girls
  • 3rd-4th grade boys
  • 3rd-4th grade girls
  • 5th-6th grade boys
  • 5th-6th grade girls

Along with this unique sports experience, your child will receive the following:

  • Upward Basketball T-shirt
  • Upward Basketball jersey
  • Upward Basketball car magnet
  • End-of season award

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