Upward Basketball Camp
Upward Basketball Camp introduces, develops and refines the basketball skills of young athletes in kindergarten-6th grade through drills and gameplay while also providing character development. Adult coaches along with college & high school athletes provide the skill training. Camp is October 8-12 from 8am-12pm. The cost is $40. The deadline to register is September 21. There is a $5 discount for the third or more sibling. During the week of camp we’ll have theme days that you can participate in as follows: Monday – Favorite Team; Tuesday – Purple & Gold Day; Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday (wacky hair, socks, hat); Thursday – Pajama Day; Friday – Camp Shirt Day
Upward Basketball & Cheerleading League
Upward Basketball & Cheerleading develops your athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually and socially through the 360 Progression. Upward Basketball provides an experience that grows with young athletes over time by using a four-level age appropriate format. Each level is tailored to meet athletes where they are in their athletic journey, allowing them to reach their full potential, on and off the court. Cheeleaders develop in the sport as they mature and progress in their individual skill development. Upward Sports athletes grow in character, confidence, faith and sportsmanship during their personal athletic journeys, and become more than just an athlete.
Upward Basketball follows a unique set of rules designed to promote healthy competition and sportsmanship while promoting the objectives of the game. Coaches in kindergarten-4th grade adhere to a substitution system designed to provide every player equal opportunity for play and improvement. In our middle school division, we implement middle school rules while competing at a high level.
At each practice, your coach will share a life lesson with your young athlete that centers on the virtues honor, endurance and faith. At the end of every game, young athletes are recognized by their coach for their actions and attitudes on the court through the presentation of game-day stars. These stars are multi-colored and represent certain attributes.
Registration for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading begins Monday, September 24. The early registration cost is $50. After October 29 the cost is $55. Basketball shorts or cheerleading mock turtlenecks are optional at a cost of $12. There is a $5 sibling discount for families registering 3 or more participants. Deadline for registration is November 5.
As part of the social and spiritual component of our Upward Basketball and Cheerleading league, we teach kids to give to other kids in need. For this project we have chosen to partner with Rice Bowls. Rice Bowls provides 100% of the food for 58 faith-based children’s homes in 9 countries around the world. These Christian orphanages rescue, love, educate and feed children. Each child received a Rice Bowl this season and as a league we collected $3,140 to provide 9,420 meals for precious children around the world.