Upward Basketball Camp
Upward Basketball Camp offers skills training through drills and gameplay along with character development for boys and girls in kindergarten-6th grade. Adult coaches along with college & high school athletes provide the skill training. Camp is typically held during fall break. Stay tuned for details about 2017 camp. Athletes who participate in camp receive a basketball, t-shirt, water bottle and performance poster.
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. They will be encouraged to have fun, develop skills, play hard, and play in such a a way that others take notice. Our cheerleaders learn basic skills, cheers and pom routines.
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 unique participation system each game that allows all players the opportunity to develop and improve.
At each practice, your coach will share a life lesson with your young athlete that centers on Christlike virtues. 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.
As part of the social 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 food for 2,000 orphans in 59 orphanages in eight countries around the world. These Christian orphanages rescue, love, educate and feed children. We’ll have more details about Rice Bowls available for you at evaluations.