Welcome to Upward Sports!
Upward is a program 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, skill development and spiritual growth.
This is done by providing:
-Equal playing time for every player
-Separate leagues for boys and girls
-A one hour practice and game each week of the season
-An evaluation process to provide equal opportunity for improvement
-A devotion time during each practice
Upward is a national organization and you can learn more about them at their website, www.upward.org.
Who Can Participate?
Any boy or girl, K5 through 6th grade.
Where Will Practices and Games Be Held?
Practices and games will be held right here at Grace Point! Your child’s coach will contact you prior to the first practice with any additional information.
Registration & Evaluation Info
To register your child for Upward, click the link below:
Evaluations will take place in our gym at the following times:
Saturday, November 12th, 2016 – beginning at 8:00AM
Thursday, November 17th, 2016 – beginning at 6:00PM
Lear More About Our Sports
Upward Seeks to Build Players and Their Families by…
Allowing for only one hour of practice and one hour game each week.
Using a designed rotation system to give all players equal playing time.
Training coaches and referees to teach and encourage, not to intimidate.
Not keeping score in younger leagues.
Not maintaining leagues standings in any division.
Exposing players to Scripture-based devotions each week and half-time devotions for spectators each week.
Seeking to incorporate participants and their families into the local church after the season is complete.
Each Player Receives:
-Reversible mesh jersey
-An Upward Basketball t-shirt
-Award after each game and practice
-End of season award
Our desire is to provide a positive sports experience for every child.
To do that we:
› Create a fun and competitive sports environment
› Teach Cheerleading fundamentals
› Teach life lessons from the Bible during practice huddles
› Have coaches who are focused on having fun, developing skills and building character
At your child’s first practice each cheerleader will receive:
Parent’s Guide to Upward Cheerleading
Have Other Questions?
We’d love to hear from you! Please contact our Church Office at 717-733-2000 or by emailing us at email@example.com