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Upward is a different kind of sports league where we strive to ensure that every child, regardless of skill or ability, works toward reaching their potential as an athlete, and as a human being.  At practice, players learn the skills necessary to play their sport, learn how to act as a team, and participate in a devotion time that will teach them about God.  Throughout the season, all players receive an equal amount of playing time and an equal number of starts.  At each game, every player receives a game day star, highlighting an area in which they excelled.

Every child is important and is treated with dignity, care, and concern.  Each child is encouraged to reach his or her potential.  Every child has the opportunity to play, to achieve, to learn, and to win.

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Practices and games start in January.

League Director: Ed Towle, etowle@stlukeumc.org Want updates about Upward? Visit and “like” our facebook page.

Comments or suggestions? Email upward@stlukeumc.org.

Ed Towle

League Director
859-269-4687 x241

 

Upward Basketball

Upward Basketball is a league for children of any skill level in kindergarten through 6th grade.  Whether they’ve never played or they’re on par with those Wildcats, anyone can play!

2016-2017 Season Specifics:

  • Registration Begins: October 17Evaluations: November 17, 6-7:30, November 19, 10:30-12pm,Practices begin week of January 2, 20171st Game: Saturday, January 14, 2017Last Game: March 4, 2017

Every player will:

  • Be required to attend an Evaluation Night.  Each player is assigned to a team–evaluation nights help us attempt to put together teams with equal abilities.
  • Have the option to NOT practice on one night you choose.
  • Have the option to request a coach, or someone with whom to carpool.  Carpool and coach requests are not guaranteed, and carpool requests must be players in the same grade and gender to be accepted.
  • Practice one night per week for one hour. Practice schedules will be posted as soon as they are available.
  • Participate in one game per week, for one hour.
  • Receive coaching in the fundamentals of basketball.
  • Receive a reversible uniform, t-shirt, and player kit.
  • Have the opportunity to purchase matching shorts for $15.

Every player will receive:

  • Reversible jersey
  • T-shirt
  • Upward Basketball magnet
  • Team Upward wall decal
  • Scripture cards
  • Scripture learning CD
  • Weekly stars
  • End of season award

Upward Basketball Volunteers

Over 200 people are involved in the Upward ministry to the children and families of our community and more are needed. May God bless those who are served and who serve: prayer partners, devotional leaders, greeters, coaches, referees, workers for publicity, administrators, set up and concessions helpers. Contact Ed Towle, etowle@stlukeumc.org, 269-4687 ext. 241.