Upward Basketball

The Purpose of Upward Basketball

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. 

We want children to

  1. 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.
  2. Build character. Sportsmanship and encouragement are both taught and modeled. Each week the tea learns a Bible verse during practice.
  3. Learn about God’s love for them and their relationship with Him.
  4. Have FUN! Every player is introduced before the game, is given equal playing time during the game, and receives an award after every game.

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