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CELEBRATING 11 SEASONS@TRINITY!

Upward makes its return to Trinity Life Center for the 11th season of basketball.  We look forward to serving our local youth in a positive sports environment…teaching the fundamentals, and being a good person on and off the court. Upward develops the total athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially.

UPWARD 2018 SEASON INFORMATION

SEASON SCHEDULE: 

Registration: begins Online on October 1st

Evaluations: ALL players must attend one (1) evaluation

Monday, Dec 4th (6pm to 8pm) or
Thursday, Dec 7th (6pm to 8pm) or

Monday, December 11th (6pm to 8pm)

First Practice: the week of January 8th, 2018

First Game: Friday, Jan. 26th, 2018 or Saturday, Jan. 27th, 2018
Awards Celebration: Friday, March 23th, 2018

 
UPWARD FACTS
Upward Basketball and Upward Cheerleading is for
kids aged Kindergarten thru 6
th grade.
Players must be age 5 by January 8th, 2018.

Practices and Games will be played at the Trinity Gym (TLC)

PRACTICE

One (1) practice day per week
*same day, same time for the whole season*
Days: Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday
Times: 5:30pm; 6:15pm; 7:00pm; or 7:45pm

Practice last one (1) hour (45 minutes on court, 15 minutes off court)

GAMES

One (1) game per week
*player receives a game schedule at first practice*
Friday night (first game starts at 5:30pm,
last game tips-off at 7:30pm)
or
Saturday (first game starts at 8:00am,
last game tips-off at 5:00pm)
Games are 6 periods, 6 minutes per period, running clock.
Plus, a 6-minute halftime.
Upward Sports developed the substitution pattern that we use.


UNIFORM

Each player will receive an Upward reversible Jersey,
an Upward T-shirt, practice and game “STARS”, an Upward car/refrigerator magnet, and a special End-of-Season Gift.
Upward Basketball shorts are not required to participate.

COST

The cost to participate in the Upward Basketball League is $100
Early registration cost is $90 (October 1st – November 19th)

Receive $10 off if you register online at
www.3umc.org/upward-basketball

Siblings in the same household will receive a $10 discount.

Basketball shorts and Cheerleading turtlenecks are optional,
and cost an extra $20.
Scholarships are available based on financial needs.
An application must be returned to the Director by December 11th
 
Cheer Parents – need help fluffing/making the poms, click here

PLAY WITH PURPOSE

PARENT COMMITMENT
Upward can only happen through parent involvement and support. We need your help! Please be prepared to support the league in some way … we need good coaches, referees, practice volunteers and gameday volunteers – and help recruiting others. Fill out a volunteer form, and one of our Upward Leadership Team members will contact you.

SPONSORS: Upward Sports at Trinity is looking for sponsors of companies that believe in the Upward Sports mission: promoting the discovery of Jesus through Sports.
Contact Brian Jamison at upward@3umc.org for more information.

 

Brian Jamison
Director, Upward Sports
upward@3umc.org
574-294-7602 x 125
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We would like to provide all of our participants the very best experience possible! Please keep in mind, that depending on our league size, practices and or games may need to be held at other locations. All information pertaining to this will be communicated as early as possible.