Upward Basketball

Upward is more than a game! Your child will have fun learning or improving their sport-specific skills through Upward. Participation will give your child a chance to experience good sportsmanship on and off the court.
 
Program is for kids currently in grades K-6 and runs January-March 2018

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Basketball

  • Basketball players will receive a reversible mesh jersey, shorts and an Upward T-shirt
  • Game day and year end awards
  • Equal playing time for basketball players
  • A one-hour practice and game each week starting the week of  January 8, 2018
  • Basketball Fee: $95 per player if registered by November 15 . $115 per player after November 15

Key Dates

  • Registration begins August 28, 2017. Registration closes when we reach capacity or December 17, 2017, whichever comes first.
  • Players will be notified of team placement by Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.
  • Practices begin the week of January 8, 2018
  • First game is Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Last game is Saturday, March 10, 2018

Evaluation/Orientation Nights

  • In an attempt to create fair and equal teams, each basketball player must be evaluated according to height, skill and assertiveness
  • Evaluations take approximately 20-30 minutes and are held at the Fishers UMC Life Center on the dates listed below
  • All basketball players need to attend an Evaluation/Orientation Night.
  • Families with more than one child in Upward need only attend one Evaluation/Orientation Night with all their registered children.
  • Please contact  if your child will not be able to attend either one of the Evaluation/Orientation Nights to make other arrangements for evaluation and uniform sizing.

Evaluation/Orientations will take place as follows:

Monday November 6, 2017:
Last Names beginning with A – E, arrive anytime between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Last Names beginning with F – L, arrive anytime between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
 
OR
 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017:
Last Names beginning with M – R, arrive anytime between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Last Names beginning with S – Z, arrive anytime between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
 
OR
 
Saturday, November 11, 2017: 
Last names beginning with A-L arrive anytime between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.  Last names beginning M-Z arrive anytime between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
 

Open gyms on Saturday

November 11th from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM                             
January 3rd, from 12:00-4:00

Practice

  • One hour per week (same time each week on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday ,Thursday or Friday nights, Beginning week of January 8, 2017
  • Kindergarten practices are January 6 and 13, when games start K teams practice a half hour and play a half hour on Saturday.
  • Practice times are 6 p.m.-7 p.m., and 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (typically younger grades early/older grades later)
  • Team devotional (approximately 5 minutes)

Game Info

  • Eight (8) one hour games on Saturdays
  • First game is Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Last game is on Saturday, March 10, 2018.
  • Game start times vary any time between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
  • All games will be held at Fishers UMC Family Life Center.

Team Info

  • Maximum 10 players per basketball team
  • Each player signs up as an individual – not as a group or team
  • Teams are drafted by computer after Evaluation Nights
  • Most basketball leagues will have 6-10 teams per league
  • Last year we had over 350 basketball players.

Volunteer

Anyone interested in coaching and/or refereeing may let us know of your interest via any of the following options:
  • Indicate your interest on the player registration form or email
  • Email
  • Call the church office at 317-588-3186
  • Complete the online background form.
  • All applicants will need to be approved to volunteer.

Concessions

  • Concessions are available on game days.  The money raised at concessions supports Fishers UMC student ministry and student mission trips.
  • Tickets are available to purchase to give to the teams for an after the game treat.

for more information

Call 317-588-3186 or email
Visit the Upward Sports website for more information, including a parent FAQ.