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BASKETBALL & CHEERLEADING

Upward is designed to help each participant develop as a total athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and emotionally. Boys and girls in Kindergarten through 6th grade are eligible to participate.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2021 Basketball and Cheerleading season is now open!

COST

Early registration $85 (ends November 14)
Late registration $95
Registration includes: Full uniform, one practice per week, one game per week, and end of season celebration.
Ask about our multi-child and deployed parent discounts.

EVALUATIONS

Once registered, please choose only one evaluation time to attend:
  • Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9am-Noon
  • Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9am-Noon

AGE DIVISIONS

  • Kindergarten Boys & Girls - Level 1 - Introducing the game and basic skills
  • 1st & 2nd Grade Boys & Girls - Level 2 - Develop basic skills while learning game rules
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Boys & Girls - Level 3 - Refine skills and learn team concepts while preparing for the next level of competition
  • 5th - 6th Grade Boys & Girls - Level 4 - Implement middle school rules while competing at a high level

times & LOCATION

All practices and games are held at The Village McPherson Campus: 906 S McPherson Church Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303
Practices begin the week of January 4
Games begin Saturday, January 9

REFUND POLICY

If you decide after you have paid your registration fee that you child will not participate, we will refund your entire registration fee if you have not received your player box.  In the event we are not able to have our 2021 Upward Basketball League due to COVID-19 we will refund your entire registration fee if we have not ordered player box/uniforms. In the event we have to stop play in mid season, Upward Sports will work with us to refund a partial registration fee.   We will refund you what we receive from Upward.

VOLUNTEER WITH OUR UPWARD BASKETBALL AND CHEERLEADING LEAGUE

HEAD COACH & ASSISTANT COACHES

Impact the lives of children by using your gifts and talents to teach the fundamentals of the game as well as sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity, and respect for authority.  Never coached before?  Don't worry; Upward Sports will provide you with all the resources necessary to teach the sport, share life lessons, and coach your team.  Time commitment: 1 hour practice and 1 hour game each week.

REFEREE

Do you have a passion for the game and working knowledge of the rules of the game?  If so, use your gift to make an impact in the lives of the children as an Upward referee.  Time commitment:  1 hour a week on Saturday (depending on how many games you referee).

LEADING GAME DAY DEVOTIONS

Impact the lives of the children by sharing a devotion at half-time.  Devotions are centered on one of the biblical virtues that the children are learning in practice.  Devotions are already written out for you or you can choose to share your own.  Time commitment: 10 minutes.

SANITIZING TEAM

Volunteer to help sanitize/disinfect the balls, chairs, and gymnasium after each game.

SCREENING TEAM

Volunteer to help screen players, coaches, parents, and others on Game Day as they enter the gymnasium.

michael troxel

Pastor Michael Troxel has run The Village Upward League for the past 5 years. Last season was our largest league yet with 200 participants! Trox, as he's affectionately called around here, loves seeing the game come to life in the hearts and minds of the kids. He is more passionate about seeing kids encounter God's love through our Upward league.