Upward Basketball

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What Is Upward Basketball?
Upward Basketball offers a break from the norm.  The primary focus of Upward is to develop the Winner in EVERY child, not just a few.  By keeping this goal in mind, we are able to build a league that promotes salvation, character, and self-esteem in all who participate through keeping sportsmanship and competitiveness in proper perspective by not maintaining league standings in any division and maximizing the family schedule by having only one hour of practice and one game each week.

Upward Seeks to Build Players and Their Families by…

  • Allowing for only one hour of practice and one hour game each week.
  • Using a designed rotation system to give all players equal playing time.
  • Training coaches and referees to teach and encourage, not to intimidate.
  • Not keeping score in younger leagues.
  • Not maintaining leagues standings in any division.
  • Exposing players to Scripture-based devotions each week and half-time devotions for spectators each week.
  • Seeking to incorporate participants and their families into the local church after the season is complete.

Each Player Receives:

  • Reversible mesh jersey
  • An Upward Basketball t-shirt
  • Music CD
  • Basketball magnet
  • Award after each game and practice
  • End of season award



Register Online or return a registration form to the church office
anytime between 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM,Monday through Friday.
The early registration cost per child for basketball is $60;
after November 1, the cost is $70.
The early registration cost per child for cheerleading is $60;
after November 1, the cost is $70.
Deadline for registration is November 5th.
Basketball shorts are optional at a cost of $15.

Cheerleading mock turtlenecks are optional at a cost of $15.
Each child completes a skills test to evaluate appropriate team placement. 
Everyone must attend one basketball evaluation or cheerleading orientation.
Evaluations will take place at the New Holland Church of the Nazarene (main sanctuary):

Monday, November 7th, between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM
Thursday, November 10th, between 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM

First Practice – Week of December 19th, 2015
First Game – Saturday, January 7th, 2016
Awards Celebration – Saturday, February 25th, 2016

With Questions regarding registration, contact Lisa Plank – planksooo@live.com