How does the Upward League pick teams?
Upward is unique in that your child will complete a basketball skill evaluation and a height measurement at evaluation. Those numbers will be used to make up teams of equal players. When your child is playing against another child on a team, they should be at a comparable skill level and height, based on their evaluation scores.
Cheerleaders are placed on squads by grade division.
What happened to carpool and coach link?
In order to assure that each child has a great experience in Upward, we seek to keep our teams as well-balanced and competitive as possible, to do this we are no longer honoring these links.
When are practices and how long are practices?
Practices are one night a week for one hour for K-4th grade and one and half hours for 5th-6th grade for basketball players.
Cheerleaders practice one night a week for one hour by division.
The practice night is determined by the coach’s availability and children will not be assigned to teams until after evaluations. Practices will be on one of these nights Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
The practice time is determined by the child’s age and coach’s availability. Practices start at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm and are on all four nights.
What are Evaluations and do I have to attend?
At evaluations you will hear an overview about the league. The basketball players will complete a basketball skill evaluation and be fitted for a uniform. The cheerleaders will be fitted for their uniform. Every child must attend one evaluation time to be placed on a team and have a uniform ordered. Evaluations take approx. ½ hour.
COST for 2016-2017 Upward League is: $60 per child by September 30th. After the 30th, registration is $70 per child. Registration online closes October 10th. Walk in registration closes October 15th.
Sports are a major part of many young people’s lives. Our hope is that Game Days are a family friendly environment, Coaches are positive role models for participants, and that every Child is a Winner. We seek to provide an excellent sports experience while increasing a child’s love for the game. This is certainly no place for parents to attempt to live vicariously through their child, but we do need parent involvement for this to be the best sports league possible.
If you have questions about Upward or are interested in getting involved please contact Shelly Roys for more information.