2018-2019 UPWARD BASKETBALL AND CHEERLEADING
Our Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Winter League is a ministry at Rose Drive Friends Church for all families seeking a league that develops the total athlete Mentally, Athletically, Spiritually, and Socially. Upward Sports athletes grow in character, confidence, faith, and sportsmanship. We strive to promote and teach good sportsmanship and teamwork in a Biblical context – we make every attempt to make sure all players get an equal amount of game play. Rose Drive is one of many participating churches in a program that is available across the nation. For more information about Upward Unlimited, visit www.upward.org. To find out more about Upward Cheerleading, please click here.
Upward Basketball and Cheerleading are designed for boys and girls from 1st – 8th grade. Upward Basketball teams play by grade (1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, etc.) and by gender (girls play with girls and boys with boys.)
Cost for either Basketball or Cheerleading: $150 September 3-October 31; $165 November 1-3 (Basketball cost includes t-shirt, reversible jersey, reversible shorts, and Memory Mate picture. Cheerleading cost includes cheer top and skort, poms, megaphone, hair ribbon and Memory Mate picture.)
Evaluation Days: (At evaluations, your child’s skills will be evaluated and his/her uniform will be sized. Please choose one of the two days and plan on 45-60 minutes.) To volunteer to help at one or all of our Evaluations, please click HERE.
- Saturday, October 27 (2:30-6:30 PM), Rose Drive Friends Church gymnasium:
1st-2nd graders: 2:30-3:30 PM
3rd-4th graders: 3:30-4:30 PM
5th-6th graders: 4:30-5:30 PM
7th-8th graders: 5:30-6:30 PM
- Sunday, October 28 (1:00-3:30 PM), Rose Drive Friends Church gymnasium
1st-4th graders: 1:00-2:30 PM
5th-8th graders: 2:30-3:30 PM
One-hour practices* per week will begin the week of December 10, 2018, with two weeks off (12/24 and 12/31) for Christmas. Practices could be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday night, starting at 5:30, 6:30, or 7:30 pm.** Each team practices once/week. At registration, you may choose one day that does not work for you.
*Grades 5th-8th will practice 1.5 hrs/week due to playing full court.
**Cheerleaders practice Wednesdays or Fridays 6-7 PM.
One-hour games: The first of seven games will begin Saturday, January 12, 2019, and run weekly on Saturdays through February 23, 2019. Games are held every hour, starting at 8:00 am. 1st-4th grade play half-court; 5th-8th grade play full-court. Cheerleaders cheer one game/week.
Picture Day details will come out soon. One Memory Mate photo is included in the registration price. Optional additional photographs will be available to order and purchase.
Coaches, Referees and Volunteers are always needed! If you’re interested in coaching or volunteering in any way for our 2018-2019 basketball or cheer season, please plan to attend one of our volunteer meetings: Thursday, October 18, or Thursday, November 15, 6:30-7:30 pm in D115 (Fireside Room), on the SE side of the gym building. (Please note that all of our Head Coaches will need to be background checked and fingerprinted.)
For additional questions, please email Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPWARD INDOOR SOCCER
What is Upward Soccer? Upward Soccer is a ministry at Rose Drive Friends Church for all those families seeking a league that celebrates team soccer and good sportsmanship. Our Upward Soccer League is designed for boys and girls from 1st – 8th grade. Boys play with boys and girls play with girls. The children will learn soccer skills alongside valuable Biblical lessons. We strive to promote and teach good sportsmanship and teamwork in a Biblical context – we make every attempt to make sure all players get an equal amount of game play. Rose Drive Friends is one of many participating churches in a program that is available across the nation. For more information about Upward Sports, visit www.upward.org.
2019 Spring Soccer Details: (for 1st-8th grade boys and girls)
Registration will open January 7, 2019.
• Cost: $150 January 7 – March 3; $165 after.
(Registration fee will include jersey, shorts, Memory Mate picture, and indoor court for practice and games.)
• Evaluation Days: (for skill evaluation and uniform sizing. Please plan on 45-60 minutes; you do not need to attend the entire time.)
- Saturday, March 2: (9 AM-1:30 PM) in the Rose Drive Friends Church gymnasium
- Sunday, March 3: (1-3:30 PM) in the Rose Drive Friends Church gymnasium
• 6 weeks of Games: Saturdays April 20, 27; May 11, 18; June 1, 8 (No game on May 4 for Love Placentia or May 25 for Memorial Weekend) Game times are one hour/week on Saturdays: 8 AM – 5 PM.
• Picture Day (Details to follow)
• Practices Start the week of Monday, April 1. (Please wear tennis shoes with traction and shin guards.) Team are assigned a one-hour weekly practice time that can begin at 5:30, 6:30, or 7:30 PM in the Gym on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. You may choose one day that does not work for your schedule during the online registration process.
• Upward Soccer Celebration: Monday, June 10, 6-7 PM, in the Center Bldg (the building with the clocktower)
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.
Questions? Call the Church Office: 714.528.6496 or email email@example.com
Rose Drive Friends Church is partnering with Upward Stars Orange County.
In 2012, Upward Sports created a Performance Division known as Upward Stars. This expansion provides opportunities for young athletes to further develop their athletic skills and participate in a higher level of competition. Upward Stars programs are for young athletes ages 8-18 that have the drive and intensity to perform at a high level of competition. Upward Stars programs are led by Certified Leaders in over 40 cities across the country.
To learn more about Upward Stars, please visit their website at upwardstarsorangeco.org.
If you have questions, please contact Ruben Castellanos, Upward Stars Certified Leader, at 714-519-9637 or firstname.lastname@example.org.