The Upward Sports Leagues at Rose Drive Friends Church are 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. Rose Drive Friends Church 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.
Upward Winter Basketball
For 1st-8th Grade Boys and Girls
Online registration is open through November 21 or until full! Spaces are limited!
The winter season will include 10 weeks of practice with 8 games. No experience is necessary! All teams will practice and play games in the Rose Drive Friends Gymnasium (4221 Rose Drive, YL) .
Cost: $180 includes 10 weeks of one-hour gym practice, 8 games, reversible uniform, and end of season gift.
Divisions: Teams will be limited to ten players. Please note that registration numbers will determine final grade division make-up.
• 1st/2nd Grade Boys, 1st/2nd Grade Girls
• 3rd/4th Grade Boys, 3rd/4th Grade Girls
• 5th/6th Grade Boys, 5th/6th Grade Girls
• 7th/8th Grade Boys, 7th/8th Grade Girls
Practices: Weekly, one-hour practices will begin December 6 – February 26 (off the weeks of December 19 & 26) and could be held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 5:30-6:30 PM, 6:30-7:30 PM, or 7:30-8:30 PM. Practices are once a week and include a half-time break for the team to come together and share a devotional. You may choose one day of the week that does not work for your schedule during registration.
Games: Eight weekly, one-hour Saturday games will be played January 8 – February 26. All one-hour games are on Saturdays, ranging from 8 AM to 6 PM, and include a half-time devotional.
Evaluation Day: Please mark your calendar for Saturday, November 13, (see grade level schedule below) in the Rose Drive Friends Church gymnasium. Evaluation Day is for skill assessment and uniform sizing. Please do your best to attend Evaluations sometime during your grade-level window and plan on approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on how busy the gym is at that time.
Evaluation Day help is needed! Welcome parents, size uniforms, or run basic drills. Sign up HERE.
1st/2nd graders: 9-10:30 AM
3rd/4th graders: 10:30-Noon
5th/6th graders: Noon-1:30 PM
7th/8th graders: 1:30-3 PM
Friend requests are welcomed and encouraged. Please use the carpool link or notes field when registering to alert us of your friend request. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are Needed!
Coaches: Parents are encouraged to sign up to coach. For the safety of all players, please note that all new head coaches will need to be background checked and fingerprinted at our cost. All practice materials and equipment (practice schedule, drills, cones, and character lessons) will be provided. For additional information about coaching, please email email@example.com.
Referees: Anyone Jr High-age or older is welcome to help referee. This is a great opportunity for high schoolers looking to fulfill community service hours. All training and equipment is provided. For additional information about refereeing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other roles: There are many additional ways to volunteer! Be a scorekeeper, help with Evaluation Day, Assistant Coach, become a Prayer Partner, help with Advertising, etc. Click HERE to find out more details.
Safety Precautions: We will take every precaution to try and keep your child and family safe while they are at practices and games. Please note that safety guidelines are subject to change throughout the season, depending on State and CDC Guidelines.
Assumption of Risk: An inherent risk of exposure to diseases (including COVID-19) exists in any public place where people are present even with risk reduction procedures in place. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By participating in Upward Sports, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and will hold the church harmless in the event of contraction of the disease.
This is a recreational league, intended to be fun and educational. Friendly competition is welcome but outstanding sportsmanship from both players and spectators is expected at all times.
Questions? Please email Kristen at email@example.com.