Upward basketball is a great way for a child to learn some basketball skills while growing in Christlike character. Practices and games have a spiritual development component to them. Each child is coached at age-appropriate and skill-appropriate level. Teams are organized to promote balanced competition. Last year, we had over 500 children participate in the league. Open to children grades K-6.
What ages can sign up for Upward Basketball?
Kids in grades Kindergarten-6th grade can register. Due to the large number of children participating, we do not allow any exceptions.
Where is Upward Basketball located?
All practices and games will be held in the gym at Eagle Church.
When can I register my child(ren)?
Early bird registration opens September 5th and runs through midnight October 30th. All registrations should be completed online.
How much does Upward Basketball cost?
Early bird registration is $110.00 with a $5 dollar discount with each subsequent child you register. After November 1st, registration will be $120.00. These are the prices for the 2016-2017 season, but we anticipate the 2017-2018 prices being similar.
Is there a uniform I will need to purchase?
The jersey is included in the registration fee.
When are evaluation nights?
Evaluations for 1st & 2nd grades will be November 1st from 5:30-8:30pm. Evaluations for 3rd-6th grades will be November 2nd from 5:30-8:30pm. Kindergartners will not be evaluated.
Will there be make-up evaluations if we can't make it on November 8th or 9th?
No. Children in grades 1-6 must attend evaluations on the scheduled date in order to participate in Upward Basketball. If your child is sick or an emergency comes up, please contact us as soon as possible.
When are practices?
Your child's team will practice on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evenings. Exact times will be determined after teams have been established and will depend on the coach's' schedules. Practices will end no later than 8:30pm.
What if I can't make all of the practices?
Just let your child's coach know when your child will be not be at practice.
What about Kindergartners?
We understand that a busy schedule is hard for our Kindergartners, so they will practice and play their games on Wednesday evenings. They will not have games on Saturdays.
When are games for 1st-6th graders?
Kids in grades 1-6 will play on Saturdays. Games will be every Saturday in January & February.
We will be out of town during one of my child's games. What do we do?
Trips are fun! Simply let your child's coach know ahead of time when your child will be gone.
Can I request for my child to be on a team with his/her friends?
Unfortunately due to the large number of children who participate, we cannot form teams based on who your child knows or wants to be with. After evaluations your child will be placed on an appropriate team for his/her skill level.
What do I do if my child decides they don't like Upward after it's already started?
Your child is not required to participate, but we will not be able to give refunds.
Do I need to stay with my child(ren) during practices and games?
When do practices start?
Practices will start on November 29th.
When do practices start up after Christmas?
When is the first game?
Games will start on the first Saturday in January.
When is the last game?
The last game is February 24th.
Will you have a closing ceremony for Upward?
We're glad you asked! Yes, we will have a closing ceremony for Upward and a date will be announced as soon as the entertainer is confirmed.
Is your Indoor Playground open during Upward?
The playground will be closed during practices, but will be open on Saturdays during games. We require that all children playing on our playground be supervised by a responsible adult. Children who are not supervised will be asked to refrain from playing on the playground until an adult can accompany them.
The Eagle Church Indoor Playground is open to the community! We'd love to have you and your kids here. Our space includes:
- Soft-Play Toddler Area – ages 2 and under
- Big Playground Area – ages 2-12
All kids must wear socks. We have plenty of seating for parents and free Wi-Fi is available.
- Monday – Closed
- Tuesday through Thursday – 3-5 pm
- Friday – 9 am-5 pm
- Saturday – Closed
- Sunday – 11:30 am-12 pm
Eagle Church has been blessed with a great facility to host concerts, and we love to serve the community in this way. We do not currently have an upcoming concert scheduled, but check back for future concert information.