UPWARD Sports

What is Upward?

One of the Sports Ministry's most exciting opportunities for children is Upward Basketball for boys and girls K5 – 5th Grade. There are separate leagues for boys and girls. Upward's mission is to introduce children to Jesus Christ by creating opportunities to serve through sports. This ministry offers basketball for boys and girls ages K5 through 5th grade.


2020/2021 UPWARD Basketball For Boys and Girls K5 – 5th Grades
UPDATE - January 8, 2021

Thank you for your patience as we navigate unchartered territory related to COVID-19 and our adjusted schedules.  As of today, we have the following schedule for our 2021 Upward season:

  • January 8 - All registered families will be contacted to confirm their participation
  • January 12 - Coaches and practice times will be confirmed
  • January 14 - Updated team rosters will be sent to coaches
  • January 18 - Practices begin
  • February 4 - Games begin 
  • March 4 - Season concludes

We will continue to monitor the situation and the number of cases in our area and make adjustments throughout the season for games and practices as necessary. We look forward to your family being a part of Upward!


 

Upward Game Day Schedule

COVID Protocol for Upwards

The Covid 19 virus has presented various challenges over the past year. While we are excited to be “back in action,” we do want to exercise wisdom & caution as we move forward together. 

We have implemented protocols that will be in place for the duration of the season. We ask that you make every effort to assist in the implementation & practice of these protocols.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, clarifications, or concerns along the way. 

Thank you

CLICK HERE FOR UPWARD COVID PROTOCOLS 

 

Weekly Devotions

Memory Verses

2020-21 Memory Verses

GREEN STAR RECOGNITION/ INCENTIVES

Each child will be “rewarded” at the end of the season for scripture memory. They will share their verses
for memory with their coach during the week of FEBRUARY 25. Coaches will submit the names of children

and how many verses they memorized. The “rewards” will be based on the following tiers:

- Tier 1: Minimum requirement for all ages to memorize are the 7 verses in BOLD.

- Tier 2: Bonus incentive for anyone that memorizes 10 verses.

- Tier 3: Extra bonus for anyone that memorizes all 13 verses.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2021 UPWARD MEMORY VERSES

 

Circle of Criticism and Praise

Coaches, referees and parents make the difference in an Upward league. No one can affect the children like their coaches and referees. To coach or referee effectively, these team members must first have an understand­ing of why Upward Basketball exists and must act accordingly. Actions and reactions on the court will have a lasting effect that either opens or closes the door to ministry. The Circle of Criticism and the Circle of Affirmation are simple concepts that illustrate the results of a coach giving a referee either negative or positive feedback. 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CIRCLE OF CRITICISM AND PRAISE DOCUMENT

Game Day Rules for Play

More Info?

If you don't find what you are looking for on our website, please contact the sports ministry team through upward@broadmoor.org or 601.898.4969.