Upward Sports

 

 

Register for 2015 Basketball and Cheerleading HERE!

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is a ministry designed to teach each child about SALVATION, CHARACTER, and SELF-ESTEEM as they learn the skills of the game of basketball and cheerleading.

Upward Sports, the world’s largest Christian sports program for children, was created with a vision to provide the best sports experience possible for every child. Each year some one million people around the world play, coach, referee or volunteer in Upward Sports Leagues and Camps hosted by more than 2,400 churches. Anyone – children and volunteers of any faith or no faith – can participate in Upward Sports. Specifically designed for children in Kindergarten- fifth grade, Upward Sports aims to bring out “the winner” in every child – regardless of the game’s score.

First Baptist Church of Lawton offers basketball and cheerleading. Any child that is in Kindergarten up through 5th grade is able to play. Each season consists of one evaluation, 9 practices, 8 games, and one celebration at the end of the season. All participants will receive a full uniform specific to the sport they are playing, along with necessary accessories. 

Upward promotes character and fun for every child by:

  • Providing an evaluation system that promotes equal and competitive teams.
  • Establishing a one-hour practice time each week as well as an Eight-Game Season.
  • Implementing a substitution system for each team, allowing every child equal playing time
  • Creating the opportunity for every child to learn and improve their skills basketball and/or cheerleading.

Participating in Upward gives children a chance to experience good sportsmanship on and off the court. Children receive a special recognition award after every game and have the opportunity to develop new friendships.

Early Bird Registration 

  • Open from September 1, 2014 to November 1, 2014. 
  • Basketball
    • $70.00 
    • Cost includes t-shirt, jersey, shorts, scripture cards, iron-on award stars, celebration night gift
  • Cheerleading 
    • $70.00 
    • Cost includes shell (top), skirt, mock turtleneck, bow, pom poms, megaphone, scripture cards, sticker award stars, celebration night gift
  • Click here to register.
  • You can pay online or at your evaluation night. ALL FEES MUST BE PAID BY THE END OF THE LAST EVALUATION NIGHT.

Regular Registration 

  • Open from November 1, 2014 to November 20, 2014. 
  • Basketball
    • $100.00 
    • Cost includes t-shirt, jersey, shorts, scripture cards, iron-on award stars, celebration night gift
  • Cheerleading 
    • $100.00 
    • Cost includes shell (top), skirt, mock turtleneck, bow, pom poms, megaphone, scripture cards, sticker award stars, celebration night gift
  • Click here to register.
  • You can pay online or at your evaluation night. ALL FEES MUST BE PAID BY THE END OF THE LAST EVALUATION NIGHT.

Evaluation Nights

Monday, November 17th, 6-8 pm

  • Cheerleading: Kindergarten-5th Grade Girls
  • Basketball: Kindergarten-1st Grade Boys/Girls

Tuesday, November 18th, 6-8 pm

  • Basketball: 2nd-3rd Grade Boys/Girls

Thursday, November 20th, 6-8 pm

  • Basketball: 4th-5th Grade Boys/Girls
  • ALL basketball players MUST attend one basketball evaluation.
  • If you are unable to attend your child(s) scheduled night, you attend either of the other two nights.
  • All siblings may attend the same night.
  • Cheerleading wil ONLY be on Monday night.
  • All evaluations will take place in te FBC Lawton Family Life Center Gym.

Meet the Coach Day

  • January 3, 2015
First Practice Week
  • January 5, 2015

First Game Day

  • January 17, 2015

Celebration Night

  • March 7, 2015

Deployed? As a way of saying thank you to those who serve, Upward Sports will scholarship $50 for any and every child who may have a parent or legal guardian who is currently deployed overseas (any time between the dates of January 5, 2015 through March 7, 2015). A copy of orders is required to receive scholarship.

Questions?
(580) 353-1770

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