Upward Sports FAQPlease check back from time to time as address more of the most commonly asked questions about our league. We will be adding more to help you out!
Upward Basketball League & Cheer League
Is cheerleading offered during both the basketball and flag football seasons?
As of 2014, we will be offering cheer during both seasons!
What is the height of the goal for my child's grade?
1st and 2nd grade is 8'.
3rd and 4th grade is 9'.
5th and 6th grade is 10'.
What size basketball should my child practice with?
We recommend a 28.5 inch basketball for all players. That is the size for all ages in our Upward league.
What color are the uniforms this season?
For the 2013-14 season, our colors are red and black. One side of the reversible jersey is red with black trim, while the other side is black with red trim. Numbers are outlined in white.
When does the basketball season begin and end? What are the other keys dates?
PRACTICE WEEKS (Mon, Tue, Thu):
December 2-5, 2013
December 9-12, 2013
December 16-19, 2013
January 6-9, 2014
January 13-16, 2014
January 20-23, 2014
January 27-30, 2014
February 3-6, 2014
February 10-13, 2014
February 17-20, 2014
January 11, 2014
January 18, 2014
January 25, 2014
February 1, 2014 (Picture Day)
February 8, 2014
February 15, 2014
February 22, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2013
When and how often are practices/games?
Upward Basketball is a 10-week season (See Key Dates). The first three weeks prior to the Christmas holidays consist of only one-hour practices. After the holidays, a one-hour practice and a one-hour game will be conducted for seven weeks. Practices will be on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Games are always on Saturday. Game times on Saturdays can vary.
Where are practices/games held?
Your child's team will be assigned a practice gym that you will use each practice. We are using First Baptist Church Lake Jackson, First Baptist Church Clute, First Baptist Church Richwood and First Presbyterian Church for our practice gyms. Games for grades 1-2 boys and girls will be played at FBC Lake Jackson. Games for grades 3-4 girls may be at FBC Clute or Brazosport Christian School while all 5-6 boys and girls will be played at Brazosport Christian School.
Where can I find rules specific to the Upward basketball league?
Click here to learn more about Upward basketball rules (you will be directed to upward.org.
Are there other ways to keep up with Upward news and updates?
The very best way to keep up with our Upward league is to "like" our Facebook page .
Can I register my child at evaluation nights?
No. The final deadline for registrations is Monday, October 1. In order to maintain integrity and organization within our league, we will not be accepting registrations following that date. Please help us by communicating this to your friends and to the community as we do not want anyone left out.
- Where can I find more information about Upward Sports?
Will my child tryout for a team, and how will he/she be placed on a team?
There are no tryouts in Upward Basketball. Each child will attend an evaluation night (see Key Dates) where he/she will be guided through a few skills and drills that help identify each child's skill level. These evaluations are designed to create balanced teams and give each player an opportunity to improve his/her basketball skills.
Upward Flag Football & Cheer League
What are the jersey colors for the 2014 Flag Football and Cheer season?
Reversible jerseys are carolina blue on one side and white on the other with black trim.
When is registration for Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading?
Registration runs from May 1 until July 21 for our next football/cheer league to be conducted Sept.-Oct. 2014. The registration deadline is Monday, July 21.
When will the Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading season take place?
Practices begin the week of September 1 and games will be played Saturdays, September 13 – October 25 for seven games. Visit our Upward Flag Football and Cheer Page for more information on practices, games and evaluations.
May I sign up using a paper form or brochure?
No. Registration is ONLINE ONLY here.
Who can participate in Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading?
Upward Flag Football is for boys and girls in 1st-6th grade for the 2013-14 school year.
Upward Cheerleading is for girls in 1st-6th grade for the 2013-14 school year.
Where can I find your church's Upward Sports Facebook page?
You can follow all our sports here.
Can girls play flag football?
Yes! Depending on the registrations numbers, we will either have co-ed (we played co-ed in 2013) or separate boys and girls leagues if enough sign-up in each division. Likely we will play co-ed in 2014. It's awesome and the kids and parents love it!
Can my daughter play both flag football and also cheer?
Yes. Girls can play on a flag football team and also be assigned a cheer squad that will cheer for a different team in one of the other divisions. Be aware that this could result in a busy schedule and we can not guarantee practices and/or games will be scheduled consecutively or on the same night.
Where will flag football games be played?
All Upward Flag Football games will be held at the Slade Complex at Brazoswood High School. We will have four different fields, including Slade Field that we will be using.
Where will flag football and cheer practices take place?
Flag football practices will be held at the fields/park adjacent to the FBCLJ parking lot and gym as well as other fields TBA in town. Cheerleaders will practice in the FBCLJ gym and other big rooms in our facility.
How much does it cost to participate in flag football or cheer?
The registration fee for flag football is $70 with an optional $15 for shorts.
The registration fee for cheerleading is $70 with an optional $15 for a cheer turtleneck.
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