Upward Basketball is a ministry designed to use basketball to teach each child about SALVATION, CHARACTER, and SELF-ESTEEM as they learn the skills of the game of basketball.
Upward Basketball is for players age 4 by September 1 of that season through Grade 6. Many players participate from around the community. You can learn more about Upward Sports at Upward.org.
Here at First Baptist Oviedo, Upward Basketball co-ed teams are formed for the youngest teams. Gender-specific teams will be formed for older players depending on the number of registrations in each division. Pre-K teams practice directly before each of their Saturday games. Kindergarten through 6th Grade teams have one practice during the week, typically a Tuesday or Thursday, and a game each Saturday. The season will include 6-8 games as the schedule permits. All practices and games will be in the Christian Life Center-Gym here on campus.
Registration Fee: $100
$10 Early Registration Discount: August 16 - September 20
$10 Late Registration Fee after December 1
Jersey, shorts, practice t-shirt, trophy and an end-of-season surprise will be provided for all registered players at no additional cost. Other optional costs associated with the league are pictures and any concession stand items or team snacks you choose to purchase.
Basketball Tip-Off Open Houses:
We will have Evaluations at our two tip-off events. They are scheduled to help ensure even teams; please make every effort to be at the Christian Life Center-Gym for one of these events 5:00-9:00 p.m., Friday, November 7 or 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, December 18 .
Coaches (NEW DATE FOR MEETING!):
If you are interested in coaching your child’s squad, please indicate so on your registration and plan to attend our Coaches' Meeting in the Christian Life Center-Gym at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18 near the end of the Tip-Off Open House. All head coaches must be involved First Baptist Oviedo for at least six months.
Saturday, January 3, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Saturdays, January 3–February 21
Tuesdays or Thursdays, and possibly Fridays, beginning January 6; one hour at 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 p.m.
You can make a request for a certain practice night on your registration form if you need to and we will make every effort to accommodate your schedule.
Games (all ages):
Saturdays, January 10-February 21, 2015
TIMES AND DIVISIONS ARE TO BE DETERMINED based on number of registrants. Based on last year likely times are Pre-K 9:30-10:00 a.m., or one hour time slots beginning K-1st 10:30 or 11:30 a.m., 2nd-3rd 11:30 a.m. or 12:30, and 4th-5th 1:30, 2:30 or 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 (yes, you will still have a game on that day!)
Team/individual pictures will be taken and you will have the opportunity, but are not obligated, to purchase. You can view picture samples at magicmemoriesinc.com. Your child will still have a game after the pictures are taken.
Saturday, February 28, from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon in the First Baptist Oviedo Hangar.
For further information or with any questions please contact us:
call 407.365.3484 x148 or email Sports Outreach