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.

2014-2015 Upward Basketball

Registration for our next Winter league will open in mid-August.
Registration Fee: $100
$10 Early Registration Discount: August 16 - September 20
$10 Late Registration Fee after November 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 Event:
We will have Evaluations at our tip-off event. They are scheduled to help ensure even teams; please make every effort to be there for this open-house style event 5:00-9:00 p.m., Friday, November 7.

Coaches:
If you are interested in coaching your child’s team, please indicate so on your registration and save the date Tuesday, November 18 for the 6:00-7:00 p.m. Coaches’ Meeting in the CLC-Gym. All head coaches must be involved First Baptist Oviedo for at least six months.

Pre-K Practices:            
Saturday, November 22, 9:00-10:00 a.m. No practice November 29
Saturdays, December 6–January 1; 9:00–9:30 a.m. (no practice Dec. 27 and Jan. 3)

K-6th Practices:
Tuesdays or Thursdays and possibly Fridays, November 2–January 31; one hour at 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 p.m.
No practices December 23–January 3 during Christmas Break.

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, December 6, 2014-January 31, 2015 (no practices or games Dec. 27-Jan. 3)
Times 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.

Picture Day:
Game 4 - Saturday, January 10, 2014 (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.

Award Celebration:
Saturday, February 7, from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon in the First Baptist Oviedo Hangar.

2013-14 Upward Basketball Pictures

For further information or with any questions please contact us:
call 407.365.3484 x148 or