Upward is a sports program for children and youth, grades K-8, with the goal of encouraging personal and athletic development in a positive Christ-like environment.
This year, FUMC Allen has expanded the program to include a division for youth in grades 7 and 8, and we are pleased to offer two levels of the Upward 360 Progression.
Discovery Level (Kindergarten-3rd grade) – Where young athletes are introduced to the game of basketball. Players learn the basic rules of the game and the fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, and defending in a positive and encouraging environment. Alongside the discovery of the game, players at this age will also be discovering Christ. Players are introduced to scripture and devotions to learn about life’s purpose, Christ’s love and how to carry themselves with sportsmanship.
Development Level (4th – 8th grade) – Where young athletes begin wanting a little more from their sports experience. We are proud to offer a Basketball experience where players can begin taking their games to the next level and learning the skills that will be expected of them at the Middle School and High School levels of Basketball. Alongside this, players at this age will also be developing in their faith. Devotions begin asking more of kids including beginning to seek their calling and purpose in life.
Players in the Developmental Level (4th-8th grade) will also have an end of season tournament the week of March 2.
The $100 league registration fee includes player uniform.
Player evaluations are December 9 and December 18 5:30p to 7:30p in the FUMC Allen gym. Registration closes Thursday, December 18, 2014.
Practices begin the week of January 5, 2015, and games begin on Saturday, January 10, 2015.
End of season celebration on Monday, March 2, 2015.
For additional information, contact Greg Schell.