Basketball

@ Locust Grove

 In Upward, players are divided according to ability to create equal teams. In this league, you won’t see one team with all of the best players dominating the others. At evaluations, your child will participate in several drills to obtain an evaluation score.

The results of these drills will make up an overall evaluation score. The purpose of this score is not to determine if your child possesses enough skill to be an asset to the team. This score is used in the draft, so teams are equally skilled. The result is good, healthy competition among children, and a positive experience for all involved. Every basketball player MUST attend basketball evaluations.

2017 Basketball Evaluations will take place at the Locust Grove Baptist Church Gym as follows:

4 year-olds  – 2nd Grade on Tuesday, October 17 between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Grades 3-6 on Thursday, October 19 between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

2017-2018 Basketball League Schedule:

Practices begin the week of November 27, 2017.
Your games will be held every Saturday from January 6 – February 24, 2018.

Awards Day will be on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

As an Upward Basketball Player You Will Enjoy:

  • Reversible mesh jersey
  • Upward T-Shirt
  • Equal playing time for every player
  • Individual Award after each game
  • Free end-of-the-year award for every player (examples: basketball, backpack, or like item)
  • You don’t have to be a star to play. (Each player is guaranteed to play at least half of each game.)
  • Each player signs up as an individual – not as a group or team.
  • A one-hour practice and game each week starting after evaluations

As an Upward Cheerleader You Will Enjoy:

  • Poms
  • Upward Cheerleading Top
  • Upward Cheer Skort
  • Individual award after each game and practice
  • Ten assorted face decals
  • Free end-of-the-year award (examples: basketball, backpack, or like item)
  • Each player signs up as an individual – not as a group or team
  • A one-hour practice and game each week starting after evaluations

For more information or to receive a free brochure, contact Brenda Bethune at 256-379-2813 (ext. 11) or go to our Contact page on the website and request additional information. The registration cost per child is $75 for basketball or cheerleading.  Basketball shorts are optional at a cost of $16. Cheerleading skorts are included in the registration cost. Mock Turtlenecks for cheerleading are optional at a cost of $16.  

You may also pay online. HOWEVER, EVERY CHILD MUST ATTEND ONE BASKETBALL EVALUATION OR CHEERLEADING ORIENTATION.  If you prefer to pay by debit or credit card online, please click here for online payments.  Please note that a $5 online payment fee has been added to the total cost to offset the charges we incur for this service.