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Upward Basketball

 

Upward Basketball is a league for Kindergarten through 5th Grade Boys and Girls that takes place each year from November-February.  Please check back and look for more information and registration for the 2014-2015 season in August of 2014.  Stay tuned for more information!

 

Practice Information

Practices are once a week for 1 hour. 

Practice days are Monday - Friday. (Due to church events, the only practice times on Wednesday night are at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.)

Practice day and time depend on each individual coach's availability. Practice times could be 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8:00 p.m.

Coach and Referee Opportunities

Interested in being an assistant or head coach? How about an Upward Referee? We would love to have you fill out an application to apply to be a coach or referee with us this season. Applications can be found in the application portion of this page to your right.

Upward Basketball Player Progression Plan

 

At Johnson Ferry Sports and Upward Basketball our vision is to be intentional about helping your child develop their basketball knowledge and skills in a time based progression, according to their age, that allows for a comprehensive building of skills.  All too often children are forced to learn new things before they are ready or before they have mastered previous skills.  Our goal is to be intentional about helping them development at a healthy pace.

 

Please click here to view our Player Progression Plan by division.

Kindergarten Division

Our Kindergarten division is designed to be a developmental league to prepare young players for the 1st Grade Division.  Since the emphasis is on development and instruction, the main focus in the Kindergarten league is to introduce players to the basic fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, passing, team defense, as well as provide them with the opportunity to learn the basic Upward rules.

The commitment for the Kindergarten division is 2 hours every week with one 1 hour practice during the week and a 1 hour game on Saturday. 

The Kindergarten Division is co-ed but we are prepared to split the division by gender should we have enough of each gender registered to do so.

Substitutions

This substitution system is designed to provide every player equal opportunity for improvement. The substitution system ensures that:

  • Every child will play at least half of the game.
  • No child will sit out more than six minutes at a time.
  • Every child will have an opportunity to be in the starting lineup.
  • In most cases, each child will play against someone of equal ability.
  • Coaches are not open to making unfair substitutions or being accused of such.
  • Coaches are free from monitoring playing time for each player.
  • Playing time for all players is virtually even over the course of the season.

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Questions?

Danny Downing
Assistant Pastor
Taylor McCown
Recreation Associate
 
Recreation Office
678.784.5317