Boys & Girls
Registration opens: October 1
Space is limited so register early!
Registration closes: October 27 or until league is full
Practice begins: Week of November 26
Season runs: January 12 – February 16
**MANDATORY PLAYER EVALUATIONS**
Every 1st -4th grade player MUST attend a 20-minute skills evaluation. This helps us draft teams that are as evenly matched as possible. This is a drop-in format; you do not stay the entire 1.5 hours. Evaluations are hosted at the GV Life Center:
Saturday, November 3
9-10:30 AM: 1st/2nd grade Boys & Girls
10:30 AM-12 PM: 3rd/4th grade Boys & Girls
Make-Up night is Monday, November 5 from 6-7:30 PM.
There are NO EVALUATIONS for the Kindergarten division. Parents will receive team and practice information the week prior to Thanksgiving.
All practices and games are held at the GVBC Life Center (1815 Patton Chapel Road)
Reversible game jersey
Mesh game shorts
End of season award
It’s FREE! No registration fee…no catch, no strings.
With just a one-hour practice and one-hour game each week, our league conveniently fits into busy family schedules. Now, with no registration fee, Upward fits into your family’s budget, too!
Upward Sports, the world’s largest Christian sports program for children, was created with a vision to provide the best sports experience possible for every child.
Basketball as a Ministry
The purpose of Upward Basketball is to fulfill God’s vision that He planned for us long ago by promoting:
Salvation—To share the love of Jesus Christ with everyone involved
Character—To help every child grow—spiritually, physically, mentally and socially
Self Esteem—To grow every child in their understanding and enjoyment of sports
Playing Upward basketball is not only fun for your child, but a great fit for your family! Our league conveniently fits into your family’s schedule with a one-hour practice and one-hour game each week.
Teams practice one time per week on a set night (Mon, Tue or Thurs at 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 PM). Halfway through the practice all teams will take a break to share in the weekly devotion and scripture.
A halftime devotion is presented to the kids during every practice, and to the family and friends during the game halftimes. This is a short message with practical information straight from God’s word shared by Green Valley volunteers.
Game Day Experience
Game days are fun for the entire family. Invite friends, neighbors and family to come enjoy 60 minutes of action. All players are given equal opportunity to play during the six, six-minute periods. Game days begin at 8 AM on Saturdays.
Throughout the season, your child will explore and discover a love of basketball by playing half of every game. Kids are individually recognized at each game and find positive role models in coaches and other sports volunteers.
At the conclusion of each game, families and friends are invited to join the players and coach downstairs for the presentation of the stars. Every child receives a star each week as well as encouragement for his/her accomplishments.
Consider “paying it forward” to enable another child to the opportunity to play.
You may submit a donation by:
Payable to Green Valley Baptist Church
(designate: Upward Basketball)
Upward Basketball @ GVBC
1815 Patton Chapel Road
Hoover, AL 35226
or Drop a check into the offering box outside the Worship Center