Summer Basketball Camp
Daily, from 06/19/2023 to 06/22/2023, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The league is co-ed and grades entering k-6th grade.
Practice will be on Thursday evenings starting August 3rd and Games will be played on Sunday afternoons starting August 13th. Last game will be October 1st with an awards ceremony to held at a later date. No games the weekend of Labor Day. There will be night games the week of August 21st due to not being able to use the stadium August 27th.
All practices and games will be played at Butler Memorial Stadium
There will not be a formal evaluation day as the coaches will be drafting teams after the second practice, Sunday August 6th. It is our goal to keep the teams as even as possible for a better experience for our players and coaches.
Registration is $90 with will include a reversible jersey, flag belt, wristband (for plays), end-of-season award, and more! Shorts are an optional $14. Scholarships are available for families in need (just reach out to me for more details).
All teams will be practicing together to ensure the same level of instruction then break off into their individual teams to review plays. Practices will run around 1 ½ hours and have a practice devotion lead by one of our leaders.
Games will be Sunday afternoons...in a stadium...with an announcer... with music...with an electric crowd!
Spikes, maybe a mouthpiece (working out some details here), willingness to try something new and lots of love.
Can I help? YES! We will need coaches and other volunteers to help us out along the way. If you never coached football before, please don't be intimidated as we will be practicing together plus Upward gives a lot of great resources to make sure all of our coaches are successful. Did I mention that coaches get some cool swag including for the first time ever...HATS!! You can volunteer when you register your child or you can click on this link: https://registration.upward.org/UPW84184/volunteer
Is Flag Football "real" football? Absolutely! Flag is a great way to introduce your child to football in a safe environment. We will be teaching the same techniques of tackle football such as breaking down before making a tackle, pursuit, outside contain, holding a football, throwing, catching, plus a lot of the rules are similar to tackle. With more and more high school team adapting a spread offense, flag is a great way to get more reps passing the ball and defending against the pass. Also, flag football is a perfect stepping stone before your child is ready to play youth football through the BAMFL or your home league or junior high football through your school.
Can girls really play? It seems like women are breaking barriers every day in the sport of football. From being referees, coaches, administrators, and especially players, they are really shaping the future of the sport. Also, in my 6 years of coaching and running flag football leagues, the girls who participated not only competed but they excelled against the boys.
Will there be Cheerleaders? The BAMFL has great cheerleading and dance team programs where you might see some of our Upward Basketball Cheer Coaches. Who knows...you may see some cheer or dance squads at a few of our games.
For more information please contact:
Upward League Commissioner
North Main Pastor & Upward Coordinator
Melissa Hickman at or (office) 724-332-7813.