Upward Practice Night
Every Tuesday, from 02/07/2023 to 03/28/2023, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Instead of an evaluation day like we’ve done in our K-3rd grade league, we will be having MANDATORY evaluation nights which will be an open gym/scrimmaging concept on the following nights:
You must attend the evaluation night in order to play (your travel coach will understand). After the evaluation for each group, the coaches will be drafting teams. This is a concept that has proved successful last season and in other Upward leagues to try to make the teams more competitive and balanced for older age groups. To accomplish this, we will not be allowing carpool links (except for siblings) or practice night exclusions. (If your child has a crazy schedule, please sign up to be a coach so you can pick your practice day and time). There will also be an initial coach meeting Thursday, January 26th from 6-8 PM (coaches only).
Unfortunately, there will be no snow make-up games.
The Snack Shack will be open this season!
There will not be cheerleaders for this league.
WE NEED COACHES!! Please let me know asap if you are willing to coach or be an assistant coach.
We also know many of you have someone at your church (or maybe yourself!) who would be great at giving halftime devotions. Please feel free to pass along their name and contact information.
With all the uncertainties in the world right now, one thing is certain … God's love and His eternal glory. I pray that we will have a successful Upward season. It is important to let these little athletes grow in their skills as well as their faith; however, we need to do so in a healthy and safe environment. This will take a lot of effort, flexibility, and grace from us all. If we can keep our focus on God and His children, we will have an amazing season!
For more information please contact:
Upward League Commissioner
North Main Pastor & Upward Coordinator
Melissa Hickman at or (office) 724-332-7813.