UPWARD BASKETBALL 2022

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    Hello Upward Families!

    Please follow the facebook page to stay up to date with our Upward Basketball League announcements: https://www.facebook.com/crosspointeupwardsports


    PLEASE ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS TO cristy@ellislaine.com


    Please do NOT call the church with your questions.


    We have made the decision to move FORWARD with our 2022 Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Season at CrossPointe Community Church. Below are important details that you will want to thoroughly read through so that you understand how we are planning to move forward with our Basketball and Cheerleading League before you decide to register or volunteer for our league this year.

     

    Before we open up registration, just like we did last year we are going to be offering a EARLY REGISTRATION option for ONLY those that volunteer as coach, assistant coach or gym support staff. Below is the LINK to sign up as a coach/volunteer, you have 10 days to sign up as a volunteer to guarantee your child a spot on a team (see more details below)

    Click here to sign up to volunteer for coaching or gym support staff

     

     

    Here are some important details for you before we get started:

     

     

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    • Coach / Volunteer Sign-Up going on NOW: Sunday, October 10th - Wednesday, October 20th  (those that sign up to volunteer, will get to register before everyone else to guarantee a spot on team for their child)

    • Coach / Volunteer Player Registration Thursday, October 21st - 25th

    • OPEN REGISTRATION for everyone else, Wednesday, October 27th

    • Evaluation Date: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13th anytime between 9am - 2pm Our goal is to do all evaluations all in 1 day, and spacing them out to reduce the # of people on the Church Campus. Our plan is to do mostly OUTDOOR evaluations, with just the shooting portion done spaced out in the gym. Depending on the 1st letter of your last name will determine your evaluation time)

     

    • Practices begin the week of January 3rd (coach will provide day of the week and time, Practices are for 1 hour, either Monday or Tuesday, at 5:30pm for Div 1: K5-1st, or 6:30pm for Div 2: 2nd - 3rd, or 7:30pm for Div 3: 4th - 5th grade)

    • Games will be 1 hr long, EVERY Saturday, starting Jan 22nd - March 5th, starting at 9am - 2pm, the younger the player the earlier start time.

    •  Team / Player Picture Day: Saturday, January 29th (1 hr before your scheduled game time)

    • Last Game / Award Ceremony, Saturday, March 5th

     

     

    WHAT TO EXPECT:

    • Medical Freedom of choice will be practiced for all practices and games. What this means is vaccines & masks are encouraged by our local county health dept., however we believe it is your freedom of choice to wear a mask or not wear a mask there, or be vaccinated or not. There is no judgement either way, everyone's choice will be respected. However, if this policy is not inline with your personal beliefs or safety of your family, then this may not be the league for you at this time.

    • Basketball & Cheer Registration Cost: $90 per player. Each bball player will receive a Jersey & T-Shirt, and end of season gift (shorts & socks optional and additional fee). Each Cheerleader will receive a full cheer uniform, pom poms, hair bow and end of season gift (turtlenecks optional and additional fee). (Colors are Utah Jazz dark mode theme)

    • 1 Practice per week (1 hr ) on either a Monday or Tuesday (bball), for cheer your practices will ONLY be on Thursday

    • Team sizes of no more than 8 kids per team with half court practices

    • GAME DAY's on every Saturday, this year we WILL be playing against other teams in our league.

    • 4 teams practice per hour on separate half courts

    • Parents will need to sign a Covid-19 Waiver before their child can participate in our basketball league

    • All typical covid cleaning guidelines and sterilization (ie: parent volunteers during practice can help with wellness checks and sanitization of balls etc..)

    • Temp check before entering gym & hand sanitizer and washing stations will be available in the gym

    • We will have a "drive-thru" type pick up and drop off outside the gym as a convenience, so parents don't have to get out of their cars or come to the gym if they don't want to.

    •  CHEER is back this year!

     

     

    HOW YOU CAN HELP!

    We need VOLUNTEERS! We need coaches, assistant coaches and gym support staff for both Basketball and Cheerleading. Gym Support Staff during practices will be doing wellness checks prior to practices taking temp checks and handing out hand sanitizer, and wiping balls down between practices and half time, and wiping down high touch surfaces like bathrooms, raising hoops etc... Overall just helping with the overall cleanliness of the gym. 

     

    ONLY those that volunteer as coach, assistant coach or gym support staff will be able to pre-register. Here is the LINK to sign up as a volunteer, you have 10 days to sign up as a volunteer to guarantee your child a spot on a team

    Click here to sign up to volunteer for coaching or gym support staff

     

    You have until Wednesday, October 20th  to sign up as a Volunteer at the link above, and then on Thursday, October 21st - 25th all VOLUNTEERS will get to register EARLY BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE!!!

     

    Then, OPEN registration will take place at 10am on Wednesday, October 27th. Last year our league filled up within hours...and we had a waitlist of hundreds of kids. So I apologize in advance if the league fills before you are able to submit your registration... all the more reason to sign up and help with coaching/gym support.

     

    We are going to have so much fun this season! Please keep a positive perspective with us and respect each family’s decisions regarding COVID precautions. There is enough division and political opinion in our world right now, let’s keep it off the court. God Bless each and everyone of your families!!

     

    FAQ:

    How do we get the link to register for basketball? If you are a coach/volunteer, I will email you a link on Thursday, Oct. 21st so you can have early registration. Everyone else, I will email the link on Wednesday, October 27th at 10am, I will also post the link to register on our facebook page . Please follow our facebook page to stay up to date with our Upward Basketball League announcements: https://www.facebook.com/crosspointeupwardsports

     

    Feel free to email me your questions, and concerns. 


  • MORE INFORMATION

    Upward BB leaders have made the decision to move FORWARD with the 2022 Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Season located at CrossPointe Community Church. Below are important details that you will want to thoroughly read through so that you understand how they are planning to move forward with the Basketball and Cheerleading League before you decide to register or volunteer for the league this year.

     

    Before they open up registration, just like they did last year they are going to be offering an EARLY REGISTRATION option for ONLY those that volunteer as coach, assistant coach or gym support staff. Below is the LINK to sign up as a coach/volunteer, you have 10 days to sign up as a volunteer to guarantee your child a spot on a team (see more details below)

    Click here to sign up to volunteer for coaching or gym support staff

     

     

    Here are some important details for you before you get started:

     

     

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    • Coach / Volunteer Sign-Up going on NOW: Sunday, October 10th - Wednesday, October 20th  (those that sign up to volunteer, will get to register before everyone else to guarantee a spot on team for their child)

    • Coach / Volunteer Player Registration Thursday, October 21st - 25th

    • OPEN REGISTRATION for everyone else, Wednesday, October 27th

    • Evaluation Date: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13th anytime between 9am - 2pm Their goal is to do all evaluations all in 1 day, and spacing them out to reduce the # of people on the Church Campus. Our plan is to do mostly OUTDOOR evaluations, with just the shooting portion done spaced out in the gym. Depending on the 1st letter of your last name will determine your evaluation time)

     

    • Practices begin the week of January 3rd (coach will provide day of the week and time, Practices are for 1 hour, either Monday or Tuesday, at 5:30pm for Div 1: K5-1st, or 6:30pm for Div 2: 2nd - 3rd, or 7:30pm for Div 3: 4th - 5th grade)

    • Games will be 1 hr long, EVERY Saturday, starting Jan 22nd - March 5th, starting at 9am - 2pm, the younger the player the earlier start time.

    •  Team / Player Picture Day: Saturday, January 29th (1 hr before your scheduled game time)

    • Last Game / Award Ceremony, Saturday, March 5th

     

     

    WHAT TO EXPECT:

    • Medical Freedom of choice will be practiced for all practices and games. What this means is vaccines & masks are encouraged by our local county health dept., however we believe it is your freedom of choice to wear a mask or not wear a mask there, or be vaccinated or not. There is no judgement either way, everyone's choice will be respected. However, if this policy is not inline with your personal beliefs or safety of your family, then this may not be the league for you at this time.

    • Basketball & Cheer Registration Cost: $90 per player. Each bball player will receive a Jersey & T-Shirt, and end of season gift (shorts & socks optional and additional fee). Each Cheerleader will receive a full cheer uniform, pom poms, hair bow and end of season gift (turtlenecks optional and additional fee). (Colors are Utah Jazz dark mode theme)

    • 1 Practice per week (1 hr ) on either a Monday or Tuesday (bball), for cheer your practices will ONLY be on Thursday

    • Team sizes of no more than 8 kids per team with half court practices

    • GAME DAY's on every Saturday, this year we WILL be playing against other teams in our league.

    • 4 teams practice per hour on separate half courts

    • Parents will need to sign a Covid-19 Waiver before their child can participate in our basketball league

    • All typical covid cleaning guidelines and sterilization (ie: parent volunteers during practice can help with wellness checks and sanitization of balls etc..)

    • Temp check before entering gym & hand sanitizer and washing stations will be available in the gym

    • We will have a "drive-thru" type pick up and drop off outside the gym as a convenience, so parents don't have to get out of their cars or come to the gym if they don't want to.

    •  CHEER is back this year!

     

     

    HOW YOU CAN HELP!

    We need VOLUNTEERS! We need coaches, assistant coaches and gym support staff for both Basketball and Cheerleading. Gym Support Staff during practices will be doing wellness checks prior to practices taking temp checks and handing out hand sanitizer, and wiping balls down between practices and half time, and wiping down high touch surfaces like bathrooms, raising hoops etc... Overall just helping with the overall cleanliness of the gym. 

     

    ONLY those that volunteer as coach, assistant coach or gym support staff will be able to pre-register. Here is the LINK to sign up as a volunteer, you have 10 days to sign up as a volunteer to guarantee your child a spot on a team

    Click here to sign up to volunteer for coaching or gym support staff

     

    You have until Wednesday, October 20th  to sign up as a Volunteer at the link above, and then on Thursday, October 21st - 25th all VOLUNTEERS will get to register EARLY BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE!!!

     

    Then, OPEN registration will take place at 10am on Wednesday, October 27th. Last year our league filled up within hours...and we had a waitlist of hundreds of kids. So I apologize in advance if the league fills before you are able to submit your registration... all the more reason to sign up and help with coaching/gym support.

     

    We are going to have so much fun this season! Please keep a positive perspective with us and respect each family’s decisions regarding COVID precautions. There is enough division and political opinion in our world right now, let’s keep it off the court. God Bless each and everyone of your families!!

     

    FAQ:

    How do we get the link to register for basketball? If you are a coach/volunteer, I will email you a link on Thursday, Oct. 21st so you can have early registration. Everyone else, I will email the link on Wednesday, October 27th at 10am, I will also post the link to register on our facebook page . Please follow our facebook page to stay up to date with our Upward Basketball League announcements: https://www.facebook.com/crosspointeupwardsports