Hello Upward Parents, Coaches, Volunteers!
We are gearing up for another wonderful season of Upward
Basketball & Cheerleading, and wanted to provide an update to all of the
families and volunteers from last year of the upcoming season details.
First of all, there are going to be a few changes to this
upcoming season, that we wanted to make everyone aware of beforehand.
1. Upward Basketball & Cheerleading will
now be from KINDERGARTEN - 5th GRADE. (no more 6th grade)
2. Upward Basketball will be having practices ONLY
on Tuesday & Thursday (no more Monday practices)
3. Upward Basketball this year will be cutting the # of
teams that we have. We typically have 36 basketball teams, for this year we are
scaling back and doing 24 teams. By having 12 less teams, this means that our
league will shrink in size, and have 96 less players.
So what this means for parents of players, our league is
going to fill up very FAST, 192 spots are available for registration
Kindergarten - 5th grade, which mean unfortunately not everyone who played
last year will have a spot on a team this year. We are very sorry about this,
not being able to accommodate everyone, however our league is very volunteer
heavy, and last year we had a shortage of volunteers for coaches and refs, and
gym support staff, which makes running the league very difficult when you don't
have enough volunteers. So our goal for this year is to scale back, to a more
manageable size while we restructure and reorganize the league and fill
volunteer roles so we are properly staffed, with the goal of next year going
back up to 36 teams and adding Monday night practices back in.
As an incentive we want to make a special REGISTRATION
OFFER to any parent who is willing to volunteer as a BBALL or CHEER
Coach, Assistant Coach, Referee, Or Gym Support (setup, cleanup, timer clock
If you are willing to volunteer in one of the roles
mentioned above, you will be able to register 1 WEEK BEFORE regular
registration signups, essentially GUARANTEEING your child a spot on a team.
Click here to sign up to be a volunteer
those individuals on this list that sign up to coach/ref/gym will be sent a
special registration link 1 week before registration opens up!
Important Dates: Upcoming Registration and League Details
Volunteer Sign-Ups: Going on now!!
Early Registration for Volunteers: Opens up, Monday,
October 14th (sign up to volunteer, and get access to early
registration 1 week ahead of everyone else!!)
General Registration: Opens up, Monday, October 21st
Registration filled up within the hour, cheer spots are still open.
The registration cost per child for basketball or
cheerleading is $85
Basketball & Cheer Evaluations & Jersey Sizing Days:
(only need to attend 1 of the days)
Thursday, November 21st - 6pm - 8pm
Saturday, November 23rd - 10am - 12pm
First Practices: Will start the week of January 7th, 2020
(practices on Tuesdays or Thursdays)
First Game: Saturday, January 25th
Picture Day: Saturday, February 1st
Last Game: Saturday, March 7th
Awards Celebration: Sunday, March 7th or 8th TBD
Josh Wiley: 530-510-3277 (coaching & referee volunteers)
Cristy Ellis: 530-209-2170 (registration & general