Awards Night will feature Kids Celebration!

Bill BuchananJoin us Sunday evening, February 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Matthews Baptist Church for Upward Awards Night!  Everyone is invited!  We will recognize players, coaches and referees, thank our volunteers, celebrate our season and enjoy the crazy antics of Kids Celebration— the #1 Family Game Show in America!  Every player will receive a special award, plus there will be drawings for some great prizes!  We will also collect our Build-a-Bed Banks!

Players and cheerleaders should wear their uniforms!  The program will conclude no later than 7 p.m.

Level 4 Tournament Schedule

BOYS (at Broadway)

11:00 a.m.     Lakers vs. Pacers
12:15 p.m.     Thunder vs. 76ers
1:30 p.m.      Trailblazers vs. Hawks

3:30 p.m.      Championship Game (at SMBC)

GIRLS (at St. Matthews)

1:00 p.m.     Comets vs. Sparks
2:15 p.m.     Vols vs. Lightning (Championship)

League Schedule!

February 25 – Level 4 Tournament Finals
February 26 – Awards Night!
July 17-19  – Summer Skills Clinic!

Bring your bank to Awards Night!

sweet-sleep-bankDon’t forget to bring your Build-a-Bed bank to Awards Night!  Look for the collection table outside the main entrance to the St. Matthews sanctuary.  $50 buys a bed!  Let’s see how many we can send!  (Checks can be made payable to St. Matthews Baptist Church and earmarked Build a Bed.)

Summer Skills Clinic, July 17-19!

Morning Session (limited to 30)
K5 – Grade 3
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$60 – Click here to register!

Afternoon Session (limited to 24)
Grades 4-7
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
$60 – Click here to register!

The Upward Stars!

The Upward Stars are a very important part of our league!  Players receive a Green Star each week at practice for participation in the Mid Practice Huddle or Team Time.  On Game Day, each player and cheerleader receives one of the following stars:

GRAY STAR— offense/best cheer
RED STAR— defense/leadership
BLUE STAR— effort
GOLD STAR— sportsmanship/spirit
WHITE STAR— Christlikeness

Please join your team and coaches after the game for the Star Presentation Ceremony!  Player stars should be ironed on the t-shirt where they will show (collar or sleeve).  Cheerleaders receive stickers which can be easily attached to their megaphone.

Cancellation and Winter Weather Policy

If weather or other circumstances require us to cancel practices or games that decision will be posted here and on our Facebook page.  We will also send a ReachAlert so be sure to get signed up.  We are NOT be tied to JCPS so be sure to check here for our schedule.  We will practice on January 16 and February 20!

Game schedules!

Game schedules are posted under the Games Schedules tab of this site.  Home Team is listed first and wears RED.

Level 4 Scores from January February 18

Lakers 36 – Thunder 34 (OT)
Pacers 49 – Trailblazers 38
76ers 45 – Hawks 40

Vols 28 – Comets 20
Lightning 27 – Sparks 19

Build a Bed!

sweet-sleep-bankOur Upward league will be partnering with Sweep Sleep to buy beds for children in Uganda!  Beds cost $50 and consist of a straw mat (to protect the mattress from the ground), a foam mattress, a blanket, a mosquito net and a Bible.

Each player and cheerleader will receive a Build a Bed bank like the one shown here.  We will collect our banks at Awards Night on February 26 and send Sweet Sleep a check!

Click the arrow to learn more about Sweet Sleep and how we can partner with them to make a difference!

Stay connected!

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