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Upward Season 2020 Registrations are live!

Upward 2020 Season Registration Now Live!

Hello everyone!

I hope you had a great off season and been able to take time to help your young athletes continue to develop in their skills and faith walk. Our registration is now up as we prepare for the 2020 season. Below is the link to register, and information you will want to consider as you register. I am looking forward to seeing new and returning faces and countdown to a great season.

-Ages: K5 (MUST be 5 by August 1, 2019) through 9th Grade grade boys and 7th grade girls

-Cost: $70 UNTIL November 1 and cost will go up to $80. Shorts are optional and can be purchased for $15.

-All players MUST attend an Evaluation. 3 dates to choose from: November 3, 10, or 17 (2pm – 4pm).

– Players 5th- 9th grade, 3  dates to choose from: November 3, 10, or 17 (5pm – 6pm)


James Rheaume

Meet James Rheaume!

James should be a familiar face as he has coached in our Level 4 league for the past four years and has become a favorite of our players and their parents. He has attended several Upward training events and has also completed online training, certifying him to lead our league.

James has a tremendous passion for Upward and for the purpose of Upward Sports.  He was hand-picked by David Garrard to carry on the tradition of excellence that characterizes our league, and he has the full support of our Leadership Team.

Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, James is a lover of the Tar Heels!  He is full of energy and very excited about leading Upward into the future.  James and his wife, Candace are members of St. Matthews Baptist Church.

Level 4 leagues continue with 7th grade girls and 9th grade boys!

Our 2019 Upward Basketball league had a great experience with having the 7th grad girls play with the 5th-6th grade cooed league. We will continue this structure for the 2020 season. We also had a great turn-out for the 9th grade boys and introducing the new 7th-9th boys league that we are excited to see how it will grow again this year.

Our Leadership Team is excited about these changes and has worked hard and given lots of thought in recommending them.  The remainder our league will be structured the same as in previous years: K5 Boys/Girls; Grades 1-2 Boys/Girls; Grades 3-4 Boys/Girls.

Evaluation schedule!

All players must attend one of our evaluation sessions in order to participate in our league.  The evaluations will be held in the St. Matthews Baptist Church gym according to the following schedule:

Address: 3515 Grandview Ave, Louisville, KY 40207

K5 – Grade 4 Boys and Girls
November 3, 10 and 17
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The evaluation process includes uniform sizing and several simple drills and takes about 15 minutes, depending on how many others are waiting.

Grades 5-9 Boys, Grades 5-7 Girls
November 3, 10 and 17
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The Level 4 evaluation includes uniform sizing as well as special drills.  The evaluation also includes a controlled scrimmage under the direction of our coaches.  Players should arrive at 5 p.m.

Important dates!

September 1, 2019– Registration opens!
November 3/10/17, 2019 — Evaluations!
December 9, 2019– Practices begin!
January 4, 2020– Games begin!
February 23, 2020– Awards Night!

Want to coach?

Click on the Coach’s Corner tab or email League Director, James Rheaume!  jamrhe2829@gmail.com