Game Day Guide!

This guide will help you know what to expect on Upward Game Days!

— Broadway Baptist Church is located at 4000 Brownsboro Road if that is your game site!

— Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your game. When you arrive, look for your coach and teammates!

— During the game you may notice coaches using phones and iPads. They are using the Upward Game Day App which helps them manage the game!

— For our younger players (K5 – Grade 4) we use a Substitution System to make sure each player plays at least half of every game!

— At halftime players leave the floor to go huddle with their coaches. Fans in the stands will enjoy a special Upward Halftime Activity designed to entertain and inspire! Please give your attention to the leader.  Several games will also enjoy a halftime performance by our cheerleaders!

— During the game please refrain from criticizing or yelling at our referees. This initiates a Circle of Criticism that has a negative effect on everyone and changes the atmosphere in our gyms.

— After the game please join your team and your coach for a post game huddle that will include the Star Presentation Ceremony!  The stars should be ironed on your Upward T-shirt.

League Schedule!

January 28 – Picture Day at BBC!
February 5 – Mid Season Coach Meeting!
February 26 – Awards Night!

Meet the Game Day Assistants!

Abby Outlaw has played, coached and refereed Upward!  She has also served as our Game Day Assistant in 2015.  Logan Stone has also played and called games.  He is a junior at Christian Academy.  Logan enjoys playing basketball and golf.  He also plays in the CAL band and does Quick Recall!

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.

Picture Days are coming!

Picture Day at St. Matthews is January 21.  Picture Day at Broadway is January 28.  You will need to arrive one hour early that day.  Things will go faster if you print the order form below and bring it with you already filled out.

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 21!

Pacers 36 – Trailblazers 31
Thunder 35 – Lakers 16
Hawks 37 – 76ers 36

Vols 30 – Lightning 10
Sparks 26 – Comets 21

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!

Visit this website weekly for the latest in league news including Game Schedules!  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.  Stay connected to make sure your Upward experience is the best it can possibly be!  And be sure to sign up for ReachAlert (see button at the bottom of this home page).  It’s free and it’s your gateway to instant reminders and notifications!