Coach’s Corner

Our Example!

Our Mission!

Extra Resources!

Upward coach Jeremy Reiss has found several additional resources that might be helpful to you as a coach.  You might want also recommend them to parents!

(for iOS and Android)

– View team roster and participant information anytime, anywhere.
– Create schedules and easily sync personal and team calendars.
– Track who’s coming to each event, meeting, practice or game with member availability.
– Chat with the team, send last-minute alerts or send messages to custom groups.
– Securely store and easily share photos, files and documents.


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Game Day Tips!

Things to remember/do on Game Day:

— Arrive at the gym 15 minutes early and gather your team.
— Be ready to take the floor for warmup as soon as the game preceding yours ends.
— When you hear the horn, gather your team on the bench and get ready to send them to the center of the floor when their name is called during Player Introductions.
— During the game, remember that substitution breaks are not timeouts.  Make your substitutions as quickly as possible so we can stay on schedule.  The clock will start as soon as two teams are ready.  (K5-Grade 4 leagues only.)
— At halftime, take your team off the floor and to one of our designated halftime meeting rooms.  An Upward rep will come get you when halftime is over.
— After the game, gather your team, parents and fans and go to one of the meeting rooms for post game comments and the Star Presentation (see video below).
Remember what it means to wear the White Star!  Be an encourager and a good example to your players and our fans!

(Please encourage your parents to check out the Game Day Guide at the bottom of the Parent’s Page on this website!  You might find the information helpful as well!)