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