Upward Basketball 2018-19 Season (grades K-7)

Registration opens the morning of September 4, 2018.  REGISTER EARLY!   The league fills up quickly.

Early bird registration fee from September 4 – October 5 is $105.  Regular registration fee from October 6 – October 27 is $130.  Registration is NOT COMPLETE until payment is made.

Player evaluations will take place on Monday & Tuesday, October 22 and 23 (6-8 pm) and Saturday, 10/27, 10 am – noon.

Practices begin the week of January 7, 2019. Each team practices for one hour per week, schedule to be determined after all teams have been set.

Games begin on January 26 and run through March 16. Each game is one hour, and each team plays one game per week. Games run 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Game schedule to be determined after teams are formed.

Picture day is Saturday, February 2.  The Upward Celebration is Sunday, March 17, in the afternoon.

All practices and games take place in the Great Hall at Church of the Saviour.

Coaches Code of Conduct

Parents Code of Conduct

Players Code of Conduct (grades K-2)

Players Code of Conduct (grades 3-7)

Practice Cards:  Practice Card 2, Practice Card 5, Practice Card 8, Last Practice Card

Lindsay’s Law – This law pertains to sudden cardiac arrest in youth athletes.  Parents, players and coaches need to review the information, print and sign the last page, and bring the signed form to your first practice session.

Click here for Refund Policy
Click here for Basic Practice and Game Day Information
Click here for the COTS Child Protection Policy
Click here for the COTS Volunteer Application

COTS Upward Basketball is now partnered with The Positive Coaching Alliance, a national non-profPCA-Logo.01it developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.

For information about PCA live workshop dates, coaching and parent tips, online course log-in information, and what steps COTS Upward is taking to spread positive coaching, click on the PCA logo.


Upward Coach Online Educational Resources
A wealth of educational resources from Upward Sports for basketball coaches to help you to make your practices more focused, efficient, and meaningful. This includes the Upward Coach’s Sideline/Practice Plans, a complete guide in administering an effective and fun practice. The Coach’s Sidelines are complete with skill focus for each practice as well as drills and games to reinforce the skill being taught. Also, a copy of the week’s practice devotion can also be found within each practice plan.



UpwardParent.01A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Upward Basketball

5 Ways Parents Can Create a Better Game Day Atmosphere




Upward Apparel and more from the tremendous Participants/League Directors fan store, including t-shirts; sweatshirts; hats; youth apparel; promotional items for church partners; merchandise for volunteers; merchandise for family members (parents, grandparents, etc.); cups; sports bags; and more. Click on Team Shop Logo.

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