Upward Basketball 2016-17 Season – Mark Your Calendar Dates

Registration Opens: Tuesday, September 6

Evaluations: Monday & Tuesday, October 24 & 25, 6-8 pm; Saturday, October 29, 10 am – noon
First Practice: Monday, January 2
First Game Day: Saturday, January 21
Picture Day: January 28
Last Game Day: Saturday, March 11
Awards & Celebration Parties: Sunday March 12; 12:30-2:30pm and 3-5pm
Upward Day at the Cavaliers Game: TBD

Game Schedules will be posted here as soon as they are available:

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.


Practices begin the week of January 2, 2017. Each team practices for one hour per week, schedule to be determined after all teams have been set. Games begin on January 21 and run through March 11. 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.

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

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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