Upward Basketball

Grades K-7 2019-2020 Season Information

Upward Basketball 2019-2020 Season (Grades K-7)

Upward Basketball FAQs

Schedule for 2019-2020 Season

Practice Schedule

Game Schedule

Picture Day on Saturday, February 1, 2020

Upward Celebrations on Sunday, March 15, 2020

Church of the Saviour will refund the registration fee of a player if the player withdraws from the league on or before the last scheduled evaluation day. Partial refunds may be granted in the event of an unforeseen conflict, provided there is a wait-list participant who is willing to fill the vacated roster spot, between the last scheduled evaluation day and December 31. We are unable to give refunds after December 31.

Team Assignments

Players are assigned to teams based upon skill levels measured at evaluations using proprietary Upward software program. Where a player’s parent is coaching, the player and coach will be assigned to the same team unless otherwise specified. Siblings will be assigned to teams with the same practice night if possible, but not guaranteed. In order to balance the skill levels of teams, we are unable to accommodate requests for players to be assigned to specific teams with their friends and/or neighbors. We do believe that Upward’s unique format provides an excellent setting in which players can make new friends.

TRY ON YOUR UNIFORM RIGHT AWAY. There is a $15 handling/shipping charge for all returns & exchanges. All uniforms to be exchanged must be turned in to the Upward Administrator, Gina Ehlers, by Jan 17, 2020. Click here to download the form necessary for returns & exchanges.

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 2Practice Card 5Practice Card 8Last 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.

Concussion Management:

Info sheet (including Return to Play requirements) and parent acknowledgement

Required training for coaches info

Click here for live link to required coach training regarding concussions

Coach Training Information

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-profit 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 above link.


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.

Upward Coach Playbook

A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Upward Basketball

5 Ways Parents Can Create a Better Game Day Atmosphere


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