Parkway Basketball

Update as of 10/22/2020

We are excited to offer a basketball season at Parkway this winter. While some specific questions remain unanswered, we are happy to announce we will have a season.

This year's modified season will extend for 6 Saturdays beginning in January.  One significant change from previous seasons will be this:  there will be no separate practice nights, only Saturdays.  Our Saturdays will feature skill development, a scrimmage within specific age groups, and a short devotional during each age group.

What the specific age divisions will be has yet to be determined.  That will largely depend on the registration.  Registration will open November 1st and close on November 26th.  There will be a capacity of 100 so we encourage you to register early.  The cost this season will be $20 per player/child for grades K-8th.  That cost will go towards t-shirts and administrative costs. 

We hope to answer more specific questions in mid-November as we process the registrations.  We recognize a sport like basketball is a high-contact activity and, as a result, we will be taking necessary and appropriate safety precautions. 

We look forward to hosting another exciting basketball season!

Take care and God bless,
Parkway Sports Ministry

As of 9/26/2020

I hope you are well and that your family is falling into a groove with school this year. To say this year has been unprecedented would be an understatement. Who would have thought at last years closing ceremony with Sword Swallower, Dan Meyer, that we would enter into a global pandemic that would turn our world upside down. Normally at this time of the year we would have already held our summer camp and we would be well on our way with registration for the upcoming season. But this year is different. We have spent a lot of time in prayer and conversation in order to make the best decision possible and we want to share with you the plan for Parkway's basketball season and how we will move forward.
We will have a basketball season; however, this year will look different from years past. It will not be the traditional Upward season with practice nights and Saturday games. This year we will host a winter camp for six Saturday's beginning in January for grades K-8th. These Saturday's will feature skill development, a scrimmage within specific age groups and a devotional. We're moving to a camp style format so that we can decrease the use of shared equipment and minimize risk while still providing kids an opportunity to play and have some fun.
It’s important to understand that when making these decisions we wanted to keep three things in mind:

  • Safety and minimizing the potential spread of the virus.
  • State and local guidelines.
  • Feedback from the surveys that were sent out to Upward families.

We hope you will consider joining us this season. If you are interested in participating, an email with complete information and a link to sign up will be sent out at the beginning of November.  The cost will be between $20-$25 per player.
COACHES: We can't do this without you! If you are interested in coaching a camp team, please email Wendy Morris.
Take care and God bless,
Parkway Sports Ministry