Letter from the Director
The 2019-2020 Upward Basketball Ministry season is quickly approaching! I am grateful to be able to volunteer as the League Director this year. Upward is an awesome ministry and has impacted my life as a coach and my son’s life as a player. There are few basketball programs out there that teach Godly values and virtues as well as the Upward program.
This year, Parkway Baptist Church will continue striving to have a well-run, quality, well staffed league. Our primary responsibility is to raise athletes to know God and to grow in their understanding of Him, but we feel that responsibility is also owed to our parents and volunteers. Basketball is the catalyst for our learning and teaching of these virtues.
In an effort to better keep the integrity of the Upward league and to help ensure a well-run league, registration will be capped this year to 4 teams of 10 players per age division. That will give us a maximum limit of 240 players. We ask that if you want to ensure your spot this year with Upward Basketball, please register early. Early registration will open on September 3, 2019 and close on October 25, 2019. Late registration will close on November 9th. We will ask that only 1 night be excluded on the registration forms for practice. We will assign your child’s practice (Kindergarten through 8th grade) on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday night depending on the Coach’s schedule. Please note that no other special requests can be honored this year.
If your child(ren) chooses to participate (and I hope they will!), I am excited to serve you and your child(ren) this year. I sincerely hope that you will consider signing up your child to play Upward basketball this season. I am always available to you for comments, questions, or concerns. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org