One practice a week beginning in early January at the same place and same time each week. Locations are: Calvary United Methodist, Bethel, or First Assembly. Practice times are 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30 pm. Usually the younger divisions practice in the early time slots. We offer practice times every day of the week except Wednesday.
When you register you can choose one night of the week that does not work for your child to practice – we cannot 100% guarantee any other practice night request after that.
One 1 hr game every Saturday (mid-January through mid-March) between the hours of 8:30am – 3pm. K-4th grade game locations rotate between Calvary United Methodist, Bethel Church, and First Assembly of God. 5th-8th grade play Saturday afternoons at the Fargo Basketball Academy.
Biblical truths are shared at every practice and game, but you do not need to attend a church to play Upward – over 40% of our families don’t.
Most volunteer coaches are parents of a player on the team.
Yes! 40% of players have never played organized basketball before.
Everyone makes a team, and every player plays the same amount of time.
The divisions are:
1st-2nd (boys and girls division)
3rd-4th (boys and girls division)
5th-6th (boys and girls division)
7th-8th (boys and girls division)
Reversible Jersey & Shorts are provided with registration fee.
You can choose one friend to be on your child’s team. Both families need to enter the other child’s name in the carpool link during registration.
After that information is entered, our computer software assembles teams based primarily on evaluation scores to balance out the teams.
We expect 750+ players this year, so there are a lot of moving parts with formulating teams.
We offer cheer leading also. These squads practice once during the week and cheer at games on Saturday. Use the same link to register for basketball or cheer.
Registration fee is $99 until the end of November, $119 after December 1st.
Practice Schedules and Team Rosters will be emailed out a week after our last evaluation.
No. Just pick one that works for your family schedule and attend. Lines are longer at the beginning and much shorter at the end of the evaluation.
When you register, you can mark the box that indicates you would like to volunteer to coach your child’s team. That’s all there is to it! We have a coaches meeting in mid-December. You will also be given an app that gives you step-by-step instructions on how to run a practice and coach a game.