Upward Sports

Messiah Lutheran Church is excited to offer our UPWARD BASKETBALL league for a 9th consecutive season. Upward at MLC focuses on providing a fun environment for young athletes while developing them Mentally, Athletically, Spiritually and Socially. Sign up your K5 – 8th grader today!

To REGISTER your child

-Click the “Register Now” button

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-Contact your coach or league director for access

Contact
Carl Huett
Email Carl

Help Upward Grow

  • Invite your child’s friends and classmates
  • Form a Neighborhood or School Class Team
  • Share this website
  • Deployed Military Family Scholarships are available

Fees

  • Early Registration Oct 15 – Nov 30 is $120
  • Fees include:
    • Basketball Uniform with Shorts
    • 11 weekly Practices
    • 8 Saturday Games
    • Awards Celebration

Important Dates

  • Evaluations & Uniform Sizing– First Team Practice
  • Games– Saturday Mornings–Jan. 8,15,22,29  Feb. 5,12,19,26
  • Practices– Friday Evenings–Dec. 3,10,17  Jan. 7,14,21,28   Feb. 4,11,18,25
  • Practices– Sunday Afternoons–Dec. 5,12,19  Jan. 2,9,16,23,30   Feb. 6,13,20
  • Post Season Celebration– Saturday 2/26 (Time TBA)

COVID-19 Precautions

Masks & Social Distancing:

  • Coaches, fans and athletes on the bench MUST wear masks at all times
  • We will not have a concession stand this year
  • Sanitizer dispensers will be present at all high touch areas

 

Evaluations & Uniform Sizing:

  • Conducted at the first Team Practice
  • Uniform sizing will be by visual only – no one can try uniforms on
  • Coaches will fill out Evaluation Forms and Uniform sizing
    • Submitted to the present MLC Upward Administrator for data entry

 

Practices:

  • MLC will provide all Basketballs, which will be sanitized after each practice
    • No one is allowed to bring their own ball
  • Players are responsible for bringing their own water. No drinking fountain use.
  • 30 minutes will be scheduled between practices to allow time for sanitization
  • Practice attendees can NOT enter the building until 10 minutes prior to their practice time
    • This is to limit cross traffic

 

Games:  

  • MLC will provide all Basketballs, which will be sanitized after each Game
    • No one is allowed to bring their own ball or arrive early
  • We will use shoulder match-up tags instead of wristbands
  • Players are responsible for bringing their own water. No drinking fountain use
  • 30 minutes will be scheduled between Games to allow time for sanitization
  • Game attendees can NOT enter the building until 10 minutes prior to their game
    • This is to limit cross traffic

 

Post Game:

  • There will be no after-game gathering
    • Game critiques, lessons, and star distribution will be incorporated into practices
  • Post-game snacks should be served outside
  • Sanitation of gym seating will be completed after each game by event staff

Volunteer Opportunities

There are so many opportunities for you to volunteer. Parents who volunteer as a coach, devotion leader or as a helper on game days report a deeper enjoyment of their athlete’s experience and connection to their child. Please consider sharing some of your time with us.

Email carlhuett@verizon.net OR tmeeks@messiahlutheran.com

We are looking forward to another exciting experience for you and your athlete, in a safe and nurturing environment.

Thank you so much for your participation and support.