Upward Sports

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Messiah Lutheran Church is looking forward to providing you and your children another great Upward Basketball Season, developing them Mentally, Athletically, Spiritually and Socially.

Pre-Season Preparation

Free Skills Clinic

Skills clinics are being scheduled for the months of October and November. This is an important learning experience for Players, Parents and Coaches.

Below is a list of skills that will be covered. Contact Greg Molina for more information.

K – 3rd Grade

  • Basic Passing & Dribbling
  • Proper Defense – Guarding and Shot Prevention
  • Shooting Basics
  • Other Simple Skills & Drills

4th – 8th Grade

  • Passing & Dribbling
  • Proper Defense – Man on Man vs Zone
  • Shooting Basics from Multiple Locations
    • Free Throws
    • Around the Key
    • Lay-ups
  • Basic Offense Rotation Around The Key

Skills Evaluation and Uniform Sizing

Where: Messiah Gymnasium, 1801 W Plano Parkway, Plano, TX
When: November 10th, 2018 – 10AM-12PM

Evaluation and Uniform Sizing is a must for all players, so teams can be formed during the following week.

If you cannot make this event Evaluation & Sizing will be done at the first practice, to be announced by your assigned Team Coach.


  • Early Registration Sept 1 – Nov 10 is $120
  • Registration After Nov 10 is $150
  • Fees include:
    • Basketball Uniform with Shorts
    • 11 weekly Practices
    • 8 Saturday Games
    • Awards Celebration

Important Dates

  • Evaluations & Uniform Sizing  – Saturday 11/10 (10-12noon)
  • Games – Saturday Mornings  – 12/8,15   1/12,19,26   2/2,9,16
  • Practices – Friday Evenings  – 11/16,30   12/7,14,21  1/4,11,18,25   2/1,8
  • Practices – Sunday Afternoons – 11/18,25   12/9,16,23   1/6,13,20,27   2/3,10
  • Post Season Celebration – Sunday 2/17 (Time TBA)

We will also be announcing Open Gym dates and times during the Holiday’s for those teams and individuals wishing to attend.

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.

Carl Huett
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Help Upward Grow

  • Invite your child’s friends and classmates to share the fun
  • Form a Neighborhood or School Class Team
    Share this website with them
  • Help them Register
  • Deployed Military Family Scholarships are available