Our Upward Basketball League (pre-Kindergarten - 6th grade) offers opportunity for character-building, player development, and the formation of deep relationships between teammates and coaches. Our desire is for players to develop a love for basketball with a healthy competitive spirit, and discover skills necessary to succeed both on and off the court. The game format and rules are designed to teach the game at an age specific level that grows with each young athlete.
Teams are coed and split into developmentally appropriate age groupings. Teams are made as equally as possible based on ages, accommodations, and our league evaluations. We are very intentional about this process, we want every child to be appropriately challenged, feel as if they are in a safe place to learn and grow, and be given the opportunity to be as successful as possible.
Teams are coached by volunteer parents, supported and guided by Recreation Ministry staff. If you are interested in volunteering to coach your child's team, read our information on coaching.
Pre-K division will be played in a 30/30 format where each Saturday the teams will have a 30-minute practice, followed by a 30-minute game. Kindergarten – 6th grade divisions will play hour-long games on Saturday modified based on age level up to the 5th/6th grade at which we play a traditional format.
IMPORTANT SPRING 2019 DATES
- February 1: Registration opens
- March 18: TWMS Enrichment Trimester Begins (TWMS K - 6th students only)
- April 8: Season Practice Begins
- April 27: Games Begin
- June 1: Last Game and Celebration
Teams will practice one evening each week.
Games will be on Saturdays.