Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Registration

“Every child is a winner!”
The Upward Basketball slogan is a reminder that Upward Basketball and Cheerleading are returning to St James this fall.  Upward is about a lot more than dribbling, bounce passes, and cheers. It is one of the most intentional tools for helping us make disciples of Jesus Christ!

Online registration for Season 10, the 2019-2020 Upward Basketball season, is now underway for boys and girls age Kindergarten/5 through 6th grade. Register now at jsmnow.org.
The website is linked to Upward Sports, which offers secure online registration and payments by credit and debit cards. Online registration includes discounts for multiple participants from the same family and options to coach your child’s team.
Online applications are also available for coaches, referees, and volunteers. The application is required for all coaches, which includes background checks, preferred practice night, shirt size, and player/coach links.
The early registration cost per child for basketball or cheerleading is $85 through October 13, 2019. Online registration closes on October 13. Late Registration is then $95 until Oct 17, 2019 (by cash or check only and if spots are still open). The fee includes game jerseys, shorts, T-Shirts, and devotional materials.
Here is the schedule for MANDATORY evaluation of players to be held at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington Street in Greenville:
For kindergarten through Grade 2: October 14, 6-8 p.m.
For Grade 3 and Grade 4: October 15, 6-8 p.m.
For Grade 5 and Grade 6: October 17, 6-7 p.m.
The kindergarten through 3rd grade girls and kindergarten through 4th grade boys will practice and play games at Jarvis. The 5th and 6th grade boys and 4th through 6th grade girls will practice and play at St. James United Methodist Church. The first practices will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019. Practice continues for one hour a week for three weeks in December (no practice during the weeks of December 23 and 30). Practice resumes on January 6, 2020, and continues for the next eight weeks.
The first games of Upward Basketball will be on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Picture Day is February 8, 2020, when all teams go to Jarvis one hour before their game for a team picture. February 29, 2020, is the date of the last Saturday game. The end-of-season Upward Celebration will be Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Upward Basketball is a unique sports experience that develops young athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Registration applications are available at all information desks throughout St. James UMC or register online at JSMnow.org.

We are thrilled to host another exciting season of Upward Basketball. For more information, please contact Tom Pauling at 252-752-5129 or tpauling@suddenlink.net. League Director Lennie Furlough, League Administrator Dennis Leanhardt, and Coach Commissioner Michie Falconer can be reached via email at jarvisupward@gmail.com or by calling 252-752-3101, extension 331.