UPWARD Basektball

 2021 – 2022

UPWARD Basketball Announcement
updated 11/1/21

For the past 21 years it has been the privilege of Second Baptist to bring UPWARD Basketball to our community. The work of our volunteers to bring such a ministry to our community serves as a constant source of encouragement within our church. The embrace of our program by the community has allowed us to share with you all in ways that never would have been possible.

As we have considered the realities of COVID-19 we have been faced with the decision as to whether we will have a league this year. We have looked at a multitude of possibilities and feel confident that we could provide a basketball league for kids to play. However, we know that UPWARD has been far more than a basketball league. UPWARD at Second Baptist has been a place where families and friends have gathered around a basketball game to encourage their kids but also to be encouraged in the environment that they share and the joy that the kids bring.

Having such a program during the winter months would simply be too much of a burden on our volunteers, the possible impact to our community, and we do not in good faith believe that we could provide the experience that our community associates with UPWARD Basketball.

For these reasons, we are suspending our season for the Winter of 21-22. We are grateful to the church for making this possible and to our community for allowing us to serve through the game of basketball. 

Second Baptist Church just finished their 21st year of providing UPWARD basketball to our community.
At Second Baptist we utilize UPWARD Basektball to invest in our community. Life skills are learned in playing sports and our desire is to provide a learning and playing environment that is beneficial to the entire family. Here are some of the differences of UPWARD; practice one night a week and play one game a week, learning Scripture verses, and providing an environment in which the young athlete is encouraged by fans, referees, and coaches in learning and growing as a player. 
A Note About Upward from www.upward.org

Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. Upward Sports is the only organization that offers the 360 Progression™, a uniquely designed total sports experience that adapts and expands as players grow in their personal athletic journeys. The 360 Progression develops total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially – producing players who excel both on and off the field. 

Today, approximately half a million players at more than 2,000 churches in 47 states participate in camps, clinics, and leagues through Upward Sports’ Recreation Division.
UPWARD Celebration 2020

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