First Baptist Church
1279 Friendship Road
PO Box 780368
Tallassee, Alabama 36078
(334) 283-2287
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Upward Basketball

A Community Ministry Sponsored by First Baptist Church


Basketball for Boys and Girls, Grades 1-6


Upward Basketball is a nationally syndicated program. First Baptist pays the franchise fee and organizes the league. People from other churches pitch in to help provide this activity for the community. Upward Basketball emphasizes sportsmanship and respect for authority. There is one practice and one game per week. There are eight games played on Saturdays in January and February. The 2005 season will be our sixth year.

Upward features:

  1. A rotation system providing equal playing time for all players.
  2. A rotation plan for starting the games - everyone gets to start in a game.
  3. Man to man defense against the nearest equivalent player on the other team.
2008 Upward Basketball Fact Sheet pdf
2008 Upward Basketball Registration Form, Part 1 pdf
2008 Upward Basketball Registration Form, Part 2 pdf
Upward Basketball Parent's Section on National Web Site


Cheerleading for Girls


Registration
Registration takes place in October. Look for the ad in the Tallassee Tribune and listen for announcements on WTLS and WACQ. There is a fee that covers the expense of the reversible jersey, end of the year award, and materials. The rest of the costs (franchise fee, equipment, facility rental) are paid by the church. Every player is evaluated (cheerleaders excepted) in November. Practice begins in December. Games start in January. Practices are held and at the Tallassee Elementary School gym and the Southside Middle School gym. All games are played at Southside. Call the church office for more information, (334) 283-2287.


Christian Emphasis
There are devotionals for the players at the midpoint of each practice and Bible memory verses. Each player will receive a New Testament with his or her jersey. There are devotionals for spectators at halftime during games.




Fun for Everyone



2008 Upward Basketball Fact Sheet pdf
2008 Upward Basketball Registration Form, Part 1 pdf
2008 Upward Basketball Registration Form, Part 2 pdf
Upward Basketball Parent's Section on National Web Site

















Revised on ... September 25, 2006