Thank you for your interest in the Upward Basketball Program at Mandarin United Methodist Church. The league is for Kindergarten through 12th grade. Cost is $99 which includes jersey and shorts.
Mandatory evaluations and uniform sizing will be held Saturday, November 4, between 8:30-11 AM. All players must attend this evaluation. Evaluations consist of individual running, dribbling and shooting exercises. The evaluation scores are used to balance the teams.
Uniforms and Equipment
The league will provide practice and game balls so it is not necessary to purchase your child a ball. Should you wish to do so, Kindergarten through 1st grade will use a 25” diameter ball, 2nd through 3rd grade will use a 27.5” ball and 4th-5th grade will use a 28” ball, middle and high school girls will use a 28”ball and middle and high school boys will use a 29”ball.
All players will be provided with a reversible jersey and shorts. The colors are White and Carolina Blue.
Practices will begin the week of December 4. Team practices are held one day a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday for one hour between 5 – 9 PM. Practices days and times are selected by the coaches based on their personal schedules. Team assignments will be emailed the week of November 27.
We always need coaches and assistant coaches. If you want to guarantee your child has a particular day and time for practice, volunteer to coach. Head coaches receive a $25 discount on registration.
The game schedule will be emailed to you the week of December 4. Games begin January 13. Our final games will be February 24. Kindergarten – 3rd grade will play cross court. Middle and high school will play full court. 4th-5th grade will play either cross or full court depending on registrations.
The concession stand is a major source of funds for equipment and scholarships. Each team will be asked to help in the concession stand once per season either before or after one of your games.
Team and individual pictures will be taken. You will have an opportunity to order them from the photographer.
If you have additional questions, please contact Mike Groos at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 268-5549 ext 149.