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2018 Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

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Aug, 2017

Important Upward Information...

           We are excited about the upcoming
                                                    2018 Upward Season! 

                             Please read the following information to help you
                     understand our program and answer your general questions.

Boys and girls in 1st grade through 6th grade are eligible for basketball.
Girls in kindergarten through 6th grade are eligible for cheerleading.

7th-9th grade boys are eligible for Upward Basketball which held at Bethany Bible Church in Hatfield. Contact BBC directly for more information @ (215) 855-2449

Online registration allows for credit card payments ONLY.
Payments are accepted by Visa and MasterCard ONLY.
Upward online registration opens August 18th.
Upward online registration ends on November 3 at 3pm.
No registrations accepted after this deadline.

Please fill out a paper registration form and send it with payment to the Immanuel Church of the Nazarene office. Paper registration forms will be available after September 10. You can pick one up at the church office or email the registrar at for an emailed copy to print.
Completed forms can be dropped off or mailed to the office with payment at:
Immanuel Church of the Nazarene
1260 Welsh Road
Lansdale, PA 19446                 

Registration fees are $115 for either basketball or cheerleading and includes the uniform.
Cheerleading: Uniform = cheer top and skort  
Basketball: Uniform = t-shirt and jersey

Although an option is listed to apply a discount, we do not offer a discount. Please disregard this option. We are working on eliminating this option.
If you feel you are eligible to receive a reduced fee, we do offer scholarships. In order to apply, please send a request to and you will be sent a scholarship form and a paper registration form by email. Please print these forms, fill out and return to the address listed above. They will be reviewed, authorized and someone will notify you when it is approved.
You cannot register online and apply for a scholarship. It must be done by paper.

Evaluation day (please make every effort to attend) will be held on November 4 between 8am to 1pm at Immanuel Church of the Nazarene, 1260 Welsh Road, Lansdale. 
Evaluations take about 20 minutes, just stop by anytime between 8 and 1.
During evaluation time, parents will determine size of uniform, players are evaluated on basic skills and parents will attend a brief meeting. Also, players will choose a nickname, which is announced at the beginning of each game!

January 13 – March 10
The season lasts 10 weeks, with 1 practice and 1 game per week.
All practices and games are held on Immanuel Church of the Nazarene’s premises.
If games are cancelled due to inclement weather, missed games will be made up during the last week.

All Upward Cheer & Basketball practices begin the first week of January.
After coaches receive their team roster in December, you will be contacted by your coach with your practice night and team information.
Practices are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (no Wednesday practices) and all practices are one hour.
On your registration, you can note one night that DOES NOT work for you.
At this time, we are unable to tell you which night your child will practice. 

The first Upward game will be held on January 13. The season ends on March 10.
All games are played on Saturdays. Games begin at 8am and are played through 2 or 3pm.
Each game lasts 1 hour with a short team meeting afterward, usually 15-20 minutes. 

Cheerleading times vary, but cheering takes place during the games on Saturdays.

If you are interested in coaching Basketball or Cheerleading, please let us know! No experience necessary…we provide training!
Upward Coach Training will be held at Immanuel Church of the Nazarene on these dates:
Friday, November 10 from 7pm-9pm in Rooms 131-132
Saturday, November 11 from 9am-11am in Rooms 131-132