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Upward Sports


Upward Sports is designed to introduce children to Jesus Christ by creating opportunities to serve through sports. Upward Sports emphasizes healthy competition, sportsmanship, skill building and fun versus the “win-at-all cost” mentality.


Rules unique to Upward Sports are designed to provide the very best sports experience for each and every child.  In addition to teaching children about sports, Upward features a few special characteristics:


Upward Characteristics

  • 1)  Each child is evaluated before the team selection process to create balanced teams that are competitive.


  • 2)  A unique substitution system that guarantees every child equal playing time.


  • 3)  Opportunities to teach both athletic skill as well as values for success on and off the playing field/court.


  • 4)  Family friendly schedule through conducting only one one-hour practices and games each week.


  • 5)  Supportive and encouraging volunteer coaches, referees, clock keepers, and other volunteers help create a positive sports environment designed to bring out the “winner” in each child regardless of the game’s score.

Ada First offers Basketball in the winter for both boys and girls ages K4 through 4th grade. Whether you have the heart to coach, referee, work concessions, or  share your testimony there is an opportunity to serve.

Practices start the week of: January 6, 2014

First Basketball Game – Saturday, January 18, 2014 in the gym at 15th & Broadway
Last Game: Saturday, February 22, 2014
    All Pre-K & Kindergarten teams play at 8:00 AM each Saturday
    All 1st & 2nd grade teams play at 9:00 AM each Saturday
    All 3rd & 4th grade teams play at 10:00 AM each Saturday
Photo Day – TBA
Basketball Awards Celebration – Sunday, February 23, 2014, 5:00 PM in our Worship Center

Practice times:
Pre-K & Kindergarten teams:
Li’l Owls – Tuesdays at 6 PM
Li’l Wolves – Tuesdays at 6 PM
Li’l Lightning – Tuesdays at 7 PM
Li’l Leopards – Thursday at 6 PM

1st & 2nd grade teams:
Little Owls –  Tuesdays at 6 PM
Little Pumas – Tuesdays at 6 PM
Little Falcons – Tuesdays at 7 PM
Little Leopards – Thursdays at 6 PM

3rd & 4th grade teams:
Comets – Thursdays at 6 PM
Grizzlies – Thursdays at 6 PM

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