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Upward Sports

What is it about?

Upward Sports at Immanuel...where every child is a winner!

Upward is a different kind of sports league where we strive to ensure that every child, regardless of skill or ability, works toward reaching their potential as an athlete, and as a human being.  At practice, players learn the skills necessary to play their sport, learn how to act as a team, and participate in a devotion time that will teach them about God.  Throughout the season, all players receive an equal amount of playing time and an equal number of starts.  At each game, every player receives a game day star, highlighting an area in which they excelled.

Every child is important and is treated with dignity, care, and concern.  Each child is encouraged to reach his or her potential.  Every child has the opportunity to play, to achieve, to learn, and to win.






Upward Basketball

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Upward Basketball is a league for children of any skill level that are 5 years old through 12th grade.  Whether they’ve never played or they’re on Coach Calipari’s short list for 2018, they can play in Immanuel’s Upward Basketball League.

2017-2018 Season Specifics:

  • Cost is $65 until October 13th; prices increases to $75 until October 26th
  • Registration begins September 18, 2017.
  • Evaluations are October 23, 24 and 26 anytime between 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
  • Practices begin December 4, 2017.
  • Games begin January 6, 2018.
  • Celebration Night is Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Raise the Roof/Final Game Day is Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Every player will:

  • Be required to attend an Evaluation Night.  Each player is assigned to a team–evaluation nights help us attempt to put together teams with equal abilities.
  • Have the option to NOT practice on one night you choose.
  • Have the option to request a coach, or someone with whom to carpool.  Carpool and coach requests are not guaranteed, and carpool requests must be players in the same division and gender (unless it’s PreK/K) to be accepted.
  • Practice one night per week for one hour. Practice schedules will be posted as soon as they are available.
  • Participate in one game per week, for one hour.
  • Receive coaching in the fundamentals of basketball.
  • Receive a reversible uniform, t-shirt, and player kit.
  • Have the opportunity to purchase matching shorts for $15.

Every player will receive:

  • Reversible jersey
  • T-shirt
  • Upward Basketball magnet
  • Scripture cards
  • Weekly stars
  • End of season award
  • Trophy
  • Certificate

Contact Justin Howard, Recreation Ministry Associate at 685-3337 or justinh@ibclex.com for more information.

Upward Basketball Camp

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UPWARD BASKETBALL CAMP 2017

Registration is open!

Dates: July 10th-14th

Cost – $60 ($30 non-refundable deposit due at registration and $30 due the first day of camp)

Times
9am-Noon – All girls that are 5 years old through completed 7th grade and boys that have completed 4th-7th grade.

2pm-5pm – Boys that are 5 years old through completed 3rd grade.

All camp participants will receive a t-shirt, water bottle, poster and a basketball.

Contact Justin Howard, Recreation Ministry Associate at 685-3337 or justinh@ibclex.com for more information.

REGISTER HERE.

Upward Cheerleading

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Upward Cheerleading is for girls that are 5 years old through 5th grade of any skill level.  Whether they have never cheered or have dreams of cheering for UK, they can cheer in our Upward league.

2016-2017 Season Specifics:

    • Cost is $66 until October 13th; prices increases to $75 until October 26th
    • Registration begins September 18, 2017.
    • Evaluations are October 23, 24 and 26 anytime between 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
    • Practices begin December 4, 2017.
    • Games begin January 6, 2018.
    • Celebration Night is Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Raise the Roof/Final Game Day is Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Every cheerleader will:

  • Be required to attend an Evaluation Night where children are assigned to teams, try on uniforms and meet coaches.
  • Have the option to NOT practice one night you choose
  • Have the option to request a coach or someone with which to carpool. Carpool and coach requests are not guaranteed, and carpool requests must be a player in the same division and gender to be accepted.
  • Practice one night per week for one hour
  • Have one game per week for one hour
  • Receive coaching in the fundamentals of cheerleading
  • Receive a uniform, t-shirt and player kit
  • Have the opportunity to purchase a matching turtleneck for $15.

Every cheerleader will receive:

  • Uniform
  • Pom poms
  • Megaphone
  • Hair ribbon
  • Upward car magnet
  • Scripture cards
  • Scripture learning CD
  • Weekly stars
  • End of season award
  • Trophy
  • Certificate

Contact Justin Howard, Recreation Ministry Associate at 685-3337 or justinh@ibclex.com for more information.

Upward Soccer

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Upward Soccer is for children that are 4 years old through 8th grade.

Click HERE for the 2017 Upward Soccer Registration Form!

Registration is now open!

2017 Upward Soccer Inclement Weather Form

2017 Season Specifics:

  • Evaluations will be held on July 8th, 15th and 19th.
  • Practices begin August 7th, 2017.
  • Games begin August 19th, 2017.
  • Celebration Night is Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Raise the Roof/Final Game Day is October 14th, 2017.
  • All evaluations, games and practices are held at Macedonia Christian Church (4551 Winchester Rd, Lexington, KY 40509).

Evaluation Dates:

Saturday, July 8th, between 9am and 10:45am

Saturday, July 15th, between 9am and 10:45am

Wednesday, July 19th, between 6pm and 7:30pm

In Immanuel’s Upward Soccer program, every player will:

  • Be required to attend an Evaluation Day.  Every player who signs up is assigned to a team.  Evaluations are a way for us to attempt to make even teams.
  • Have the option NOT to practice on one night you choose.
  • Have the option to request a coach, or someone with which to carpool.  (Carpool and coach requests are not guaranteed.  Carpool requests must be players in the same division and gender (unless it’s PreK/K) to be accepted.)
  • Practice one night per week for one hour.
  • Have one game per week for one hour.
  • Receive coaching in the fundamentals of soccer.

COST: $65 by July 8th; after July 8th the cost is $75. The last day to register is July 19th.

Every player will receive:

  • A reversible mesh jersey
  • Soccer socks
  • Water bottle
  • Upward car magnet
  • Upward poster
  • Scripture cards
  • Stars each week
  • End of season award (either a soccer ball or duffel bag)
  • Trophy
  • Certificate
  • The opportunity to purchase matching shorts for $15

Contact Justin Howard, Recreation Ministry Associate at 685-3337 or justinh@ibclex.com for more information.

Want To Volunteer With Upward Sports???

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We are always looking for volunteers to be a head coach, assistant coach or referee. No experience required!  For more info, contact Sharlena Maney at 685-3305 or sharlenam@ibclex.com.

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