The per person fee for the 2012-2013 basketball and cheerleading season is $90.00 by October 5th, 2012 and $100.00 after October 5th. *If late registrations are taken late fees may apply.
Are scholarships available?
Yes, a fund has been established for those families requesting financial assistance. Full and partial scholarships are available. If you are able to help pay any amount it helps us provide as many scholarships as possible. Simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-868-8995 before you register.
How much of a time commitment is this on our family?
One practice per week for one hour and games on Saturdays for eight weeks. There are a total of 12 practices and 8 games.
Can I get a refund of my registration?
Absolutely, please fill out the Request for Refund form. A $10.00 registration and processing fee will be deducted from your refund. All refunds will be processed and sent via check after November 12th, 20l2. For refund requests made after November 12th, a $17.00 registration and processing fee will be deducted from the refund to cover shipping the uniform back to Upward Sports.
In other sport leagues, my child did not get to play as much as other children. How is an UPWARD league different in that regard?
UPWARD is a league that ensures all children will play equally, no matter what the skill level. Coaches are trained with the UPWARD substitution system and are given a schedule for substituting players in and out of the game. The set substitution system provides every child the opportunity to be in the starting lineup, requires no child to sit out back-to-back segments and allows every child to play at least half of the game.
What can I expect from coaches in an UPWARD league?
UPWARD understands that for most participants and their families, the difference between a good and bad sports league experience is the coach. The role of the coach is to uphold the Values of UPWARD. Their success is not determined by wins and losses, but how they teach the game and how they convey the love of Christ to each participant.
How can I learn about the UPWARD rules?
Rules unique to UPWARD Basketball are provided at www.upward.org.
What size basketball should my child practice with?
Upward recommends a 25 inch basketball for K5 and a 28.5 inch basketball for 1st-6th graders.
Why does my child only guard one particular opponent while on the court?
In UPWARD Basketball, man-to-man defense is played at all times to ensure equal match-ups of players and to provide healthy competition. Players only guard a specific opponent that closely matches his/her ability and height, which creates equal opportunity for every player. Each player matches a player with the same color wristband.
What age group is UPWARD for and what sports are currently offered?
Northern Cincinnati UPWARD basketball has been specifically designed for K5 through 8th grade children and Flag Football K5 - 8th grade children. Visit www.upward.org to find locations for other sports such as soccer, baseball and floor hockey.
Does each cheer squad have a specific team they cheer for each week?
No, squads rotate the teams they cheer for throughout the season.
Does my daughter have to go through tryouts to make the squad?
No, UPWARD Cheerleading squads are determined by age. She is guaranteed to be on a team.
Does UPWARD Cheerleading incorporate stunting and tumbling as part of its cheerleading program?
No, UPWARD would like to ensure your child’s safety by only allowing activities that the participant and the coach are comfortable doing. Therefore, UPWARD Cheerleading does not offer any tumbling or stunting tricks in hopes to prevent any injuries and to keep all children’s safety first.
What are this season's colors?
Your child’s uniform for the 2012-2013 season is navy and gold.
When will my child cheer on game day?
Cheerleaders cheer on the sideline during their designated games. They will also cheer during halftime and between periods.