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Winter 2020 Season Information

Register Online Here 

Early Registration Ends October 19th 2019

Cost: $45 / Early Registration $40

Boys & Girls / Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Contact: upwards@bethelbaptistgraham.org

League Directors: Wayne & Angie Tulloch

Frequently Asked Questions



When can I sign up?

Registration starts Sept 1st until January 14th, however starting Oct. 19th registration increases by $5.


How much does it cost?

Registration is $40 which includes a reversible jersey and t-shirt which the athlete gets to keep.


What are the colors for the uniforms this season? 

Uniforms will be purple and gold this season.


Can I pay with a credit card?

Yes. You can register online and pay using Visa, MasterCard or American Express by visiting https://registration.upward.org/UPW69403


Are there scholarships available?

Yes. Parents with multiple children can take advantage of a $5 discount per additional child (must live at same physical address). We also offer a discount for children with a military parent actively deployed.



Can I make sure my child is on the same team as so and so?

If you fill in the carpool link while registering, we will try to honor that. However, we cannot guarantee that your child will get to play with specific persons or get to practice on a specific night.


Can I ask for a specific coach?

Only if it is the parent of the child that will be coaching the team.


Who do I make the check out to? 

Bethel Baptist Church



Practice and Game Times


When will my child practice and have games?

Practice and games times are subject to the number of players in the league. Generally speaking practices will be in the evenings as follows:



    • Tuesday or Thursday evenings (Monday is a possibility depending on numbers)

    • Beginning the week of January 13th and running through the week of March 23rd



    • Saturdays in February and March (Bye Week February 29th)

    • Start at 9 AM and runs until complete (Schedule will be released by Jan 24th)


How long is the practice and games?

Both practices and games will take one hour and there will be one practice and one game each week.


How many games during the season? 

Eight games are scheduled.

Where will the practices and games be held?

All practices and games will be held in the Family Life Center Gym at Bethel Baptist Church


Additional Questions



Can I sign up to help with the league?

Absolutely, our league is almost completely run by volunteers. We do pay some High School and College students to referee the older division games. If you would like to help as a coach or assistant or volunteer in our concession stand, please contact Wayne & Angie Tulloch or fill our the volunteer registration form at https://registration.upward.org/UPW69403/volunteer


Do I have to have prior coaching experience?

NO! You will be trained and provided materials to use to help you be a successful coach in Upward. You will be required to attend at least one coach’s orientation sessions and fill out a standard background check required by the league.


What are these evaluation nights; is that a try out?

No. Every child who signs up for Upward is on a team. The evaluation night is a basic skills assessment for the basketball participants to ensure equality of teams when the draft is completed. It also serves as an opportunity for sizing the children for their basketball uniforms.


Does my child have to go to evaluation night, what if I am out of town?

Every child must attend an evaluation night. If for some reason none of the evaluation times work for you, please contact Wayne Tulloch or Pastor Jason to set up a time to have your child evaluated. 


Evaluation Dates & Times

Tuesday, December 10, 6:30-8:00 PM

Thursday, December 12th, 6:30-8:00 PM

Saturday, December ---, 9:30-11:30 AM (TBD)