Upward Sports (K5 - 6th Grade)

2019 Basketball Season


Online Registration is now closed. You must come into the church office to register Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kindergarten division has been cancelled due to a lack of registration. 

Registering after Friday, February 8, 2019, there is no guarantee for uniforms to arrive before first games on March 2, 2019.  

Please take a moment to review all of the important information below.

SPECIAL NOTE. Please know that all teams are formed based on player registration at the time of the team draft. All players get to play in the game based on the unique substitution program we utilize. We ask that if your participating in the program, please try to attend each practice and game. If you have other commitments that might cause a schedule conflict, please consider before registering.

PLAYER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration cost is $85.00 per player and includes the uniform and the End of Season gift. The program is open to boys and girls from K-5 thru 6th grade only. Under five (5) years of age will not be accepted for safety reasons. Registration brochures are now available in the church office. Registration can be completed in the church office Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., online, or at the day of evaluations. Deadline for registration is Sunday, February 3, 2019. Registration fees must be PAID IN FULL before uniform will be specially ordered. 

IN-PERSON EVALUATION AND UNIFORM SIZING
February 2, 2019
9:00 a.m. thru 12:00 p.m. (players only need to attend 1 evaluation date)

All players MUST attend the evaluations.
No skill is required to play. Our unique substitution system ensures all participants play.
Parent or Guardian MUST be present.
Basketball skill drills will be conducted for grades 1 thru 6. Kinder grade doesn't need to perform skill drills but can participate for fun.
Each player will run through six (6) skill drills station and receive a score.
Please wear loose fitting clothing.
Please bring water.
Uniform sizing is done on the day of evaluations. ALL players need to be fitted for uniforms.
The SAMPLE uniforms ARE NOT the actual uniforms but for sizing only. Please DO NOT TAKE UNIFORM HOME.
The actual player uniform will be ordered.
Please be sure of the size uniform to be ordered. Please do not guess a particular size. This includes jersey and shorts.
Sunrise Church DOES NOT stock uniforms, and is not responsible for incorrect size orders. Exchanges are done at additional cost of $20.00

SEASON PRACTICES START 
Week of February 18, 2019. Each team will have two (2) practices before the first game.
Practice schedule. Each team will practice 1 night per week for 1 hour only. Specific night and time for each team practice will vary, and will be determined upon completion of the team draft. We take in to account number of teams and coach availability . Parents will be notified by staff or Head Coach. Team practice night and time will not change for the entire 8-week season. 

SEASON GAME SCHEDULE (The season consists of 6 Saturday games)
Game #1   March 2, 2019
Game #2   March 9, 2019 (picture day) tentative
Game #3   March 16, 2019 (make-up picture day) tentative
Game #4   March 23, 2019
Game #5   March 30, 2019
Game #6   April 6, 2019


END OF SEASON SPECTACULAR
Saturday, April 13, 2019. (subject to change and could be moved up to last game day April 6, 2019)
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Located in the Sunrise Church Auditorium  

Currently we offer the Basketball and Flag Football. Our goal for 2019 we hope to add Soccer to the sport list. Each season is eight (8) weeks and consists of two (2) weeks of practices before six (6) weeks of games. Practices during the season are one (1) night a week for one (1) hour. Games are one (1) hour only and held on Saturday's here at Sunrise Church in Rialto. At the end of the season we will have an End of Season award activity. Each player is encouraged to invite all family and friends to the event.

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

On behalf of Sunrise Church in Rialto, California, I want to thank you for your interest and more importantly registering your child to participate in the Upward Sports Program. We understand there are other “city leagues” that your child(ren) can participate in; however, they are nothing like what you and your child will experience here in our league. One special note is that your child is guaranteed to play in each game based on the unique substitution program Upward Sports offers. Coaches in most “city leagues” pick players based on personal preference and skill level, resulting in some players not getting the opportunity to play, based on their skill level, and feeling left out. It’s usually motivated by the need to “win” attitude from the coach. The Upward Sports Program institutes a unique substitution system that ensures all players get fair opportunity to play.

Upward Sports is a faith-based sports program open to boys and girls, K5 through 6th grade. The mission of Upward Sports is to promote the discovery of Jesus Christ through sports. We offer a “safe and friendly” environment where your child will have fun learning the season sport, be introduced to Jesus Christ through the "Mid-Practice Huddle" time spent during practices, understand the concept of "being part of a team", and experience the 360 Progression which includes growing mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Upward Sports athletes grow in character, confidence, faith and sportsmanship during their personal athletic journeys, and become more than just an athlete.

Currently we offer the Basketball and Flag Football. Our goal for 2019 we hope to add Soccer to the sport list. Each season is eight (8) weeks and consists of two (2) weeks of practices before six (6) weeks of games. Practices during the season are one (1) night a week for one (1) hour. Games are one (1) hour only and held on Saturday's here at Sunrise Church in Rialto. At the end of the season we will have an End of Season award activity. Each player is encouraged to invite all family and friends to the event.

The Upward Sports program here at Sunrise Church operates solely on volunteers. We have many positions available based on your level of commitment and availability, and are constantly looking for volunteers to help support the ministry. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please feel free to contact me directly, click the "CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER" button above, or fill out a volunteer/communication slip at the church. We are excited and looking forward to a fun and exciting season. Thank you for your support. Volunteers fuel the experience! Christ IGNITES IT!

For any questions that you might have, please feel free to contact the Upward Sports Ministry Director Scott Herring at (909) 875-5566, ext 116, or via email at sherring@sunrisechurch.org.