Upward Sports

 wE HAD A GREAT SEASON!  rEGISTER HERE for our 2017/18 season  IN August. 

Click to view the 2016/17 Schedule

What does each child get?

*Basketball ($81)

*Cheerleading ($81)

  • Reversible Mesh Game Jersey
  • Mesh Game Shorts
  • Upward T-shirt
  • Car Magnet
  • End of the season award
  • Cheer Top
  • Cheer Skort
  • Cheer Mock Turtleneck
  • Hair Ribbon
  • Poms
  • Megaphone
  • Car Magnet
  • End Of Season Award

Dates for 2016

  • August 17Online Registration Open
  • October 14: Last Day to Register Online 
  • October 17 & 20: Evaluation Nights.  Players must come ONE of these nights.  K-3rd grade come between 5:30pm-7:00pm.  4th-6th grade come between 7:00pm-8:00pm.  
  • TBA: Coach & Referee Orientation (at Wake Chapel)
  • November 28: First week of practice.  Practices last one hour and are either on M, T, or Th.
  • December 10: Kindergarten Introduction Day (10am at the gym)
  • December 19 – 30: Christmas Break (no practice)
  • January 7: First Game Day
  • January 14: Team Picture Day
  • February 24: Awards Celebration
  • February 25: Last Game
  • March 4: Make Up Game

Information brochures will be available around town beginning the first week of September. You may also stop by the church office between 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. to pick them up. 

Teams will practice one hour each week (either on M, T, or Th) starting at 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 from December to March.

Upward Brochures may be picked up at these locations:
  • Wake Chapel Christian Church
  • Fuquay Varina Elementary
  • Holly Grove Elementary
  • Holly Ridge Elementary
  • Holly Springs Elementary
  • Lincoln Heights Elementary
  • Herbert Aikens Elementary
When asked about their past experience this is what young athletes had to say.
  • 37% wished no parents watched them play.
  • 41% indicated that they've awakened in the middle of the night worrying about a game.
  • 69% indicated that they prefer a coach that puts more priority on fun than winning.
  • 71% said it wouldn't matter if no score were kept in the game.
  • 74% said they had seen out of control parents at their game.
  • 75% have dropped out of organized sports by age 13.

Upward Sports leagues across the country have provided a solution to those problems listed above. Upward does a few things differently than your common sports league. They have designed a program that puts the emphasis on character, self-esteem, and Christ-likeness rather than trophies and awards. Every child gets equal time of play. The theme of Upward is Play with Purpose, and the Upward program embodies everything you’d want to accomplish in developing young athletes spiritually, mentally, athletically, and socially. Wake Chapel Christian Church is excited and honored to implement an Upward Basketball League (for boys & girls K-6) in our community.

How can I help?

You can be a team member of Upward by being a coach, assistant coach, score keeper, referee, prayer partner, devotion leader, or some other valuable position. All you need is the interest, and there will be someone who can clearly explain your role and guide you through it. Contact Seth Carter to learn more about how you can help.

Church phone number: (919) 552-4147 x204
E-mail: Seth Carter