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FBC Morehead City - New Beginnings
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Basketball League
K5 - 6th Grade
Boys & Girls

Our Goal

Our goal is the share the hope and love of Jesus Christ with families through Upward Basketball.  We want to help children to grow mentally, socially, athletically, and most importantly, spiritually.
We place a high emphasis on building character, sportmanship, and leadership in each participant.  We believe youth sports should be played in a fun environment where children can learn the game, develop their skills, experience teamwork, and learn principles that will apply both on and off the court.

Game Day Experience
Upbeat Music
Player Introductions
Half-Time Devotions
Lots of Fun

2023 League Schedule

First practice will be the week of January 2, 2023. 
There will only be one practice each week either on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday.

We will have a 8 game season with the first game on Saturday, January 21, 2023. 

Games will not be made up if we need to cancel due to inclement weather.

Year End Celebration
Sunday, March 12 at 4:00pm.

Volunteer With Our Upward Basketball League

Head Coach & Assistant Coaches
Impact the lives of children by using your gifts and talents to teach the fundamentals of the game as well as sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity, and respect for authority.  Never coached before?  Don't worry; Upward Sports will provide you with all the resources necessary to teach the sport, share life lessons, and coach your team.  Time commitment: 1 hour practice and 1 hour game each week.

Do you have a passion for the game and working knowledge of the rules of the game?  If so, use your gift to make an impact in the lives of the children as an Upward referee.  Time commitment:  1 hour a week on Saturday (depending on how many games you referee).

Leading Game Day Devotions
Impact the lives of the children by sharing a devotion at half-time.  Devotions are centered on one of the biblical virtues that the children are learning in practice.  Devotions are already written out for you or you can choose to share your own.  Time commitment: 10 minutes.  Click here to sign up for devotions.

Volunteer to help serve refreshments during each game.  Click here to sign up for concessions.

Provide Lunch
We have several volunteers who stay all day on game day.  Volunteer to provide lunch to approximately 6 people on Saturday.

2023 Registration Information
Online Registration Preferred
Registration Opens September 1 With a Limited Number of Players 

Early Registration - $80
Registration after October 31 - $90
(Includes Basketball Shorts & Jersey)

Payment Method
Pay by credit/debit card (prefered) with online registration or select pay in person and pay at time of evaluation with cash or check.   

For families with more than 1 child participating, there will be a $5 discount for the 2nd child and for each additional child.

Scholarships are Available
Pick up a scholarship application in the church office and turn in to the church office.  Go online to register and select "Pay in Person".

Age Divisions
K5 & 1st Grade Boys & Girls (8 Teams - Maximum of 72 Players)
(Level 1 - Introducing the game and basic skills)

2nd Grade Boys (4 Teams - Maximum of 36 Players)
2nd & 3rd Grade Girls (4 Teams - Maximum of 36 Players)

(Level 2 - Develop basic skills while learning game rules)

3rd & 4th Grade Boys (4 Teams - Maximum of 36 Players)
4th - 6th Grade Girls (4 Teams - Maximum of 36 Players)
(Level 3 - Refine skills and learn team concepts while preparing for the next level of competition)

5th & 6th Grade Boys (4 Teams - Maximum of 36 Players)
(Level 4 - Implement middle school rules while competing at a high level)


Each child must complete an evaluation.  Please pay close attention to the dates and times for each division. For our Kindergarten through 4th Grade Kids, the evaluation will take approximately 10 minutes plus your wait time. For our 5th & 6th Grade Kids, the evaluations will include drills and a scrimmage which will take approximately 30 minutes.

We will not have sizing uniforms for you child to try on during evaluations.  Please refer to the sizing chart when your register your child to ensure the correct size uniform.

3rd - 6th Grade Girls
Tuesday, November 1 / 5:30pm - 7:30pm

5th & 6th Grade Boys
Thursday, November 3 / 5:30pm

3rd & 4th Grade Boys
Monday, November 7 / 5:30pm - 7:30pm

1st & 2nd Boys
Tuesday, November 8 / 5:30pm - 7:30pm

1st & 2nd Grade Girls / Kindergarten Girls & Boys
Thursday, November 10 / 5:30pm - 7:30pm


First Baptist Church
810 Bridges Street
Morehead City, NC  28557
Phone:  252.726.4142
Fax: 252.726.4784

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