Hope Lutheran Church of Friendswood TX
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Upward Sports - Basketball & Cheerleading Winter Season

Upward Sports TM Mission Statement: To introduce children to Jesus Christ by creating opportunities through sports.

Upward is available for children Pre K 4 - 6th grade. More information about Upward Sports can be found here.
Hope Lutheran Church is happy to partner with Friendswood United Methodist Church to offer Upward basketball and cheerleading.
We usually open registration in September, hold evaluations in October, and practices begin in December. Our 8 week game season runs in January and February.
Registration for 2018 is now closed.
Our 2018 season schedule is ready to go. Please see important dates a bit further down this page.
Please read all the information below before you register
**We ask that each participant plan to attend one of our evaluation sessions. Those dates and times are in the information below.**

Upward has created a new online registration system designed to greatly reduce Upward League administrative work, but will require a few changes in the registration process for parents. Please review the registration process and league overview information below before proceeding to register.


Registration Process

Coach links will not be available. We will have many good coaches for your child. Only Assistant Coaches will be linked to Coaches when creating teams.


The system has capability to honor only (1) car pool link. Both parents requesting a carpool link must input the other child’s first and last names in the carpool link. If you have a true need for more than (2) people in a carpool, you must email the request to a League Director – as these requests will have to be manually honored when creating teams.


You can pay for your registration on-line with a credit card or with cash / check at either church’s office or evaluation.


Kindergarten League Overview

The Kindergarten League is (1) hour per week, total, on Friday evenings only, between 6-8pm. When games start these players will practice for about half the hour and have intros/game for about half the hour.


There will be 8 players per team playing 4 on 4, each player will play at least half of each game.


This league is limited to 96 players; registration will be closed and a waiting list started at that number.


Grades 1 - 6 Basketball League Overview

Teams will practice (1) hour per week.

Games will be (1) hour on Saturdays in Jan & Feb.
Grades 1 – 4 will have 8 players per team max, playing 4 on 4 (each player will play at least half of each game)
Grades 5 – 6 will have 10 players per team max, playing 5 on 5 (each player will play at least half of each game)


League Directors:

Tami Griffith (Friendswood UMC)                           Krista Beken (Hope Lutheran)
281-352-2517                                                             281-482-7943 ext-116


2018 Season Schedule

Important Dates

September 14, 2017 - Online registration open

October 8, 2017 - Last day for early registration - price increases $20 after this date

October 15, 2017 - Evaluations from 4:00–6:00pm at the Hope Lutheran Church gym

Ocotber 16, 2017 - Last day to register & Evaluations at Hope Lutheran Church from 6:00-8:00pm

December 11, 2017 - Week practices begin 

January 12-13, 2018 - First games 



Practices and Games
Practices and games are held at the Friendswood UMC Gym or the Hope Lutheran Gym.
• Grades 1–2 practice on M, Tu, or Th at Hope Lutheran Gym, with games on Saturday
• Grades 3–4 practice on M, W, or Th at Friendswood UMC Gym, with games on Saturday
• Grades 5-6 Boys practice on M, W, or Th at Friendswood UMC Gym, with games on Saturday
• Grades 5-6 Girls practice on M, Tu, or Th at Hope Lutheran Gym, with games on Saturday
• All Kindergarten practices and games are on Friday nights at both gyms



Past Seasons

Thank you for a great 2014 season! 
2014 Information can be found here:Pictures & videos of players can be found on our website at
Click here for a compilation video of the 2013 Season.
If you have questions please contact one of us at the emails below.
Darrell Bond                          
Tami Griffith                                                  
Krista Beken     

Sunday Schedule
Worship: 8:00 am & 11:00 am
Sunday School: 9:30 am
Bible Class: 9:45 am

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