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. Four year old players must be 4 by September 1st, 2022.
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.
Impotant dates for our 2022-2023 season are below. 
Early basketball registration is open from September 1 - September 16. Regular registration will be open until October 21. Practices begin in the late fall.
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.**
Registration is now closed. Players register here 
Volunteer Registration Here: Upward Volunteer Registration

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:

Courtney Hoffman (Friendswood UMC)                           Krista Beken (Hope Lutheran)
                                                                                                 281-482-7943   ext 116


2022-2023 Season Schedule

Important Dates

September 1, 2022 - Online registration opens

September 16, 2022 - Last day for early registration

October 8 & 9, 2022 - Evaluations at FUMC gym  **You will be asked to sign up for a time to attend evaluations after you register.

December 5, 2022 - Week practices begin provided coaches are in place

January 6 &7, 2023 - First games 

February 24 & 25, 2023 - Last games



Practices and Games  

**Update for the 2022-23 season: All PreK 4 - Kindergarten practices/games will be held on Friday nights at Hope Lutheran Church.

First-6th grade practices and games will be held at Friendswood United Methodist Church.**


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




If you have questions please contact one of us at the emails below:                
Courtney Hoffman                  
Krista Beken     

Sunday Schedule

8:00 am - Worship/Communion
9:45 -10:45 am - Education Hour

11:00 am - Worship/Communion


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CONTACT INFO   Address: 1804. S. Friendswood Drive Friendswood, TX 77546   |  Phone: 281-482-7943  |   Contact Us Here      
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