2019 Upward Boys and Girls Basketball & Cheerleading (K5 - 6th Grade)

 Registration opens October 1st

REGISTER HERE

Early registration fee: $95 (includes jersey top or cheer top + skort + poms)

Optional basketball shorts/cheer turtleneck: $20

Optional shorts or turtleneck remain $20

REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE MONEY!
After Sunday, December 2nd, the registration fee is $110

All basketball participants 3rd - 6th grade should attend evaluation (K - 2nd grade need NOT attend) All grades should attend Cheer Orientation. Evaluations are NOT tryouts!  It is important for us to have evaluation scores so we can set up balanced and competitive teams. Evaluations and orientations will be held at:   

Valley Community Center

4444 Fuller Rd., West Des Moines  

Basketball Evaluations -  Evals take 20-30 minutes.

  • Sunday, December 2nd, anytime between 2:00pm-5:00pm

Cheerleading Orientations

Orientation takes the entire hour!!

  • Sunday, December 2nd, from 2:00-3:00pm

PRACTICE INFORMATION:

Basketball: Practices begin the week of January 1st

5:30-8:30pm, on either Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Cheer: Monday nights from 5:30-6:30pm downstairs at Valley Church (4343 Fuller Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265)

ALL GAMES AND BASKETBALL PRACTICES WILL BE HELD AT THE VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

GAME INFORMATION:

Games are one hour in length on eight consecutive Saturdays beginning January 19th .

Important Dates!

Early registration discount ends: December 2nd

Basketball Evaluations: Sunday, December 2nd, 2:00-5:00pm takes about 30 minutes for 3rd - 6th grades only

Cheer Orientations: Sunday, December 2nd, 2:00-3:00pm all grades stay the entire hour

Coach's Training: Tuesday, December 11th or Thursday, December 13th, 6:00-8:00 pm (Coaches MUST attend ONE)

Referee Training: Tuesday, December 18th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Practices begin the week of: January 7th

Games begin: January 19th

Final Games: March 9th

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Coaches -  No experience needed! We will be having coach's training before the season to equip you with everything you will need. Head and assistant coaches for every team.

Scorekeeper will be keeping the clock and score of games. No experience necessary.

For those needing Silver Cord Hours, you will be able to get credit but will not receive monetary payment for refereeing. The Silver Cord program requires hours to be volunteer (unpaid), so we will be able to grant you either Silver Cord Credit OR pay you per game.

You can choose to volunteer for 1 game or all games, it's up to you!  

Time Requirements: Games are 1 hour each on Saturdays.

Concessions Volunteer: We need you to help staff our concessions stand and be a smiling face to our Upward families!

FOR WEATHER CANCELLATIONS:

If practices or games are canceled, we do our best to make the call 2 hours prior to first scheduled event. You should receive an email notification and it will also be posted here.

Need More Info?

Contact Gabe Carlson with any question at 515-327-6000 or gcarlson@valleycommunitycenterdm.com