Upward Basketball 2017-10-20T18:45:52+00:00

UPWARD AWARD CEREMONY

November 8 at 6:30 pm at Neighborhood Church Dome in Chico

SPECIAL GAME DAY SCHEDULE

September 23 – Game Day #2 Crazy Hair Day
September 30 – Game Day #3 Picture Day
October 7 – Game Day #4 Mismatch Sock Day
October 14 – Game Day #5 Encouragement Day
October 21 – Game Day #6 High Five A Ref Day
October 28 – Game Day #7 Face Paint Day
November 4 – Game Day #8 Last Game Day
November 8 – Upward Award Ceremony (with Peter Nestler, Guinness Book of World Record Jump Roper!)

GAME SCHEDULES BY DIVISION

Click HERE to view your division game day schedule.

Click HERE to view your division game day schedule.

Click HERE to view your division game day schedule.

Click HERE to view your division game day schedule.

Click HERE to view your division game day schedule.

Click HERE to view your division game day schedule.

Registration is now closed for the 2017 season.

Our 2018 registration should open next May.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The home team will be the silver side of the uniform, and away will be red.

Full refunds are available if you call or email the front office at 530-343-6022 or frontoffice@efcchico.org by Thursday, August 10, 2017 .  Partial refunds (registration costs minus our costs and shipping) are available if you contact the church’s front office by Friday, September 15.  After September 15, there will be no refunds.

Picture day will be held on September 30.

Evaluations are now over. Please register your child at the front office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. We will take a verbal evaluation and get your child fitted for the correct uniform size.

Practices will begin the week of August 28.

Practice days/times are Monday-Thursday from 4 pm – 7 pm. Players will practice one hour a week on their designated practice times. After evaluations they will be placed on a team. Then a coach will contact you to give you a specific practice day and time.

The first Upward game will be September 16.  Every team plays one game each Saturday with game start times from 9 am – 5 pm. Once teams are formed, we will post a game schedule here for your convenience. Requests for specific game times will be considered but not guaranteed.

After evaluations, we will begin assigning players to teams.  Shortly after that, coaches will receive their rosters and be asked to call players. Please be patient with this process.  If you do not hear from your coach by the week of practices starting, please call 343-6022, Ext. 206.

VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Coaches Meeting: August 7 at 6:30 pm in the EFCC Fellowship Hall

Referee Meeting: August 28 at 6:30 pm in the EFCC Gym Annex

A commissioner helps oversee an area of this ministry.  For instance, the coaching commissioner would meet w/our coaches, help train them, answer questions throughout the season, and follow up on any concerns someone may have on a particular game day.  This responsibility is more time consuming than the responsibilities listed below.   Current commissioners needed:

*Game Day (Internship position)

            *Prayer

            *Snack Bar

            *Court Monitor

            *Host Family

This position is about three hours a week of volunteering. Coaches contact players at the beginning of the season oversee a one hour practice (once a week), coaches a game each Saturday, leads devotionals during practice and answers any parent questions that might arise.  An assistant coach will assist the head coach with their duties throughout the season and is expected to be at the practices and games.  (Experience helpful but no

We ask that you would give us two – three hours of your time each Saturday during the games. You are responsible for knowing the rules, call games fairly, keep the players safe, and help kids understand the rules.  (Experience helpful but not necessary).

This team of volunteers executes & administrates our basketball evaluations each basketball season.  Our evaluations this year are on Saturday, July 22nd @ 10:00am-2:30pm and Saturday, July 29th @ 10:00-11:30am.  This helps us stick each player on the best suitable team.  We evaluate each player by looking at shooting, dribbling, quickness, etc..  Our evaluation team of volunteers will be broken up into stations to help us evaluate each of these basketball skills.  We will also have a separate registration and data entry team that processes the information.

This position is about 2 hours a week of volunteering. A gym monitor oversees the gym during practice times and/or during the games. Gym monitor opens the gym (for practices only), welcomes and creates a relationship with the parents/players as they arrive, adjusts hoops for different age groups, helps coaches with logistical questions, distributes pertinent information provided by the office, and keeps the gym safe for our players and guests.

This position is anywhere from 2-4 hours a week (depending on your availability) during games on Saturdays. You will be selling snacks and drinks from the Gym Annex (small room in the Gym). Collecting and accounting for money collected.

The team parent is one who will commit to caring for the other families on your team.  You would intentionally reach out to other families on your team to create a relationship, find out if they have any needs that you or the team can help them with (outside of basketball), and overall just love on the families well!

This team member will partner with the Upward program by committing to pray for the people involved in this program throughout the 100 days of prayer (pre-season to the end of the season).  This can take as long or as short as you would like.  You will receive weekly emails with subjects of suggested prayer for each day that will pertain to important things happening that day/week!

Our devotional speakers help us out one Saturday during the season for 3-4 hours.  During the halftime of four games, you will share a devotional with kids and parents.  Your devotion will be based on a provided scripture, which coincides with the memory verse that the players are learning.

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

If you are signing up to be an Upward Basketball volunteer, first click and read our statement of Faith, Standards for Leadership and Applicant’s Statement below.  You will be asked to acknowledge that you have read these documents as part of the online application process.  For those interested in being a part of the prayer team, please email us at sports@efcchico.org.

READ THIS FIRST:  If you have not received an email stating that you are a pre-approved EFCC Children’s Ministry volunteer, this is not the form for you.  Please select either the Adult Volunteer Application or the Youth Volunteer Application to proceed.

Thank you for volunteering for this year’s Upward Basketball! We know you will be so very blessed — just as you will be a blessing to the many children of our church and community while you share the love of Christ with them.

Click on the link below to proceed to volunteer information page.

Click HERE to select your preferred volunteer position or

Download PDF Adult Volunteer Application

Thank you for volunteering this year’s Upward Basketball Season! We know you will be so very blessed — just as you will be a blessing to the many children of our church and community while you share the love of Christ with them.

If you have never volunteered with any EFCC Children’s Ministry activity OR you have volunteered but haven’t completed a background check, you will need to fill out a Children’s Ministry Volunteer Application located below.

  1. You can fill it out online and submit your application electronically or  
  2. You can download the PDF version, print it out and bring the completed application to the church office

Note:  Whichever format you choose, you will need to bring your picture ID to the church office so we can make a copy.

Step 1:

Online Volunteer Application or

Download PDF Adult Volunteer Application

Thanks for volunteering this year’s Upward Basketball season. We know you will have a great time! You will be such a blessing to the many children of our church and community while you share the love of Christ with them.

If you have never volunteered with any EFCC Children’s Ministry activity OR you haven’t filled out a Children’s Ministry Volunteer Application since 1/1/17, you need to do that first. You can find the Application below and complete it online — or you can download the PDF Application, print it, fill it out and bring it (along with your written parent and pastor references) to the EFCC office.

Step 1:

Online Application or

Download PDF Volunteer Application (Minor)