RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

UPWARD BASKETBALL & CHEER

Special letter from Bro. Chris (our pastor)about Upward Basketball and Cheer: After much discussion between staff and lay leadership, the decision has been made to not offer Upward Basketball and Cheerleading this year.  The reasons are two-fold. First of all, game-day crowds are literally impossible to control due to the number of people who attend.  Appropriate spacing would be very difficult, and even more difficult to monitor. Secondly, both Upwards activities are labor intensive and require heavy volunteer support.  Over the last several years, that support has waned to the point that effectively managing them is near impossible. Please understand this decision was a difficult one, but also know that we will look for other options to provide a recreation outlet for our children. We are trying to let each of you know ahead of time, so that other arrangements can be made for your child if you so choose.
 

Upward basketball and cheer allows children grades 5K-6th to progressively learn the fundamentals of basketball and cheer while also learning about our awesome Lord and Savior.

Registration begins at FBC in October and ends early November. All basketball players participate in a short evaluation in November. Costs vary between $60-75. Practices begin the first week of December and games begin in January and continue into February. Details for the 2019-2020 season will be posted in October.

PEE WEE BASEBALL

Pee Wee Baseball registration begins March 16, 2020 and ends April 13, 2020. This league is for 4 year old boys and girls only. They must be 4 years old by April 30, 2020. They begin practices and games the first Tuesday of May (May 5). Both teams meet every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of May from 5:30-6:30pm at our Pee Wee field located at 317 South Ward. Cost is $45. Please contact the FBC office for more details at 662-562-8503.
 
To download the registration form and information sheet, please click the button below.

PEEWEE LEAGUE INFO & REGISTRATION

During these days you may also stop by our church office to pick up or drop off the registration form and fee. 

2019-2020 UPWARD BASKETBALL & CHEER SEASON 

Registration has ended.

Registration October 7-November 7. 

Register your child by visiting the church office or by clicking the link below (ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED). We offer basketball to all boys and girls in grades 5K-4th. We offer cheer to all girls in grades 5K-4th. Team colors: White/Red-Orange/Blue
You can register by stopping by our office during office hours or at one of the evaluation nights listed below.
Please note, we will be playing a shortened season. Practices begin the week of December 9. We will have 5 game days: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, & February 8.
Basketball costs $58 and includes reversible jersey, t-shirt and an end of the year award. Cheer costs $58 and includes cheer leading top and bottom, pom-poms and end of the year award. Shorts nor Cheer mocks will be purchased this year. 
All children must attend ONE of our two evaluation nights:
(it takes about 20 minutes, basketball players should wear athletic shoes/clothes)
  • K5-2nd Boys/Girls & K5-2nd Cheerleaders: Tuesday, November 5, between 5:30-7:00pm.
  • 3rd-4th Boys/Girls & 3rd-4th Cheerleaders: Thursday, November 7, between 5:30-7:00pm.
Coaches will call with practice time and day after the Thanksgiving holidays have passed. Practices begin the week of December 9. Games begin January 11, 2020. Final game is February 8, 2020.
Please call the church office with questions.
(662-562-8503)
Online Registration has ended. Registration and payment can be done in person at our church office or at evaluations. See above for details.
 
Upward Program