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Registration is open for theUpward Stars Basketball ClinicOct 6-23  every Mon. and Thur. (total of 3 weeks.) Great opportunity to brush up on your basketball skills before the season starts. There will be three groups: 3rd/4th-5:30-6:45,  5th/6th-6:45-8:00,  7th/8th/9th-8:15-9:30. Cost is $100. Each player will receive a high-performance t-shirt. 
Only accepting 25 players per group. Sign-up early.
The clinic will take place at River Cities Community Church in Huntington, WV. 

John Sutherland will be our lead coach. John has an extensive basketball background as the head women's basketball coach at the University of Arkansas and New Mexico St. as well as an asst. coach at Notre Dame and Marshall. John was the 3x Southwest Conference Coach Of The Year and led the Razorbacks to two SWC Championships.  John is a phenomenal instructor that has a passion to work with young basketball players.  


Sign up today at:www.upwardstarshuntington.org

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Upward Basketball and Upward Cheerleading offers a break from the norm. The primary focus of Upward is to develop the Winner in EVERY child, not just a few. By keeping this goal in mind, we are able to build a league that promotes salvation, character, and self-esteem in all who participate through:                           

  • Sportsmanship and competitiveness in proper perspective by not maintaining league standings in any division.
  • Maximizing the family schedule by having only one hour of practice and one game each week.
  •  Equipping coaches and referees to minister by providing extensive    teaching tools and resources.
  •  Providing opportunities to promote other church ministries to all  participants and their families.
  •  Allowing the coach to focus on ministering to children and their families, instead of game strategy, by having a set substitution system where all players are allowed equal playing time and equal opportunity for improvement.
  • Encouraging each player with a game day award following every game.
  • Maximizing ministry opportunities by exposing players to Scripture-based devotions during each practice and spectators to halftime testimonies each game day.


Snow Policy


If Cabell Co. schools are closed for the day due to inclement weather then there will not be Upward practices on that evening. If Cabell Co. schools cancels extracurricular activities after school due to inclement weather then there will not be Upward practices that evening.






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