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Registration is open for theUpward
Stars Basketball Clinic. Oct
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
Cost is $100. Each player will receive a
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
up today at:www.upwardstarshuntington.org
Follow on Twitter: @UpwardStarsHTN
Feel free to forward this email to others that might
have an interest in the program.
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
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
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.