Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How do I register?
All registrations are completed and paid for through the Upward Sports online registration system.
2. When and why should I register early? What's the cost?
Early registration begins September 15 with a $10 savings per player. Regular (full-price) for registration begins November 1 each year. Early registration for basketball is $60 and $60 for cheerleading. Payments must be received by Oct 31, to ensure the early registration discount.
3.What is the Evaluation Night?
All participants who have registered in our basketball or cheerleading leagues must attend an Evaluations Night Tuesday, November 16 5:30-8:00PM at Red Banks Family Life Center 15 N Red Banks Road Red Banks, Mississippi. Each player will be given various activities and drills and their performance will be recorded. During the evaluation, all parents will be directed to a brief informational meeting to receive pertinent information. After ALL participants have been evalulated we can draft teams. Below is a recommended time to attend:
Tuesday, November 16
5:30-6:30. K3-1st Grade Boys and Girls
6:30-7:30 2nd-6th Grade Bous and Girls
7:30-8:30 7th-12th Grade Boys and Girls
4. Who will be my child's coach?
Coaches should be contacting each family to introduce themselves in late December or early January at the latest. At this time you will find out your team name, practice times, etc. Sometimes we are still pairing coaches with newly formed teams in the final weeks leading up to the first team orientation meeting.
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5. When does the league start?
For Orientation Day, basketball players are to meet at their game and practice facility (9:00am on Saturday January 8 at Red Banks Family Life Center),. All cheerleaders will meet in the cheer room at Red Banks on the same day at 10:45am. You will meet the coach and other members of your team. Orientation includes a large all-teams meeting, Also, uniforms will be distributed. This is a very important day so attendance is mandatory. Practices begin the following week.
6. What dates/times are my child's games?
Games will begin Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29. Most games will be played on Friday evening and Saturday. Exact times will be determined by registration numbers.
7. What time are the practices?
Times will vary. Practices are on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday at 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30pm. Coaches will mark which time is preferred on their registration form and we will try to accommodate as best as we can. Remember we have to keep teams as fair as possible.
8. Can I pay the fee in person?
Yes, when you register your player online at our website, you can choose the "Pay in Person" option. Personal checks can be dropped off to our office (door 2) or mailed to Red Banks Baptist Church P.O. Box 9 Red Banks, MS 38661. Make checks payable to Red Banks Baptist Church.
9. What if my child needs to miss a practice or game?
Please, contact your coach as soon as you know your child cannot attend a practice or game. Ask your coach what method of communication they prefer to receive for absences, whether email, phone, and/or text message.