Upward Basketball Info

Go here to see all info for Red Banks Upward Basketball 2023.

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 now with a $5 savings per player. Regular (full-price) for registration begins November 1 each year. Early registration fee for basketball and cheer is $70. Payments must be received by Oct 31 to ensure the early registration discount. The fee is $75 beginning November 1.

3.What is the Evaluation Night?

All participants who have registered in our basketball or cheerleading leagues must attend an Evaluations Night. 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:

Monday, November 14th - K3-2nd Grade from 5:30-8:00pm

Tuesday, November 15th - 3rd-6th Grade from 5:30-8:00pm

Thursday, November 17th - 7th-12th Grade from 5:30-8:00pm


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?

The league begins practice the week of January 9th. Games begin January 20 & 21.

6. What dates/times are my child's games?

Games will begin Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21. 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.