Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Upside of Upwards

PrintWe started basketball!  We’ve done camps before and different local park and recreation programs before, but never have we had the boys in an actual league with actual games. 

We chose the program Upwards because we have heard nothing but amazing things about the program.  Plus, it’s located in a church gym not too far from our home.

The boys are on separate teams.  AJ, a Gerbil (we aren’t thrilled with the team names, but what can ya do?), plays with other kindergarteners.  They are so cute and I guess if the coach can get them dribbling in the right general direction, I’d count it as a win.   However, the coach, an ex college player told me on the phone that AJ will learn fundamentals before it’s all said and done.  If that happens... bonus.

Andrew, a Wolf, is with 1st and 2nd graders and as usual he is by far the biggest kid on the team.   Marc is the assistant coach for his team.  It will be fun to see how Andrew fairs in an actual game setting vs. drills and practice.

The nice thing about Upwards is that in the middle of each practice, they stop and have a little devotional for the boys and the boys will be asked to learning a Bible verse each week as well.  And they even have their very own team jersey. 

Every parent we’ve talked to mentioned what a great program it is and how we’ll find that we are having as much with it as the kids are.  We shall see but so far we’ve been pretty impressed.

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