FAQs

General

  • What is Upward Sports™?
  • Why choose Upward Sports™?
  • Who is eligible for Upward Basketball?
  • What basketball rules does Providence implement?
  • Where is Providence Presbyterian Upward Basketball Conducted?
  • How and where do I attach the Practice (Green) and Game (Multi-Color) stars?

Registration

  • When does Registration open?
  • How do I Register if I don’t have access to a computer or the internet?
  • What does it mean to be placed on a Wait List?
  • Can I exclude more than one practice night as my child is not available on multiple nights?
  • I have several children in Upward. Can they be placed on the same practice night?
  • Can I choose what team my child is on?
  • Can my child be on the same team as his/her friend?

Evaluations

  • What are Evaluations?
  • When are Evaluations?
  • How many evaluation sessions do I need to attend?
  • Where are Evaluations held?
  • What does it mean to be placed on a Wait List?
  • Are Evaluations mandatory?
  • Do I need to make an appointment for Evaluations?

Practices

  • Jewelry, compression shirts, Crocs
  • What shoes should my child wear for Upward Basketball?
  • When are Practices held?
  • Where are Practices held?
  • Is attendance at Practice mandatory?
  • What happens if my child is consistently and significantly late to practice and/or misses a significant number of practices?
  • Do you observe Fairfax County Public School holidays?
  • What is your Adverse Weather Policy?

Games

  • When are Games?
  • How early should I arrive for a game?
  • Where are Games held?
  • What basketball rules does Providence implement?
  • Jewelry, compression shirts, Crocs
  • What shoes should my child wear for Upward Basketball?
  • What color uniform should I wear to a game? (What color jersey is Home? Away?)
  • Are there any “bye” weeks in the game schedule?
  • Are there make-up Games if a Game during the regular season is canceled?
  • Do you observe Fairfax County Public School holidays?
  • What is your Adverse Weather Policy?

Coaching

  • What is involved in coaching?
  • May I have an assistant coach?
  • Will I have other help?
  • What training will I receive?
  • May I pick the time and night for my practice?
  • If I sign up to coach, will I be guaranteed a team?
  • How is communication handled between the Providence Upward leadership and coaches and between coaches and parents?

Post-Season

  • Is there an End-of-Season Celebration?
  • Where will the End-of-Season Celebration be held?
  • How do we request a room reservation for an end-of-season team party?
  • May we give out team trophies?

For more information, please visit the Upward Sports™ Website

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