Friday, March 2, 2012

Upward! We Wanna Win Spell it out W-I-N!

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading has been keeping us busy since we came back from Chicago. As a matter of fact we had our first practice the evening we drove back into town.

This was the fourth year our church has sponsered it, but our first year for participating. Tristan played basketball. He was jersey #1.

Tristan had never played basketball before, but I know he learned so much and had a great time. Upward is about sharing the gospel, first and foremost. Parents are encouraged to cheer for all teams and players. It really is such a positive experience. They also have a devotion at half time. David, Brittany and Tyler all got to do devotions.

The Cheer commissioner asked if I would coach the older girls basketball and if Brittany would assitant coach. This was a bit of a stretch since I am not the cheerleading type, but I think it went very well.

Brittany and Brooke and my nieces, Emma and Dadriana, were on my squad.

Brooke and Bethany

Bethany and Emma

At the beginnng of each game the players are announced and run out. The cheerleaders are announced and run out first, then stand and cheer for the other players as they run out.

The girls in action. Just don't get hit by the ball. Or a player.

I wake up in the middle of the night hearing, "Wave your hands from side to side, go Upward Go!"

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