Coach Application

Thank you for your interest in coaching within our Upward Basketball League!  Together, our goal is to provide a fun, positive sports experience for every participant!  Please complete the form below to initiate the application process.

Once your application is submitted and reviewed, you will receive notification and further information regarding becoming an Upward Coach within our league.  If you have questions, please contact the Recreation Office via email or by phone at  804.897.3458.

All Coaches are required to attend ONE of the Coach Development Meetings, Thursday, November 30 (6 p.m - 8 p.m.) or Tuesday, December 5 (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.).

  • Head Basketball Coach
  • Assistant Basketball Coach
First Name
Last Name
  • Male
  • Female
Street Address
ZIP Code
Email Address
Cell Phone Number
Alternate Phone Number
Birthday (XX/XX/XXXX)
Are you a member of a local church?
  • Yes
  • No
If so, which church?
Days available for practice (select ALL that apply and please select at least 2 or more)
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Practice times are typically 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m. Generally, younger divisions practice in earlier time-slots. However, in order to build the practice schedule, we ask ALL coaches to be available for all practice times. If this is a problem, please notify us. Practice time, night, and location remain consistent once assigned.

Gender to Coach (select all that apply)
  • Boys
  • Girls
Grades to Coach (select all that apply)
  • Kindergarten
  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • 4th
  • 5th
  • 6th
  • 7th
  • 8th
Participant's Name you'd like to coach (First and Last Name)
Coach Shirt Size (gender-specific)

Our Upward Basketball League is a sports ministry, which means we employ the use of basketball to teach biblical truth and life-lessons in order to help young athletes develop into life-long followers of Jesus Christ. We teach the sport in an affirming, engaging environment and focus on the development of each participant, no matter their current skill level. If you have questions about these league values, please contact us. The following questions aid in our ability to pair coaches together.

Have you ever coached a Basketball team in our Upward League?
  • Yes
  • No
What other, if any, recreation programs or leagues do you have experience coaching? Please specify sport(s) as well.
Have you made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, both recognizing Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life and maintaining a personal relationship with Christ?
  • Yes
  • No
I understand the league values, and I commit to serving as a Christ-like example to my team, fellow coaches, and the entire league. I commit to develop my understanding of sports ministry and how to employ the tool of sports in order to nurture and connect players to the life-giving source of Jesus Christ.
  • Yes
  • No
Are you comfortable sharing Scripture and leading a devotion (team huddle) during each practice (resources are provided)?
  • Yes
  • No

Per League Policy, every coach must receive a Background Check.

Do you have a current background check? Check all that apply.
  • County Parks & Rec (a copy will be requested)
  • Our Upward League (as previous coach)
  • Other (a copy will be requested)
  • No, please send me details for the background check to be completed.
I will attend the following required Coach Development Meeting (choose one):
  • Thursday, November 30, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 5, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Additional comments

I understand that the children on my team have been placed under my guidance. Further, I understand that any negative personal habits that I have (smoking, alcohol, profanity, etc) may have a negative affect on a child's development. Therefore, I commit to setting a worthy behavioral example for them to look. I commit to treating others with respect (players, parents, volunteers) and will make every effort to encourage any individual involved within this program and will avoid open criticism. I will also make every effort to be thoroughly familiar with the League's basketball rules and procedures, and I commit to follow those rules and procedures. I will commit to ensuring all volunteer duties and responsibilities be fulfilled as outlined by the League. I also understand that it is a League policy to perform a background check on each coach participating in this ministry. I commit to maintaining a working email address, checking it regularly, and will notify the League Administration of a change.

I agree to follow the above guidelines for behavior and participation as an Upward Coach and agree to attend the required Coach Development Meeting (type name to indicate signature).