I am looking into forming several youth sports teams. I am most interested in a boys' basketball team or two. However, I could eventually create teams in other sports as well: such as flag football and/or soccer.
The kids would sign up for the Boys and Girls Club in either in Ferndale and/or Bellingham. I would be coaching the teams. They could include 4th or 5th or 6th or 7th grades (although the Boys and Girls Club team for 7th graders are both a combined 7th and 8th grade team).
A very important reason for the team(s) that I am forming is to enjoy sports from an Upward format. Upward Sports Unlimited is a Christian organization that seeks to coach kids in sports and to have Bible devotions to help kids know Jesus. This is their website: https://www.upward.org/
So, the idea is to participate in practicing and playing games in Boys and Girls Club. When we practice, we would have a Bible devotion and prayer time during our break.
Also, another positive approach of Upward Sports Unlimited is that it encourages every kid to play and participate regardless of each one's level of experience in a sport.
The basketball season won't start until around September. However, I am checking to see who would be interested, and we could still play basketball together (begin the Upward idea of playing and praying) until then (such as at a basketball court at a school when the weather is pleasant).
I work for the school districts in Ferndale and Bellingham. I attend a church in Bellingham off of Meridian Street and Bakerview Road. I am just interested in being a light for Christ and seeking to be helpful to students
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