Sky High Basketball

Sky High Basketball 2018

Registration is now through August 26th

Sizing and Evaluations- August 26th 3-5 p.m.

Ages: 4-13

Cost: $65- includes jersey and shorts

*Practices begin the week of September 4th

*1st Games- Sept. 22          Last Games- Nov.17

**Sky High Sports believes…..
ALL children are wonderful blessings from God
ALL children should have equal opportunities to play
ALL children, coaches, and refs should be praised, not criticized
ALL adults need to strive to be good role models for the children
During a Sky High Sports practice, your child will be presented a devotion that will include a short discussion, a Bible verse, and a prayer.
During a Sky High Sports game, there will be a half-time devotion presented in various ways in conjunction with Scripture.
Before every game, players are introduced and run to center court.   After player introductions,the players, coaches and refs meet and have prayer.  Friends and Family are invited to join them.

This program ensures that all players get equal playing time, devotions every week at practice, 1 hour of practice 1 time a week, 1 hour games on Saturday, and 8 games.

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DEVOTIONS FALL 2017

11/4/17

Game Devotional Click to open (right click to download): 14 day love challenge

11/3/17

Discuss situations in which the players had to ‘ dig a little deeper’ this past week and then discuss how each player ‘built someone up’ this week.

Work on learning the memory verse. Younger teams may need to make it shorter than the entire verse. Our goal is that every child is able to recite this verse by the end of the season.

1 John 4:7, it says “Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”

10/27/17

Review “Dig a little deeper” thought

Build Each Other Up is the Big Idea for tonight

To show God’s love to others, we need to ‘build ‘ up others.  What does it mean to ‘build each other up’? It means that we see and encourage the good things about other people.  When we say encouraging words, it shows our love for them. When they see our love, then they see God’s love.

Each player will build someone else up in the group (be sure everyone has something good said about them).  At each player’s turn, give them a carpenter’s pencil (I have them for you). Take the pencils home and remember to build each other up so they can see God’s love through you.

Practice verse:  1 John 4:7  “Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”

10/19-20/17

Dig A Little Deeper is the Big Idea for tonight.

To show God’s love to others, sometimes we have to ‘dig a little deeper’.  What do you think that means? Discuss/Explain

Give examples such as: When someone takes a toy from you, what do you have to do? “Dig a little deeper”

When your friend says something mean to you…..what do you have to do? ” Dig a little deeper”

10/12-13/17

Sing ‘Jesus Loves Me’  —-tell one way Jesus loves you

teach signs for Yes, Jesus loves me

using sign language for Yes, Jesus Loves Me, sing again

1 John 4:7, it says “Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”  Tonight, we will add more to what we have already learned.  “Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God”.

10-06-17

Did you share some ‘warm fuzzies this week?

I want to share a story Jesus told. It’s found in His Word, the Bible, in the book of Matthew.  It’s about a boy who left home. His daddy was very sad and every day went outside to wait for his son to come home.  The dad never gave up waiting on his son to come back.  Guess what? The boy did come back!  The daddy was so excited that he gave his son a big party!

How does this story show love?

This story shows us that no matter how we have been treated, we should still show love.  It also shows us that God is always waiting for us to come to Him and that His love for us doesn’t go away, even if we leave Him. He is always there for us and is always waiting for us to come to Him.

In 1 John 4:7, it says “Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”  Tonight, we will add more to what we have already learned.  “Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God”

9-28-17

Did you remember to show someone that you love them? How did you show love?  Our Bible verse says, “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7.  So, the love you showed, comes from God.
1.Review the first part of memory verse
2. Does love feel more like (let players hold fuzzy) or like (players hold prickly)…so, when we show love, it should be soft and nice….not, hard and prickly. *these will be provided*
3. The next part of the verse says, “for love comes from God”.
4.Practice verse. Give each player a warm fuzzy.

Let’s review the part we learned last week……  Now, let’s add ‘for love comes from God’.   Practice (several times) the verse from the beginning and add this part.  Close with prayer.

9-22-17– Fall Break- Practices are optional this week.  If practice is held, review the verse and talk about more ways to show love.

9-15-17

How do people show love? (if needed, talk about how a parent shows love, friend, sibling, etc..)

In the Bible, God’s Word tells us to love others.  In 1 John 4:7, it says “Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”  Tonight, we will learn the first part of the verse…..’Dear friends, let us love’.

Let’s think of 2 ways we can show love (each child share their thoughts).  Try really hard every day next week to show love .  Close with prayer.

9-8-17

Devotion for tonight’s practices:
1.Getting to know you. Learn team mates names and about their pet/s or something special to them. 2. coaches tell about themselves. 3. Close devotion time with prayer.