Christian basketball league players shoot for fellowship, stars

Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 19:02 PM.

There are other differences between Upward and other North Okaloosa teams. 

Upward allows children in the same age range, regardless of sex, to play together, Kristy Larkins, Central Baptist's Recreational Outreach Center Kid Care director, said.

Play, not compete, is the key word.

"This is not a competitive league," she said. "They all get the equal amount of playing time."

That's beneficial, Nelson said.

"It helps develop their character and confidence," he said.

The league's final games take place March 15 with an awards ceremony on  the following Monday.



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