On Saturday, Rebecca had her very first basketball game. She is playing for the "Upwards" program and I was very impressed with how they do their program.
Then each game begins. They stress sportsmanship and learning. The referees were great about explaining to the girls why they were calling fouls or double-dribble calls. I also appreciated that they have a unique subbing system which gives each girl equal playing time.
During half-time, there was a short devotional, which was given this week by the pastor of the church which sponsors the program.
After the game, the girls went back with their coach and they talked about the game and each girl was awarded a star that they can put on their shirts. Rebecca got a blue star for effort.
She was so afraid for this first game, but I think she did great. You could tell she was nervous at the beginning, but then she got the hang of defense and did really well. She is already talking about her next game!