UPWARD FOOTBALL PARTICIPANT HOME EVALUTION

For those who cannot attend our regular evaluation day on July 10th, this is an alternative. We would like to get a general idea of your child’s current abilities to help us make the teams as competitive as possible.  FYI: k-3rd grade will use a PeeWee size 5 football and 4th-6th grade will use a Junior size 6 football for the season. 

Please email your results to upward@lbfbc.org.  


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WATCH A VIDEO EXPLAINING HOW TO DO THE EVALUATIONS BELOW.  CLICK THE LINK BELOW

http://www.lbfbc.org/upward-news/upward-self-evaluation-videos

  • 1. 30 YARD DASH

    • Mark off 30 yards and have your child run as fast as possible from start to finish.  Record their time to the nearest tenth of a second. 
  • 2. MOVING CATCH

    • Place 2 cones (or something similar) 10 yards apart.  Have your child run back and forth from cone to cone while you throw the ball to them at a point perpendicular from the (imaginary) line between the cones.  If your child is going into K-3rd grade, throw the ball from 6 yards away from the line. If your child is going into 4th-6th grade, throw the ball from 8 yards away from the line.  Do this 5 times and record how many catches are made (0-5).
  • 3. LINE PASS

    • This evaluation is to see how far your child can throw a ball down the field.  Have your child throw 3 balls as far as they can, and take note where the balls first hit the ground.  Record the farthest ball in number of feet from spot thrown.  
  • 4. ACCURACY

    • Pick a spot where a parent can stand as a target for your child to throw to.  Mark off 3 throwing locations, one 5 yards away, one 7 yards away and another 8 yards away.  Have your child throw you a football from each of the three locations.  For each throw they will receive a score: 10 points for hitting the chest of the receiver, 6 points if the receiver has to reach out to catch the ball, or 2 points if the ball is not close enough to catch easily.  Add the score from the throw at each of the 3 locations, and record the sum.    
  • RESULTS!!!!

    E-MAIL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO upward@lbfbc.org.  Below is an example of what we need you to include in your e-mail:


    Child's Name:  Joe Sample

    • 1.       5.60 (seconds)
    • 2.       3 (balls caught)
    • 3.       52 (distance thrown in feet)
    • 4.       26 (sum of 3 scores)