Edward is pictured with his four to six year old team from L-R: Jalyn, Addison, Kevin, Kane, Payton and Ruby

Edward Roberts, IT Manager at Tyler Union in Anniston, Alabama, has coached daughter Addison’s Upward Bound Basketball Team for the past three years.

Upward Bound Basketball, part of Parker Memorial Baptist Church’s Sports Ministry, focuses on teaching the word of Christ to children and how it relates to their lives and to their family life.  Edward said they work on the fundamentals of basketball such as dribbling, passing, shooting, being competitive and not being a sore loser.  The children learn a new bible verse at practice and if they remember it they get a green star for their jersey.