Many Lower School students play on United Church Athletic League (UCAL) teams sponsored by the River Oaks Baptist Church (ROBC). ROBC is a founding member of UCAL. UCAL teams are not part of the River Oaks Baptist School Athletic Program. The primary mission of the league is to provide families with a place to take part in athletic competition within a Christian environment. UCAL teams typically have one practice/week, one game/week, and parent coaches.
The league offers soccer (grades K-6), basketball (grades 1-6), and volleyball (grades 3-6), as well as skills in camps in other sports such as lacrosse and golf.
Fall 2022 UCAL Indoor/Outdoor Lacrosse Camp
We are excited to offer UCAL Lacrosse Skills Camp for our first through sixth grade students. All sessions will take place on the ROBS campus and will be led by lacrosse coach and Head of Middle School Connor Cook. The camp will concentrate on the skills of carrying, cradling, scooping, catching, passing, and shooting. Each player should bring their own stick (some loaners are available). Helmets, gloves, and mouth pieces are optional for stick only sessions. Players in fourth though sixth grade are expected to have their own equipment. Each player should bring a water bottle.
Session Dates: September 10, September 17, September 24, and October 1
Grades 1-3 (sticks only, boys & girls): 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Grades 4-6 (full pads, boys & girls): 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Winter 2022-23 UCAL Basketball League (Grades 2-6)
Sign-ups are now open! Sign-ups will close Friday, October 21 at 4:30 p.m.
Dates: Practices will begin Saturday, November 5. Games will begin Monday, November 28, and will be held Mondays-Fridays. The season will end no later than Saturday, February 11.
Practices: All practices are on Saturdays in the ROBS gym for 50 minutes.
- Grade 2 practices between 8:00-10:00 a.m. (depending on the number of teams)
- Grade 3 practices between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (depending on the number of teams)
- Grade 4 practices between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (depending on the number of teams)
- Grades 5 & 6 practice between 1:00-4:00 p.m. (depending on the number of teams)
Team Selection: Teams in grades 2 & 3 will be selected with assistance from the coaches. Teams in grades 4-6 will be drafted. You may not request your team.
Winter 2023 First Grade Basketball Academy
We are excited to offer a new basketball academy for our first graders!
Session Dates: January 8, January 22, January 29, February 5, February 12, February 19
Session Times: 2:00-2:50 p.m. (girls); 3:00-3:50 p.m. (boys)
Spring 2023 UCAL Information
Signups will begin in January 2023 – the season begins in March 2023. A spring volleyball league will be open for students in grades 3-6, along with a spring volleyball academy for students in grades 3-6. Spring soccer will be open for students in Prekindergarten through fourth grade.