• Mark 8:34-37
    Mark 8:34-37

    34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?

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Basketball

The Upward Star Center is home to the Upward Stars Upstate basketball program as well as various adult and youth basketball leagues, basketball camps, and developmental programs. We are excited to offer Upward Sports programs with the 360 Progression ™ that strive to develop the total athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially.

  • Basketball Skills Training

    If you're serious about taking your game to the next level, then you need to take advantage of our basketball skills training!! Training will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the Upward Star Center. Groups will be divided into ages 5-11, 12-14, 15-18. *Grades/Ages serve as a baseline. Athletes may be asked to move up or down based on where they are at to best help them grow and develop. We have several options in our training program including monthly (12 consecutive sessions), weekly (4 sessions) or individual (1 session) options. Choose the options that's best for you! Click on the link for further information. For any questions, email upwardstarsups@gmail.com
  • State Games South Carolina

    The Upward Star Center will host the South Carolina State Games competition on Memorial Day Weekend, 2017. Adults will have the opportunity to be crowned South Carolina State Champions and win a bid to compete in the Nationals, which are hosted by Michigan in 2017. South Carolina divisions include Men's 5v5 Basketball, Men's 8v8 Soccer, Coed 4v4 Beach Volleyball, and Coed 6v6 Indoor Volleyball. To learn more about State Games of America visit http://www.stategamesofamerica.com/
  • Adult Basketball Leagues

    The Upward Star Center’s 120,000 square-foot complex is home to 6 regulation hardwood basketball courts. We have several opportunities to play including an open league division (competitive & rec),an industrial league division (competitive & rec), and a church league division. All games are conducted in a first class, organized, and well-officiated manner. Our adult leagues feature playoffs, an all-star game, 3 point shootout, and slam dunk contest!
  • Travel Teams

    Our Upward Stars Upstate basketball teams are for both guys and girls. We have levels of travel teams who play in local, regional, and national tournaments throughout the summer. This programs designed to adapt and expand with each athlete as they develop in their personal athletic journey. Browse our programs and find the one that best fits you! From camps and clinics to fall league and travel teams, Upward Stars has it all to help you to be your best!
  • Court Rentals

    Run your own practice, organize your own game, or customize an event with us at the Upward Star Center. All 6 courts (6 regulation hardwood courts with the capability to modify to 12 courts) at our state-of-the-art facility to meet your needs.
  • Tournaments

    The Upward Star Center provides a top quality environment for several basketball tournaments throughout the year. The 120,000-square foot facility provides 6 full-length hardwood courts to maximize the efficiency and quality of game play. The Upward Star Center will have tournament opportunities for middle school and high school players this spring and summer!
  • Upward Rec Basketball

    Upward Basketball is designed to build athletic skills, character, confidence, and spirit. Whether you are searching for a league, camp, or clinic, Upward Basketball programs are committed to developing the TOTAL athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Registration for our next basketball season will take place in November 2017.