• 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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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.

  • Adult Basketball Leagues

    The Upward Star Center’s 120,000 square-foot complex is home to 6 regulation hardwood basketball courts. Our adult leagues are split up into a competitive and recreational division. Church teams, industrial teams, and open teams are welcome to play! 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! For more information, email scbasketball@upward.org
  • 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!
  • Teammate Basketball - The Great Eight (Nat'l Qualifier)

    Teammate Basketball presents THE GREAT EIGHT! The best eight teams in each division will battle it out to see who will earn a FREE bid to the 2018 Teammate Basketball National Championship in Pigeon Forge, TN (June 20-24, 2018). Spots will fill quickly, reserve your place in The Great Eight today! All winners will receive a FREE bid to the 2018 Teammate Basketball National Championship. Open to boys & girls teams in all ages/divisions (8U-18U / 2nd-12th Grade). 3+ game guarantee & the best awards on the travel circuit! Register now!