• 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
  • Sindarius Thornwell Basketball Camp

    Join University of South Carolina legend and current LA Clippers Forward Sindarius Thornwell at the Upward Star Center for the Sindarius Thornwell Basketball Camp on Saturday, August 18th! The camp will be for grades 2nd - 9th (rising grade). The cost of the camp is $55 per camper. Each camper will receive a group photo with Sindarius, and one autographed item (provided by camper). Become a VIP camper for an additional $20 and receive an individual photo with Sindarius and an additional autographed item (provided by camper). Outside items for autographs are permitted. Please email mwilder@upward.org with any questions.
  • Elite Basketball Camp

    Join us for a week of Elite Basketball Camp at the Star Center! Our Elite Basketball Camp is for the basketball player who wants to take their game to the next level. Camp hours are from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm on June 11-14 and/or August 6-9. Before-care is available at no additional cost with doors opening at 7:00 am. After-care is available for grades 4th-6th for an additional $20 per camper from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
  • Organized Open Play Basketball

    Join us every Wednesday night from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm for organized basketball open play. We will have open play, pick-up play, and tournament play each week run by a star center staff member. Adult league teams can use this as a "practice night" and keep their teams together if they'd prefer. We'll have courts for middle-school, high-school, and adults. The cost is $6 per person, and everyone must check-in at the front desk.
  • 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!
  • Upstate Bearcats

    The Upstate Bearcats is a home school athletic organization who competes against teams in both South & North Carolina. The Bearcats are apart of the South Carolina Home School Athletic Association. The Upward Star Center serves as the home to the Upstate Bearcats. In the 2018-2019 school year, athletics will be offered in the following sports: Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track, & Cross Country. For more information visit the website at www.UpstateBearcats.com or contact the athletic office by email at KHeppeard@upward.org .
  • 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.
  • Introducing Playsight

    Here is our big news! Upward Star Center has collaborated with Playsight to install 18 4K and HD camera system that allows us to livestream, record and send video of games, scrimmages, practices, AND events. What is in it for you as player, coach, parent, or a tournament director? Click the graphic to find out more.