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?
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.
Join us for the Sweet Tea Classic on March 27-29 at the Upward Star Center. Boys & Girls divisions 5th - 12th grade. Pool play followed with bracket play. Championship items to all bracket division winners. We use tourney machine for all registration and communication. Any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com
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.
Join us for the Battle in the Burg on May 1-3 at the Upward Star Center. Boys & Girls divisions 5th - 12th grade. Pool play followed with bracket play. Championship items to all bracket division winners. We use tourney machine for all registration and communication. Any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Join us for Mother's Day Mayhem on May 8-9 at the Upward Star Center. Boys & Girls divisions 5th - 12th grade. Pool play followed with bracket play. Championship items to all bracket division winners. We use tourney machine for all registration and communication. We will not have any games on Sunday. Any questions, contact email@example.com .
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 2019-2020 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 .
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.
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!
The 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.
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Our Stars Basketball Academy will help athletes at all levels become better basketball players.
Through evaluations, individual/group training, and position specific training we have an opportunity for every age and every level.
We push athletes to learn new skills, grow in their strengths, and find a passion to work hard through our training programs.
Our Coaching Team is made up of former high level players, as well as current coaches throughout the Upstate.