• 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.

  • Upward Rec Basketball

    Upward Rec basketball will be held at the Upward Star Center and surrounding churches! Join us in celebrating our 25th year of Upward Basketball! Any questions, contact scyouth@upward.org
  • Men's Basketball League

    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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Academy

    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.
  • Upstate Bearcats

    The Upstate Bearcats is a scholastic athletic organization who competes against teams in both South & North Carolina. The Upward Star Center serves as the home to the Upstate Bearcats. Follow the Upstate Bearcats on Facebook for the most up to date information on tryouts and game schedules. Foe more information, or to be connected to a coach, email programs@upwardstarcenter.com . #GoBearcats #BearDown
  • Introducing Playsight

    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. What is in it for you as player, coach, parent, or a tournament director? Click the graphic to find out more.