Tournaments & Events

Why Upward Star Center?

With over 100,000 square feet of indoor space and over 60 acres of outdoor fields & and volleyball courts, we are the premier location for your next big tournament or event.

The possibilities are endless including sports tournaments, corporate meetings, conferences, birthday parties, and more!



Location 1: Upward Star Center

Upward Star Center
9768 Warren H Abernathy Hwy.
Spartanburg, SC 29301

No outside food, drink or coolers.  Tailgating allowed outside in grass areas only.
Don’t want to pack up all that food for tailgating?  Get your food platters delivered right to your tailgate at the Star Center from Subway 864-949-3883 or Chick-Fil-A (864) 595-0478.  Mention that you are here for a tournament and receive a discount. Delivery times may vary.

Location 2: Upward Stars Volleyball Center

Upward Volleyball Center
6655 Pottery Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303

At the Upward Stars Volleyball Center, we do not have necessary accommodations to sell concession food. Therefore, guests are allowed to bring their own tables, coolers, food and drink.  We will have outside food vendors at most of our events. The volleyball center staff will remove trash on an as needed basis.  It is expected that our volleyball guests take care of and police up trash in their area. If you have any questions, please call the Upward Star Center at 864-949-5900.


Current Events

  • Cheerleading-Tumbling classes, Jumps and Condiitoning Classes

    McKenzie Bronson, a former Byrnes Cheerleader, Level 5 NCA, All Region with 20 years of experience will be teaching our classes. She can help with forward roll, back walk over to a back tuck. Come learn how to tumble, jump and stunt from the BEST! Call us at 864-949-5900 to register!

    Division: Ages 4-18
    Cost: $35/per hour
    Dates: Every Friday
    Time: 4:30-5:30 classes
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  • Stroller Rollers

    Bring your baby or young child, and prepare yourself for a circuit based exercise routine that involves the stroller, energizing music and lots of encouragement. We'll mix up running, cardio, strength and flexibility in every class. • Expect to sweat • Expect to get stronger • Expect to be challenged • Expect to be encouraged • Expect to make friends

    Days: Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays
    Time: 9:30-10:30am
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  • Birthday Packages

    All-Sport Package - Choose your sport (basketball, soccer, dodgeball, baseball, kickball or rock wall) for an hour, then party in a meeting room for an hour. Up to 20 kids included. Bazooka Ball Package - Basic All-Sport Package plus price of Bazooka Ball Princess Theme Package - Decorations, Castle inflatable - Starts at $375 Add more children to your party, add another sport, or add game leader for additional fees. Call 864.949.5900 or email for details.

    Division: All
    Grades: All
    Cost: Packages start at $200
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  • Weight Watchers

    Fitness that fits your life! Our new fitness approach meets you where you are. Whether you want to get active and don't know where to start, or are ready to take it to the next level. Check out one of our meetings today and get started.

    Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays
    Time: Mon 5pm / Tues 8:30am / Sat 8:30am
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  • Upward Mini - Adult Volleyball Tournament

    Join us for a coed volleyball tournament on May 6th! $100 per team with LUNCH PROVIDED for all players. Pool play followed by single elimination bracket play. The winning team is refunded their entry fee. 6v6 (minimum of 2 women); Match is best 2/3, games to 25 win by 2 (cap of 27; game 3 is to 15, win by 2 (cap of 17). Please contact with questions.

    Division: Adults
    Cost: $100 per team
    Dates: May 6, 2017
    Days: Saturday
    Time: 9:00 am
    Registration Closes: May 4, 2017
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  • State Games South Carolina

    The Upward Star Center will host the State Games South Carolina 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 5v5 Basketball, 8v8 Soccer, 4v4 Beach Volleyball, and 6v6 Indoor Volleyball. To learn more about State Games of America visit

    Division: Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball
    Dates: May 27-28, 2017
    Days: Saturday & Sunday
    Time: 9:00 am
    Registration Closes: May 23, 2017
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  • Southeast Showcase Basketball Tournament

    Join us for this 5th-12th grade Boys and Girls Southeast Showcase Tournament. Each team participating will receive a 3 game guarantee. This tournament will take place on April 28th-30th at the Upward Star Center. Fore more information, email Ben Baldridge at You can also register for this tournament on

    Division: Boys and Girls
    Grades: 5th – 11th grade
    Dates: April 28 -30
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  • South Carolina Grand Prix Events

    The South Carolina Grand Prix powered by Upward Stars Upstate and the Upward Star Center is an AAU Volleyball event at the Upward Star Center. In our second year as a host, we look forward to putting on a 1st class event where each team feels welcomed and appreciated. The atmosphere at the STAR Center in May will be festive and we are looking forward to having some quality teams come in for the weekend.

    Division: 13U-18U
    Cost: $450/team
    Dates: May 20-21, 2017
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  • AAU South Carolina Super-Qualifier

    The AAU South Carolina Super-Qualifier will be held at the Upward Star Center May 26-28 for boys 5th-12th grades! 3 game guarantee. Pool Play & Bracket Play. 1st and 2nd place awards. Register at Contact Tournament Director, Josh Gross at 864.949.5824 or

    Grades: Boys 5th-12th grade
    Dates: May 26 - 28
    Days: Friday - Sunday
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  • Adidas Uprising Boys Tournament

    The Gauntlet finale will host the top teams from the Gauntlet series, as well as the championship teams from regional qualifiers in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Chicago. Teams will be seeded for bracket play based on their Gauntlet win-loss record.

    Dates: July 12th-15th
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  • Breakthrough Basketball Camp

    3-Day Elite Guard Camp! Train and improve your game under Coach Matt Keeley by focusing on skills and strategies he's used over the last several years to help hundreds of youth players achieve next level development. Sign up before April 15th for a 20% discount.

    Division: Boys and Girls
    Grades: Grades 7-12
    Dates: July 17-19
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