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.

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, but we will have outside food vendors at most of our events. Guests are not allowed to bring in their own food tables. However, they are allowed to set up outside and "tailgate" similar to the way they do at the Star Center. 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.

We now have a HOUSING PROGRAM made with YOU in mind. Prior to your arrival, visit and book with one of our partnered hotels for the biggest savings, free breakfast, close proximity, and family friendly rooms. 


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: 30 min $35
    Dates: Every Friday
    Time: 4:30-5:30 classes
    Register Now
  • 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

    Options include: 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 and Castle inflatable! 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
    Time: Mon 5pm / Tues 8:30am
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  • Upward Star Center Climbing Team

    Introducing the Upward Star Center Climbing Team in partnership with Climb Upstate! Designed for ages 8-18, this opportunity is $159 for 12 weeks, with a $20 discount for second child. We will offer 2 hour practices plus devotionals. Join at any time. Teams will compete in 4 seasons each year.

    Division: Ages 8-18
    Cost: $159 for 12 weeks
    Dates: Ongoing
    Register Now
  • Breakthrough Basketball Camp with Coach Don Kelbick!

    This camp uses the Attack & Counter Skill Development System to help you develop the KEY skills that you need to become a great basketball player. You will learn the same critical and universal skills that Don teaches to NBA players. These fundamental skills are universal for all levels. They will help you no matter what defense or offense you use. That's the great thing about fundamentals. They help you in all situations.Topics include: Footwork, Mentality, Post Moves and Finishing Inside, Perimeter Moves, Guard Play, Ballhandling, Fast Break Skills, Shooting, Screening and Cutting (Getting Open). This is for SERIOUS basketball players that want to get better. You can play games anywhere, so they focus on things you can't just pick up anywhere. Breakthrough focuses on developing skills that will make you better! Coaches that want to learn and pick up new drills can also observe.

    Division: Boys and Girls
    Grades: Grades 7-12
    Dates: July 16-18
    Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
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  • Vertical Church Sunday Morning Service

    Over the last 15 years, Harvest Bible Chapel has planted over 175 local churches all over the world with a tremendous success rate that evidences the blessing of the Holy Spirit. David Rudie and his family moved to Spartanburg to plant Vertical Church. Join us on Sunday's at the Star Center for our Sunday morning service.

    Dates: Every Sunday
    Time: 10:30am
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  • Nationals Tune Up

    Registration is now live for our basketball tournament series this year! Our tournaments will be live-streamed and recorded through the Playsight app. All of our tournaments are run through Tourney Machine in a first-class manner. Tournaments will feature pool play followed with bracket play where bracket winners will receive championship items.

    Division: Boys/Girls
    Grades: 5th - 12th
    Cost: $250
    Dates: July 19 - 21
    Days: Fri - Sun
    Registration Closes: July 16
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  • Southeast Homeschool Championships (Volleyball)

    The Southeast Homeschool Championships will be held at the Upward Star Center in 2019! All homeschool teams are welcome to register. The following divisions will be playing: Middle School Girls, JV Girls, Varsity Girls, & Varsity Boys. Contact with any questions.

    Division: Middle School, JV, Varsity
    Cost: $185
    Dates: October 19, 2019
    Days: Saturday
    Registration Closes: October 12, 2019
    Register Now