• 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.

  • 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
  • AAU Basketball Tournaments

    Join us for our basketball tournament series! Our AAU Basketball tournaments are for boys and girls grades 5th - 12th. We use tourney machine for all registration and communication. We feature pool play followed with bracket play. Our tournaments come with a 3 game guarantee and include live streaming options for all teams. Concessions are also available throughout our tournaments. If you have any questions about our tournaments, contact kheppeard@upward.org .
  • Gregg Nibert's Basketball Skills Camp

    Join Presbyterian College all-time winningest men's basketball coach Gregg Nibert for a week of basketball instruction. Coach Nibert will be on hand bringing his wealth of experience and knowledge to campers in the only way he can. Camp options are available for grades 1st - 8th. Any questions contact mwilder@upward.org .
  • 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.
  • 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 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 .
  • 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!
  • 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.