• Romans 5:3-4
    Romans 5:3-4

    3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.

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The Upward Star Center is the home to several soccer programs including 8v8, 11v11, competitive, and recreational adult leagues as well as youth futsal, pre-school soccer and Upward Rec programming.  Whatever soccer opportunities you're looking for, we are the place for you!

  • Adult Leagues

    Adult Soccer Leagues will offer several levels of competition. With coed, premier, recreational, and futsal leagues, we have something for you. Each league will have trained and paid referees to ensure that all games are conducted in first class, organized, and well-officiated manner. All of the leagues will have playoffs where the winning team will receive championship shirts! Sign up as a team or as a free agent.
  • State Games South Carolina

    The Upward Star Center will host the South Carolina State Games 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 Men's 5v5 Basketball, Men's 8v8 Soccer, Coed 4v4 Beach Volleyball, and Coed 6v6 Indoor Volleyball. To learn more about State Games of America visit http://www.stategamesofamerica.com/
  • Start Smart Soccer

    Start Smart Soccer is a developmentally appropriate introductory soccer program for children 3 - 5 years old. The program prepares children and their parents for organized soccer in a fun, non-threatening environment. Start Smart Soccer prepares children and their parents for organized soccer without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment is used in teaching kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw-ins and agility. Parents are required to attend each class with your child as you will complete soccer specific tasks with your child by rotating throughout different stations. This sessions starts on May 1st! Please contact kheppeard@upward.org with any questions.
  • Adult Soccer Tournaments

    We will host adult tournaments throughout the year. The next tournament is scheduled for April 22nd. The cost is $250 per team, and includes a 3 game guarantee. We also will have the option to become a cash prize team for the tournament and win a cash award. For more information contact our soccer coordinator at scsoccer@upward.org .
  • Pick-up Futsal

    Each Monday night from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, we'll have organized pick-up futsal for ages 16+. The cost is $5 per player. Pre-registering is not a requirement, just show up ready to play!
  • Summer Camp - Soccer Week

    Our soccer camp is for both novice and experienced players. The focus will be on the basic skills including dribbling, passing, shooting, defensive strategies, and offensive strategies. Each day will include mini games for position movement. Camp hours are from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm with doors opening at 7:00 am and closing at 6:00 pm for before/aftercare.
  • Summer Camp - Elite Soccer

    Join us for a week of Elite Soccer Camp at the Star Center! Our Elite Soccer Camp is for the soccer player who wants to take their game to the next level. Camp hours are from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm with doors opening at 7:00 am and closing at 6:00 pm for before/aftercare.
  • Field Rental

    Run your own practice, organize your own game, or plan your own event with us at the Upward Star Center. All of our fields are state-of-the-art and designed to meet your soccer, entertainment, or event needs – no matter how big or small.
  • Private Lessons

    Private soccer lessons, available throughout the year, come in two distinct forms: Performance Training - focused on the movement, speed, and strength of the athlete OR Skills Training - focused on soccer fundamentals and the ability to develop and master all aspects of the sport. Our highly trained soccer coaches provide both individual and small group instruction with dynamic curriculums designed to meet the needs of each athlete. In order to schedule a private or small group lesson, email us at programs@upwardstarcenter.com.
  • Upward Sports Youth Soccer League

    Designed for K4-6th graders. As more and more young athletes look to develop their soccer skills, Upward Soccer programs aim to quickly enable them to build their skills, speed, strength, and stamina so they can compete at the next level.
  • Youth Futsal (indoor soccer)

    The Upward Star Center and Carolina Football Club is teaming up to provide the best possible soccer experience in the Upstate! Whether you are a 3 year old just starting out, or a high level senior in high school looking to prepare for your varsity soccer season, the Upward Star Center and Carolina FC will be able to fit your needs. Our indoor facilities offer a great opportunity for you to develop your skills in league play and tournaments throughout the year. This 5 on 5 formatted sport is played on a basketball court with an official futsal ball (weighted with less bounce). We look forward to having you join us next winter season.