• Philippians 2:3
    Philippians 2:3

    Don't be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.

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Volleyball

The Upward Star Center is home to the Upward Stars Upstate volleyball program which exclusively offers the development of the total athlete through the 360 Progression ™. We also will offer adult leagues, camps, and developmental programs. Whether you want to further develop your skills, watch an Upward Stars Upstate Volleyball match, or play in an adult volleyball league, we have various volleyball opportunities available to you!

  • Adult Volleyball Tournaments

    The Upward Star Center hosts adult volleyball tournaments throughout the year. Usually our tournaments are pool play followed by single elimination bracket play. Please contact scvolleyball@upward.org with questions.
  • Adult Volleyball Leagues

    The Upward Star Center offers adult coed volleyball leagues in the fall/winter/spring seasons. Our next season begins Monday, June 5th. Registration is now open, $65 per player. Sign up as a team or as an individual free agent. We offer an 8 week season + playoffs. Registration also includes a team shirt and all referee fees. Games are officiated by qualified volleyball referees. We offer two levels of play: Rec for beginning/casual players, and A/B for intermediate/advanced players. All matches are a best 2/3 format. 6v6 with 2 female minimum. If you have any questions please contact Cary Rupe at scvolleyball@upward.org for more information.
  • Adult Volleyball Open Play

    Join us every Wednesday from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm for Adult Open Play Volleyball. The cost is only $3 per person. Our league games are played on Monday nights, and our open play nights will be on Wednesday nights through the month of May. Beginning in June, our open play nights will move to Thursday nights. We'll have courts for recreation players and for A/B players. No pre-registration necessary - just show up and let the front desk know you're here for volleyball open play. Contact scvolleyball@upward.org with any questions.
  • Stars in the Sand

    Summer is right around the corner and one of the best ways to enjoy the summer sun AND get quite a bit better in volleyball is to go through our SAND PROGRAM. Playing outdoors is one of the best ways to go from a 3-rotation player to a 6-rotation player. Read that correctly: front row hitters who don't play back row NEED/SHOULD WANT to play sand to develop their all-around game. Back row liberos ALWAYS want to hit! Outdoor volleyball is the fastest, most fun way to serve/pass/defend/read the game. So much fun - so much volleyball - and a GREAT workout. The program will run from May 1 to June 8. Practices will be Monday and Thursday nights. Either 5:30-7pm or 7-dark - based on age/experience level. We will have a sand tourney on Saturday, June 10. Cost is $195 - gets you a shirt, insured, and at least 18 hours of sand work - and the tourney. Contact chelle@upward.org with any questions.
  • Summer Camp - Volleyball Week

    This camp is for beginners to advanced, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Players will improve both their offensive and defensive skills through drills that will help their technique. 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 Volleyball

    Are you ready!!!??? Join us for a week of Elite Volleyball Camp at the Star Center! Our Elite Volleyball Camp will be run by Upward Stars Upstate and is for the volleyball 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.
  • Academy

    Our Upward Stars Volleyball Academy is adamant in helping equip, develop, and sharpen the skills of our athletes by focusing on the 360 Progression ™. Our goal is to get the most out of the players’ ability as well as tap into the skills that have gone untapped. Through several sessions, conducted throughout the year, athletes will be trained in all aspects of the game. Our Academy will be led by a Master Coach who will provide sport-specific instruction to help push, develop, and inspire every athlete.
  • Travel Teams

    Our Upward Stars Upstate travel teams feature some of the top talent in the state, with a number of Division I-bound players as well as displaying a consistent level of success in local, regional, and national tournaments. Our teams consist of multiple age groups and levels of play. Experienced coaches focus on the Stars' on and off-court success with an emphasis on the 360 Progression ™ which develops total athletes striving for excellence in the classroom, on the court, serving the community, and in their spiritual journey.
  • Court Rentals

    Run your own practice, organize your own game or plan your own event with us at The Upward Star Center. All our courts (12 indoor courts and 4 sand courts) are state-of-the-art and designed to meet your sport, entertainment, or event needs – no matter how big or small.
  • Private Lessons

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