Upward Sports started as a single church basketball league, and basketball has been our most popular sport ever since! From Recreation Leagues all the way up to Upward Stars Travel Teams, young basketball players can chart their own athletic journeys through multiple levels of programming – all while being developed into total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially.
Upward Stars programs are intended for young athletes in 2nd-12th grade who have the drive and desire to further develop their basketball skills. These programs are led by high-level coaches who use a unique athletic development philosophy to teach and challenge athletes to reach their potential. Upward Stars has programs that develop individual skills (developmental and camp programs) and programs that give young athletes the opportunity to play at a high level of competition against other local, regional, and national teams (travel programs).
Since 1995, millions of young athletes have participated in Upward Basketball in communities around the nation. Through Recreation Leagues, Camps, and Clinics, young basketball players can chart their own athletic journeys through multiple levels of play – all while being developed into total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially.
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- If you’re a player or parent, find a youth basketball program near you.
- Interested in starting an Upward Basketball program? We're looking for passionate leaders to partner with us.
- Find out more about our Recreation Division and our Performance Division, Upward Stars.
- Check out Upward Sports on social media, and see how we #PlayWithPurpose!