Upward Sports Play with Purpose


Upward Sports Rolls Play With Purpose Events Into RecSpo '14Upward Sports Rolls Play With Purpose Events Into RecSpo '14

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Play With Purpose events - originally scheduled for five different cities across the country - will be a part of the RecSpo '14 schedule.

Using Sports As Intentional MinistryUsing Sports As Intentional Ministry

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The inventor of basketball believed that sports was an ideal platform for ministry. That's even MORE true in today's sports-obsessed culture.

It Only Takes One - Greg SchellIt Only Takes One - Greg Schell's Story

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sometimes a single free-throw can have a bigger impact. Read Greg's story about a thrilling moment at his church's Upward Basketball League.

NPSL Inaugural Season ScheduleUpward Stars Announce Schedule For First NPSL Season

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

In their inaugural season, the Upward Stars in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) will play ten games against elite competition.

David Tripp's StoryHearing the Call - David Tripp's Story

Friday, April 04, 2014

Ministry doesn't have to be complicated. You can simply use a ball. Read David's story about how God called him to ministry through a basketball.

What the Coaches SayWhat the Coaches Say: 8 Quotes From College Basketball's Greatest Leaders

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March Madness is upon us! Read eight quotes from some of the greatest coaches in college basketball history.

Youth Sports on Sundays IconYouth Sports on Sundays: A Paradigm Shift

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

More and more families have to choose between church and sports on Sundays. How can we use the platform of youth sports to BE the church to nonbelievers?

Upward Sports Team ShopUpward Sports Announces Redesigned, Rebranded "Upward Sports Team Shop"

Friday, February 21, 2014

The new Upward Sports Team Shop is redesigned and rebranded with a new selection of offerings that enhance and reinforce the values of the 360 Progression.

Loving People Trumps EverythingLoving People Trumps Everything

Friday, February 14, 2014

On Valentine's Day, we celebrate the love in our lives. On this day & every day, keep in mind that our truest example of love is Christ's death on the cross.

Close and Clean - Caz's CornerClose and Clean

Thursday, January 30, 2014

There’s something about a new year that inspires us to want to start fresh and wipe the old slate clean. This year, stay close to Christ and clean from sin.

Upward Sports Expands Into Higher Level of Competitive SoccerUpward Sports Expands Into Higher Level of Competitive Soccer

Monday, January 13, 2014

Upward Sports' new expansion soccer team, Upward Stars, joins the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the 4th Division of American professional men's soccer.

Never Too OldNever Too Old – Beverly Chumley's Story

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

When Beverly asked God to place her in a ministry, she had no idea that God would use her to reach kids and families through something like cheerleading.

From Upward Basketball to Pepperdine BasketballFrom Upward Basketball to Pepperdine Basketball - Paula Price's Story

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Since age 5, Paula's son, AJ, has loved the game of basketball. Read about how Upward Basketball prepared him for college basketball at Pepperdine University.

God's Perfect TimingGod's Perfect Timing - Myrna Gregory's Story

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sometimes we don't understand God's plan, but his timing is always perfect. Myrna's story is about just that - God's perfect timing and his work all around us.

This is Not Your Normal AAU Team. This is a Family."This is Not Your Normal AAU Team. This is a Family." - Javis Howard's Story

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Our Upward Stars coaches strive to develop athletes mentally, athleticly, spiritually, and socially, and Javis's story shows the impact of the 360 Progression™.

An ALL IN ChallengeAn ALL IN Challenge – Kayla Buchanan's Story

Friday, October 11, 2013

Kayla’s ALL IN Challenge began when she was at an Upward Sports Conference, turned to her friends, and said, “I know this might sound crazy, but I think God is wanting us to…”

RecSpo: The Rec + Sports Ministry ConferenceUpward Sports to Sponsor and Host A National Recreation and Sports Conference

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

RecSpo, a national conference for sports ministry leaders, will be held at the Upward Star Center in Spartanburg, SC September 17 - 19, 2014.

Upward Sports Announces Plans for a Multi-Sport Complex in Spartanburg, SCUpward Sports Announces Plans for a Multi-Sport Complex in Spartanburg, SC

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Upward Star Center, a 120,000 square foot facility, will make Spartanburg, SC the premier destination for youth sports events in the southeastern U.S.