& Impacts Lives
Totay approximately half a million players participate in Upward recration clinics, camps, and leagues in 47 U.S. states and 72 countries, hosted by over 2,500 church partners. In 2012, Upward Sports created a performance division for youth basketball and volleyball, Upward Stars, aimed at young athletes wanting to further develop their skills and participate in a higher level of competition. Within the first year, approximately 900 athletes competed on Upward Stars teams. These teams have won nine major tournaments in the southeast and 17 players have accepted Division I or II college commitments.
Upward Sports provides valuable resources that aid in planning, training, and executing these first-class, organized and detailed youth sports offerings.