Upward Stars Nashville

Will you help us impact the next generation of leaders?

Your support of our ministry, a 501(c)3 organization, is primarily needed for three key initiatives:

  1. Leaders to Lead (Staffing: Goal is to hire an Assistant Club Director and maintain 45+ coaches on staff; without leaders, no ministry can be accomplished); Check-out this amazing, six-minute video featuring Coach Terrance Vanlier - Leaders to Lead (https://vimeo.com/256144666)

  1. Places to Play (Facilities: We are currently under a sub-lease with Alliance Volleyball Club in renting the Alliance Training Center. The club also rents approximately 12-15 different high school gyms, public and private, throughout Middle TN; without facilities, no ministry can be accomplished)

  1. Players to Play (Financial Assistance for Athletes: In the past 36 months, Upward Stars Nashville has provided over $50,000 in scholarships to families who otherwise could not have participated with Upward Stars; we desire to reach all athletes/families for Christ)
 
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Who is Upward Stars Nashville?

Launched in January 2014, Nashville Youth Sports Club (d.b.a. - Upward Stars Nashville) is now blessed to be the largest basketball club in Nashville, operating hubs in both Williamson County & Sumner County. Our mission is "Promoting the Discovery of Jesus Christ Through Sports." We provide year-round basketball opportunities for 3rd - 12th grade athletes through travel teams and developmental programming (camps, clinics, 3-on-3 play, etc.). In 2019, we will connect with approximately 1,700 families.

Focus on a "More Than" Experience:

The club attributes our growth to placing a central priority on providing a "More Than" experience. This impact is seen both ON and OFF the court! Upward Stars is focused on helping athletes develop: MENTALLY, ATHLETICALLY, SPIRITUALLY, and SOCIALLY. These four pillars of impact are derived from Luke 2:52 - And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Coaches & Character Lessons:

One way in which the "OFF court" impact is accomplished is through spoken character lessons. Our coaching staff has shared approximately 1,000 character lessons with our participants over the past three years at team practices and/or via clinics/camps. These lessons are based on Scripture and are directly connected to sports and every-day life. Character lesson topics, just to list a few, have included: Teamwork, Wisdom, Leadership, Perseverance, Effort, Discipline, Integrity, Courage, Commitment, and Service.

Delivering Results on the Court:

From an athletic performance perspective, the club's 2018 and 2019 spring/summer tournament teams competed at the highest levels, having won 50+ championships, earning 60+ runner-up finishes, & 70+ semi-final appearances in national/regional/and local tournaments (AAU Nationals, HoopSeen Events; Phenom Hoops Events, etc.). Currently 19 of our athletes are playing collegiately and/or have committed to play next year (our Class of 2020).

How to Give:

Thank you in advance for giving to Upward Stars Basketball and allowing our basketball club to impact athletes/families for Christ! Our goal is to have 100 donors that agree to give monthly ($10 a month or greater); however, if you prefer to make a one-time gift, that would be awesome as well!

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