Upward Stars Nashville



  • ALL athletes must register for tryouts; click on the links below to register and view tryout dates, times, and locations.
  • GRADE is based on 2019-20 school year (current grade)
  • Athletes are strongly encouraged to attend both tryout sessions.
  • If talent level, volume of athletes, and coaching supply allows, a second and/or third team may be formed within an age group/gender.

Tryout Info./Registration Link for BOYS - WILCO

Tryout Info./Registration Link for GIRLS - WILCO


Within 48-72 hours of tryout #2, all tryout attendees will receive an "invite" or "sorry" email; Maximum team size is 10 players.


  • 2 Sets of Uniforms
  • Shooting Shirt

***(6th grade and above receive backpack)

  • Two Practices per Week
  • Allotted # of Tournaments (6th-11th Grade Premier: Depending on team, tournaments to include regional/natioonal events; AAU State; Hoops Circuit; NCAA Live Period Events; etc.; ***All coaches/teams may choose to play in additional tournaments; if so, approx. $40 to $50 per player fee to be added for each additional tournament)
  • Coach Stipend
  • Membership fees, if any
  • Secondary Insurance

TEAM PRICING (Payment plan option will be available, spreading payments over minimum of three months; **Some financial assistance/partial scholarships are available):

**Boys' Coaches TBA: Dominique McDonald, Dan Edwards, Josh Kelly

**Girls' Coaches TBA: Josh Kelly, Andrew Greer, Kaylah Keys, Cassi Whitworth

Visit our "Coach" web page to learn more about our coaching staff. We are in the process of updating/adding coach bios; all coach info. will be on webiste by 2/3/20.

Please view our 2020 Club Policies Document

Please direct all queries to Club Director, Lance Akridge:

E: lakridge@upwardstarsnash.com or P: (864) 237-2317