2019 SPRING/SUMMER TOURNAMENT TEAMS - REGISTRATION FOR TRYOUTS TO OPEN NO LATER THAN JANUARY 18 (Williamson County And North Nashville Hubs)

Friday, December 14, 2018 2:15:00 PM

Upward Stars is blessed and excited to enter our sixth season of forming club teams for the spring/summer tournament circuit!  Upward Stars plans on forming 36-40 teams for the 2019 spring/summer tournament circuit.

2019 Outlook:  Current plans include forming 27-29 teams based in Williamson County and 9-11 teams based in NORTH Nashville (Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, Gallatin, Madison, and surrounding communities)!   Tryouts will begin in early February and run through early March for some teams; most high school team tryouts will be in late Feb./early March. All details (dates/team details/costs/etc.) will be on our website by Friday, January 18th.

Format/Structure:  Teams will practice twice a week the entire season.  The majority of our Premier Teams will play into June/July, including many of our high school teams participating in NCAA "Live Period" events.  Some of our Select Teams will play into mid-June as well.    

Coaching Staff:  Due to our growth in both Williamson County and in North Nashville, we have several NEW coaches on board!  We are excited and grateful to bring on some very experienced leaders and retain coaches from past seasons:  former professional/college coaches, former collegiate/professional players, high school coaches, and middle school coaches.  While we are still interviewing and hoping to hire three to four more coaches to complete our staff, you can click here to learn more about our current coaching staff.  (PLEASE NOTE: We are in the process of adding coaches’ “bios” to our website, updating “bios”, etc.  We will add “Coaching Assignments” next to each coach’s name by January, 18th.)

Looking Back:  From a sports’ credibility perspective, the club's  2018 spring/summer tournament teams competed at a high-level, having won 32 Championships, earning 44 runner-up finishes, & 40+ semi-final appearances in national/regional/& local tournaments (AAU Nationals, HoopSeen Events; Phenom Hoops Events, etc.).

QUESTIONS regarding tryouts and teams?  Contact:

Williamson County Hub:

·         BOYS:   Lance Akridge (Club Director) - Cell:  864-237-2317 or email:  Lakridge@UpwardStarsNashville.org

·         GIRLS:  Tony McLeod (Director of Girl’s Teams) – Cell: 214-542-8733 or email:  TMcLeod@UpwardStarsNashville.org

NORTH Nashville Hub:  

·         Malik Mims (Dir. of Basketball Operations/North Nashville) -  Cell:  615-579-4590 or email: Malik@peathleticstn.com  

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