Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:23:00 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 36-42 teams for the 2019 spring/summer tournament circuit. (SEE TRYOUT DATES/TIMES/LOCATIONS BELOW - NORTH HUB); Registration for tryouts, along with all team details, will be on our website by Thursday, Jan. 24th.

2019 Outlook:  Current plans include forming 27-30 teams based in Williamson County and 12 teams based in NORTH Nashville (Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, Gallatin, Madison, and surrounding communities)!   Tryouts will begin in mid-February and run through early March for some teams; most high school team tryouts will be in late Feb./early March. 

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 early Feb.)

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, NCAA Live Period Events, HoopSeen Events; Phenom Hoops Events, etc.).

NOTE:  Grade based on CURRENT grade (2018-2019 school year); athletes are STRONGLY encouraged to attend BOTH tryout sessions.

NORTH FRIDAY 22-Feb 4th Boys (#1) WELCH COLLEGE 5:30 to 6:30
NORTH FRIDAY 22-Feb 5th Boys (#1) WELCH COLLEGE 6:30 to 8:00
NORTH SATURDAY 23-Feb 7th Girls (#1) WELCH COLLEGE 9:00 to 10:15
NORTH SATURDAY 23-Feb 8th Boys (#1) WELCH COLLEGE 10:30 to 12:00
NORTH SATURDAY 23-Feb 7th Boys (#1) WELCH COLLEGE 12:15 to 1:45
NORTH SATURDAY 23-Feb 6th Girls (#1) WELCH COLLEGE 2:00 to 3:15
NORTH SATURDAY 23-Feb 6th Boys (#1) WELCH COLLEGE 3:30 to 5:15
NORTH SATURDAY 23-Feb 4th Boys (#2) WELCH COLLEGE 5:30 to 6:45
NORTH SATURDAY 23-Feb 5th Boys(#2) WELCH COLLEGE 7:00 to 8:30
NORTH SUNDAY Feb. 24 6th Girls (#2) WHITE HOUSE HIGH SCHOOL 1:00 to 2:15
NORTH SUNDAY Feb. 24 7th Girls (#2) WHITE HOUSE HIGH SCHOOL 2:15 to 3:30
NORTH SUNDAY Feb. 24 6th Boys (#2) WHITE HOUSE HIGH SCHOOL 3:45 to 5:15
NORTH SUNDAY Feb. 24 7th Boys (#2) WHITE HOUSE HIGH SCHOOL 5:15 to 6:45
NORTH SUNDAY Feb. 24 8th Boys (#2) WHITE HOUSE HIGH SCHOOL 7:00 to 8:30
NORTH FRIDAY 1-Mar 9th/10th Girls (#1) WELCH COLLEGE 5:30 to 6:45
NORTH FRIDAY 1-Mar 9th Boys (#1) WELCH COLLEGE 7:00 to 8:30
NORTH Saturday 2-Mar 9th/10th Girls (#2) WELCH COLLEGE 3:00 to 4:15
NORTH Saturday 2-Mar 9th Boys (#2) WELCH COLLEGE 4:45 to 6:30
NORTH Saturday 2-Mar 10th Boys (#1) WELCH COLLEGE 6:45 to 8:00
NORTH Sunday 3-Mar 10th Boys (#2) / 11th Boys (#1) KNOX DOSS MIDDLE 6:00 to 7:30
NORTH Sunday 10-Mar 11th Boys (#2) KNOX DOSS MIDDLE 6:00 to 7:30

QUESTIONS regarding tryouts and teams?  Contact:

NORTH Nashville Hub:  

·         Malik Mims (Dir. of Basketball Operations/North Nashville) -  Cell:  615-579-4590; Email:

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