TRYOUT DATES ANNOUNCED FOR WILCO HUB (Registration Opens Next Week) - 2019 SPRING TRAVEL/TOURNAMENT TEAMS

Friday, January 18, 2019 12:54:00 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 - WILLIAMSON COUNTY 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.

HUB DAY  DATE TEAM (Tryout # 1 or #2) Location - COURT TIME
           
WILCO FRIDAY 15-Feb 4th Grade Boys (#1) BGA-AUX 6:00 to 7:15
WILCO FRIDAY 15-Feb 5th Grade Boys (#1) BGA-MAIN 7:00 to 8:30
WILCO FRIDAY 15-Feb 4th Grade Girls (#1) BGA-AUX 7:15 to 8:15
           
WILCO SUNDAY 17-Feb 6th Grade Boys (#1) BGA MAIN and AUX 1:30 to 3:30
WILCO SUNDAY 17-Feb 5th Grade Girls (#1) BGA-MIDDLE SCHOOL 2:00 to 3:30
WILCO SUNDAY 17-Feb 7th Grade Boys (#1) BGA-MIDDLE SCHOOL 3:45 to 5:15
WILCO SUNDAY 17-Feb 6th Grade Girls (#1) BGA-MIDDLE SCHOOL 5:15 to 6:30
WILCO SUNDAY 17-Feb 7th Grade Girls (#1) BGA-MIDDLE SCHOOL 6:30 to 8:30
           
WILCO WED. 20-Feb 6th Grade Girls (#2) BGA-MIDDLE SCHOOL 6:30 to 8:00
           
WILCO FRIDAY 22-Feb 8th Girls (#1) BGA-MIDDLE SCHOOL 5:45 to 7:15
WILCO FRIDAY 22-Feb 7th Boys (#2) BGA-MIDDLE SCHOOL 7:15 to 8:45
           
WILCO SATURDAY 23-Feb 8th Boys (#1) LIPSCOMB ACADEMY (High School) 5:00 to 6:45
WILCO SATURDAY 23-Feb 5th Grade Boys (#2) LIPSCOMB ACADEMY (High School) 7:00 to 8:45
           
WILCO SUNDAY 24-Feb 4th Grade Girls (#2) BGA-AUX 3:30 to 4:45
WILCO SUNDAY 24-Feb 5th Grade Girls(#2) BGA-MAIN 3:30 to 5:00
WILCO SUNDAY 24-Feb 4th Grade Boys (#2) BGA-AUX 4:45 to 6:00
WILCO SUNDAY 24-Feb 8th Grade Girls (#2) BGA MAIN    5:00 to 6:45
WILCO SUNDAY 24-Feb 7th Grade Girls (#2) BGA MAIN and AUX 6:45 to 8:30
           
WILCO MONDAY 25-Feb 6th Grade Boys (#2) BGA MAIN and AUX 6:30 to 8:30
           
WILCO TUESDAY 26-Feb 8th Boys (#2) BGA MAIN and AUX 6:30 to 8:30
           
WILCO WEDNESDAY 27-Feb 9th Boys (#1) BGA-MAIN and AUX 6:30 to 8:30
           
           
           
WILCO SUNDAY 3-Mar 9th/Varsity Girls (#1) BGA-MAIN and AUX 2:00 to 3:45
WILCO SUNDAY 3-Mar 9th Boys (#2) BGA-MAIN and AUX 3:45 to 5:15
WILCO SUNDAY 3-Mar 10th Boys (#1) BGA-MAIN and AUX 5:15 to 7:15
WILCO SUNDAY 3-Mar 11th Boys (#1) BGA-MAIN 7:15 to 8:45
           
WILCO SUNDAY 10-Mar 9th/Varsity Girls (#2) BGA-MAIN and AUX 1:30 to 3:30
WILCO SUNDAY 10-Mar 10th Boys (#2) BGA-MAIN and AUX 3:30 to 5:30
WILCO SUNDAY 10-Mar 11th Boys (#2) BGA-MAIN 5:30 to 7:00

QUESTIONS regarding tryouts and teams?  Contact:

WILCO 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

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