Nashville Youth Sports Club, Inc.

Mission Statement

The mission of Nashville Youth Sports Club (NYSC) – assumed name: STARS Basketball Club – is ‘Planting Seeds for Christ Through Basketball.”

About Us: NYSC was launched in 2012 by Upward Unlimited. However, in 2019, Upward Unlimited chose to focus all time, energy, and resources on Upward Sports (church recreation division). As of 10/1/19, NYSC is a stand-alone, 501(c)(3) organization – an independent basketball club operated out of Brentwood, TN. While the legal name did not change (Nashville Youth Sports Club, Inc.), the assumed name changed from Upward Stars Basketball to STARS Basketball Club on 10/1/19.

Growth: NYSC has quickly become the largest basketball club in Middle TN, and perhaps the state. Our coaching staff (50+) has countless opportunities to impact athletes both ON & OFF the court, being MORE THAN Basketball! One primary focus is the development of the total athlete: 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 the Court” impact is accomplished is through character lessons. Our coaching staff has shared over 2,000 character lessons w/athletes over the past five years at team practices and/or at clinics/camps. These lessons are based on Scripture and correlate with sports and every-day life. Character lesson topics, just to list a few, have included: Teamwork, Character, Wisdom, Leadership, Perseverance, Effort, Discipline, Integrity, Accountability, & Courage.

Putting a Quality Product on the Court: From a sports’ credibility perspective, the club’s 2021 spring/summer tournament teams competed at a high-level, having won 80+ Championships, earning 90+ runner-up finishes, & 100+ semi-final appearances in national/regional/& local tournaments. In 2022, 8 teams will compete on the UA FUTURE Circuit, with 2 teams on the UA RISE Circuit.


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April 6, 2023