Sports ministry

reaching our community through sports

who we are

Welcome! New Hope hosts a flagship Upward Sports program that trains, encourages and supports young athletes. Our goal is to provide quality sports programs for the entire family in a Christ-centered environment. We’re all about family at New Hope, and we’d love to welcome you to one of our campuses.

We host a variety of sports that your child can participate in. Our top, competitive programs are Upward STARS Volleyball and Upward STARS Basketball. We also offer sand volleyball, basketball and soccer.

upward basketball

(Kindergarten-8th Grade Boys/Girls)

Upward Basketball is an exciting sports experience for boys (K5-8th Grade) and girls (K5-8th Grade). Some of the unique aspects of Upward include an evaluation system that promotes equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system which allows for equal playing time for all participants. All Upward Basketball is held at our North Campus Gym.

2019-20 Upward basketball coming in November 2019 

upward stars basketball

Upward Stars provides unique programs designed to adapt and expand with each athlete as they develop in their personal athletic journey. Browse our programs and find the one that best fits you! Each program incorporates intense practice sessions, high-level coaching, character lessons, and a service project.

2019 Stars 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament Team
Tournament Season can run through the first week of June
Program Fee
Selection Process
MUST REGISTER!!! Tryouts will take place on Friday November 16th, 2018 at New Hope Gym from 6:00-9:00 pm FINAL CUTS will take place on Saturday November 17th from 2:00-4:00 pm
Coach Ken Brown and Coach Joel Gibson
Practice Format
Practices will be twice per week. Minimum of one practice per week after first tournament.
Number Of Tournaments
5 Tournaments
Important Additional Information
Program located at New Hope Baptist Church Gym 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville, GA. 30214. Player invitations will be sent out via email. Players have until November 30th to ACCEPT their position with the club, pay the deposit and set up payment plan.

upward stars
development program

Upward’s Development Program provides an opportunity for young boys and girls (2nd-5th grade) to sharpen their skills and continue to learn the basic fundamentals of the game. While the recreation league is more focused on the team-building, the primary focus of the camp is individualized skill-building. This program is most geared toward to new players and young players.


  • Duration: March 12 – April 23, 2019 No programming the week of FCBOE Spring Break
  • Cost: $150.00
  • Selection Process: Open
  • Coach: Coach Bob Alvarez and Coach Q Harris
  • Practice Format: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 7:00 PM
  • Location: Training Sessions are twice a week and will be at Grace Christian Academy, 355 McDonough Rd, Fayetteville, GA 30214
upward stars Volleyball

Upward Stars provides unique programs designed to adapt and expand with each athlete as they develop in their personal athletic journey. Browse our programs and find the one that best fits you! Each program incorporates intense practice sessions, high-level coaching, character lessons, and a service project.

Indoor Volleyball

2019-20 Travel Team 13U-14U (Females 13-14)
Coming in October 2019
2019-20 Travel Team 15U-18U (Females 15-18)
Coming in October 2019

outdoor/sand Volleyball

Outdoor/Sand Volleyball

Upward Stars South Atlanta offers sand programs from 13U-18U. We also offer developmental and private lessons.


For more information please contact Joe Herrera at 770.309.9539 or Joe Camp at


Other sports
Fitness Center
The Fitness Center offers a complete array of equipment to enable members to increase in all levels of physical fitness. There are treadmills, stationary bicycles, and stair steppers to improve cardio fitness. The circuit of machines provides a great opportunity to develop a base of strength, endurance, and fitness in all major muscle groups. There are also dumbbells, barbells, and more advanced machines that assist in increasing strength, as well as muscle size and shape. Memberships to the Fitness Center are available to New Hope members and the Community.

Operating Hours
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday from 7:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Holiday hours will be posted the week before upcoming holidays.

$45 per person for 3 months
$75 per couple for 3 months
$25 for each additional person

Fees are collected quarterly. There are no yearly contracts. Please see Selina Dailey in our sports office for an application and physical assessment forms to join.

Sand Volleyball Courts
  • The sand volleyball courts are open for use to the public when not in use by a New Hope scheduled activity.
  • For an organized event, approval must first be given by the New Hope Sports Ministry and the business office of the church.
  • Proper attire is required. No swimsuits, sports bras allowed without the proper covering.
  • Please observe the posted court signs.
Sports Hall of Fame
Each year, the Sunday after the Super Bowl, there will be an induction into the New Hope Sports Hall of Fame:

  • An Inspirational Inductee (will be an inspiration to all of us. That could be you! It could be a 9 year old, a student, an adult, or a senior adult who has inspired us all. A motivating feel good story!)
  • An Elite Sports Inductee (will be a sports person who has excelled in the highest levels in his or her sport. They would generally be recognized on a city, state or national level.)

2017 Inspirational Inductee
Don Boykin

2016 Inspirational Inductee
Victor Epps

2015 Elite Inductee
Larry Smith

2015 Inspirational Inductees
Joe & Mary Catherine Domaleski

2014 Inspirational Inductee
Noah Chalkley

2014 Elite Sports Inductee
Jim Bailey

2014 Elite Sports Inductee
Hugh Kirby

2012 Inspirational Inductee
Ted “Rock” Knapp

2012 Inspirational Inductee
Barbara Aldred

2012 Elite Sports Inductee
Kent Hill

2011 Inspirational Inductee
Tommy Webb

2011 Community Inspirational Inductees
Jeffrey & Dominique Gumbs

2011 Elite Sports Inductee
Bob Dalton

2010 Inspirational Inductee
Ed and Jonathan Vise

2010 Elite Sports Inductee
Reggie Johnson

2009 Inspirational Inductee
Lynn Boykin

2009 Elite Sports Inductee
Lee Haney (Lee is an 8 time Mr. Olympia)

All inductees need to be New Hope members! Al Mead will oversee a selection committee each year and we have nomination forms available for our Inductees that you can personally nominate. Each inductee will have a portrait hung on the New Hope Sports Hall of Fame wall in our Sports Center and presented with a trophy during a ceremony on Hall of Fame Sunday morning.

Horses at New Hope
Come and learn about opportunities to serve those with special needs through our new horsemanship ministry.

For more information contact Stephanie or Mandy


Mandy Branton | Certified Riding Instructor | Email Mandy
Stephanie Angileri | Certified Riding Instructor | Email Stephanie | 678.300.7539


Should you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 770.460.4856 or or or

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The Team

Al Mead

Associate Pastor of Community


Joel Gibson

Sports Director


Selina Dailey

Associate Pastor of Community Assistant


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