Sports ministry

reaching our community through sports

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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.

Basketball Key Dates for Fall 2020

  • Information coming soon

Developmental Basketball

Upward’s Development Program provides an opportunity for young boys and girls (2nd-6th 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.

Every March and September our STARS coaches host a program to develop both our young basketball players in 2nd -5th grade and then advanced players 6th-8th grade. This program helps players prepare for our recreational league as well as the advance training prior to middle school tryouts and/or club ball tryouts.



2020 Spring Basketball development program

upward stars Volleyball

Joe Herrera-Club Director/Head Coach

Emma Wien-Head Coach

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/outdoor Volleyball


  • OPEN GYM will begin in September on Sunday afternoons
  • Parent Information Meeting in late September

  • Tryouts follow the Fall season for middle school players and high school players after the State Tournament

  • All players must pre-register for tryouts

  • Cost: $15 to cover tryout t-shirt
  • Tryouts will be held at the Gym located at 551 New Hope Rd., Fayetteville, GA 30214
2019-20 Travel Team 13U-14U (Females 13-14)
Middle School Tryouts
13U and 14U
Sunday, October 13: 3:00-5:00 PM
Monday, October 14: 6:00-8:00 PM
2019-20 Travel Team 15U-18U (Females 15-18)
High School Tryouts
Sunday, November 3
15U    2:00-3:30 PM
16U    3:30-5:00 PM
17U & 18U    5:00-6:30 PM
Monday, November 4
15U     5:00-6:30 PM
16U     6:30-8:00 PM
17U & 18U     8:00-9:30 PM

In the Fall after high school volleyball season is complete we host our tryouts for Upward STARS South Atlanta travel ball. Our program is made up of six travel teams with girls age 14U to 18U. Most tournaments are in the state of Georgia but some teams do travel outside the state to compete. This program runs from November through late June.

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 Selina Dailey at 678.827.7917


Beach volleyball has tryouts in March of each year. Our program consists of  girls age 14U-18U who formulate two women travel teams. Beach volleyball season runs from mid-March through July. This program has local and out of state tournaments through out the season.

Developmental Volleyball


  • Duration: March 9-April 20, 2020 Program does NOT practice during Spring Break
  • Cost: $150.00
  • Ages: Girls Grades 4-7
  • Practices: Monday evenings from 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Location: Training Sessions will be at New Hope Gym 551 New Hope Rd., Fayetteville, GA 30214
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.

2020 STARS Travel Basketball for Boys and Girls Teams coming in February 2020
Tournament Season can run through the first week of June
Program Fee
Selection Process
MUST REGISTER!!! Tryouts will take place in late February at New Hope Gym.
Coaching Staff
Ken Brown, Derek Campbell, Q Harris, Adrian Cooley, Arminta Hairston
Practice Format
Practices will be twice per week. Minimum of one practice per week after first tournament.
3-5 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 10 days to ACCEPT their position with the club and pay fees.

We host club level basketball teams for high school girls and boys. These teams are based on a tryout that occurs in February of each year. Players are invited to join the STARS team to play tournaments in and around Atlanta from March until June. AAU Nationals are always an option based on the teams performances during the regular travel season.

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.

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


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