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-6th Grade Boys/Girls)

Upward Basketball is an exciting sports experience for boys and girls K5-6th 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 Winter 2021

  • Information coming soon

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
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

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.

For more information please contact Joe Camp-Head Coach Sand Volleyball:


upward stars basketball

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.

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.
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.
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.

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

Upcoming Events

There are no currect sports events at this time.

The Team

  • Michael Ringfield

    Sports Administrator

Michael Ringfield

Sports Administrator

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