A competitive year-round soccer and basketball program for youth ages 5-18. Building relationships through sports. Changing lives through relationships.
Volunteer coaches mentor children and provide a safe place to play, learn and grow.
Participants complete one hour of literacy-based activity for every five hours spent on the court or field.
Urban Stars' 5th grade girls' basketball team took first place in the 2012 USSA National Championship!
Urban Stars Athletics is a year-round soccer and basketball program for the community. Roughly 25 soccer teams practice on KIX and Honeywell Fields, located on the Urban Ventures campus, during the summer and fall. During the indoor season practices move into the Colin Powell Center gym. Urban Stars basketball serves 300 kids annually, with practices and tournaments held in the four-court Colin Powell Center gym.
The goal of Urban Stars Athletics is not just to give youth a competitive sports experience, but to also get to know and mentor each child while providing them with a safe place to play, learn, and grow. Nearly 100 volunteers provide youth with high quality coaching that also emphasizes encouragement, empathy, and discipline.
Urban Stars Mission
Building relationships though sports. Changing lives through relationships.
A changed L.I.F.E. is a life characterized by Love, Integrity, Faith and Excellence.
Urban Stars Athletics Philosophies for Coaching
Our goal is to ensure that everyone has fun playing sports. We believe each player should have ample opportunity to do so.
Our goal is to model how to honor the game, to teach mastery of the sport, to fill players’ emotional tanks, and to create an environment that fosters relationships.
Our goal is to encourage our players to grow in love, integrity, faith and excellence both on and off the court.
Each season all players participate in faith-based character development sessions.
Thanks to more than 50 volunteer coaches, Urban Stars enrolled nearly 1,000 participants this year!
This summer Urban Stars set a new program record: youth played more than 75 games on KIX and Honeywell fields in an eight-week period; many thanks to the 38 referees!
DONATE TO URBAN STARS ATHLETICS
Urban Stars teaches character and literacy along with sports, equipping youth for a lifetime of success and health.
$1250 sponsors an entire team for one season
$350 provides uniforms for a team
$75 provides a child with basketball or soccer shoes