Creating the best sports experience possible
With a vision to create the best sports experience possible for every child, Caz McCaslin founded Upward Unlimited, the world's largest Christian sport league for young athletes. In 1995, Upward Unlimited launched Upward Sports and has grown under McCaslin's leadership and guidance from several hundred children playing in seven church basketball leagues to more than half a million children playing in 2,500 multi-sport clinics, camps, academies and leagues in 47 states.
Coach 'Em Up Podcast
National youth sports leader and Upward Sports Founder and President Caz McCaslin shares his passion for youth sports as a vehicle for spiritual and personal development in the lives of both the athlete and those who lead them. From interviews with a wide range of engaging guests to sharing lessons from his own life experiences, Caz uses inspirational insight and practical tips to challenge listeners to make a difference on the court of life everyday.
Coach 'Em Up The Book
No matter where games are played - from neighborhood courts to domed stadium fields; local recreational leagues to the Big Leagues - sports have become broken. Parents are fighting on the sidelines, players are punching referees, coaches are berating youth-age players, abuse of players in the college ranks, and all for what? Winning is no longer just a desired outcome or the end-goal of competition; it has become the only goal. What happened?
As competitors, coaches, mentors and role models, we've created a culture that only celebrates and glorifies outcomes. We've turned games into a hyper competitive race that no one will ever win.
It's time to reclaim the game.
Caz regularly speaks to a wide variety of audiences, bringing his unique blend of inspiration and motivation to a number of organizations.
Speaking topics include:
- Act/React Message
- Message To The Church
- Get Out Of The Boat
- 360 Degree Leadership
- Orange Conference
- Youth Pastor Summit
- New Orleans Saints
- Nazarene Convention
- Lead Like Jesus
- Samford University
Established in 1995, Upward Sports is the world's largest Christian youth sports provider. Today, approximately half a million players at more than 2,000 churches in 47 states participate in camps, clinics and leagues through Upward Sports' recreation Division.
Keep up with Upward Sports Founder & President Caz McCaslin on his blog.