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.
Caz also has released a new book titled “Coach Em Up – Reclaiming Sports For the Benefit of the Athlete.”
On this episode, we talk to Caz about starting Upward Basketball, why youth sports are broken, and how the founder of the game of basketball, Dr. James Naismith, actually invented basketball to be a ministry, much like Upward.
4:25 – Starting Upward Basketball
9:20 – How to actually put a dream into action.
13:15 – Upward Basketball’s model
16:30 – Meeting Dr. James Naismith’s grandson
20:55 – How has youth sports evolved over the years?
27:30 – Why it was important to have kids get an equal amount of playing time.
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