Charlotte Starz Travel Fastpitch Softball
The Charlotte Starz is entering its 11th consecutive season and is one of the Carolina's most respected travel fastpitch organizations, offering competitive travel-ball programs for young ladies of all ages. Unlike many community programs which have to disperse aspiring college athletes around the time they turn 14, the Starz seamlessly integrate our widely-recognized college showcase program for those players who possess the talent, desire, and work ethic that will allow them the opportunity to compete in college. Since its beginning in the fall of 2012, our showcase program has helped players land the opportunity to play fastpitch softball at outstanding universities including:
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|North Carolina ||Elon ||Barton ||Gardner-Webb ||Liberty |
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|Wingate ||Winston-Salem State ||Virginia Tech ||Meredith ||Furman |
Click here for profiles and skills videos on all of our college prospects
As we begin the fall 2015-2016 season, we will have seven teams representing the purple and gold:
Starz 10-U Gold - NEW
Coach Alan Johnson leads our newest team based out of Rutherfordton in the southwestern section of the Charlotte region.
Starz 10-U Triangle - NEW
This new team is based out of southern Wake County in the Raleigh metro and is led by Head Coach Clifford Marcy. Coach Cliff's group will begin holding tryouts in May and pan to begin paying in early August following summer nationals.
Starz 12-U Gold
This second-year 12-U team is based out of the Mint Hill / Matthews area of Charlotte. This group is led by travel-ball veterans Head Coach Julius Grant and Associate Head Coach Pat Bucka.
Starz 12-U White
This second-year 12-U team is based out of the Weddington area of Charlotte and is led by Head Pam Tamburello and her husband and Associate Head Coach Joe Tamburello.
Starz 14-U Triangle
Coach Billy Tarpey is excited to continue the tradition of excellence established by this team over the last several years since becoming the Starz first team in the triangle area.
Starz 14-U Gold / 16-U Showcase
Led by Coach Luis Yepez, this team has consistently been a top-5 team in NC for the past 5 years, boasting an stellar 285 - 120 - 1 (.703) record and 25 tournament championships.
Starz 16-U Black
Coach David Wacaster is looking forward to taking the reigns of the Starz new flagship 16-U Black team, inheriting a number of 2017 and 2018 players from our form 18-U Elite team, where he plans to add additional 2017, 2018, and talented 2019 players to form the core of our next generation of college recruits.
Although each club possesses its own unique identity, players, and missions, together they share the common vision of placing player development, character growth, and team success as their primary mission.
The Starz, began as a single 8-and-under team formed in May, 2006 by then President and organization founder Ashley Davis with a core group of young players from his highly-successful West Mecklenburg Athletic Association 9U team. To this group, they carefully blended talented players from several north Charlotte associations, including Huntersville (HYAA), Mallard Creek (MCAA), and Odell (ORSA). Their goal was to create a hard-hitting team showcasing great team speed and solid defense which would be ready to compete at championship levels in local tournaments. In only their second tournament, the original Starz 8U team took the Championship of the NSA Super One Day Madness in Statesville, North Carolina.
We invite you join us and see how our Starz roll!