2015 Charlotte Starz 14-U Purple - Yepez, 14-U Gold Futures - McNeil, 16-U Showcase - Johnson, and 18-U Elite - Foster

Charlotte Starz Travel Fastpitch Softball

The Charlotte Starz 14-U TriangleHe we GROW again!  The Starz are excited to announce the addition of Head Coach Alan Johnson and his new Starz 10-U Purple, our 5th new team and 9th overall for 2015.  Coach Alan follows closely on the heels of our announcement of the addition of Head Coach Clifford Marcy's new Starz 10-U Triangle team, our third team in the Raleigh metro. 

  • The NEW Starz 10-U Purple led by Head Coach Alan Johnson.
  • The NEW Starz 10-U Triangle led by Head Coach Clifford Marcy.
  • The NEW Starz 12-U White led by Head Coach Pam Tamburello.
  • The NEW Starz 8-U Triangle, our 2nd team from the Raleigh area, led by Head Coach Adam McKnight.
  • The former Mint Hill Magic, led by Coach Julius Grant and Coach Patrick Bucka, as the NEW 2015 Starz 12-U Purple! 

Please check out our newest Starz teams using the navigation bar above.

The Charlotte Starz are one of the region'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.  In just two short years since its inception, our showcase program has helped players land the opportunity to play fastpitch softball at outstanding universities including:

North Carolina Elon Barton Gardner-Webb Liberty
Meredith College Avenging Angels  
Wingate Winston-Salem State Virginia Tech Meredith  


Click here for profiles and skills videos on all of our college prospects

There's a lot happening with the Starz this spring as we play our tenth consecutive year, one of the longest active runs of any organization in the region. With the recent addition of four new teams, including our third in the Triangle region of North Carolina, we plan to field 8 teams in 2015 in age groups ranging from 8 to 18.

Starz 8-U Triangle - NEW

This new team is based out of Clayton, NC and led by Head Coach Adam McKnight.

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 Purple - NEW 

This first-year 12-U team is the former Mint Hill Magic and 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- NEW 

Our newest 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.

Coach Luis Yepez's Starz 14-U Purple

Starz 14-U Purple

Led by Coach Luis Yepez, this team has consistently been a top-5 team in NC for the past 4 years, boasting an stellar 285 - 120 - 1 (.703) record and 25 tournament championships.

Starz 14-U Triangle

Coaches Noah Haislip III and Billy Tarpey are excited to begin a new journey with their highly successful Bombs Fastpitch team as our first team in the triangle area.

Starz 14-U Gold Futures

Our pre-showcase group is under new leadership as veteran travel ball coaches Kristina McNeil and Travis Prevette join the Starz, bringing a number of their Carolina Crush players to what is expected to be a very competitive team of next-generation showcase players.

Starz 18-U Elite

Coach Steve Foster is proud to lead the Starz flagship 18-U Elite team, which has helped 10 players gain the opportunity to play in college since its inception just 2 short years ago. 

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!


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