Summer Stars is a summer program that offers a different kind of softball experience than Nova travel ball or any other. While it shares core ambitions with Nova – inspired skill building, healthy competition, and interpersonal development – it continues with a flavor of its own in the way teams are formed, reformed, and blended each week.
Summer Stars has an absolute focus on development – players and staff, physical and emotional. Development trumps every other motive in the Summer Stars program.
Fun! Players are free from fretting over win-loss ratios or being stressed by being on a high-pressure team. Summer Stars games are to be the most fun one can have playing softball and the most developmentally rich. Players have fun exercising skills while not worrying over the outcomes. Each Saturday’s game is played with newly blended teams – nothing is static, and no statistics are kept. The focus is on fun and development of all players.
A player does not have to try out for Nova first. The important matter is that we encourage players who are enthusiastic about the game to sign up for Summer Stars so the experience will be the most exciting and rewarding possible.
Girls born in 2002 through 2010 are eligible to play in Summer Stars in summer 2017.
Summer Stars players practice two evenings per week, usually on Mondays and Fridays. Practices are held with the entire division (all 30 players practice together). In addition, each Summer Stars group will enjoy weekly hitting practice at All Star Academy and specialist coaches who will come to Summer Stars practices to focus on specific skills.
Games are held every Saturday morning. Within each division, two balanced teams are formed each week to play a game. No win/loss or player statistics are kept in Summer Stars.