Charlotte Starz Travel Fastpitch Softball
The Charlotte Starz are excited to announce the addition of three new teams for the 2015 spring and summer seasons:
- 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:
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|North Carolina ||Elon ||Barton ||Gardner-Webb |
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|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 winter as we enter our tenth consecutive year, one of the longest active runs of any organization in the region. With the recent addition of two new teams, including our second in the Triangle region of North Carolina, we plan to field a record 9 teams in the 2015 spring and summer seasons 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 Gold
This new team is based out of Gastiona and led by Head Coach Hank Powell.
Starz 12-U Purple - NEW
Our newest team is based out of the Mint Hill / Matthews area of Charlotte and is led by Head Coach Julius Grant and Associate Head Coach Pat Bucka.
Starz 14-U Purple
Led by Coach Luis Yepez, this team has consistently been a top-5 team in NC for the past 3 years, boasting an stellar 254 - 116 - 1 (.686) record and 19 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 16-U Showcase
Veteran travel ball coach John Johnson, one of the founders of the Starz organization, is excited to be leading our 16-U Showcase team into action this fall. Coach Johnson was instrumental in the formation of our showcase program and remains active with our 18-U Elite team.
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!