Fairfax Stars Announce Upcoming Open Gym For Rising 5th Grade Girls- Aug 23rd

8/22/2016 -

ATTENTION RISING 5th GRADERS:  On Tuesday, August 23, Coach Bibbee will be hosting an open gym/clinic for all girls interested in playing with the Fairfax Stars during the Fall/Winter seasons.  The clinic will be held from 6:00 - 7:00 pm @ The NZone in Chantilly (14550 Lee Rd., Chantilly, VA 20151).  Elite level 4th grade players are welcome to attend as well.  You are welcome to just "drop in", but please RSVP to Coach Bibbee @ jobu169@aol.com for planning purposes if you know you will definitely attend.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 


Fairfax Stars Announce Registration Now Open for 2016 Annual Fall Warm Up League

8/22/2016 -

The Fairfax Stars are pleased and proud to announce that registration is now open for the 9th Annual Fairfax Stars Fall "Warm Up" Basketball League.

Competition will be played on weekends beginning September 24th.  Boys and girls age 8 - 18, including County League ( Division I & II ); AAU; CYO; House League; Independent; and High School teams ( Freshman, JV, Varsity ) are all invited to participate.  Teams will be assigned to divisions to attempt to match skill and experience levels to seek the most competitive opportunities.

Registration deadline is September 15th

For more information and a registration form with roster, please click:

2016 Fairfax Stars Fall "Warm Up" Basketball League

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2016 Fairfax Stars Fall "Warm Up" Basketball League

If you have any questions or would like additonal information, please do not hesitate to contact the Fairfax Stars via e-mail at fairfaxstars@aol.com


Logan Battle Joins Womens Basketball Staff at Hartford University as Graduate Assistant

8/21/2016 -

Long-time Fairfax Star and recent Georgetown University graduate Logan Battle will join Head Coach Kim McNeill as the Graduate Assistant member of the Women's Basketball coaching staff.

Logan was an All Met and decorated player during her high school career at West Springfield High School.

She was a four-year player at Georgetown competing in the Big East Conference.

Logan played for the Fairfax Stars from the time she was 11, becoming a major contributor as she helped her teams achieve national prominence, including advancing to the championship game of the 2011 Nike Nationals Invitational tournament at the end of July.

This past summer, Logan was an assistant coach with the U15 / 10th Grade Girls Nike EYBL team.

Logan was an incredibly talented, versatile, smart, and tenacious competitor during her playing career at all levels.  She played and competed against the best teams and players in the country at every level she played.  During that time, she was one of the most coachable players and a tremendous teammate.  As she works with younger players, she has a unique ability to connect and relate in a manner that conveys the message, both about the detail of the game and also about the will and determination to compete at the highest level.

Congrats to Logan as she embarks upon the next chapter of her life adventure.


Coral Gillette Announces Commitment to Play College Basketball for Montana State University

8/21/2016 -

Congratulations to former Fairfax Star and Bishop O'Connell High School standout Coral Gillette as she announced today that she has verbally committed to continue her education and play college basketball for NCAA Division I Montana State University.

Montana State is in Bozeman, Montana and the Bobcats compete in the Big Sky Conference.

Coral was a key contributor to the Fairfax Stars U15 / 10th Grade Girls team during the summer of 2015 as she helped her team go 24 - 4 during the college exposure showcase sessions in July, advancing to the championship game in three tournaments and winning two, including the prestigious U15 Nike Nationals Championship in North Augusta, South Carolina to close the showcase season.

Following that season, Coral and her family relocated back to North Dakota and Coral attended and played for Bismarck High School, helping her team to success and looking forward to her senior year.

Before relocating, Coral was a member of the Bishop O'Connell High School Girls varsity basketball team.  She was a prolific scorer with consistent 3-point range, while also being a tough defender and tenacious rebounder.

Coral is a great basketball player and a terrific young woman.  She has great versatility and is a tremendous teammate.

Congratulations to Coral and her family on this exciting milestone in her career as a student - athlete.


Fairfax Stars Announce Open Gym for Rising 8th Grade Girls- Aug 25th

8/21/2016 -

ATTENTION RISING 8th GRADERS:  On Thursday, August 18 and Thursday, August 25, Coach Bibbee will be hosting an open gym/clinic for all girls interested in playing with the Fairfax Stars during the Fall/Winter seasons.  Both clinics will be held from 7:00 - 9:00 pm @ The NZone in Chantilly (14550 Lee Rd., Chantilly, VA 20151).  Elite level 7th grade players are welcome to attend as well.  You are welcome to just "drop in", but please RSVP to Coach Bibbee @ jobu169@aol.com for planning purposes if you know you will definitely attend.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Fairfax Stars Proud of Class of 2016 College Commitments- Another Class of Talented Student Athletes

8/20/2016 -

The Fairfax Stars basketball program has established a long track record of players, boys and girls, earning opportunities to continue their education and play college basketball through athletic and academic scholarships. Some have played multiple sports. Many have gone on to complete their education, enter the workforce, and then return to the Fairfax Stars as coaches to teach the next group of players what it takes to be successful in the game of life.

More than 25+ of those players are currently competing at the Division I level and several former Fairfax Stars players are competing in the WNBA and overseas. This continues a highly successful record of players going on to play basketball at the collegiate and professional level throughout the history of the Fairfax Stars.

A complete list of Fairfax Stars Alumni is available on the website.

Congratulations to those student - athletes from the Class of 2016 that have already announced their verbal commitments to continue their education and play college basketball:

Stephanie Jones           University of Maryland
Janiya Clemmons         Columbia University
Alexis Hermes             Tufts University
Jasmine Taylor             Boston College
Shelby Haynes             United States Military Academy at West Point
Tyneisha Smith             Seton Hall University
E'Lexus Davis              Hofstra University
Mariah Leonard           Drexel University
Jada Graves                 Elon University
Mikiyah Croskey          Hofstra University
Victoria Reynolds         College of William & Mary
Kennedi Colclough       Stetson University
Micah Maloney            Christopher Newport University
Micah Wormack          University of New Hampshire
Asia McCants              Howard University

As more players make their decisions, we will continue to update this information.

We also now have our first verbal commitments from our Class of 2017:

Delaney Connolly         Loyola University Maryland
Mary Clougherty          Lehigh University
Mykea Gray                University of Miami
Coral Gillette               Montana State University

Once again, congratulations to the players and their families on such an outstanding accomplishment.


Fairfax Stars Proud To Continue NIKE Affiliate Partnership- Twelve Years and Counting

8/20/2016 -

The Fairfax Stars are honored and continue to express gratitude for the 12 years of the extraordinary affiliate partnership with NIKE, and are excited about the growing relationship in the coming years and beyond of this prestigious affiliation.  NIKE has affiliate relationships with a limited number of AAU/Travel/Showcase basketball programs throughout the United States and the Fairfax Stars AAU/Travel basketball program is proud to be among the organizations selected for this prestigious collaboration. 

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The Fairfax Stars U15 / 10th Grade Girls won the 2015 U15 Nike Nationals Championship in North Augusta, South Carolina on July 30th with an exciting 50 - 48 championship game victory over a very talented North Tartan team.

For the 2014 season, Nike added a group of teams from around the country to create a Nike Girls Elite Youth Basketball League.  At various tournaments around the country, Nike teams competed in four divisions for an opportunity and seeding at the prestigious Nike Nationals Invitational at the end of July.

The 2015 season promised to be even more exciting as the Nike Girl's EYBL moved into the second year.

Accordingly, the Fairfax Stars U16 and U15 girls teams were looking forward to participating in the prestigious Nike Nationals to close the showcase season in July in North Augusta, South Carolina and play in front of more than 700 college coaches.

In addition, this relationship offers unique opportunities to Fairfax Stars student-athletes that will help improve their skill development and exposure to college coaches.

A NEW element that began with the 2010 season and going forward was the addition of U15 teams for a Junior Nike Nationals Invitational tournament at the end of the travel season, played concurrent with the Nike Nationals Invitational tournament.  Only 16 teams in America were invited to participate, and the Fairfax Stars were included.  It is exciting that the U16 Girls Premier Showcase team will be joined now each season by the U15 team for such a prestigious gathering of the best teams in the country, and more than 700 colleges coaches.

The Fairfax Stars are very proud to be one of the top programs in America to be invited to participate in the exclusive Nike Nationals Invitational elite tournament in July for the most outstanding women's travel basketball teams in the United States.  In 2006 the Stars advanced to the final of the Silver Division, playing in front of hundreds of college coaches.  In 2007, the Stars again advanced to the Silver Division championship bracket.  In 2008, the team did not advance, however, remained extremely competitive and received much attention from college coaches as they demonstrated their talent and skill.  In 2009, the Stars advanced to the Final Four of the tournament, falling in the Gold Bracket Championship semifinals, and Myisha Goodwin was named to the All Tournament 1st Team.  2010 was another terrific showing for the Fairfax Stars producing lots of attention from college coaches.

In 2011, the Stars went undefeated in pool play throughout summer and captured the programs first summer showcase championship by winning the Nike Summer Showcase in Chicago, Illinois. The Stars culminated the summer by advancing for the first time to the championship game of the Gold Bracket of Nike Nationals before finishing as the tournament runner-up. In North Augusta, Breyana Mason was named to the All-tournament 1st Team.

The 2012 tournament saw another strong showing as the Stars advanced to the Silver Bracket semifinals before completing their tournament run.  The U15 Girls advanced to the tournament quarterfinals after winning their pool and moving into bracket play.

At the 2013 tournament, the Stars had another outstanding performance as they advanced to the championship quarterfinals before falling to the eventual tournament champion in a game that went down to the final possession before being decided.

Many have identified Nike Nationals as "THE" tournament of the summer for women's basketball, with the best teams and All-Americans galore gathering to compete against the best.  The Fairfax Stars are extremely proud to be among those, and what a wonderful opportunity for Fairfax Stars student-athletes.

Additionally, in the three years from 2005 - 2007, the Fairfax Stars were represented at the annual Nike Skills Academy, an invitation-only skills camp that is limited to the top 20 women's basketball players in the country.  In 2005, Jasmine Thomas was invited, and at the 2006 Academy, both Jasmine Thomas and Chay Shegog were invited to participate.  In 2007, Chay was invited again to this prestigious event.  We have a number of candidates for the 2011 session.

Since 2009, the Nike Skills Academy has moved to a Regional model and the Stars continue to be well represented each year in the Mid Atlantic region.

After an extensive review and evaluation process, NIKE entered into an affiliate partnership with the Fairfax Stars AAU/Travel basketball organization in 2003.  Effective with the 2004 AAU Showcase season and since, the Fairfax Stars girl's program is proud of this affiliation.  The Fairfax Stars boys program is currently being evaluated and is a candidate to join this affiliate partnership in a future AAU/Travel basketball season.

                                     

As a result of this unique affiliate partnership, Fairfax Stars teams have participated in some of the most prestigious invitational basketball tournaments around the United States, providing an opportunity to showcase the extraordinary skill levels of the talented student-athletes who wear the Stars uniform.  As an example, in 2010, the Fairfax Stars U12 Girls National team won the Nike Midwest Showdown Tournament in Ohio, playing in the U13 Division.

Additionally, the Fairfax Stars will partner with NIKE and other NIKE-affiliated AAU basketball programs to conducts camps and clinics in an effort to increase skill levels and to provide enhanced visibility with college coaches on behalf of those student-athletes.

"We are very proud that NIKE has recognized and acknowledged the quality and dedication of the players, coaches and the adminstration of the Fairfax Stars AAU basketball organization and our sustained commitment to skill development as a fundamental foundation of this program's philosophy" stated Fairfax Stars Founder and Executive Director Aggie McCormick-Dix.  "This affiliate partnership will provide additional opportunities for Stars players to pursue their dream of playing college basketball if that is one of their goals" added McCormick-Dix.

"NIKE is recognized as one of the premier basketball organizations in the world, and this partnership is an acknowledgement of the commitment made by the organization since the beginning 18 years ago to offer an opportunity to young student-athletes in our community to participate in AAU/Showcase level basketball competition, both locally and nationally"

If you have any questions, or require more information about the Fairfax Stars AAU basketball program, please contact via e-mail at fairfaxstars@aol.com .


Join the Fairfax Stars Contact List...Keep Up To Date on Happenings & Current Info!

8/20/2016 -


The Fairfax Stars have added an important communication feature to the website.  We have developed the Fairfax Stars Contact List and provide you with an opportunity to create your own profile.  This will provide you with an opportunity to receive information via e-mail about camps, clinics, upcoming tournaments, along with news and notes about what is happening with the Fairfax Stars AAU / Showcase basketball program.  Presently, over 3,800 folks have joined to receive the latest news, notes, and updates.

The 2016 season is now complete and plans are already underway for the 2017 season.  Keep an eye out for updates regarding skills clinics, open gyms, etc.

With so much going on, including  information about tournaments, clinics, and more...this is your chance to stay connected.  For all of the information and details about upcoming events and activities, join the contact list...it is easy and you will be kept up to date with News, Notes & Happenings.  The Fairfax Stars continue to offer the area's premier opportunity for skill development and knowledge about the game of basketball in an environment that stresses positive reinforcement and fun.

During the short nineteen years of the program's existence, the student-athletes who have worn the Fairfax Stars uniform have experienced tremendous success, both on and off the court..  Please click on Join our Contact List and add your name to the growing list of people who want real time information about news and happenings.  Over 3,800 registrants now receive information about upcoming activities as well as news and notes about the Fairfax Stars.  We respect your privacy and will not share any  information that you provide for any other purposes.  Thank you very much for your interest in the Fairfax Stars AAU Basketball organization.

If you have any specific questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Fairfax Stars via e-mail at fairfaxstars@aol.com


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