U13 Boys Will Be Conducting Upcoming Open Gyms in Advance of 2017 Fairfax Stars AAU / Travel Season

1/22/2017 -


Interested in playing AAU basketball?  The Fairfax Stars U13 / 7th Grade boys will be holding two open gym sessions on Wednesday, January 25, from 8-9 PM and on Monday, January 30, from 8-9 PM at Bren Mar Park Elementary School at 6344 Beryl Rd. Alexandria, VA 22312. 

 

This is a great opportunity to come out and play basketball with fellow players and meet the Stars 13u coaching staff before the stress of tryouts. We encourage everyone interested to come out and shoot around and play some pickup games. Head Coach Ariel Gonzalez will be present to answer any questions you may have. We hope to see you there!  

 

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Gonzalez via e-mail at ariel_gonzalez11@hotmail.com 


Fairfax Stars Announce 2017 Advanced Skills Development League- Great Lineup of Trainers

1/22/2017 -

****PLEASE CHECK BACK AS THE SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEKEND MAY BE ADJUSTED- AN UPDATE WILL BE POSTED SOON****

The Fairfax Stars are pleased and proud to announce the 2017 Advanced Skills Development League.  With nationally recognized trainers and instructors who have helped prepare and  mentor some of the top collegiate and professional men and women basketball players, the lineup is impressive.  If you are committed to improving your skills and knowledge of the game of basketball, you will not want to miss this opportunity.

The curriculum is built for boys and girls, ages 12 - 17, although younger age players may be approved to participate.  The League will begin on January 22nd and continue through February 19th.  The final week is round - robin play where participants can apply what they have learned. 

For more information and a registration form, please click:

2017 Fairfax Stars Advanced Skills Development League

Registration is considered on a first come basis and the deadline is January 17th.

Please remember to check the website each week to confirm location for the League in case there is a change due to gymnasium availability or other unforeseen circumstances.

Please note that one of the League sessions, January 28th, is on a Saturday.  All other sessions are on Sundays.

If you would prefer the information in a word document format, please click


2017 Fairfax Stars Advanced Skills Development League

If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact the Fairfax Stars via e-mail at sarahmalone52@gmail.com or fairfaxstars@aol.com

We look forward to seeing you in the gym!


Fairfax Stars Introduce Fairfax Stars Baltimore Premier Program for Girls 9 -14-OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULED

1/21/2017 -

The Fairfax Stars are pleased and proud to introduce their newest affiliate, the Fairfax Stars Baltimore Premier basketball program.  This exciting new program is available for girls, ages 9 - 14, who aspire to play at the AAU / Showcase level of competition.  The program will be led by long-time coach and trainer Jimmy Price who will serve as the program Director.

The Fairfax Stars Baltimore Premier will continue the long standing 20 year history and tradition of commitment to fundamental basketball skills development and teaching the elements of the game itself that has been the foundation of the Fairfax Stars basketball program.

We are especially pleased that long-time coach and trainer Jimmy Price has agreed to serve as the program Director for the Fairfax Stars Baltimore Premier program.  Coach Price is well known and well respected and has trained and mentored some of the most talented and successful players across the DMV for the past 10 years.

Fairfax Stars Founder and Executive Director Aggie McCormick said " we are so excited about the opportunity to extend the Fairfax Stars basketball program into the Baltimore area and across the DMV.  While we have been honored to include players over the years from the Baltimore region, this new partnership will permit more opportunities for more young student - athletes.  We are particularly excited that Jimmy Price has agreed to lead this effort.  He is a knowledgeable and experience basketball coach and trainer who is terrific in teaching and developing  young players.  He is a valued member of the Fairfax Stars family and we could not be more excited about this opportunity to partner with Jimmy to bring the Fairfax Stars Baltimore Premier program to the community."

An Open House Information Meeting will be conducted on Sunday, February 12th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at St. Frances Academy- 501 E. Chase Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21202.  For more information about the Open House and the Fairfax Stars Baltimore Premier, please click:

Fairfax Stars Baltimore Premier

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Coach Price via e-mail at jjprice580@gmail.com or the Fairfax Stars at fairfaxstars@aol.com


Fairfax Stars Announce Date for 2017 Girls THINK PINK Tournament of Champions- April 1 - 2

1/20/2017 -

The Fairfax Stars are pleased and proud to announce the 15th annual Girls "Think Pink" Tournament of Champions will be hosted on the weekend of April 1st & 2nd, 2017.

The 2017 "Think TOC Pink" Tournament will once again features teams from across the mid-atlantic region, the DMV, and of course all of our Fairfax Stars teams.  As an early season test, this tournament has attracted some of the most talented and competitive teams with more than 125 teams participating for 14 straight years.  In addition to the competition and camaraderie, this tournament will once again include a theme that will raise awareness around breast cancer.

Options are available for a two-day or a one-day schedule.  An early bird registration rate is also available until February 7, 2017

For more information and a registration form, please click:

2017 Fairfax Stars "Think Pink" Tournament of Champions

If you would prefer this information in a word document format, please click


2017 Fairfax Stars "Think Pink" Tournament of Champions

If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Fairfax Stars via e-mail at sarahmalone52@gmail.com or fairfaxstars@aol.com


Fairfax Stars Accepting Coaching Applications for 2016 - 2017 Season

1/20/2017 -

If you are interested in applying to be considered as a Head Coach or an Assistant Coach with the Fairfax Stars for the 2016 - 2017 basketball season, a coaching application is now available.

A few positions currently remain available for boys and girls teams.  There may be more than one team in an age group.  The Coaches Selection Committee will review all applications to determine interview candidates.  We are seeking experienced coaches for Head Coaching positions.  A background check will be conducted for all candidates advancing to the interview process prior to final consideration.

For a Coaching Application for the 2016 - 2017 season, please click:

Fairfax Stars 2016 - 2017 Season Coaching Application

If you would prefer the coaching application in a word document format, please click:


Fairfax Stars 2016 - 2017 Season Coaching Application

Please read through all of the pages before completing the application.

Once completed, please either scan and e-mail, fax, or mail the application with an original signature on each of the application pages.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the Fairfax Stars via e-mail at fairfaxstars@aol.com


Fairfax Stars Launch 2017 Boys Tournament Series for the Upcoming AAU / Showcase Season

1/19/2017 -

The Fairfax Stars are excited to announce the launch of the Boy's Tournament Series for the upcoming 2017 AAU / Showcase season.  We have heard from so many coaches, teams, and programs that they are looking for some good "bump" during the season, so we have put together an affordable series of opportunities for great competition through a package of tournaments- you choose what works best for you and your team.

The Fairfax Stars 2017 Boy's Tournament Series will feature a tournament each month during March, April, May, and June.  For more information and the schedule of tournament opportunities, please click:

Fairfax Stars 2017 Boy's Tournament Series

If you would prefer the information in a word document format, please click


Fairfax Stars 2017 Boy's Tournament Series

Games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays.  Early bird and multiple team tournament registration savings are available.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please reach out to the Fairfax Stars via e-mail at sarahmalone52@gmail.com or fairfaxstars@aol.com


2017 Season Tryouts Begin in Just a Few Short Weeks- Stay Tuned

1/19/2017 -

As we welcome in 2017, plans are well underway for the Fairfax Stars 2017 season.  Not only will the details for the Advanced Skills Development Clinic be posted soon, but before you know it, tryouts for the 2017 season will be underway.  A tryout schedule will be posted in the near future, beginning with the younger age groups in February and the older age groups following.

If you have an interest in the Fairfax Stars basketball program or would like more details, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail at sarahmalone52@gmail.com or at fairfaxstars@aol.com

Please keep an eye on the website as exciting information about clinics, training, open gyms, and tryouts will be soon posted.

Happy New Year!


Congrats to Fairfax Stars Nominated for 2017 McDonalds High School All American

1/18/2017 -

Congratulations to the Fairfax Stars players selected as nominees for 2017 McDonald's High School All American selection.

Eligible candidates are high school seniors put forth for consideration:

Mykea Gray                National Christian Academy
Lindsey Pulliam            Good Counsel HS
Niya Beverley              St. John's College HS
Octavia Wilson            Eleanor Roosevelt HS
Kyara Frames             Bishop McNamara HS
Delaney Connolly        Oakton HS
Maya Calder               National Christian Academy
Maeve Carroll             Georgetown Visitation School
Musharapha Alhassan  St. Vincent Pallotti HS
Sydney Morrow          Bishop O'Connell HS
Coral Gillette               Bismark HS

The final rosters will be named soon for the boys and girls games that will be played on March 29th in Chicago. 

Congratulations to all of the nominees.


Fairfax Stars Proud of Class of 2017 College Commitments- Another Class of Talented Student Athletes

1/18/2017 -

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. Quite a few have gone on to coaching at the high school and collegiate level.

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 2017 that have already announced their verbal commitments to continue their education and play college basketball:

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

Delaney Connolly           Loyola University Maryland
Mary Clougherty            Lehigh University
Mykea Gray                  University of Miami
Lindsey Pulliam             Northwestern University
Kyara Frames               University of Albany
Octavia Wilson              University of North Carolina Charlotte
Maya Calder                 Appalachian State University
Coral Gillette                 Montana State University

We are also please to announce the first commitment from our Class of 018

Maddie Green               James Madison 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

1/18/2017 -

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 30, 2015 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 .


In The Event of Inclement Weather...

1/18/2017 -


In the event of inclement weather, there are always issues about access to facilities.  As you know, typically, if schools are closed, recreation activities are cancelled.  However, weekend activities are subject to the determination of the schools and the recreation department and we encourage you to check on whether activities are on as scheduled, or whether they are cancelled due to inclement weather.

The inclement weather hotline is 703-324-5264.  It is also our experience that oftentimes a "crawl" message is posted on Cox Communications cable channel 21 ( Fairfax County Public Schools ) or channel 16 ( Fairfax County Government ).

The website for the Fairfax County Public School, which will also often include a message about extracurricular activities, is www.fcps.edu .

Additionally, we will attempt to post a message on this website if we have access to that information during instances of inclement weather.


FAIRFAX STARS AAU BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Recognized as one of the top ranked AAU basketball programs in the United States for girls and boys!
For more information, please contact the Stars.
e-mail... fairfaxstars@aol.com Stars Hotline... 703-281-5233
Mailing Address... Fairfax Stars AAU Basketball 2801 Glade Vale Way Vienna, Virginia 22181

"Always striving for excellence...on and off the court!"