Fairfax Stars Announce 2014 - 2015 Winter Basketball League- 11 Straight Years

10/30/2014 -

The Fairfax Stars remain pleased and proud to continue to offer recreational basketball opportunities with adult supervision for young student - athletes in our community.  For the 11th consecutive year, the Fairfax Stars will host Winter League basketball for those that want to compete and prepare for the Spring AAU / Showcase travel season.

This league is NOT intended to compete with the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League or any other community-based league.  The Fairfax Stars remain huge supporters of FCYBL and other leagues that provide opportunities for young people.  Rather, this league is intended that those that wish to compete against AAU level teams to prepare for the Spring / Summer season.

The Fairfax Stars Winter League will begin on December 6th and games will be on Saturday and Sunday only.  If you have any specific schedule requests, please advise early and we will work to accommodate those requests if possible.

For more information and a registration form, please click:

2014 - 2015 Fairfax Stars Winter League

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2014 - 2015 Fairfax Stars Winter League

If you have any questions or would like additional information about the Fairfax Stars Winter League, please do not hesitate to contact us at g0ssgirl@aol.com or fairfaxstars@aol.com 


Fairfax Stars Will Welcome WNBA All Star Elena Delle Donne for a Skills Camp on November 15th

10/30/2014 -

The Fairfax Stars will welcome WNBA All Star and Chicago Sky standout Elena Delle Donne for a basketball Skills Development Camp on Saturday, November 15th.  This continues the Fairfax Stars commitment to inviting nationally recognized players and trainers to bring their knowledge and experience to share with our players.

There will be two sessions on November 15th.  The morning session will be from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and designed for girls, 3rd - 7th grades.  The afternoon session will be from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM and will focus on girls, 8th - 12th grade.  The location for the camp will be finalized shortly.

For more information, including how to register for this special Skills Development Camp, please click:

2014 Elena Delle Donne Skills Camp

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2014 Elena Delle Donne Skills Camp

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Elena was a three-time high school state champion, and selected as a McDonald's and WBCA All American.  In 2008, Elena was named the National High School Player of the Year by McDonald's, Gatorade, and USA Today.

She attended the University of Delaware, where she was one of the most decorated student - athletes in school history.  She was a two-time 1st Team All American and National Player of the Year candidate.

Elena was drafted by the Chicago Sky with the 2nd overall pick in the 2013 WNBA draft.  As an example of her immediate impact, she concluded her rookie WNBA season by finishing 3rd in the League MVP voting.

The Fairfax Stars are pleased and proud to welcome Elena Delle Donne on November 15th.


Fairfax Stars Announce MEET THE STARS Night for Girls Team on November 9th

10/29/2014 -

The Fairfax Stars basketball program is pleased to invite parents and players to come out and join us for a MEET THE STARS gathering for our girls teams on November 9th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Falls Church High School in the gymnasium.

You will have the opportunity to meet many of the volunteer coaches that will be leading teams for the 2015 AAU / Travel season.

Whether you are new to the area, new to AAU / Travel level competition, or an experienced showcase team family looking for information about alternatives for your daughter, please join us on November 9th.  We are already receiving many phone calls from parents exploring options for the spring or wanting to learn more about the nationally recognized Fairfax Stars.

You will have the opportunity to meet Fairfax Stars Founder & Executive Director Aggie McCormick, who also coaches the U16 Girls Nike Elite team.

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MEET THE STARS- Girls Teams

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Fairfax Stars via e-mail at g0ssgirl@aol.com or fairfaxstars@aol.com


Fairfax Stars Will Host Scrimmage Fest II For Boys & Girls on Nov 8 & 9

10/28/2014 -

Due to the success of the 1st Annual Scrimmage Fest tournament the weekend of October 25 - 26, the Fairfax Stars will host Scrimmage Fest II during the weekend of November 8th & 9th.

With great flexibility that allows you to play three games, or decide to play just one or two games, teams have the chance to get ready for the winter season.  This tournament will be for boys and girls teams, 3rd - 9th grade, and will include Division I & II teams.

For more information and a registration form, please click:

2014 Fairfax Stars Scrimmage Fest II

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2014 Fairfax Stars Scrimmage Fest II

If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Fairfax Stars via e-mail at g0ssgirl@aol.com or fairfaxstars@aol.com


Marta Sniezek Named 2014 NSCAA Girls Soccer High School All American

10/28/2014 -

Congratulations to long-time Fairfax Star and National Cathedral School senior Marta Sniezek as she was selected a 2014 Girl's Soccer High School All American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

The National High School All American game will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 13th- Marta was named to the East team.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/recruiting-insider/wp/2014/10/24/four-locals-named-nscaa-girls-soccer-high-school-all-americans/ 

Marta was selected as the Gatorade High School Basketball Player of the Year for the District of Columbia following the 2013 - 2014 high school season, her junior year, when she was also named a 1st Team All Met and received numerous other honors and awards.  Her jersey will hang in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame for the next year.

Marta is also an outstanding performer in the classroom and will attend Stanford University after graduation on an athletic scholarship to continue her education and play college basketball.

She has been a member of the Fairfax Stars since she was 8 years old and completed her final season of AAU / Showcase level competition this past summer with the U16 Girls Nike Elite Showcase team.

This recent recognition is just further evidence of her talent and commitment as a student - athlete...one who epitomizes the ongoing commitment to "strive for excellence...both on and off the court!", or in this case, also the soccer field.

On behalf of the entire Fairfax Stars family, congratulations to Marta and her family on this tremendous honor and recognition.


Coaching Positions Available for 2015 AAU / Travel Season, Application Now Available

10/28/2014 -

The Fairfax Stars are now accepting applications for coaching positions for the 2015 AAU / Travel season.  Head Coach and Assistant Coach positions are available for showcase, national, and regional teams in both boys and girls age groups.

Please review the attached coaching application in its entirely so you will be familiar with the requirements to be considered as a candidate to coach with one of the nation's premier boys and girls AAU / Travel basketball program...

We are seeking experienced and dedicated coaches committed to teaching young players basketball skills and a knowledge of the game in an environment of positive reinforcement, hard work, and fun.

2014 - 2015 Season Fairfax Stars Coaching Application

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2014 - 2015 Season Fairfax Stars Coaching Application

The Fairfax Stars Coaches Selection Committee will review applications and consider in-person interviews as part of the evaluation process.

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


Fairfax Stars Announce 1st Group of Head Coaches for 2015 AAU / Showcase Travel Season

10/26/2014 -

Planning is already well underway for the 2015 AAU / Travel season with the Fairfax Stars.  As we prepare for our 19th year of AAU / Showcase basketball, we are excited to announce the first group of coaches that have been selected by the Coaches Selection Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

These talented volunteers are experienced and committed to teaching young student - athletes about the game of basketball and the fundamentals skills necessary to compete at a high level.  We are still accepting applications for coaching positions, both head coaches and assistant coaches that have not currently been filled.

Tryouts for the 2015 season will begin for the younger age groups in February.  In the meantime, there is still a lot going on in terms of training and skill development opportunities.  We will also host a MEET THE STARS session early next year when you can meet all of these coaches in person and ask any questions you may have.  In the meantime, if you have any questions about the Fairfax Stars, please do not hesitate to reach out and contact us via e-mail at g0ssgirl@aol.com or fairfaxstars@aol.com

2015 Season Boys Team Coaches

U10 / 4th Grade Boys- Black               Sekou Gilchrist
U10 / 4th Grade Boys- Maroon            DeWayne Nelson

U14 / 8th Grade Boys- Premier            Waldell Epps

U15 / 9th Grade Boys- Premier            Jeff Curfman
U15 / 9th Grade Boys- Maroon            Bill Hamrock
U15 / 9th Grade Boys- Maroon            Ramesh Ramanathan

U16 / 10th Grade Boys- Maroon          Carl Caudle

U17 / 11th Grade Boys- Premier          Warren Poindexter

2015 Season Girls Team Coaches

U11 / 6th Grade Girls- Black               Mark Bibbee

U12 / 7th Grade Girls- Black               Keith Brown
U12 / 7th Grade Girls- Maroon            Lakye Franklin

U13 / 8th Grade Girls- Premier           Jeff Hugney
U13 / 8th Grade Girls- Maroon           Chris Reynolds

U14 / 9th Grade Girls- Premier           Terrell Allen

U15 / 10th Grade Girls Nike               Bob Dix

U16 / 11th Grade Girls Nike Elite       Aggie McCormick


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

10/26/2014 -

The Fairfax Stars are honored and continue to express gratitude for the 10 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. 

http://www.nikeeyb.com/nike-girls/ 

For the 2014 season, Nike has 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 will compete in four divisions for an opportunity and seeding at the prestigious Nike Nationals Invitational at the end of July.

Accordingly, the Fairfax Stars U16 and U15 girls teams are 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 600 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!

10/26/2014 -


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 Basketball program.  Presently, over 3,500 folks have joined to receive the latest news, notes, and updates.

Planning for the 2015 season is in high gear.  In addition, there are many activities for skill development training, specialized camps, and Fall & Winter league competition.

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 eighteen 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 3,500 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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