Fairfax Stars Summer League Basketball-The Best Summer League in the DMV- FINAL DEADLINE June 1st

5/30/2016 -

The Fairfax Stars are pleased and proud to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 Fairfax Stars Summer Basketball League. For the 20th consecutive year, the Fairfax Stars will host a recreational summer basketball league for boys and girls teams, ages 8 - 18, with a variety of competition levels. What all of the participants have in common is the opportunity to participate in constructive recreational activity with adult supervision during the summer, a great opportunity to work on improving and expanding your game, great competition and lots of fun.

With more than 200 participating teams, the Fairfax Stars Summer Basketball League is widely recognized as the top summer recreational basketball league in the entire metropolitan Washington area. A 10-game regular season schedule will be played primarily on Monday - Thursday evenings, with a few games on Friday nights. The top 8 teams in each age group & division will participate in a single-elimination tournament. Games begin the week of June 20th and runs through July 21st for the regular season.  End of season tourney follows, July 25th - 28th.

What has contributed to the popularity of this league in addition to the great competition, is that with sufficient notice, we will work with coaches to address scheduling requests / challenges to make it all work. We have heard time and time again how much that matters for coaches, players, and parents.

This league will include divisions with County League ( Division I & II ); House League; AAU; CYO; Independent; and high school divisions including freshman; junior varsity; and varsity for boys and girls. Please note your competition level when registering.

For more information and a registration form, please click:

2016 Fairfax Stars Summer Basketball League

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2016 Fairfax Stars Summer Basketball League

20 years ago, this League began as a dream for Aggie McCormick, with 20 teams on outside courts. That dream has grown into an incredible activity for young people in our community. Each game venue will have a Fairfax Stars Liaison & Gym Monitor. Many of those are former Fairfax Stars players who participate as a summer job while home from college. That is cool.

We want to express our ongoing gratitude to the Fairfax County Department of Recreation and Community Services as well as the Fairfax County Public Schools for their ongoing support of community-based, non-profit, volunteer organizations like the Fairfax Stars, providing constructive activities for the young student - athletes in our community.

Finally, we want to thank all of the teams, coaches, players, parents, families, friends, and fans that will participate over the 5 - 6 week summer season.

Good luck to all...have a blast!


Fairfax Stars Announce Registration is Open for 2016 Girls Summer Spectacular Tournament- June 4 & 5

5/29/2016 -

The Fairfax Stars are pleased and proud to announce the 11th Annual Girls Summer Spectacular tournament that will be held the weekend of June 4th and 5th.  Once again, this tournament promises to be full of great teams, great competition, and great fun!  Reserve your spot early!

There is also a one-day option if that is more convenient for your schedule.

For more information and a tournament registration form, please click:

2016 Fairfax Stars Girls Summer Spectacular Tournament

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2016 Fairfax Stars Girls Summer Spectacular Tournament

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


Fairfax Stars Class of 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is Emotional & Spectacular

5/28/2016 -

On May 18, 2016 the Fairfax Stars celebrated success and family during the 12th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony.  The Class of 2016 is another example of recognizing outstanding people for their on and off the court contributions to the Fairfax Stars basketball program and to our community.

Almost 200 people gathered at the Fairview Park Marriott Hotel in Falls Church to honor and celebrate the achievements of the inductees while enjoying the fellowship, emotion, and inspiration of the evening.  During the evening, the group also took time to recognize the 20th anniversary of the Fairfax Stars and to salute the Founder and Executive Director Aggie McCormick for her vision, her leadership, her tenacity, her generosity, her commitment to young people, and her love in leading the Fairfax Stars to national prominence and sustained success in teaching young people to strive for excellence...both on and off the basketball court.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2016:

Athlete Inductees:

Stephanie Jones                 
Alexis Hermes
Jasmine Taylor
Janiya Clemmons

Coach Inductees:

Mark Bibbee

Special Recognition

Shelby Haynes
E'Lexus Davis
Mikiyah Croskey
Mariah Leonard
Coach Mike Jones

Team Recognition

U16 Girls Nike EYBL Team
U15 Girls Nike Elite Team

                   

                             

         

                           

      

                           

20 years and counting...


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

5/27/2016 -

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

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


Fairfax Stars Celebrate 20 Years of Helping Young People Chase Their Dreams

5/26/2016 -

It seems like it was only yesterday that Aggie was sharing her vision for an AAU / Travel basketball program that would focus on developing skills and a knowledge of the game, open to anyone that wanted to tryout to participate, and that would set a new direction for players that wanted to "strive for excellence...both on and off the court!" 

20 years later, we embark on a new season for boys and girls in our community, fully entrenched as a nationally recognized and respected program, with a rich history and strong tradition, and still focused on teaching and coaching players about basketball skills and a deep knowledge of the game itself.

Share a bit of the journey with us as we continue to work very hard to improve our ability to contribute to helping young people reach their full potential, both on and off the court...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MqceIseVRvE&feature=em-share_video_user

 

As we watch this production, especially remembering those players that have come before and worked hard for themselves and those that would follow, it is difficult not to become sentimental and even downright emotional.  Whether you are or have been a member of the Fairfax Stars family, or perhaps will become a member this year or sometime in the future, we hope you enjoy...

 

20 years and counting...

 

Huge thanks to Coach T'Neisha Turner for her great work on production.

 

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


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

5/26/2016 -

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. 

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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!

5/26/2016 -


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.

Tryouts are now completed and the 2016 season is underway.

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


FAIRFAX STARS AAU BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Recognized as one of the top ranked AAU basketball programs in the United States for girls and boys!
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Mailing Address... Fairfax Stars AAU Basketball 2801 Glade Vale Way Vienna, Virginia 22181

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