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Voorhees Stars

Welcome To Voorhees Stars!

The Voorhees STARS is the premier girls' travel fastpitch softball program in Hunterdon County, N.J.  The program's inception was in 1996 and inspired by Voorhees High School graduate and two-time USA Softball Olympic gold medal champion, Michele Smith. Our home fields are the Voorhees High School Varsity Field in Glen Gardner and Old Turnpike School in Tewksbury, N.J. Our primary focus is to promote softball and develop players within the Voorhees High School sending districts and neighboring towns.  We have players from Hunterdon, Morris, Warren, and Somerset Counties. In 2021 we are sponsoring teams at 12U and 16U levels.  Check back here often for more Voorhees STARS news and to see why everyone wants to be a STAR!  And yes, that's a real STARS player photo above, and yes she was safe!

We are always interested in your comments and suggestions.

Mario Colitti
lifeguard84@comcast.net
732-672-0635

News

[May 28 2021]   2021 12U STARS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Registration is now open for 12U STARS 2021 Summer Season! We will compete in the "B" bracket in the D2 Parkway League, which has been around for 27 years. There will be 10-13 games, an All Stars Game and playoffs. Games will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, unless another weekday is necessary due to rain outs/make-ups. No weekend games. The first game is Tuesday, June 15, and the season runs to approximately July 26. Playoffs begin Monday, July 19. 

We will play teams from Hunterdon, Warren, Morris, Union and Middlesex Counties. The farthest away game will be no more than a one hour's drive. The League provides one USA Softball certified umpire per game. Practices will typically be once per week after school and/or recreational league softball seasons have ended. Fee is $160 for the summer league fees, insurance, personalized jerseys, umpires, field maintenance and supplies, USA Softball registration fees, BOE field usage fees, softballs and equipment, t-shirts,  and other expenses. Home games and practices will be held at Tewksbury's Old Turnpike School's "Lower" Softball Field, 171 Old Turnpike Road, (Califon for GPS purposes) and/or Voorhees High School's Varsity Field, 256 Rt 513, Glen Gardner. 

[Mar 17 2021]   2021 16U Spring/Summer Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for 16U STARS 2021 Spring/Summer Season! We will embark on an ambitious  tournament schedule, and compete in the very competitive Freedom League games.  Our 16U tournament schedule will be Long Valley Atalese May 23; Readington Wild West Stampede June 12-13;  Sparta Schools Out June 18-19; Readington No Fear July 10-11; and South Plainfield Ponytail July 16-18. 

We anticipate playing in a minimum of 20 tournament games, so let's get ready!

The summer Freedom League is divided into Frosh, JV and Varsity brackets. Games start on June 17, most of which are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games end approximately July 26. We anticipate playing approximately 12 games, weather permitting.  The League provides two USA Softball certified umpires per game. Practices will be 1-2 times per week after school and/or recreational league softball seasons have ended. Fee is $300 for all spring and summer tournament entry fees, summer league fees, insurance, umpires, field maintenance and supplies, USA Softball registration fees, BOE field usage fees, softball equipment, t-shirts,  and other expenses. Opposing summer league teams are primarily located in Hunterdon, Morris, Warren, Somerset and Sussex Counties. Home games and practices will be held at Tewksbury's Old Turnpike School's "Lower" Softball Field, 171 Old Turnpike Road, (Califon for GPS purposes) and/or Voorhees High School's Varsity Field, 256 Rt 513, Glen Gardner. 

[Jul 01 2020]   2021 COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

The STARS program has promulgated safety protocols in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. All legal guardians must execute a Waiver and COVID Questionnaire. N.J. Department of Health guidelines and USA Softball requires that these documents be delivered and executed at every practice and game we hold. No participant who fails to produce this questionnaire will be allowed to participate in the game.  The State of New Jersey and USA Softball has extracted the consent of the softball community to sign these forms and follow their safety protocols in exchange for their blessing to play softball this summer during the downside of the pandemic. 

The health and safety of every girl on the STARS will always be our number one priority. Period. Not to mention keeping grandma, grandpa, and every family member watching the game or practice as safe as we can. Coaches will have a non-touch forehead thermometer at each practice and game for checking player temperatures. We will also have hand sanitizer, masks, and disinfectant wipes available at all practices and games. Players and spectators alike will maintain social distancing. No sharing of gloves, softball masks, helmets, batting gloves, water bottles, or other equipment shall be permitted.  Umpires will be expected to stand a safe distance behind the catcher to call balls and strikes. There will be no personal contact with the opposing team for congratulatory gestures after each game. Each team during games will use their own game balls, which will be sanitized between innings. Players, parents, and coaches will exercise sound discretion to ensure the health and safety of all concerned while enjoying team camaraderie and competition that softball uniquely offers. 

Thank everyone in advance for your cooperation. 


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