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Letter from the President - Play ball!

By Phil Carona, 04/18/22, 11:00PM CDT


I am so excited to finally see our teams out there wearing their Stars gear and playing great baseball!

Hello Stars Nation!

I am so excited to finally see our teams out there wearing their Stars gear and playing great baseball!  Thank you for your patience as we work through field conditions and spring Chicago weather which tends to make April baseball tricky. Also thank you for your patience with the helmets as you can imagine supply chain shortages are dreadful this year.

A few facility notes:

  • We are open all year so feel free to keep making reservations on Setmore for cages/tunnel time.
  • We ask that if you do use the facility PLEASE clean up after yourselves by putting away baseball, tees etc.
  • As we start to look ahead to our second year in the facility, if you have any "wish list" items that you would like us to try to budget/fundraise for please let Cynthia Zarkowsky know at so we can do our best to make that happen.

Also a reminder about SPONSORSHIPS, if you find a business who wants to be a sponsor, we offer a 50/50 split between the Stars and your player's fees. This opportunity is there until the end of July 2022 to offset fees for this season. If you do find a sponsor, we will cut you a check back for anything you brought in! Please go to our sponsor page for all the details. 

Some general conduct reminders for our families on the sidelines:

  • Please allow 24 hours after a game ends before you reach out to your coach with any concerns.
  • Do not yell at or ever heckle an ump. It just makes our program look bad so please show respect.
  • Cheer for all players and remember to model good sportsmanship at all times. 

Attention current 14U families, save the date of 5/22 at 7pm at the training center for a very important informational session led by Coach Shannon filled with details on how our Stars Baseball HS program works. Please save this date and plan to attend. 

Finally, I will be following as many games as I can throughout the season on Game Changer and will get to as many as I can as well to cheer the boys on in person. If you have a special game that you'd like me to attend please reach out and I will do my very best to be there.

Have a great start to your season and GO STARS!!