Welcome to the 2022 Stars Tryouts!
All players, whether current Stars or new players looking to join Stars Nation need to register for the 2022 season below. This gets you into the system for next season.
Parents: the account you use/create for this registration is the account that will be used for the 2022 season. Current Stars, please use the account you used for 2021.
Group tryout dates below have passed, but please still register and/or reach out to us. As of early August, we have a few roster spots open on our 9u, 11u, 13u and High School rosters. We will be as flexible as possible with scheduling individual or small group tryouts as needed.
High School Program (15u thru 18u):
Both are at Heritage Park in Wheeling. Address is 109 Community Blvd., Wheeling.
Make-Up Date 7/31: All youth age groups together - 7/31 @ HO2 - 10:30am-12:00pm
Players should expect to be graded at stations on hitting, pitching, infield and outfield drills, position specific drills (catcher, 1st base), and base running.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in and get yourself warmed up. You should expect to be there for the entire session, depending on the number of players at the tryout. Parents - please check in with a coach if you're planning to leave, so you know what time to pickup your child.
Here's a list of things you should wear/bring to tryouts:
TRYOUT DATES & LOCATIONS: tryout dates and locations will be listed at the top of this page. If none are listed, please still register! We will gladly schedule individual and small group tryouts based on availability.
REGISTRATION FEE: $20 cash or check paid when you check-in at the tryout for NEW families. Waived if you're referred by a current Stars player or coach.
OFFERS: Offer letters (electronically) may be given out shortly after your tryout, or a few days later.
PLAYER FEES: 2022 program fees are TBD. Fees will vary by age group and will be described on the player's offer letter.
For 2022 program fees: all payments will be done online through the Stars website. A deposit of $500 is required upon acceptance. Remaining balances can be paid all at once, or have a payment plan setup online. You will have the option to use credit card or direct debit/ACH from your bank account.
We will not be accepting paper checks this year.
PLAYER FEES COVER:
We use USSSA age definitons. Follow the link below to confirm your child's age group.
Please note: the "baseball year" and the "school year" are not the same. Players can "play up" in order to play with kids in the same grade in school, but players cannot "play down" for any reason.
Example: a player born in June 2009 would be eligible for the 9u level in the summer of 2019 because he turns age 10 after May 1. However, most of his classmates in the same grade at school have likely turned 10 before May 1, and would not be eligible for 9u. So this player is technically eligible for 9u according to USSSA, but could opt to play the 2019 season in 10u with the kids in the same grade in school. Kids with birthdays from May through August typically fall into this situation. It's up to each family to determine what's best for players in this situation. Please reach out to the Stars with any questions.