Stars and Stripes Sports Visits Cuba

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Stars and Stripes Sports took some families over to Cuba to enjoy a cultural experience around baseball. We were able to test some of the athletes and gain some valuable insight as to how Cuba develops their players.  We anticipate going back in the Summer of 2018 as Mark Littell and Bill Franciscus have taken charge of future offerings within Cuba for Stars and Stripes Sports clients. 

Why Play For Stars and Stripes Sports Team?

By Kelly Ahrens | Feb 12, 2019

I wanted to provide information about our program so families could make the best decisions possible while focusing on what we do and why it is important. We do not recruit the top athletes and search for the better players (although we do get our share of them), we accept all “committed” athletes and families…

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This Girl Can Coach!

By Kelly Ahrens | Nov 19, 2018

This past weekend was one I look forward to each year in the Fall. Our organization incorporates progressive development in order to provide our athletes with the best long-term benefit possible.  Long-Term planning is something the majority of the programs we play do not understand and surely do not have as a priority. Our organization typically plays…

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Athletes Should Be Seeking Proper Timing

By Kelly Ahrens | Oct 3, 2018

Timing is a term that is used in various context when discussing sports. Everyone understands the importance of good timing but to they understand the different meaning and application of timing? I did not for many years until I entered the Sports Testing world and began to understand the use of data-driven results to paint…

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Athlete Management System- Raising The Bar

By Kelly Ahrens | Aug 14, 2018

Finally…There is a practical solution affordable by all managed through Test and Train Sports. Stars and Stripes Sports spun off Test and Train Sports to focus on providing a unique opportunity to provided “Small Business” a “Big Business” application. Stars and Stripe Sports has been Sports Testing and testing athlete development protocols for the past…

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Get Stronger or Get Better

By Kelly Ahrens | Jul 29, 2018

There are some very good sports performance trainers available and there is no doubt athletes are bigger and stronger than ever. However, are they better? The issue I see daily is the lack of attention to where quality time is spent on athletes trying to put up good numbers at their sport. Stars and Stripes Sports has…

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Junior College- Makes Sense

By Kelly Ahrens | Jul 16, 2018

Why Junior College? This is an actual recruiting thread with a player I am recruiting to University of South Carolina Salkehatchie a small school deep in the country in South Carolina. Important to know every player’s situation is different and has unique twists.  A Junior College is a great investment because it leaves all of…

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100K Can Not Buy A Championship

By Kelly Ahrens | Jul 8, 2018

I recently went to Lakepoint (which recently filed for bankruptcy protection) and watched an elite tournament take place. There was a huge buzz in the air about one of the teams that spent 100K to assemble a “team to win it”. All of the players were discussing as well as were the parents. The team…

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Skill Must Be Taught

By Kelly Ahrens | Jun 30, 2018

One On One Necessary To Build Structural Foundation Teaching/Instructing is not Coaching Parents wanting the best for their children should re-evaluate their long-term development plan. No matter the commitment of the athlete, it would be wise to invest in proper instruction as early as possible to build a structural foundation that can be built upon.…

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Are You Using Technology In Your Child’s Development?

By Kelly Ahrens | Jun 30, 2018

Effectiveness Of Technology Use Technology provides interesting dynamics in today’s society. Especially in “Athletic Development”. However, does the technology provide the benefit that makes a difference in producing the anticipated value? Everyone is racing to use technology to get the edge on competition and to accelerate their game to the next level. I believe in…

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