Stars and Stripes Sports has been developing players close to 20 years and has a great reputation of putting players and families best interest first. We recruit great families who understand the value of commitment and doing things the right way with no short cuts. We create accountability and have a proven record of getting results. Our organization is centered around taking the necessary steps to learn the game and utilizing the resources at hand to act as a compass for our players and their families who need guidance. Stars and Stripes Sports has developed many coaches over the years who have went own to run their own organizations. We are looking for committed players and families who appreciate a great learning environment where all parties are contributing to a positive interaction.
We have a solid group of players who have invested in this program and are enjoying the rewards of their dedication. We consistently get better every weekend and all players have shown significant growth on and off the field. We currently have a full roster of 12 players. Head Coach Kelly Ahrens
We have ne more roster spot available on this team. We will begin playing in May. Caleb Shealy will be Head Coach of this team until September.
11U Schedule: Proposed Game Schedule for 2022 June 11 &12 June 22-27 Florida July 9&10, 23&24 (29-31 is in Savannah with the USSSA All Stars for all who want to tryout and participate with that event) Aug 13&14, 27&28 Sept 10&11, 24&25 October 8&9, 22&23 November 12&13, Nov 29-22 (USSSA All Stars Fall event for those who want to tryout and participate) December 3&4
12U Schedule TBA- Looking at the weekends that are in between the 11U games.
We practice once a week on weeks we do not play and twice a week on weeks we do play. We participate in athlete development training at Apex in Columbia on a regular basis. We typically practice on Thursdays 6-8 and Sunday 2-4.
Parents pay a $50 registration fee . Cost for uniforms vary based upon what type team wants, this can range from $75 to $250 depending on what you want to get. Practices cost $20 a practice. Games cost $50 a weekend unless we play in an out of town event and they can cost $75 to $100 depending on what we have planned. Video Tagg is $150 a player and this provides the ability to follow every game live via iScore and to have every game videoed and stored for developmental purposes. Live in game footage is used for instructional purposes in addition to capturing every special moment of each players journey. All players will be tested with ACE testing and Hitter Handicap. Players complete a Daily Athletic Performance Survey and we build and track performance with our Baseball Management System. If you are not testing...YOU ARE GUESSING!
We have the most sophisticated Baseball Management System available and manage all communications with this system. All players are tested and re-tested regularly to follow progressive development. We do daily athletic performance surveys and players keep an activity log. We provide a confidence and consistency training course to be sure we give all the resources necessary for development and growth.
Kelly Ahrens will be responsible for all development with every player in the organization. He will be responsible for training all coaches and support staff. Kelly is full time Head Coach of the 11U Stars and Stripes Team and will assist a selected coach for the 12U program. The 11U and 12U team will practice together and Kelly Ahrens will be running those practices and assisted by Head Coach of the 12U team.
Our team will bat the entire line up and will have free substitution with no one player sitting out more than one inning at a time. Pitchers will be limited to pitch counts of 75 in a game. We do not throw curve balls only fastballs and change ups. We utilize the entire team in pitching so we allow everyone the chance to develop and protect the arms of all of our players.
Stars and Stripes Sports is made up of a family of dedicated and committed baseball and softball players. Stars and Stripes Sports is a nationally recognized organization who had taken players all over the United States , Cuba, Dominican Republic to be challenged in their development. We have National Teams, Regional Teams, All American Teams and State Teams surpassing over 20,000 families participating in our program over the last 20 years. Once you are a part of our family, you will always enjoy the benefits of a sports eco-system that supports one another.
Always looking for good coaching prospects. Contact Kelly Ahrens to discuss opportunity.
1013 Leamington Circle, Irmo, South Carolina 29063, United States