Ashburn Girls Softball League

Shawn Gallagher

Director, Ashburn Shooting Stars

Tel: 240-320-2467

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Shooting Stars Showcase

Sterling, Virginia
6-7 July, 2019
Unprecedented Format

Our Unique Concept

Focused Time & Reps for Showcasing
One Complex
No Bad Game Times
  • The Shooting Stars Showcase is different.  Run by the Non-Profit Ashburn Shooting Stars, there is no desire to make money.  We put the players first! 

  • Without profit-driven motivation, college coaches are well compensated for their instructional time.  

  • Our goal is to keep it small to ensure exposure for every player.  There will NEVER be a 2nd complex; the entire event is on the center-facing quad at Potomack Lakes Sportsplex so coaches will be in the same place as all teams. 

  • We are limiting the total number of teams to 14 so that there are no bad game times; no getting a schedule with an 8:00 AM or 8:00 PM start that no college coach will attend. 

  • The Shooting Stars are zeroing-out profit so the cost to each team and camper is the absolute bare minimum to run this kind of event. 

  • Instead of coaches watching games all day to see one or two balls hit to a player, college coaches will be integrated into warm-ups.  On Sunday morning, all teams will have dedicated time for reps during warm-ups and in front of coaches.  There will be no games played during these warm-up times to allow coaches to focus on evaluation.

  • We stand against the commercialization of youth sports. Our showcase will NEVER be stay-to-play.  For out of state teams not familiar with our area, upon request only, we are happy to share a hotel list at absolutely no cost. 


Schedule of Events

Saturday, 6 July, 850-1200 
Individual camp with instruction from coaches from 12 colleges from these conferences
Saturday, 6 July, 1230-700 
Showcase Games Featuring Highly Recruitable Players
Sunday, 7 July, 900-1000 
College Coaches provide instruction during warmups for 2022/2023 (14u) Teams
Sunday, 7 July, 1130-1230 
College Coaches provide instruction during warmups for 2020/2021 (16u) Teams

College Coaches

We will announce the 12 college coaches working the camp and warmup routines only as they have committed to attend.  We will invite far more coaches for the weekend.  
We do not play the false advertising game - we pledge full transparency at any point.  For more information on exactly where each college stands (ie expected turnout, including additional colleges not working the camp), contact Shawn Gallagher (, 240-320-2467)

...and former NPF player Sydney Broderick!

Teams Accepted


News and Updates

14 Jan 19
Updates on the tournament will appear here and on social media
Facebook:    Shooting Stars Showcase
Twitter:        @s_starsshowcase

16u and 14u Teams Apply Here

We will consider team applications primarily on two factors: 1) performance against national-level teams; and 2) recruitable players.  We encourage coaches to submit with their application key wins against national teams, schedules, finishes in national tournaments, and references from college coaches who are following your team. 

**You may also contact the Director of the Ashburn Shooting Stars, Shawn Gallagher, for more information prior to applying at or 240-320-2467. 

Players: register here for the Shooting Stars Showcase Camp
Teams: once accepted, pay here for the Shooting Stars Showcase
Teams:  Apply here for an Invitation to play in the Shooting Stars Showcase