Our Unique Concept
Focused Time & Reps for Showcasing
No Bad Game Times
We proved our showcase concept in 2019 and repeated success despite the pandemic in 2020. 100% positive feedback:
Ask any of the college coaches who were there.
Ask any of the teams who played.
Ask the multiple players who were confirmed as recruited from our event.
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!
Our goal is to keep it small to ensure college exposure for every player. There will NEVER be a second complex; the entire event will be at Potomack Lakes, 4 fields all in one complex so coaches will be in the same complex as all teams.
We limit the total number of teams to 16 so there are no bad game times; no getting an 8AM or 8PM start that no college coach will attend.
In 2019 and 2020 the Shooting Stars zeroed-out profit to keep costs to players attending the camp and teams playing in the showcase to an absolute bare minimum to run this kind of event. We even issued campers partial refunds when we were over budget!
14u, 16u, and 18u teams get three showcase games on Saturday and blind draw single elimination bracket on Sunday.
Instead of coaches spending all day to watch a PSA get one or two balls hit to them, colleges will be integrated into warmups. On Sunday morning, all teams will have dedicated time for reps with college coaches during their warmup routines. College coaches get to pick the drills to search for the kind of player they are looking to recruit. During this time, there will be no games played so colleges can focus on getting a lot of reps.
We stand against the commercialization of youth sports. Our showcase will NEVER be stay-to-play. There will NEVER be gate fees for families to watch their children play softball.