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Voorhees Stars

Welcome To Voorhees Stars!

The Voorhees STARS is the premier girls' travel fastpitch softball program in Hunterdon County, N.J.  The program's inception was in 1996 and inspired by Voorhees High School graduate and two-time USA Softball Olympic gold medal champion, Michele Smith. Our home fields are the Voorhees High School Varsity Field in Glen Gardner and Old Turnpike School in Tewksbury, N.J. Our primary focus is to promote softball and develop players within the Voorhees High School sending districts and neighboring towns.  In 2020 we are sponsoring teams at 14U and 18U levels.  Check back here often for more Voorhees STARS news and to see why everyone wants to be a STAR!  And yes, that's a real STARS player photo above, and yes she was safe!

We are always interested in your comments and suggestions.

Mario Colitti
lifeguard84@comcast.net
732-672-0635

News

[Jul 26 2020]   2020 HS Fall Registration Now Open!

We will compete in the Jefferson Fall League, High School Division, comprised of teams from Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, and Warren Counties. League games begin on Saturday, September 5, 2020, and run for 6 weeks with a 7th-week tournament-style playoff based on the seeding. Doubleheader games are Saturdays only. We still qualify this fall as a 14U team under USA Softball Rules. Therefore, we also intend to participate as a 14U team in 2-3 tournaments: the Long Valley Friendly (typically the 3rd Sunday in September); the Morristown Monster Smash on October 10; and/or the Phillipsburg Tournament on October 24-25. We will practice once per week at Old Turnpike School's Field.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the N.J.S.I.A.A. (the state governing body for school sports) has pushed back school female fall games to October 1, with no post-season competition. Therefore, there will be little, if any, conflicts with our league and tournament schedule.

Registration fee is $175 per player, which includes league and tournament fees, umpires and assigners, insurance, field supplies, softball equipment, and BOE usage costs.

[Jul 01 2020]   COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

The STARS program has promulgated protocols in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. All legal guardians must execute a Waiver and COVID Questionnaire. N.J. Department of Health guidelines and USA Softball requires that these documents be delivered and executed at every practice and game we hold. No participant who fails to produce this questionnaire will be allowed to participate in the game.  The State of New Jersey and USA Softball has extracted the consent of the softball community to sign these forms and follow their safety protocols in exchange for their blessing to play softball this summer during the downside of the pandemic. 

The health and safety of every girl on the STARS will always be our number one priority. Period. Not to mention keeping grandma, grandpa, and every family member watching the game or practice as safe as we can. Coaches will have a non-touch forehead thermometer at each practice and game for checking player temperatures. We will also have hand sanitizer, masks, and disinfectant wipes available at all practices and games. Players and spectators alike will maintain social distancing. No sharing of gloves, softball masks, helmets, batting gloves, water bottles, or other equipment shall be permitted.  Umpires will be expected to stand a safe distance behind the catcher to call balls and strikes. There will be no personal contact with the opposing team for congratulatory gestures after each game. Each team during games will use their own game balls, which will be sanitized between innings. Players, parents, and coaches will exercise sound discretion to ensure the health and safety of all concerned while enjoying team camaraderie and competition that softball uniquely offers. 

Thank everyone in advance for your cooperation. 


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