Thank you for your interest in the Willoughby Starzz!

Established in 2003, the Willoughby Starzz have a long and established history in Northeast Ohio fastpitch. The program is based on three fundamental principles: FOCUS, INTENSITY, AND DISCIPLINE. Every manager, player, and board member strives for success on and off the field. As we look ahead to the 2020-2021 season, we hope you will find the information below helpful. If you have questions, feel free to contact the manager in your age group or Ryan Kennedy at

Tryout Dates

Players only need to attend one tryout session.

Wednesday, August 5th: 6PM-8PM
Saturday, August 8th: 10AM-12PM
Saturday, August 8th: 1PM-3PM

Sunday, August 9th: 10AM-12PM
Sunday, August 9th: 1PM-3PM

All tryouts are located at Daniels Park, 38401 Johnnycake Ridge Rd in Willoughby. Please arrive early to complete your tryout form and warm up.

10u – Gabby Miller

12u ’09 – Jamie Eck

12u ’08 – Christina & John Hammond

14u ’07 Red – Josh Javins

14u ’07 Navy – Scott Paluscsak

14u ’06 – Ashley Kennedy

16u ’05 – Amanda Long

16u ’04 – Rob Bartholomai

18u – Steve Kelly



To help limit the exchange of documents during COVID-19, we highly recommend the new online registration form. This is a preregistration option available through Monday, August 3rd. Following August 3rd, only physical forms will be accepted. We will have some printed and available at each session if needed.

Willoughby Starzz tryouts cover all aspects on the game including infield drills, outfield work, base running, hitting, pitching, and catching. Everyone in attendance is introduced to the board and coaches before the tryout begins. Players will have the opportunity to meet the coach in their age group and find out what is next following the conclusion of their tryout. Families will also be given a financial overview of the upcoming season.

The number of tournaments is ultimately determined by the manager of your team but expect 6-8 summer tournaments plus some type of fall competition, either fall ball or a fall tournament. Most teams also practice indoors over the winter.

Age group is determined by birth year.

10U – 2010, 2011, 2012
12U – 2008, 2009
14U – 2006, 2007
16U – 2004, 2005
18U – 2002, 2003

Financial overview coming soon! Will be similar to last season.

Our preferred indoor facility is The Cougar/Viking Dome on Tyler Blvd in Mentor. Teams often rent this space on the weekends. Teams may also utilize The Dugout in Eastlake during the week following the holidays.

Of course! Practice and come prepared to give 100% from the moment you step on the field to the moment that you step off. Effort matters even when a mistake is made! Coaches are watching more than your skill throughout the tryout. Don’t be surprised if a coach offers you a tip or suggestion. Yes, you’re there for a tryout, but we also want you to have a positive experience and get better as a player!