The Colorado Stars mission is to create an environment where young women can develop into strong and confident student athletes while participating in a competitive fast-pitch softball program. The Stars program will encourage every player to rise to a level commensurate with their talent and desire, strive for athletic excellence and become a valuable and respected member of their team. We believe that a competitive environment will allow our players to achieve their potential. We will provide instruction and opportunity for every member of our teams. We will respect our athletes and interact with them as we wish them to interact with others. The organization promotes honesty, commitment, honor and integrity both on and off the field from both our players and coaches. We will prepare our athletes to play at the collegiate level if they so desire, and will make every effort to honestly promote them to that end.
The Boulder Valley Girls Softball Association (BVGSA) was initially formed in 1978 in an effort to provide young women in the greater Boulder area the opportunity to learn and play softball. During the first season in 1979 over 500 young women participated, including the organizations first two competitive teams. The organization grew quickly and by 1981 registrations had risen to 800 and by 1984 to 1000. BVGSA hosted the 18U ASA “A” National Tournament in 1983 and the 15U ASA National Tournament in 1985. While BVGSA had originally been comprised mainly of young women participating at the recreational level by 1994 the organization featured twelve teams playing competitively and divided into two divisions of play, the “Recreation Division” and the “Competitive Division”. The competitive teams became part of Boulder Competitive Girls Softball (BCGS). The Colorado Stars represent BCGS and feature competitive teams at the 18U, 16U, 14U, 12U and 10U ages. All Colorado Stars teams have 501(C)(3) status as part of BVGSA.
The Colorado Stars are a College Prep Program and offer both athletic and academic training to help our players become collegiate student athletes. 200+ Colorado Stars players have gone on to play softball collegiately at all levels of play and several have gone on to achieve All American Status.
Colorado Stars coaches must pass a mandatory background check before they are allowed to coach in the organization. In addition, every coach must pass the concussion recognition online exam required by the State of Colorado for any coach working with youth athletes. Every Colorado Stars team must also have two coaches with current First Aid/CPR certification.
The Colorado Stars host the annual Independence Day Softball Tournament (IDT) over the July 4th weekend. All tournament profits are used to help alleviate travel costs for our travel teams.