The Future Stars Series, which began in the fall of 2016 as a grassroots initiative to provide amateur baseball players across all economic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of former MLB players, scouts, and coaches – has since emerged as the gold standard for player identification and development events in the amateur baseball world.
Due to incredible public demand for several years, PROGRAM 15 Sports has officially launched Future Stars Series Softball.
As the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball, PROGRAM 15 has been responsible for executing all Future Stars Series events since its inception. Led by President and CEO Jeremy Booth and backed by a staff with decades of Pro Baseball scouting experience.
The Softball model will mirror the FSS Baseball Combine format for player identification and development, which will include 10/20/40/80 times with raw analytical data such as exit velocity captured by Rapsodo technology.
Players selected by FSS Scouts will be invited to participate in one of the two fall Upperclass or Underclass 3-Day Signature Events this fall. These will expand to four signature events divided by age in 2024. Selected players will work with the Future Stars Series Foundation and enhance their brand directly through Future Stars Series Digital.
With the expansion into softball, the Future Stars Series announced the following staff additions.
Stephanie Mike – Future Stars Series Director of Operations
Stephanie is the Co-Founder and Owner of All Stars Sportsplex and DP Education Foundation where they specialize in baseball & softball training, youth programs, and multi-sport skill training. Her non-profit work is community-based, helping the underserved and helping kids utilize sports to attend college and beyond. As the daughter of a baseball scout, Stephanie spent her youth at fields across America which set the foundation of her love of the game and her vast knowledge of what makes an elite athlete. With 25+ years of experience in the marketing, PR, and sports industry, Stephanie holds a BA in Marketing, BS in Biology, and MA in International Business. She resides in Central Florida with her husband Roger and three children.
Jen Pockrus – East Coast Scouting and Development Coordinator – Softball
Jen and her husband, Matt, own Coastal Sports Academy, a baseball and softball training facility in Spanish Fort, AL. As the director of the softball division, Jen provides pitching, hitting, and strength training to players from the surrounding areas. She is a certified Tincher Pitching instructor (one of two in the state). She has been involved in softball coaching and/or player development for 14 years. As a high school and travel ball coach and travel ball team director, Jen has conducted numerous softball camps/clinics, helping develop many players who have moved on to the collegiate level.
Robbie Moen – West Coast Scouting and Development Coordinator – Softball
Robbie is currently a member of the Future Stars Series baseball Scouting and Player development staff. He was a standout player at the University of Arizona. After a short pro career, Moen spent 11 years in collegiate baseball as an assistant coach for the University of Arizona, Kansas State University, and Loyola Marymount University. Robbie was hired by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as a scout in Southern California and signed 25+ players including Kean Wong, Steven Tinoco, and Jake Thompson.
Confirmed Future Stars Series Softball Combines
DATE CITY STATE May 20 Dallas Texas May 21 New Orleans Louisiana May 30 Las Vegas Nevada June 1 Los Angeles California June 2 Orlando Florida June 2 Phoenix Arizona June 3 Philadelphia Pennsylvania June 3 Atlanta Georgia June 4 Washington District of Columbia June 4 Nashville Tennessee June 5 Knoxville Tennessee June 6 Houston Texas June 7 Charleston South Carolina June 7 Kansas City Missouri June 8 Denver Colorado June 10 St. Paul Minnesota
District of Columbia
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