Testimonials and former Stars Academy players
Austin Osborne (former Stars Player)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Indiana Tech picked up a local product for its baseball program on Tuesday.
Blackhawk Christian Senior Austin Osborne signed a letter of intent to play for the Warriors next year.
Osborne went 5-0 last season with a 2.18 ERA for the Braves, who were sectional and regional champs.
"I'm working very hard with my academics and I'm just trying to get those up as high as I can so that I can contribute to keep the GPA of the team up and also just my efforts on the baseball team and my skills that I already have and just hope I can do good there," said Osborne.
Osborne said he plans to major in either computer science or computer engineering.
Congratulations on your new location and web-site. I got on and it looks great! Also, the Stars Baseball Academy was the foundation and instrumental in developing my son Paul into the baseball player he is today. He developed a great work ethic and heart which helped him over-come many obstacles’. While he improved his baseball skills, he also (more importantly) gained great “baseball Knowledge” and a love of the game. Today, he is entering his senior year at Bishop Dwenger High School as the Team captain and is completing his college recruiting process. After getting interest from 6-7 different NAIA and NCAA Division 3 schools, he has narrowed his choices to 3. They are Holy Cross College (at Notre Dame), Adrian College, Franklin College. In addition, he was just contacted this week by Manchester college.
Again, thank you for all you have done for my son. I wish you luck and great success!
My Warmest Regards,
Paul F. Geha
Our son has played on Stars Baseball Acadamy under Coach Randy Moss and assistant Troy Landrum since 2011. Coach Moss has developed his skills as a baseball player to levels we did't think were possible. Coach Moss's teachings of fundamentals in the game of baseball are second to none. His experience and knowledge of the game is so impressive and he truely has a passion for coaching. His approach to coaching can be tough at times, but he is honest and fair. This is what helps players reach their full potential. We have appreciated Coach Moss's coaching style and our son has responded to it. Not only has our son become a better baseball player physically but he also has become mentally tougher. Coach Moss not only develops great players, but turns boys into respectable young men.
Nick and Kelly Gray
“After my son’s Junior year, he played on the 17u Stars summer team. It was a great experience for him. The next winter he attended private batting lessons with Coach Moss. He improved both physically and mentally. Knowing what we know now, we would have selected Stars Academy much earlier. I appreciate not only the knowledge and attitude of the staff, but also their character.”
Coach Moss has been apart of Dillin's life since he was 9 years old and now 16. We credit his hitting to Coach Moss. Dillin started out playing at Wallen his 9 and 10 year old years and then played up with Coach Moss on his 12u team when he was 11. Dillin Hit his 1st Home Run with Coach Moss and had a great learning experience that year with the Stars. Diliin went back his 12u year to Wallen and went to Cooperstown NY. When he was 13 we went to play with the Indiana Bulls and the Fort Wayne Indians. Dill 14u year he played with the Indiana Prospects traveled to Florida 2 times that year and played in the Perfect Game. He also made the Coast to Coast Organization and went to Florida and showcased in front of College Coaches and Pro Scouts. Dillin's 15u year he played up with the 16u Fort Wayne Cubs and had an outstanding year got 3rd place in a home run derby at Ohio State and really caught Colleges Coaches eyes. He also played for 15u team out of South Bend School of Hard Knox 15u Land Sharks. They got runner up in the pastime World Series. Dillin hit his 1st Grad Slam at the University of Cincinnati to tie the game in the top of the 9th inning. That team also got 2nd place in the CABA World Series , beating a team out of California ranked 3rd in the nation. Dillin hit 4 for 5 that day with 2 singles and 2 doubles with 1 sack fly he had 5 RBI's that game. Dillin is currently playing with the MIDLAND REDSKINS organization this year out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Dillin is ranked 7th in the State and 38 in the Midwest PBR Indiana and will be playing in the National Under Armor Futures game at IU in Aug 2013. He is being looked at by six BIG10 schools and two SEC schools. He is a sophomore at Garrett High School.
Coach Moss had and always will be a big part of Dillin’s life. We are very thankful we got his card for a free lesson during the summer playing Wildcat because it has changed his life!
Coach Moss is a great baseball educator! GO STARS
Coach, I just wanted to take a minute and let you know about my daughter after practice Sunday. You chose Emily as the Powerade player of the day during the 14u practice. Not sure what you said to her but that girl came home fired up about softball. Her goal for this year was to play on the high school JV team. After Sundays practice, whatever you said had her change her goal to playing varsity softball as a freshman. I used to have to remind her to do her practice swings but now she texts me a couple times a day that she did another 50. She wants to take videos on her Ipad to send to you for you to evaluate. In the past she's had coaches write her off about her size and whatever you said gave her a huge shot of confidence. I am always trying to reinforce things with her and it meant a lot for her to hear it from someone besides her dad.
I'd like to thank all of you, and the other Stars coaching staff, for a great start to the season. Scott has grown tremendously as a ball player and I attribute a lot of that to the off-season training he's received. He has played travel ball the last two seasons for coaches who were knowledgeable, but not nearly as knowledgeable as the Stars' coaching staff. Everything from base stealing, signs, throwing, turning two, learning the position numbers and hitting have all improved ten-fold. (Well, he could use help getting more power behind his hits!)
This past weekend I observed the team coming together and getting hyped about the great plays they were making. They are gelling as a group, and it is exciting to watch. Listening to the boys tell each other "great job", or "scoot up in the box", or "nice cut" is awesome to hear. They were excited and all had their helmets on in the dugout, hoping to all get to bat in the last inning.
We are very pleased with your program. Coach Rob has been excellent. He's been the boys rock the entire season, as he has been part of the coaching staff from the get go. Considering one of his coaches quit, and the other can't help as much as he thought, I think he's doing a terrific job, and most importantly, Scott really likes Coach Rob.
Scott absolutely loves being a Star, is proud to wear his gear to school and looks forward to every game. While losing stinks, we always discuss the positives of every game, and ask what he could do better next time. He's always been a good ball player, under your coaching he is becoming a GREAT ball player. As a parent, I am very proud to say my son plays for the Stars.
Thanks for all the sacrifices you make to ensure these young men go from good to great!