The Blue Star Invitational Camps were started in 1981 with the singular purpose of giving girls basketball players an opportunity to compete against the nation's best players, in first class settings, in front of college coaches during the NCAA observation periods. While most other camps cater to the men's game, Blue Star's approach has been to the women's game from the start. In nearly 40 years of operation, Blue Star is considered the premier experience in girl's high school basketball.
In Late 90’s, to reflect the changes to the NCAA Observation Calendar, we have revised our event schedule to include the Blue Star College Showcases to recognize the importance of exposure and competition in front of college coaches. As the NCAA rules continue to change, Blue Star continues to stay at the forefront of maximizing exposure to colleges of all levels.
Blue Star has the largest database of college women’s basketball coaches in the country for all levels D1/D2/D3/NAIA/JC allowing us to be the ‘bridge’ between prospects/teams and college recruiters. See the complete list of present and past college coaching consultants that have been a part of the Blue Star brand. http://www.bluestarbb.com/bluestarconsultants.php
Over 70% of the top female high school players during the past decade have attended Blue Star. During the past 25 years of Blue Star over 1,514 campers were named to the prestigious Street & Smith Magazine pre-season All-America high school girls basketball team. Our past event all-star listings are a Who's Who of College Basketball & many have gone on to have extensive and illustrious college coaching careers. Blue Star staff alone has six of the 24-committee members for the McDonald’s All-American Team.
Many of the players that have attended the Blue Star Invitational Camps were candidates for the prestigious Sporting News (formerly Street & Smith) pre-season All-America team, McDonald’s All-American Team, Blue Star Report All-America / National Rankings, USA Today All-America, Parade Magazine All-America, the Gatorade Circle of Champions Award and Scholastic Coach Magazine All-America.
The Blue Star Report is the longest running privately owned scouting service in the country. It continues to be the largest national scouting service in the country with nearly half of the Division I universities in the country as subscribers annually. In 2005 it expanded its brand to include Non-Division I colleges and has nearly 100 subscribers at that level annually as well.