Star Rating FAQs
What is the star rating based on?
- The star rating is based on the player's evaluation, overall skill set, potential and ODM numbers.
Are the ODM Numbers and the Allister Index part of the star rating?
- Yes, they are part of the rating. BUT....it is ONLY PART of the rating.
What if I am only a pitcher and don't hit or play defense?
- You will be rated based on your skill level and potential, just like other players. But your ODM numbers will be looked at a little differently. You will not be penalized because you don't hit or play defense.
Who gets the star rating?
- Rising high school freshman and older, that participated in a Jamboree or Elite Camp.
What does each star rating mean?
What is a mid-major program?
- A mid-major is considered a D-1 progam in the 50-150 RPI range.
Does this mean I should only contact schools within my rating?
- Heck no! Major college football and basketball teams are made up of players with varying star ratings and softball is too!
Are we saying you won't attend a certian school?
- NOT. AT. ALL. Softball programs of all levels need different types of players. AND players change, grow, mature and get better.
Can my star rating change?
- Yes! It can go up or down on a yearly basis depending on the player's evaluation.
Do I have to have a premium profile for my star rating?
- No, any player in a Jamboree or Elite Camp will get a rating.
Why don't Tryout or OTE players get a rating?
- At this point, it is not something that is offered. Will it be? Maybe, but not for now.
I particiapted in a Jamboree or Elite Camp in 2018 or before, will I get a star rating?
- No, star ratings will start with the 2019 Jamborees/Elite Camps and go forward.
How long do I keep my rating?
- Players star ratings will stay on their profile for 2 years and if the player hasn't attended an event in 2 years the rating will be removed.
Why are 8th graders and younger not getting ratings?
- Players need time to develop and mature and we feel as a freshman that is a good time to start the rating.