Express 14U Team
The Evanston Express 14U team is a competitive softball team for girls who are 14 or younger as of January 1, 2018, and is a member of the North Suburban Fast Pitch League (NSFPL).
About Our Coaches
Dave Stark will lead the 14U players for the second year. Coach Stark has over 15 years total of travel softball coaching experience: eleven years as a head coach and four years as an assistant or co-coach. He has coached all age groups from 10U to 18U (the majority at 12U and 14U) for several travel organizations including Illinois Shockwave, Illinois Chill, Chicago Fireworks, Trevians and Glenview Titans, and his teams have achieved multiple tournament wins at all age groups, most notably a 16U ASA Northern National Tournament Championship when he was an assistant coach. In 2014, as the head coach of a 13U team playing mainly in 14U "A" brackets, Stark led his team to a summer tournament record of 16-13-1, which included a 2nd place finish at the Woodstock Tournament (14U "A" bracket). In 2013 his 12U team took 1st place at the Evanston Tournament and 2nd place at the Woodstock Tournament. In 2017 his Express 14U team took 2nd place at the Spartan and Thunderbolt Classics. Whether it is a game or practice, Coach Stark's focus is on player development. His coaching philosophies are: practice like you play, 110% between the lines, and strong families = a strong team.