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Posted by Pepe Hinojosa at May 4, 2019 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

 Recent news: Starfire now offers private hitting and pitching lessons. Go to:

About The Starfire Softball Program:

The Starfire softball program consists of an 18U Gold level team, a 16U A team, a 14U A team, and a 12U A team based in the Mountain View-Los Altos area. Currently, our program is made up of players from Mountain View, St. Francis, Los Altos, Homestead, The King's Academy, Cupertino, Amador Valley, and Palo Alto high schools  as well as local elementary schools.  We use the Mountain View high school softball facility for practice.

Our philosophy is to provide:

  • Outstanding coaching
  • A focus on highly productive practices and a "score takes care of itself" attitude
  • A moderate tournament schedule (5 -6 tournaments in summer, 4-5 in the fall) 
  • A moderate amount of travel (80% of tournaments are within a 90 min drive)
  • An enjoyable experience (I.e. tourneys in Huntington Beach & Lake Tahoe)
  • Assistance in communicating with appropriate college programs via direct contact campaigns, if desired. 
  • Encouragement toward prioritizing BOTH academics and softball
  • An affordable program (low cost)

About 18U Gold Head Coach Pepe Hinojosa:




After playing four years at the Division 1 level for UC Santa Barbara, Jackie Hinojosa graduated in June of 2017 and is now coaching Starfire Softball as well as offering individual lessons. 

Jackie was a three-sport athlete at St. Francis High School and graduated in 2013. She was a recruited walk-on at UC Santa Barbara and after leading the team with a .367 batting average and a .483 on base percentage during her sophomore season she eventually earned a scholarship as she continued to be a consistent starter during her junior and senior seasons. She primarily played right field but also played center field and was a back-up pitcher during her sophomore season. Jackie was also relied on for her skill in both sacrifice and drag bunting. 

Jackie is a natural lefty and has experience in coaching one-on-one lessons in pitching, hitting, slapping, and bunting at all ages. To see her official biography on the UC Santa Barbara website go to: 

You can contact Jackie by email, call, or text.


Cell: (650) 793-7028 

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Jackie Hinojosa Offering One-On-One Lessons

Posted by Pepe Hinojosa at Jul 31, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Jackie Hinojosa, a recent graduate from UC Santa Barbara, is now offering one-on-one lessons. Please see the tab "About Coach Jackie Hinojosa" to learn more about her. 

Contact Info:


Cell (call or text): (650) 793-7028 

The Starfire Softball program is holding Tryouts/Practices for the 2017 Spring/Summer Ball season on:

           Sundays, 9:00am - 11:00am at Mountain View high school

           All "A" level players interested in trying out for the 18U, 16U, or 14U teams are invited to attend (players born in  '98, '99, '00, '01, '02, or '03, ). "Spring" season is for 7th/8th grade players only. High school aged players would be trying out for the 2017 summer season. Players may "play up" if their skill level qualifies them to do so. Interested players need only attend one tryout session to make one of our teams, however all players are welcome to participate in more than one tryout session.

If your are interested in trying out and joining the Starfire Softball family, please send an email to:

and provide:

     1) name of player

     2) date of birth

     3) desired position(s)

     4) desired age division

    5) teams played for in 2016 (travel club and school)

    6) school attending and grade level in Fall, 2016

Starfire Softball will be holding a 10-day softball camp for high school players looking to get ready for the upcoming 2017 school season.

Dates/times (each session is from 3pm - 5pm):

Mon-December 19, Tue-December 20, Wed-December 21, Fri-December 23, Mon-Dec 26, Tues-Dec 27, Wed-Dec 28,  Fri-Dec 30, Mon-Jan 2, Tues-Jan 3. 


Mountain View high school softball facility ( 3535 Truman Ave, Mountain View...field is behind tennis courts)


Each 2 hour session will be split up into 1 hour of hitting and 1 hour of defense...the defensive session will be broken down into 4 groups -- pitchers, catchers, infielders, and outfielders. Each group will be taken through appropriate drills for their respective positions.



This camp is for high school players. It will be coached by the Starfire Softball coaching staff including multiple coaches with Division 1 college softball playing experience.



Fee for this camp will $10/hour/player. Hitting will take place from 3pm - 4pm. Defense will take place from 4pm - 5pm. Players are welcome to participate in both hours or a single hour. Walk ins are welcome, but advanced sign up is recommended (so that we can be sure to have appropriate coaching on hand).



Send an email to: and tell us:

 Your name, grade, school,  position, and desired dates and sessions you'd like to attend (I.e. 12/19, 12/20, 12/21 for hitting only...or 12/26, 12/27, 12/28 for both hitting and defense (I'm a pitcher), etc).

Send questions to