No fewer than five of Stark's squad to take on the Netherlands in Nijmegen on Thursday play their club football at Tynecastle, where they have already eaten into the club's 15 point deficit at the bottom of the SPFL Premiership table.
The demands of international duty can be draining on a young squad which is already stretched - even skipper Danny Wilson only misses this age group by two days - but Stark feels he can put that first-team experience to good use.
"The Hearts manager Gary Locke spoke to me and was great about his players being called up for the Scotland squad," said Stark.
"But if I didn't already know it, he was putting a bit of pressure on me because he doesn't have any other players. He doesn't even have a centre forward! You're aware of that fact and try to take the best possible care of them."
The match will be played at the Stadion de Goffert, the same venue where Stark's last squad overcame the Netherlands 2-1 in 2011. While the Dutch national teams always play an identical 4-3-3 shape, and can still theoretically at least call upon emerging stars like Chelsea youngster Marco van Ginkel, and Benfica's Ola John, Aberdeen's Ryan Jack is the only survivor from that game in Stark's current squad.
"It was the same stadium and that was a notable result and you have to focus on the positives but at the same time you musn't get carried away because it was a different group of players," said Stark. "The one player who faced the Dutch two years ago, Ryan Jack, helped set up the second goal."
Stark has called up Hibernian's Daniel Handling and Fulham's Jack Grimmer to the Under 21 squad for the first time.