But the former youth international claims they will grasp the magnitude of the fixture once they run out at Bramall Lane.
The Dark Blue youths will take on their England equivalents in Sheffield 20 years since a meeting at this age level was last staged.
Stark played in the Scots' first Under-21 duel with the Auld Enemy in 1977 and thrived on the "special" atmosphere around the game.
However, he has his doubts as to whether his current crop feel the same way about the game.
He told Press Association Sport: "The boys are not from my generation and I don't know if they will be as excited about it as I am. For the supporters, it was the game of the year.
"International football has been diluted a wee bit since then with the Champions League and so on, but this fixture has not taken place for 20 years, so that adds to it.
"I don't know if the younger ones have the same fervour for it, though.
"But it's a special fixture and always will be. I'll certainly be saying to the boys that they won't get many opportunities to play against England and that they are lucky to have been picked to do so.
"I'm sure they will look back on it and realise how special it is."
Stark suffered defeat in that first meeting of the nations 36 years ago as a Laurie Cunningham-inspired Three Lions won 1-0.
And the former Celtic assistant boss is concerned that his players will find it just as difficult against the pool of talent Roy Hodgson will be able to call upon during his one-match spell as Under-21 boss.
"I'm picking from maybe just 30 players. Roy has hundreds to chose from that are playing first-team football, both in the Premier League and the Championship," said Stark.
"I remember after the tournament in the summer, Stuart Pearce was talking about the players he had missing. But looking along their forward line, with the likes of Wilfried Zaha and a few others, they have something like £30million worth of talent.
"That puts things into perspective in terms of them and us. But it will be 11 versus 11 on the night and with the Scotland jersey on our boys' backs, hopefully we can find that wee extra bit that we will need to compete.
"We're not going down there to dig the trenches and get a result any kind of way. We are trying to develop our boys and a system of play but we also have to respect the level of opposition."