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USA Softball announces evaluation opportunity for 2020 Women’s Slow Pitch National Team and Futures National Team

 

USA Softball announces evaluation opportunity for 2020 Women’s Slow Pitch National Team and Futures National Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2019
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OKLAHOMA CITY — USA Softball is proud to announce an evaluation camp for athletes wishing to be named to the 2020 USA Softball Women’s Slow Pitch National Team (WSPNT) and Futures Team. Held in conjunction with the 2019 USA Softball Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship in Waxahachie, Texas, the camp will take place on August 23 prior to the start of tournament play on August 24. The 2020 WSPNT and Futures Team rosters will be selected based on athlete’s participation at the 2019 USA Softball Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship.
 
“We had such a great experience last year in Portland with the tryout process and free agent teams, so I am excited to see this continue,” said WSPNT Head Coach, Don Cooper. “This process gives everyone that has a drive and ability an equal shot and as a coach or athlete that’s all you can ask for.”
 
Click here for more information on the Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship
 
The evaluation camp allows athletes participating at the Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship to showcase their skills in front of members of the WSPNT, Futures Team and Men’s Slow Pitch National Team (MSPNT) coaching staff. To be eligible, an athlete must be participating in the Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship.
 
In addition to the evaluation camp, interested athletes are eligible to join three free agent teams that will be participating at the Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship. Free agent teams will be led by former MSPNT Head Coach Steve Shortland, current MSPNT Head Coach Brett Helmer, WSPNT Assistant Coach Tammy Higginbotham and Women’s Futures Team Assistant Coach Marieo Foster. Athletes interested in playing for a free agent team are asked to email WSPNT Head Coach, Don Cooper, with travel confirmation, hometown, position and jersey size. Athletes who participate on a free agent team will receive their uniforms from Smash It Sports, who is stepping up the plate for the second year in a row to sponsor uniforms.
 
The 2019 USA Softball Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship will be held in Waxahachie, Texas August 23-25 at Waxahachie Sports Complex. Waxahachie Sports Complex hosts hundreds of softball, baseball, soccer and football games every year, with nearly 4,000 participants on an annual basis. The facility includes 10 unlighted soccer fields, three lighted soccer fields, six lighted softball fields, one adult lighted baseball field, one lighted football field, four lighted youth baseball fields, playground and a hike/bike trail. The Waxahachie Sports Complex is chosen for numerous tournaments each year.
 
About USA Softball
USA Softball (USAS) is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USAS  sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations.  USAS is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USAS annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USAS umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game. 
 
As the NGB for the sport of softball, USAS is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USAS, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.

 

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