We wanted to let coaches know that we will hold our 2017 Coaches meeting on Saturday, January 21st at the YMCA in Eden NC at 4pm. We will only have 1 meeting this year. In the past we have had 1 meeting in Virginia and 1 meeting in North Carolina. We also will be available during this meeting for umpires to sanction with us for 2017 so all of our Umpires in NC and Virginia are welcome to attend. We need ALL those planning to attend to let us know by Monday, January 16 so that we can plan how much food we need to serve. Your entire staff is welcome but please let us know the number attending from your team(s). Your team can sanction with us and USA Softball at the meeting and sign up for events. We have a few rule changes to go over and we will stay until all your questions/comments are answered. Please email us at email@example.com to let us know your team(s) will be attending. Umpires need to email Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you are attending.
This past Saturday in Burlington NC, USA Softball of NC held its annual State meeting. At this meeting our membership discussed how we would award our 3rd Berth to the USA Softball National Championships. Our 1st 2 Berths in EACH age will be awarded at our State Tourneys in June and that is open to ONLY NC teams. We are pleased to announce that Got Game USA Softball of NC was awarded the 3rd Association berth for the National Championships in 10u, 12u and 14u. This QUALIFIER is open to all states. IF a team NOT from NC wins the tourney they are awarded the Berth but this is the only way a team NOT from NC can earn it. IF a NC teams wins over a team from another state and is UNABLE to go to Nationals, we will then ask the next highest finishing NC TEAM(s) until 1 accepts. The dates for the 10u, 12u and 14u Qualifier will be June 23-25, 2017. Mike Van Horn was selected to host the 16u and 18u Qualifer and that will be June 2-4, 2017. I will list below our State Tourney and Qualifer info and contact person. I will also list below the sites for the 2017 USA Softball National Championships. As I have mentioned in earlier posts, ASA will officially become known as USA Softball on January 1,2017. Please email us at email@example.com if you would like to sign up for the tourneys below or any of our tourneys for 2017. ALL tourneys should be listed on website by 3rd week of December. We are still waiting on 5 parks in NC to award dates and 1 park in Virginia. For ALL Players in 16u and 18u you MUST be INDIVIDUALLY REGISTERED to play in the events below with USA Softball. That website is registerUSASoftball.com. For 10u, 12u and 14u you do NOT have to be indidually registered but ALL TEAMS (ALL ages) must be Sanctioned with USA Softball AND have at LEAST 1 Coach VERIFIED thru USA Softball’s ACE Program. ACE stands for ASPIRE, CHALLENGE and ENCOURAGE. This can completed at the registerUSASoftball.com website. Even though only 1 coach must be verified thru the ACE Program, ALL Coaches in Dugouts for ALL the events below MUST COMPLETE a Background Check on the registerUSASoftball.com website. IF you have ANY questions, please call us at 910.690.3556 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 2-4, 2017 – 16u and 18u Qualifer Greenville NC Mike Van Horn 919.394.6785 (1 National Berth each age)
June 9-11, 2017 – 10u (Locust NC) 12u (Greensboro area) 14u (Burlington NC) State Tournament Tim Doby 910.690.3556 (2 National Berths each age)
June 16-18, 2017 – 16u, 18u and 18u Gold State Tournament (Burlington/Greensboro area) Rick McHone 336.416.6056 (2 National Berths each age)
June 23-25, 2017 – 10u, 12u and 14u Qualifer (Burlington/Greensboro area) Tim Doby 910.690.3556 (1 National Berth each age)
2017 USA Softball National Championship Sites
10u – Findlay, Ohio
12u – Dallas, Texas
14u – Chattanooga, Tennessee
16u – Normal, Illinois
18u – Salem, Oregon
We wanted to let teams know that we will be adding Oakdale Park in Brigdewater, Virginia to our #GotGameNation! We will be hosting a tourney there on April 29-30. We will get it listed on website over the weekend. We also received our dates for 2017 for Freedom Park and the YMCA in Eden NC today. We will get all these posted to website soon. We are still waiting on dates for 5 parks in NC and 1 more in Virginia and then we will be announcing that our 2017 Travel Softball Season will be all set. We are very excited about the new parks we are adding for 2017 in NC and Virginia. Thank you all for your support.
We have received and Booked our 2017 Dates for Peaks View Park in Lynchburg VA. The dates are listed below:
May 6-7, 2017 Spring Sizzler
June 10-11, 2017 Diamond Duel Lynchburg
August 19-20, 2017 Summer Heat
October 28-29, 2017 Monsterjam Lynchburg
We just received our 2017 Dates for Appomattox Community Park in Appomattox VA. We will get them listed to website tonight. We have them listed below:
March 18-19, 2017 Kickoff Classic Appomattox
May 27-28, 2017 Memorial Day Madness (With USA Softball of Virginia) (Other Parks TBD)
September 30 – October 1, 2017 Fall Brawl VA
We have added a new Park for our schedule for 2017. The dates listed below are for Salisbury Community Park in Salisbury NC. These dates will be listed on the website tonight. The address is 935 Hurley School Rd Salisbury NC.
Please email us at email@example.com to sign your team up.
On January 1, 2017 ASA (Amateur Softball Association) officially becomes USA Softball. As the sport of softball continually evolves, focusing on the USA Softball brand better reflects the legacy that ASA/USA has established over its 80 years as the leader in the sport of softball. We had many questions this weekend on why we were leaving ASA and joining USA Softball so now is a good time to let everyone know that they are one in the same. We are honored to be a part of the USA Softball family and with the return of Softball to the Olympic Games in 2020 it will be an exciting time for us. Our new name beginning on January 1, 2017 will be Got Game USA Softball of NC and our name will not change in other states we play in. In states other than NC, we operate tourneys under the name of Got Game Fastpitch. We will again this coming season, run 3 tourneys with USA Softball of Virginia and John McPhail and we are honored to be in the same region beginning in 2017 as the state of Virginia. We feel it will be a great fit for our teams in both states. We have listed in this email the new USA Softball and the new Got Game USA Softball of NC logos. We hope this clears up any confusion that was out there and rest assured we will all be back in 2017 to keep growing our #GotGameNation!
We wanted to clear up some confusion about 2017 Tournaments. Yesterday we posted several tourneys on our TOURNAMENTS and SPRING/FALL pages on the website. That is NOT our ENTIRE 2017 Schedule. Listed on those pages are only the dates/parks that are booked. We have SEVERAL more parks in NC and Virginia that release their dates later this year and 1 park in Virginia does not release dates until after January 1st. Please keep checking back to those pages as we will add dates as they are VERIFIED and BOOKED. We have a few more road trips upcoming this month so we will be adding NEW parks in both states as we continue to grow our #GotGameNation!
We have another park’s 2017 Dates Verified and Booked. Listed below are our 2017 Dates for Southside Park in Martinsville Virginia:
March 18 19
April 29 30
May 20 21
June 3 4
July 8 9
August 19 20
September 30 October 1
We are pleased to announce to our teams in NC that we will be helping host the 2017 USA Softball of NC State Tournament in the 10u, 12u and 14u ages. Beginning on January 1, 2017 ASA becomes USA Softball. We will be known beginning on that date in NC as Got Game USA Softball of NC. We will continue to be known as Got Game Fastpitch in all other states that we host tourneys in. The 10u, 12u and 14u ages will play their State Tournament on Friday, June 9 thru Sunday, June 11. We will NOT limit the number of teams allowed to enter so the final game guarantee will depend on how many teams sign up but we will begin with a 4 Game Guarantee Bracket. At this time our format will be 2 Pool games followed by a Double Elimination bracket. Please remember that this is USA Softball’s National Qualifying tourney and there is only 1 bracket. We will list below where each age will play in NC and where the Winner will earn a berth to play in for the USA Softball National Championship in their respective age. We will get this event posted to website tomorrow so teams may enter now. Please enter by emailing Tim Doby at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a PRE-PAY event and ALL teams must pay by May 26, 2017. All checks must be made out to USA Softball of NC and mailed to Got Game USA Softball of NC 195 Beaver Run, Eden NC 27288 ATTN: 2017 States. IF you have any questions please email us or call/text to 910.690.3556. We will post more information on this event as they develop.
10u – 4 Game Guarantee – $350
Officer Jeff Shelton Park
2884 Officer Jeff Shelton Drive
Winner Qualifies for USA Softball National Championship in Findlay, Ohio
12u – 4 Game Guarantee – $385
Greensboro NC area fields (TBD)
Winner Qualifies for USA Softball National Championship in Dallas, Texas
14u – 4 Game Guarantee – $385
1450 Springwood Church Road
Winner Qualifies for USA Softball National Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee