We wanted to remind ALL coaches that our 2017 Coaches meeting is this coming Saturday January 21st at 4pm. The meeting will be held at the YMCA in Eden NC. All coaches are invited and tomorrow is the deadline to let us know how many from your team(s) will be attending. Please text Tim at 910.690.3556 if your team will be in attendance.
We have 1 more park to add to our 2017 Got Game FP Virginia Schedule. We will be playing at Hoover Ridge Park in Madison, Virginia on July 22, 23 and August 5,6. We are excited to be adding this new park to our Got Game Virginia lineup. We hope teams will CLICK BELOW to see more about the park. We will add these events to our schedule tonight. IF your team(s) would like to be added to these events or any of our events, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have received our date for the last park we were waiting on to COMPLETE OUR 2017 SCHEDULE for BOTH NC AND VIRGINIA. We have received 1 date from Dorey Park in Henrico VA. That date will be September 9, 10. This is a new area for Got Game so that park has given us 1 date that they will use to see what we are allotted for 2018. We will add this tourney to website tonight and that will FINALIZE our 2017 Tournament Schedule. Please email us at email@example.com if your team would like to enter this event in Henrico or any of our events. We hope to see many of you January 21st at our Coaches meeting. It will be at the YMCA in Eden NC at 4pm.
We have listed below in WORD Documents our NC and our Virginia schedule. You can also see the COMPLETE schedule by clicking on the 2017 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE header on our website, but many of you have asked could we send schedules by state. On the TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE page you can also find all our GIVEAWAY events for 2017. The NC schedule is COMPLETE and BOOKED. We are still waiting on 1 area in Virginia and they let me know today we should have those dates tomorrow or next Tuesday. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enter any of these events and we remind ALL coaches that you are invited to our 2017 Coaches Meeting at the YMCA in Eden NC on Saturday, January 21 at 4pm. We have many items to go over for 2017 so we hope to have a good turnout. Please let Tim know by Monday, January 16 if your team will be attending and how many of your coaches will be coming. Please do so by text to 910.690.3556.
We will be having a Camp run by the Catawba College Softball Staff on Friday, August 18th. It will be at Salisbury Community Park in Salisbury NC from 5pm to 9pm that evening. Please arrive by 4:30pm to check in. We will have a tourney at that park that Saturday and Sunday, August 19,20. The fee for the Camp will be $50 and we will post a flyer with all the information under our CAMPS header on the website late next month. We anticipate 8 to 10 college coaches to be in attendance. You will make your payment to Catawba College and all that info will be on the flyer. There is NO requirement for teams playing in our event on August 19,20 to have players attend this Camp. We wanted to hold it on Friday so that players participating in other tourneys that weekend could still attend the Camp. IF you have any questions until we get the flyer posted you can contact Tim at 910.690.3556 or at email@example.com.
We now have all our 3 Day events for 2017 set and added to our 2017 Tournament Calendar. Please see below our 3 Day events for 2017:
June 9-11 – USA Softball of NC State Tournament 10u (Locust NC) 12u (Summerfield and Oak Ridge NC) 14u (Burlington NC) ONLY NC Teams. 2 Berths in EACH age to the 2017 USA Softball National Championships
June 23-25 – USA Softball of NC Association Berth National Qualifying Tournament 10u (Greensboro NC) 12u (Greensboro NC) 14u (Burlington NC) ALL States ELIGIBLE. 1 Berth in EACH age to the 2017 USA Softball National Championships
July 14-16 – Got Game USA Softball of NC 14u SELECT Event (20 Teams MAX) Burlington NC – 6 Game Guarantee (2 Games Friday, 3 Games Saturday, Single Elimination Tournament on Sunday)
July 28-30 – Got Game USA Softball of NC 16u and 18u SELECT (20 Teams MAX) Burlington NC – 6 Game Guarantee (2 Games Friday, 3 Games Saturday, Single Elimination Tournament on Sunday)
August 4-6 – Got Game USA Softball of NC 12u SELECT (20 Teams MAX) Burlington NC – 6 Game Guarantee (2 Games Friday, 3 Games Saturday, Single Elimination Tournament on Sunday)
August 11-13 – Got Game USA Softball of NC 16u and 18u SELECT (20 Teams MAX) Greensboro NC – 6 Game Guarantee (2 Games Friday, 3 Games Saturday, Single Elimination Tournament on Sunday)
To enter any of these events, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We remind ALL teams that our 2017 Coaches Meeting will be January 21st at 4pm at the YMCA in Eden NC. We need anyone planning to attend to RSVP to Tim at 910.690.3556 or email at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your team(s) will be attending. Umpires need to email Amber at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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
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 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