We have added Freedom Park in Eden NC to our list of parks for our “Have A Heart” tourney set for April 22, 23. Since the 12u age is already FULL at the YMCA in Eden, we will now use Freedom Park to add up to 15 more 12u teams. 14u and 16u/18u is also already FULL but they are playing in the Greensboro area so we are trying to add 1 more park in that area. 10u is playing at Jaycee Park in Reidsville NC and they can take 6 more teams. IF you are a 14u or a 16u/18u team please let us add you to Waiting Lists if you would like to play. We will do our best to secure another park in that area or we will tweak our format to get in as many teams in as possible. We will add Freedom Park to the list of parks on our Who’s Playing Spring/Fall page on website this afternoon. 12u teams now have more spots available. To sign up for this event or any of our tourneys, please email us at email@example.com.
We wanted to provide an update to the NO Time Limit/Complete Game Tourneys that we discussed at our Coaches Meeting last night. We discussed with coaches at our meeting the possibility of us having a tourney for each age this season where we do NOT have time limit on games. Based on their input we have decided to try this format. For this event, 1ou will be 6 Inning Games and 12u, 14u and 16u/18u will be 7 Inning games (Run rules will apply) For each tourney, each team will play 2 Games on Saturday and 2 Games on Sunday. Teams will play 1 game on, 1 game off each day. There will be NO Trophies/Awards. We want to see the interest in this type of event and if/when we will do again in 2017 or beyond. We will update website this evening with this new format but we are listing below the info for each age and how many teams we can take in each age. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org IF your team would like to enter. We will gauge the interest on these events to see if we host more in the future. 10u – May 6, 7 at Freedom Park in Eden NC (MAX 12 Teams) 12u – May 20, 21 at Summerfield Athletic Park in Summerfield NC (MAX 12 Teams) 14u – May 20, 21 at Freedom Park in Eden NC (MAX 12 Teams) 16u/18u – June 3, 4 at Freedom Park in Eden NC (MAX 12 Teams)
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com. 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
The 1st recipient of Got Game Fastpitch! Taylor Foster Scholarship has been awarded to:
Lauren Elizabeth Rowland.
Lauren’s area of study will be Physical Education while attending Radford University.
She has participated in school ball receiving many awards
Honorable Mention All District Softball at large, Second Team All Conference Outfield, Second Team All Conference Pitcher, Second Team All Conference Utility Player
Lauren played Travel Ball with Aftershock for 4 years and her current team is Blue Ridge Sudden Impact.
We now have the REGISTRATION set up for our 2017 Florida State Softball Camp 7. The camp will take place on Monday and Tuesday, July 10-11, 2017. The 10u and under portion of the camp will be on Monday, July 11 at 6pm. Check in will begin at 5:15pm. This camp will cost $50 and LIMITED to 50 players. The 12u and up portion of the camp will be over 2 days. You can sign up for both days ($150) or choose Monday or Tuesday ($100). This camp will be LIMITED to 150 players. To sign up for the camp please go to gotgamefastpitch.myonlinecamp.com.