We are honored to announce that we have come to an agreement with the Enka Sports Complex in Asheville NC to host events at their park beginning in August of 2018. This new 9 million dollar facility has chosen USA Softball of NC to be the EXCLUSIVE provider to that park for Fastpitch Softball! This park will have 7 fields with turf infields. We will be announcing soon the details of our 1st 2 events there on August 4-5 and August 9-12, 2018. You can get more information about this park on their Twitter page at Enka Sports Complex. We have some pics listed below of the construction going on and the artist renderings of the 7 fields. Once the details of our 1st 2 day tournament and our Showcase are available we will post to our website. We anticipate this park drawing teams from several states and becoming one of the nicest complexes in the Southeast. We know once you play there one time, you will be coming back time after time! Many more details will be released in coming weeks about all the Premium features that this park will be offering to players, teams and fans.
After several weeks of discussions, we met today with the Southwest Athletics. We have worked out an agreement to play there on August 12,13 at the Southwest Athletics Facility, 3801 Dillon Industrial Drive, Clemmons NC. Out of the 6 fields that we will use at this facility, 4 have artificial turf infields, so during events at this park, we will NOT ALLOW metal cleats. Although the fields have artificial turf infields, there are NO permanent mounds on the fields we will use. As all of you know, we do NOT play on fields with permanent mounds. This is a safety issue in our opinion and we will stay away from those fields/parks. This park also does NOT allow pets. They will now allow in outside coolers/food/drink but they have a very nice concession stand with many items. It took some time, but we are very happy that we were able to come to an agreement to be able to host tournaments at this park. We will be adding this event to our Tournament list this evening. This event will be the deciding factor whether we play there more in 2018 so please sign up if you would like to see more tournaments there next season. We are visiting many new parks in the coming weeks so we hope to have more announcements like this one. To sign up for this event, please email us 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.
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
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.