We wanted to let teams know about some changes to our schedule. We found out tonight that Salisbury Community Park in Salisbury NC will be hosting a Regional Little League event on our weekend there July 1,2 so we they have taken that date back and given us the next weekend, July 8,9. We have just made this adjustment on the website. This is one of those circumstances that we have no control over.
We also have added the Lions Club in Walnut Cove NC to our schedule for several dates in May, June and July with more to come. Please check out our Who’s Playing Spring/Fall section of website to see the dates they are added. We will update the TOURNAMENTS page on our website tomorrow to reflect this. We are happy to add this park back to our schedule. We played in Walnut Cove in 2013 and 2014. We thank them for stepping up and helping us cover the dates that we had at the YMCA in Eden NC and we will definitely be playing there in 2018 and beyond.
We made an announcement over the weekend about USA Softball of NC and our partnership with a new park in Asheville NC set to open in August of 2018. The Enka Sports Complex is a 7 field, $9 million dollar facility and USA Softball of NC is the EXCLUSIVE Fastpitch Softball tournament provider to this park. We now have worked out our dates for 2018. This is subject to change as the park may be completed earlier but for now listed below are the events for this park. We will add these to our 2018 Who’s Playing list this evening and teams can NOW begin to SIGN UP. IF your team would like to sign up please contact Tim Doby by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell at 910.690.3556. You can also sign up by contacting Bobby Gosnell at email@example.com or 828.215.1909. The ONLY event that we are not taking teams for yet is the August 9-12, 2018 Showcase. We will have more information on it in the coming weeks. We hope to have a major announcement on that in June. Stay tuned!
August 2-5, 2018 Camp/Showcase. More details soon on this. NOT taking teams at this time. Will be a 14u, 16u and 18u event (5GG) Stay tuned for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
August 10-12, 2018 1st EVER event at Enka Sports Complex! Friday will be many activities for the teams and play will begin Saturday morning. More details soon. Open to 10u thru 16u/18u (4GG)
September 1-2, 2018 Labor Day Weekend tournament (4GG) Open to 10u thru 16u/18u.
September 22-23, 2018 2 Day tournament (4GG). Open t0 10u thru 16u/18u.
October 13-14, 2018 “Paint It Pink Asheville” (4GG) Our most popular event of the year comes to Asheville! Come out and see the teams “PAINT ASHEVILLE PINK!” in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Open to 1ou thru 16u/18u.
October 27-28, 2018 “Monsterjam Asheville” (4GG) This is the 5th year of our “Monsterjam” Halloween events. We will have many contests for the players and teams and teams may dress up in costumes for this event (as long as no BAGGY clothing) Open to 10u thru 16u/18u.
We are happy to announce that after our meeting with them today, we have been given a date at the Cove Creek Park in Faber, Virginia. We will host a tournament there on June 24-25, 2017 and we have already been given our 2018 date (June 21-24, 2018). We will get this years info on our website tonight and we wanted to let teams know that our event in 2018 will feature 2 – 2 Day events. We will play the 14u and 16u/18u ages on Thurs and Friday, June 21,22 and the 10u and 12u ages will play there on Saturday/Sunday June 23,24. This park was built by writer John Grisham in 1996 and is a beautiful park. We are honored that they have chosen Got Game to run the only travel softball event they allow each season. We hope to come to an agreement with them on another date in July of 2018 but they want to see how things go for our June date this year. We have listed below a LINK to see pictures of their site and please visit their Facebook page at Cove Creek Park to see how beautiful this park is. Very grateful that teams and this park want us to be there! Thank you #GotGameNation!
To VIEW Cove Creek’s website CLICK HERE
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 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
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.
Lauren was presented her check June 18th. Taylor’s mother (Wendy) her sister (Delaney) her brother (Dylan) were all present for this presentation.
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.