Twenty four athletes invited to USA Softball Womens National Team tryouts
invited to USA Softball Women’s National Team tryouts; World Cup headed to
Irvine, Calif. in 2014
- The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced
today the invitees for the 2014 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection
Camp to be held June 9-12. Athletes will vie for 17 spots on the 2014 USA
Softball Women’s World Championship team roster that will compete for the
International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championship in Haarlem, Netherlands
this August. In addition, Team USA will compete in the ninth World Cup of
Softball which moves west to Irvine, Calif. in July, 2014.
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24 athletes who have received an invitation to tryout for the Women’s National
the five-day selection process athletes will participate in position drills as
well as simulated games and be evaluated by the Women’s National Team Selection
Committee (WNTSC). Following camp, athletes will depart on a three-city tour of
exhibition games in which they will be further evaluated.
June 22 -
Women's National Team Roster Announced
athletes may be invited to USA Softball Women’s National Team selection camp at
a later date.
selected, the 17 athletes who make up the 2014 USA Softball Women’s World
Championship team will compete in six different events throughout United States, Canada, Italy and the Netherlands.
Fans in the United States will get three opportunities to see Team USA with two
exhibition stops, Morgantown, W.V on July 3 and Waldorf, Md. on July 29, as well
as the World Cup of Softball IX in Irvine, Calif. July 7-12.
renovations underway at the ASA Hall of Fame stadium, the 2014 World Cup of
Softball will move to Irvine, Calif. and be played at Bill Barber Park in
conjunction with the Champions Cup July 7-12. The World Cup, an ISF
sanctioned event, will include some of the top teams in the world including
Team USA, Japan, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Chinese Taipei and Venezuela.
couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to take this great event to the
west coast,” said ASA/USA Softball Executive Director Craig Cress. “Now in its
ninth year of existence, the World Cup of Softball has become a prominent event
annually in the world of international softball. While the renovations to the
ASA Hall of Fame Stadium prevent us from hosting this event in Oklahoma City
for a ninth time, our affiliates with Southern California ASA have stepped up
to bring the event to Irvine. We have no doubt that they, along with the city
of Irvine, will do a tremendous job hosting this wonderful tournament and all
of the athletes, coaches and fans who attend.”
complete World Cup of Softball game schedule, including special promotions and
autograph sessions will be announced at a later date. Ultimate Fan Zone
tickets will go on sale March 1 and general admission tickets on March 21.
Visit www.socalasa.org for more
information or email WorldCupIX@aol.com
with any questions.
the World Cup, Team USA will travel internationally to compete in the Canadian
Open Fast Pitch International Championship
July 14-21 in Surrey, B.C., Canada, Italian Softball Week August 6-10 in Azzano,
Italy and the ISF Women’s World Championship in Haarlem, Netherlands August
12-24 where they’ll look to improve on a silver medal finish from the previous
updates on the USA Softball Women’s National Team and events throughout the
2014 season visit www.USASoftball.com.
in Plant City, Florida (USA), the ISF is a member of the World Baseball
Softball Confederation (WBSC), the world governing body for the sport which
is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and SportAccord (formerly
the General Association of International Sports Federations). Softball (women’s
fast pitch) made its Olympic debut at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. There are 127
affiliated countries in the ISF and millions of participants in the sport worldwide.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing
Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic
Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations
and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local
associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to
over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 million.
For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the
USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs
together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting
these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic
competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two
women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive
gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine
World Championship titles including the last seven consecutive as well as
claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA
Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com.