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NCSA Named Official Recruiting Partner of USA Softball

Chicago-based athletic recruiting network Next College Student Athlete, which is involved in 37 sports and works with a network of 35,000 college coaches nationwide,  has been named as the “Official Recruiting Partner” of USA Softball. NCSA will provide recruiting education to athletes and families attending USA Softball events and will host online webinars for USA […]

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Bloomington, Indiana, to Host National Softball Tournaments in 2022, 2023

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department and partner Visit Bloomington will host USA Softball national championship tournaments in both 2022 and 2023. In 2022, Bloomington will host three tournaments, concurrently in July: The USA Softball Girls’ 14-under Class B Fastpitch Northern National, Girls’ 12-under Class A Fastpitch Northern National, and the Girls’ 10-under Class B […]

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Johnson City to host USA Softball U-18 Championship in 2023

Visit Johnson City in Tennessee will host the USA Softball Girls’ 18-Under Class A Fast Pitch National Championship at Winged Deer Park in 2023, it was announced at the annual USA Softball Council meeting in Oklahoma. The championship from July 17–23, 2023 will bring in 60 teams from around the region and officials said the […]

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Perfect Game Names National Director of Softball Operations

Perfect Game has named NCAA softball champion and Team USA member Destinee Martinez as its national director of softball operations. Martinez joins Perfect Game after seven years with USA Softball, including the past two years as managing director of sport development. Martinez was the main liaison between USA Softball and Major League Baseball, developing and […]

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Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City Expanding

The Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is getting a little bit more time in the destination. The NCAA’s Division I Competition Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved expanding the WCWS to a nine-day event, beginning with the 2022 championship. The change eliminates doubleheaders for teams who lose on the first day of the […]

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USA Softball CEO Craig Cress was easy to spot at Yokohama Stadium.

Catching Up with USA Softball CEO Craig Cress

Tuesday, July 27, was a big day on the Olympic program, with much of the attention in the United States focused on the women’s gymnastics team and the withdrawal of Simone Biles from the competition. But in Yokohama, about an hour from Tokyo, an entirely different drama in women’s sports was taking place at Yokohoma […]

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USA Softball Border Battle With Canada Heading to Oklahoma City

USA Softball will host the 2021 Border Battle, an annual international slow pitch event that features the USA Softball and Canada Slow Pitch National Teams, at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Slated for September 10–12, the USA Softball men’s and women’s slow pitch national teams, plus the men’s and […]

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Catcher Taylor Edwards, center, high-fives potential teammates during the USA Softball Women's Olympic Team Selection Trials on October 2, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Sponsoring USA Softball

USA Softball has agreed to a one-year partnership with Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Sports & Events, which will host the U.S. women’s national team for a training camp in March as the team continues preparing for the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The training camp will be March 3–18 at the Eddie C. Moore […]

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MLB to Sponsor USA Softball National Team’s Tour

Major League Baseball will become the official presenting sponsor of the training tour for the women’s national softball team that will represent the United States at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The team’s Stand Beside Her tour will be held in more than 35 cities from February to June, leading up to the […]

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An Unlikely Softball Partnership

It’s not a marriage, but the first date between USA Softball and the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA)—an inaugural softball tournament organized jointly by both organizations—marks a new era for two organizations that have been competitors in the event landscape for years. The U.S. Games, a girls fastpitch tournament, will take place in Viera, […]

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