Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Texas Travelers add Proven Winner to Softball Team

The Texas Travelers are always looking for top softball players in the country to add to their already talented softball club.  When the opportunity opened up for the softball team to add one of the top pitchers in the country; it became a no-brainer as all of the coaches were unanimously in favor of the acquisition.

Enter Karley Wolf.

Karley has been playing softball for the last 5 years with four of them being in select softball.  She started playing in the Fall of 2011 with the 03 Texas Glory where she played for two years under Kyle Bennett who is now the head coach for the 04 Texas Travelers.  “I have always enjoyed coaching Karley as she is one of the hardest working girls you will find.  It is a pleasure to have her back and will be a huge addition to our pitching staff and lineup.  Not only is she a great ballplayer, but she is a wonderful young lady with outstanding parents.  She will fit in perfectly with the Texas Travelers.” Adds Bennett.

She joined Texas Shock 04 in the Fall of 2013 where she has played the last 2 years.  Playing for these 2 great teams has led her to several tournament championships.  She has also received several individual awards over the past several years such as 2012 VTD World Series- All-tournament team, 2014 10U Premier Texas State Championship- All-tournament team, 2014 USSSA World Series- pitching velocity award, 2014 USSSA World Series- Most Valuable Player, 2014 Fall Play Hard- Play Sunday- Most Valuable Player and 2015 VTD World Series- Most Valuable Player.

Karley is a proven winner being part of 2 National Championship teams, 2 runner-up National Championship teams and recently helped her team finish 3rd at PGF Nationals.  There is no doubt she will continue to help Whitesboro High School win a state championship and eventually move into the role as a D1 pitcher.  However, first she will concentrate her talents on helping the Texas Travelers 12U softball team add National Championships to their trophy case.

The 04 Texas Travelers are a very competitive select softball team and part of a rich tradition of success.  Each team at each age group is hand selected.  The organization as a whole is small in nature, but has the success and great reputation as the larger organization giving its girls the highest advantage when it comes to their future having sent over 175 girls to play college softball.

The 04 Texas Travelers were chosen by ASA, which is the governing body of softball to represent Texas in the 2015 ASA/USA National Championship held in Normal, Illinois.  However, the winning record of the 04 Texas Travelers is not what defines the team.  This team was built from the ground up having taken girls out of recreational softball to be able to compete and win at the highest level.

The coaches, led by Coach Kyle Bennett prepare the girls to be strong independent young women.  They are getting their players ready to be able to start as a freshman on their high school varsity teams, and with the organizations connection and strong alumni support; the Texas Travelers girls will be able to attract the attention of some of the top softball programs in the country.  As a matter of fact, Jordan Strickland, Baylor Bears history making shortstop, is on the coaching staff of the 04 Texas Travelers.

The 04 Texas Travelers is also a fully funded team.  This is a plus in today’s select softball world where playing for teams require you to pay for their uniforms, coaches, team lessons on top of the travel expense to play at a high level.  The softball players that play for the Texas Travelers save thousands of dollars for their parents because of the support they receive from the continued donations.

In addition to being a fully funded team, the 04 Texas Travelers have a marketing program second to none.  DeliveryMaxx has donated its patent-pending services to help market the 04 Texas Travelers as well as each of their players which will help when the girls become old enough to start the recruiting process.

The 04 Texas Travelers are one of the top 10U teams in the country.  They will be a first year 12U team, but they have already found success playing in several 12U tournaments recently winning the 2015 Summer Swinging 12U Championship.  Even though they have some of the top rated players at their position, the players are always looking to add to the roster giving them a heighten level of competition even in their own club.  The players and coaches both agree that their performance at practice, off the field, and tournament play determines their time of play in competition.  The coaches look at each player as an individual and identifies how the player can best help the team reach its goals.

The 04 Texas Travelers will be completing their roster for the fall season as they prepare to become 2016 National Champions.  For more information about the 04 Texas Travelers visit the team on Facebook or contact Coach Kyle Bennett at 972.679.7702.

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