Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Texas Travelers prepare to play in The Lone Star Shootout

Weather permitting, the Texas Travelers Select Softball Team will competing in their first tournament of the Spring Season at Big League Dreams in Mansfield, Texas February 28th and March 1st.

The USSSA Fast-Pitch open tournament billed as the Lone Star Shootout will consist of 13 of the top girls softball teams in North Texas most notably Texas Shock, Texas Glory Blue, Oklahoma Angeles and of course North Texas favorite team to watch; The Texas Travelers.

Recently, the Texas Travelers faced a few of these teams in a friendly tournament style format winning handily against the Texas Glory & Angels while tying Texas Shock with a 1-1 combined no-hitter by Elizabeth Schaefer and Kelsey Adams.  Other teams participating in the DFW tournament are 04 Texas Glory, Next Level, Texarkana Xtreme, Texas Fusion, Firecrackers DFW, Texas Flex, EC Explosion, Midwest Elite and Texas Twist.  This tournament will be a great warm-up for The Texas Travelers as they travel to Alabama to play against some of the top select softball teams in the south the following week in the USFA Turf Wars tournament.

The Lone Star Shootout is a sanction USSSA Fast-Pitch Qualifier.  The format will consist of two pool play games which will feed into single elimination bracket play.

Although, many of the Texas Travelers are finishing up championship games for basketball in their respective leagues; the team will be at full strength for Sunday’s bracket play games.  After a few months of not playing on the Softball Diamond, the girls are ready for some competition.  This tournament will be the final step in getting them in game-ready condition as they take their talents out-of-state and then travel the softball tournament circuit on the road to becoming the 2015 ASA National Champion in Normal, Illinois.

The strong North Texas Softball Club has won at IFA-VTD, USSSA, and ASA levels and continues its push for excellence on and off the field.  The team is a fully funded endorsed softball team that intends on continuing its great success in the softball world.

For more information about the Texas Travelers Girls Select Softball Team contact Coach Kyle Bennett at 972.679.7702 or visit their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/04-Texas-Travelers/774587365960430.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Value of playing Multiple Sports

Do you remember when you were a kid playing sports?  For some of us, it seems like only yesterday (and others have a very fog memory).  In Texas, there were basically four seasons.  The first season was football, next came basketball, and then came track followed by softball or baseball.

We played for the local city recreational team.  At the end of the season the coaches would get together and pick the top players from each team to create an All-Star squad.  The All-Star Team would play the champion of the league.  The winner of that game would then go and play other teams from nearby towns.  However, none of the games interfered with the “next season”.

Recently my sister asked my daughter why she was leaving basketball practice early.  My daughter responded, “I’m off to softball practice.”  My sister looked at me and said, “Really, you have her going to two practices in one night?”  Of course, she knew the answer and what is funny about it is that in about two weeks my daughter will be also add volleyball to the mix.

Softball is my daughter’s primary sport, however, she enjoys playing all of the sports she possibly can.  Even though it is a grind on carting her to and from each practice and juggling conflicting games; I feel playing multiple sports continues to benefit my daughter in her development as a healthy athlete.

Nowadays, it is pretty common for players to play multiple sports, and with the emergence of the “Select World” or “Travel Ball” they play multiple sports year around.  However, there are some who think that keeping their child in one sport over all others will give them a distinct advantage.

This blog is not going to dive into the “Select Sports” segment playing year around, but will talk about the advantages of playing more than one sport.

Some famous multisport athletes are people like Troy Aikman (Hall of Fame 3-time Super Bowl Winner for the Cowboys was also drafted by the New York Mets in baseball), Terry Bradshaw (Hall of Fame quarterback for the Pittsburg Steelers who set the national record by throwing the javelin 244 feet 11 ¾ inches), Jim Brown ( an All-American in lacrosse, played basketball, and ran track at Syracuse University and is currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and College Football Hall of Fame), local great Marquise Goodman (NFL receiver and kickoff returner was an Olympic long jumper and 2-time NCAA champion in the sport), Ed “Too Tall” Jones (who briefly retired from football to become a boxer, with a 6-0 record as a heavyweight, before returning to the Dallas Cowboys), Herschel Walker (participated in the 1992 Winter Olympics as a bobsled pusher, ran track at the University of Georgia and is currently a mixed martial arts competitor as well as a famous running back for the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings), and Russell Wilson (who is currently a Super Bowl winner with the Seattle Seahawks, and in the Texas Rangers Baseball organization).  I don’t even need to mention Deion Sanders, Bo Jackson or Jim Thorpe as most readers know their story.

Babe Didrikson is considered the greatest female athlete of all-time.  She was a great golfer winning 41 LPGA events and 11 majors, an All-American basketball player, and she won two track and field gold medals in the 1932 Olympics.  If she had not died of cancer at 42, she probably would have competed professional in a lot more sports.

Marion Jones was well-known for her multiple medals in Olympic competition, but in college she led the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team to a 92-10 record during her three years on the team, including a National Championship in 1994.  She is an All-American point guard, ranks 5th on the UNC’s all-time assists list, third in steals, and 7th in blocks despite playing only 3 years.

More recently Liz Brenner of the Oregon Ducks became the first female Oregon athlete to letter in 3 sports since 1976 playing volleyball, basketball and softball.

Many college coaches are looking at multisport athletes because it brings a different type of athleticism to their respective sport they are coaching.

Coach Matt Kerwick of Cornell states, “We certainly see more well-rounded athletes who have an ability to accept different coaching styles.  They understand the dynamics of being on a team.  That’s not to say that we don’t like seeing athletes who are also involved in individual sports, where they have to have the discipline to push themselves to be their best.”

His sons even play multiple sports where he adds, “One of the things I love about having my kids involved in multiple sports and activities is the friendships they are making. Certainly, being physically fit and developing as athletes are also important benefits, but they are also learning lessons about being good teammates and working together as a group. And of course, it's important that they are having fun."

Janine Tucker, women’s lacrosse coach at Johns Hopkins states, “We prefer to recruit players who are multi-sport athletes for a variety of reasons, first among them the diversity of skill sets that they develop. It also allows opportunities to be leaders, to stay in good shape, to stretch themselves as athletes, communicators, teammates and leaders. Another benefit, maybe in one sport the kid shines and is a leader. In another sport, they may not be the superstar. So they learn to be humble, to be a good teammate and to support the go-to players. That's a tremendous benefit."  She also adds valuable advice to parents, "Of the recruits we see, one of the first questions I ask is, 'Do you play basketball?' If they do, they understand angles, footwork and how to get low on defense. Those are critical skill sets for basketball players that are engrained in their heads. We also love soccer players, because they can run all day. Those skill sets translate into our game. There's pressure for kids to specialize in lacrosse. I see it backfiring. Often it's the parents who want to their kids to specialize. That's dicey. A lot of these lacrosse recruits are on teams that go 20-0. If you play soccer and are on a .500 team, you learn to manage tough losses and pick yourself back up. That's an invaluable experience as you grow."

Scott Marr, coach at Albany probably sums it up the best, “What we like is the diversity that these kids experience — different rules, different skill sets, different coaching styles. They're not doing the same thing all the time, but learning and understanding different strategies and muscle memory. It strengthens the mind to learn different skills. And they may experience different roles on different teams, like being the best player on one team but a supporting player on another team. That can be valuable and gives them great perspective."  He adds, “Don't succumb to the pressure that your kid 'has to do this' to get to the next level. The myth is that if you miss this tournament or that camp that you won't make it. That's not true. I don't feel like you get the best out of kids when they are playing a sport nine months out of the year. Nothing feels really special anymore, because they are playing all the time and feel like they have to be at every tournament."

There are hundreds of articles that prove these points and one of the best described by David Epstein in a blog The Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports: A Conversation with David Epstein.

The Texas Travelers is one of the top girls’ select softball teams in North Texas and currently making a push to become the 10u ASA National Champions (held in Normal, Illinois).  On their roster, they have Volleyball, Basketball, Gymnasts, Soccer, Dancers, and Track stars.  This team is made up of competitive players who thrive in school, have strong confidence, and a great self-esteem.  All of these sports will contribute to well-rounded softball players, but more importantly, a skillset too, as these young girls face challenges of adolescence and eventually adulthood.

For more information about The Texas Travelers contact, Coach Kyle Bennett at 972.679.7702 or visit 04 Texas Travelers News Network.

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Pursuit of Excellence

Bear Bryant once said, “It’s not the will to win that matters- everyone has that.  It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”

Preparing to win in softball takes a lot more than just showing up to practice or participating in hitting or pitching lessons.

The 04 Texas Travelers will be playing in the 2015 ASA Nationals in Normal, Illinois and have the goal to win the championship.  On their path, the North Texas Select Softball Team will be competing in Turf Wars in Birmingham, Alabama, Dallas ASA Preview, Stage 1-3 Texas Challenge Series (in DFW, College Station, and Houston), Hall of Fame Qualifier (Fort Worth), and the Hall of Fame Series in Oklahoma City in addition to numerous other softball tournaments in North and East Texas.

To prepare for these challenges, the softball girls and their family have committed to becoming the best.  They are not just talking about being the best, but truly making the commitment and sacrifices it takes to becoming the best girls’ softball team in America.

The Travelers understand the meaning of team.  Each girl plays multiple positions on the field and look forward to playing the position that the team needs them at.  This is not the norm.  Many softball teams across North Texas have their girls at selected positions and the parents or girls get upset if they are not playing the position they want to play or think they should be at.  With the Texas Travelers, each position on the softball field is the most important position.  The girls and parents of the softball girls understand this.

Since the attitude of the Texas Travelers Softball family is in line with the team philosophy; practices are very precise and crisp giving these girls a strong softball skills adding tremendous value to the team and their future as softball players.

Every Friday, the girls have hitting practice at longtime softball legendary coach John Wardlow’s facility in Seagoville, Texas just outside of Dallas.  On Sunday’s, the Texas Travelers have partnered with strength, conditioning, speed and agility coach Reggie Smith Sr to put the girls through a 2 ½ hour intense training.  These are the same drills he puts his NFL and Collegiate prospects through.  After the workout with Coach Smith; the girls head over to Mesquite High School’s softball field and finish the day with another 2 ½ hours of field time.  There, they practice game situations and other softball developmental skills.

In addition to the team activities, each girl has private lessons whether it be hitting, fielding, pitching or a combination of the three.  Also, all of the girls play on league teams.  Several of the 10u girls are playing on 12u and 14u league teams in order to keep the competition at a high level.

One of the goals for the coaching staff of The Texas Travelers is to prepare each of the girls to become 4-year starters on their high school varsity teams as well as prepare them to have the ability to obtain D1 Scholarships.

The strong North Texas Softball Club has won at IFA-VTD, USSSA, and ASA levels and continues its push to become the 2015 ASA National Champion held in Normal, Illinois.  The team is a fully funded endorsed softball team that intends on continuing its great success in the softball world.

For more information about the Texas Travelers Girls Select Softball Team contact Coach Kyle Bennett at 972.679.7702 or visit their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/04-Texas-Travelers/774587365960430.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

North Texas Select Softball Teams

There are many North Texas Select Softball teams, and finding the right team for your daughter can be instrumental in her development as she gets older.  As the author of this blog, I feel it is important to share with you that I am an assistant coach of my daughter’s softball team and will be sharing opinions that may or may not be in line with your opinion.  This blog is intended to help other parents who are trying to find the right team to put their daughter to give her a great experience and help her develop as a softball player.  This is also intended for parents who feel that league play or rec play is not preparing their daughter for the level of competition they desire.  Most importantly this blog is intended to help give you some insight when looking for the right softball team for your daughter and share my personal experience.

A little background of my story is important to let you understand what I was looking for when finding the right select softball team for my daughter.

I had always been involved with my son in football, basketball and baseball.  My son was playing at a high level in select football so I fully understood the commitment a player would need to make when playing Select Sports of any kind.  My daughter was 7 at the time and started showing interest in girls’ softball.  She loved to dance, sing and wanted to be a cheerleader.  However, she also liked sports and tried to play everything her brother played. 

She had a cousin who was playing, and we decided to let her play for that team.  This team was a group of local girls who had parents who put together a select 8 and under team.  The girls on the team were athletic, and the parents were coaching the team.  All of the positions were set and as you can imagine as an outsider (or newcomer) was probably not going to get the most notable position on the team.  That didn’t deter us because I didn’t know if my daughter would like to play softball and we didn’t really know much about the sport. 

The Fall Season with that same team was a different story.  She was going to be turning 8 during the next Spring/Summer season and the head coach said that anyone wanting to pitch had to take pitching lessons to get to pitch in the Fall.  My daughter came to me at the end of the first season and said she wanted to pitch.  After letting her show me that she might have some ability to pitch, I hired a pitching coach to take her under his wing.  That Fall season she was never given the opportunity to pitch although the team lost big every game. 

It turned out to be a blessing in disguise as we quickly sought out a team to give her an opportunity to get some experience.  This led us back to Rec Ball and my daughter found a lot of mound time to develop as a pitcher.  After a Fall, Spring and Summer Season of Rec Softball, she was now playing strong enough as a pitcher, first baseman and hitter to look for a team that would be a good fit for our family’s needs.  We were about to take our second attempt at Select Softball in North Texas.

Before getting back into Select Softball, I had a talk with my daughter about commitment to the sport and the sacrifices she would have to make playing at a higher level.  Select Softball teams in North Texas play year around with the exception of December and January when there is potentially bad weather.  Also, I am a firm believer to allow your child to play multiple sports and participate in as many church and school activities as possible.  Therefore, she would have conflicts and not be able to make certain events, birthday parties, or other typical activities.  (Of course, she is still a little girl and there is a lot of effort to not miss out on anything.)  Select Softball requires making team practices, playing out-of-town tournaments on Saturdays, Sundays and sometimes Fridays.  In addition to team activities, a player who wants to be a contributor to a team must also practice on their own.  For example, my daughter has pitching lessons once a week, team practices twice a week, and then works out on her own (with me) the other three days.  We usually take off one day a week from softball.  That said, our vacation time as a family is very limited because of our commitment to softball.  However, for those of you that think we are over committed to Select Softball- our family still allows her to be a kid!

Now that she understood the commitment she would be making (as much as a 9 year-old could) it was time to find the right Select Softball Team in North Texas.

We also defined our personal goals of what we want sports to help my daughter with.  I think anyone considering Select sports- has a goal to earn a college scholarship.  However, I will discuss the slim chances of this happening later in the blog.  We defined our goals as keeping our child healthy, pushing her to her limits, learning skills that will carry over into other aspects of her life, and the old cliché of having fun with the limited time most people have playing sports as a kid.  (She doesn’t think much about this as I do, but she does want to have fun and compete at a high level.)

We made the decision to try out for several teams in North Texas.  This would give us an opportunity to find the right team for her and make sure she was the right fit for the team.

The first criteria we had would be to find a team that was open to development of a player.  This would be my daughter’s first year in 10U softball which means she was the youngest of the group and would have some 11 year-olds playing on her team.  We wanted to make sure she would get an opportunity to play.  Now my daughter was a pitcher, but she also played first base and outfield.  We didn’t want her on a team where she only watched from the bench.  We also understood that there may be times she would find herself on the bench and understood that as well.
Without naming the teams we tried out for (because they might be the best team for another girl) I will only tell you our experience.

The first team we tried out for seemed a lot like her first experience in select softball.  The team wasn’t coached by parents of the girls, but it was already established.  She had a very good tryout and looked to be the strongest pitcher of the bunch.  However, the head coach made a decision not to place her on his “A” team as his two pitchers were what he wanted to go with.  Therefore, she would be playing on the “B” team.

Another team was part of a very large organization in the Softball World.  They wanted her on their team, but something just didn’t seem right.  To me, it seemed like she was just another number in a large organization.  They touted how they could get her exposed to college scouts and they would talk about all of the great players who have come through the organization.  Then they started talking about the price.  I didn’t really understand where my money would be going and how it would be benefiting my daughter.  You see- she wasn’t even 10 yet!  I just couldn’t drink that cool-aide.  Upon further research, I noticed some of the players they talked about might have only spent a season at the most in the organization.  They didn’t develop that player.  That player just happened to play in the organization at that time.  I also felt, that if my daughter is good enough to play college ball at some point- I can help get her exposed to colleges by taking trips, sending tape and even using a phone to make a call.

We even had teams without seeing her say “Yes, come out and we have a spot.”  We had teams that said, “Send a video, and we will try to find her a place to play but we already have our starting pitchers”.  

I was upset at that because I wanted a team that made a decision on a player by seeing her and identifying if she was a fit for the team or not.

Finally, a colleague of mine who had a lot of experience in the Select World of Softball and has a very talented softball player of his own made a call on behalf of my daughter.  He got her a tryout with the team she is on now.  I have to say, my daughter did not have a great tryout that first time with this team.  As a matter of fact, I am surprised they even invited her back for another look.  She was nervous.  She might have pitched a strike every 10th pitch, but they did invite her back for another look.  (Later, I as I got to really know the head coach- I asked him what he saw in her.  He laughed and said, “It was that every 10th pitch that was something special.”  He then said, some people just can’t see the forest through the trees.”  This coach has picked up several players on this team that were in the same situation as my daughter at one time or another.)  I’m glad they did because this was also an opportunity for us to give them another look as well.  It was an older team (which means she played with girls a year older but still at the 10U level).  We saw it as an opportunity for her to get key playing time, but not have to be a star or the one carrying the team.  This team met our first criteria of a Select Team in North Texas.

Second criteria was the parents and their girls.  You see, in Select Softball you spend almost every weekend of the year on the fields.  You see these families more than you see your own extended family.  These would be people you have to get along with.  A requirement of this team for us would be strong values.  We looked at how the girls treated each other, how the parents talked with us, and yes- how they looked.  Were they people we would want to get to know and actually become friends with?  Did they have the same values as us?  I didn’t just want to have a girls’ softball player, but I was also raising a young woman and it is important to be around people she can look up to and other girls she can be friends with.  A lot of teams we looked at have great families which I am glad for.  This team completely met this criteria.  There are no clicks as everyone communicates with everyone through the week.

The third criteria was the coaching.  Now some may be wondering why this isn’t the first criteria.  It’s pretty simple.  In sports, your coach is only going to be with you for a select number of hours during the week.  No matter how many practices or games you play there are many more hours away from the team that you will have to work out on your own than you are with the coaches.  Therefore, as long as I put her with a good hitting coach and pitching coach and she practices on her own; a coaching staff couldn’t really screw her up that bad.  So, what did I look for in a coaching staff?  The first thing was did they care about the girls like the girls were their own daughter?  I don’t care if the coach had a daughter on the team or not.  I cared if they cared about my daughter.  As a parent, you can talk to someone and see this quality.  Next, I looked at their organizational skills.  Were the practices a lot of sitting and goofing off or was the practice fluid?  Was their discipline on the team?  I am a firm believer in you perform how you practice.  Then, I looked at communication.  Finally, I wanted to see if they were giving instruction that I wasn’t providing on my own.  I looked at the accessibility of experts or those who had “skins on the wall” in softball.  These coaches pushed the girls to their limits and then when they met those limits they pushed them further.

My fourth criteria was the team goals.  I understand this may change from year to year, but I wanted to make sure the team goals were in line with my daughter and my goals for her.  I wanted to see if the team goals would help or hinder the development of my daughter as a softball player.  This is important when choosing a team.  It was important that the team actually had a team goal.  Did the team want to find tournaments they could easily win to bring home a trophy or did the team want to compete at a high level?  Did the team want to travel or only play local tournaments?  Did the team want to work to achieve a lofty goal?  Asking these questions and identifying if your goals are aligned with the team will help tremendously in the longevity of your participation with the team.  The team goals are to play at the highest level of competition that they are able to compete against.

Cost was my final criteria when looking to find a team in North Texas for Softball.  The odds of playing collegiate ball are very slim.  As a matter of fact there are 1679 colleges that sponsored varsity Softball teams in 2014.  There are 295 NCAA I, 284 NCAA II, 416 NCAA III, 193 NAIA, 357 NJCAA and 134 other divisions to meet the total of 1679 college opportunities.  Of these schools, the average team size is 18 players.  The average scholarship limit for each team is 12 scholarships for each team.  Some athletes receive full awards, some receive a partial scholarship and many receive none.

There are 371,891 women high school softball players.  There are only 30,874 college softball players.  That means there is an 8.3% chance of a high school player competing in college.

The average “moderate” cost of an in-state college is $22,826 while a moderate budget at a private college averaged $44,750 for the 2013-2014 academic year.

These numbers don’t include housing, food, transportation, books or other “fees” of the college experience.

During our search for a Select Softball Team, I found some teams charging $250-$400 for uniforms.  I found fees ranging from $250 one-time fees to as much as $250 per month.  There is also cost for travel, equipment, medical and other miscellaneous expenses.

With the odds at 8% of my daughter playing college softball and much lower for getting a “full-ride” I did not put a lot of stock in teams that used this as a selling point when they tried to recruit her to their organization.  They also tended to be the teams that were charging $250 per month.  At that rate, I would have paid $24,000 in fees by the time my daughter was a senior in high school for a less than 8% chance of her playing college softball and much less getting a “full-ride” playing college softball.

Therefore, I had to look at a reasonable cost as I look at my daughter playing Select Softball as an entertainment expense.  This would be an opportunity for me to spend quality time with her while being active in a sport she loves and I have grown to love.

In the end, my daughter and I found a team we have grown to love.  The team has great parents and wonderful girls on the team.  The team practices about 35 minutes away from our hometown of Rockwall, Texas in Mesquite, Texas which is about 25 minutes from downtown Dallas.  We love the coaching (they truly care for my daughter as much as they would if she were their own daughter) and the unique opportunities such as working out with former collegiate players, NFL trainers, and others who have “specialties in life” that give her another perspective of what the world has to offer.  The team has a lofty goal of winning ASA Nationals in Normal, Illinois for 2015 and plays many tournaments to prepare for this task.  And as for the cost, before the team was sponsored and became a fully funded team, the cost was only the ASA registration fee and uniform.  Of course, it is a bonus that because of the team’s success it has now become fully funded.  The practices are intense and the instruction is precise.  The girls on the team have lofty goals that are in line with my daughter’s goals.  My daughter (remember she did not have a great tryout the first time they saw her) was given an opportunity to earn a spot on the team.  She continues to work hard and truly thinks of the 04 Texas Travelers as a family.

For more information about the 04 Texas Travelers contact Coach Kyle Bennett at 972.679.7702 or follow TheTexas Travelers on Facebook.  The Texas Travelers are a 10 U 2004 team that plays ASA competitive softball.  To follow particular players, games, practices or see any other information about the North Texas Select Softball team visit: http://www.deliverymaxx.com/Dallas-Texas/Girls-Select-Softball-reviews/04-Texas-Travelers-E351

Friday, February 6, 2015

Texas Travelers Select #Softball plays in a Friendly #Tournament in #Keller #Texas

The weather will start warming up and soon dust will be kicking up in the Dallas areas softball fields.  Top softball teams will start season and tournament play competing each weekend for supremacy of the diamond.

The 04 Texas Travelers coached by Kyle Bennett is looking forward to adding to their success from the 2014 season where they won four competitive area tournaments in Dallas, Lewisville, Flower Mound and Waco while finishing in the top 3 spots in six other tournaments.  In addition to high tournament rankings; the league team finished in first place at the Mesquite Girls Softball Complex.

The Texas Travelers are made up of players from Hillsboro, Celina, Rockwall, Forney, Mesquite, Fort Worth, and other North Texas towns.  They boast some of the top talent North Texas has to offer.

This weekend, Sunday February 8th the Texas Travelers will play a “Friendly Round Robin Tournament” against the Shock, Oklahoma Angels, and Texas Glory at 299 Sports Parkway in Keller, Texas.  All four teams compete in ASA Tournament play which is the most competitive tournaments in the United States for 10 and under girls’ softball.

At the 10:30 game, the Texas Travelers will play the Shock while Texas Glory will play the Oklahoma Angels.  At the noon game, the Texas Travelers will compete against Texas Glory and the Shock will play the Oklahoma Angels.  The final game at 1:30 pm will be Texas Traveler versus the Oklahoma Angels and the Shock versus Texas Glory.

The 04 Texas Travelers plan to compete in ASA Nationals for 2015.  The strong North Texas Softball Club has won at IFA-VTD, USSSA, and ASA levels and continues its push to become the 2015 ASA National Champion held in Normal, Illinois.  In addition to playing in the ASA National Tourney; the Texas Travelers will also play in each of the national Qualifier Texas Challenge Series, and the Hall of Fame Softball Tournament in Oklahoma City.  The team is a fully funded endorsed softball team that intends on continuing its great success in the softball world.

For more information about the Texas Travelers Girls Select Softball Team visit their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/04-Texas-Travelers/774587365960430.