Wednesday, July 22, 2015

2015 ASA-USA National Championship

Each year since 1934, over 30,000 players and thousands of teams try to qualify for the ASA National Tournament.  Teams earning a berth to the United States most notorious event held for softball will have an opportunity to compete to be called the nation’s best softball team in the country.  Since each competitor must earn their berth into an ASA national through a network of qualifying tournaments conducted throughout the season, the champion goes home as the unchallenged best team in the nation for their respected division each year.
There are many tournaments each year, but only one tournament that is synonymous with Team USA and is the National Governing Body of Softball.  Without competing in the ASA/USA National Championship, a team will not see the most elite softball teams in the nation and have the opportunity to call themselves a true National Champion.

The 04 Texas Travelers set a goal at the end of the 2014 season to play in the most prestigious tournament in the country.  The Travelers stuck to their plan, and were awarded the right to represent the State of Texas to play in Normal, Illinois.

This tournament will feature some of the strongest teams across the country such as Tennessee Diamond Gems, St. Louis Chaos, East Peoria Black Express, EC Bullets, Worth Cobras, NWI Sox, Lasers 04 Gold, Naperville Diamonds, Wabash Valley Warriors, North Georgia Connection, Chattanooga Force, AASA, Windy City Ice, Birmingham Vipers, Oly Fire, Ohio Stingrays, Atlanta Vipers, Mudd Dawgs, BNGSA Angels, Tennessee Elite, Carolina Crush, Heartland Havoc, East Cobb Bullets and of course, your Texas Travelers.

Pool Play will begin for the Travelers at 2 PM July 27th against East Cobb Bullets.  The winner and loser of this game will play either the winner or loser between the Carolina Crush and Heartland Havoc.  Pool Play will determine bracket play with the championship game scheduled for Friday, July 31st at 1 PM.  This will be a double elimination tournament.

The 04 Texas Travelers have worked hard all season as all of these teams who have qualified for the tournament.  They have had hundreds of individual lessons and practices.  The girls have traveled all over the country playing top teams.  Based out of Mesquite, Texas; the Travelers have faced nationally ranked teams just about every weekend.  At the beginning of the year, nobody gave the Texas Travelers a shot at qualifying for the National Tournament, and today they are one of the most talked about teams on all of the softball forums.  Recently, the Travelers finished 3rd in the Junior National Championship as they utilized the local tournament as a warmup for the upcoming week of competition.  No matter where the Texas Travelers finish, they have stayed true to themselves and their game plan giving them every opportunity to be known at the 2015 ASA/USA National Champions.

Good Luck and safe travels to all of the teams.  The Texas Travelers look forward to healthy competition and building great memories for these young softball players.

For more information about the 04 Texas Travelers contact Coach Kyle Bennett at 972.679.7702 or follow The Texas Travelers on Facebook.  To follow particular players, games, practices or see any other information about the North Texas Select Softball team visit: 04 Texas Travelers News Site.

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