Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The road to the 2016 ASA/USA National Championship starts this weekend in San Marcus, Texas with the First Stage Qualifier taking place at Gary Fastpitch Softball Complex located at 2600 Airport Highway 21.
The Texas Travelers will start their Pool Play competition against Texas Sudden Impact (9:40 AM), Texas Diamond Sports Hotshots (1 PM), Texas Bombers STX (2:40 PM) and a nightcap with Texas Glory 2k4 (7:40 PM).
Teams all over Texas will be competing to earn the right to qualify for the 2016 ASA/USA National Championships held in Salem, Virginia July 31 through August 7, 2016. Last year, the Texas Travelers finished 3rd in the Country in Normal, Illinois. This year, the road becomes a lot harder for the Travelers as they are a first year 12U team competing against some of the top talent in the country. In addition, to strong first year 12U teams such as the Hotshots; the softball club will face very good second year 12U organizations as they compete to become the best softball team in the country.
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.
Pool Play will determine the seeding for the Travelers and the other 72 teams across Texas and Oklahoma. Single Elimination Bracket Play will begin on Sunday.
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.