USA Softball hosts training camp for junior men's pitchers and catchers

February 14, 2014

Oklahoma City, OK

February 14, 2014


USA Softball hosts training camp for junior men’s pitchers and catchers


OKLAHOMA CITY — Eight athletes in the USA Softball Junior Men’s Fast Pitch National Team program will participate in a training camp starting today at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The camp, which is designed to strengthen prospective Junior Men’s Fast Pitch National Team pitchers and catchers, runs Feb. 14-16 under the direction of Junior Men’s Fast Pitch National Team Head Coach Tim Lyon (South Jordan, Utah) and assistant coaches Gary Mullican (Mission Viejo, Calif.), and Scott Standerfer (Ashmore, Ill.).


“We’re looking forward to working with both the pitchers and catchers at this week’s camp as we prepare for the ISF World Championships this summer,” said USA Head Coach Tim Lyon. “We have a nice mixture of older and younger pitchers from around the country and it’s always exciting to be able to bring them together to train as a group.”


Athletes attending the training camp hail from seven states (California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin). The camp attendees are:


Ryan Barnes (Lehi, Utah)

Tyler Bouley (Champlin, Minn.)

Daniel Centeno Jr. (Salem, Utah)

Zane Chason (Grand Ridge, Fla.)

Bryce DuCharme (Hudson, Wis.)

Collin Hopkins (Decatur, Ill.)

Philip Zimmerman (New Holland, Pa.)

Taylor Weldin (Bakersfield, Calif.)


The next international competition for the Junior Men’s Fast Pitch Team will be in July of 2014 when they compete in the 10th International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Men’s World Championship in White Horse, Yukon, Canada. The team will also travel the along the west coast competing in a series of exhibition games prior to the World Championship.  The schedule will be released at a later date. Visit www.USASoftball.com for updates on the Junior Men’s National Team throughout the year.


About ASA
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.

About USA Softball 
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles including the last seven consecutive as well as claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com.  



Steven Embree | ASA/USA Softball

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications
2801 NE 50th | Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Work: 405-425-3422 | Cell: 405-207-1004
E-mail: sembree@softball.org | Web: www.usasoftball.co