July2014

"Road to Whitehorse" tour continues for USA Softball Junior Men's National Team

July 6, 2014

Oklahoma City, OK


"Road to Whitehorse" tour continues for USA Softball Junior Men's National Team

 

OKLAHOMA CITY — With four of the five stops in the books the USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team will play a doubleheader at Dacca Park in Fife, Washington in their final event of the “Road to Whitehorse” tour on July 6th the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today. Following the games in Fife, the USA Men will travel to Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada to begin preparations for the International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championships.

Click here for box scores and recaps from the “Road to Whitehorse” tour

"These five tour stops have been tremendous in helping our group come together as a team," said head coach Tim Lyon.  "We have had the opportunity to put our guys in different on-the-field situations that they will most likely see in Whitehorse and that can’t do anything but help us be more prepared as we compete in the World Championship. We really appreciate the ASA/USA hosts who have done so much for us over the past week.”

 

The USA Junior Men will begin ISF World Championship when they take on Denmark on July 11 at 7:30 PM (PST). They will compete in a round robin format through July 18th before starting the playoff portion of the tournament on July 19th. Click here to follow all of the ISF World Championship action.

 

A complete team roster, including coaches, can be found here.. Visit www.USASoftball.com throughout the summer and leading up to and during the 10th ISF Junior Men’s World Championship for the tournament schedule and any additional updates and announcements.

 

About the ISF 
Headquartered in Plant City, Florida (USA), the ISF is a member of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), the world governing body for the sport which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and SportAccord (formerly the General Association of International Sports Federations). Softball (women’s fast pitch) made its Olympic debut at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. There are 127 affiliated countries in the ISF and millions of participants in the sport worldwide.  

 

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 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 five World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.

 

 

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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.com

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