January2015

Athletes arrive in Irvine, Calif. for National Team Selection Camps

January 3, 2015

Irvine, CA


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January 3, 2015

Athletes arrive in Irvine, Calif. for National Team Selection Camps

IRVINE, Calif. Athletes from across the country are heading to Irvine, Calif. to attend the USA Softball National Team Selection Camps the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America/USA Softball announced today.  Held at Bill Barber Park, the Junior Women's National Team (JWNT), the Women's National Team (WNT) and Men's Fast Pitch National Team (MNT) will hold their respective tryouts for their 2015 rosters.  Attendees will participate in a selection process as well as simulated games and will be evaluated by the Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC) and Men's National Team Selection Committee (MNTSC) for a chance to represent the U.S..

The Selection Camps kicked off on January 2 as over 100 athletes from over 25 states participated in an open tryout for the 2015 JWNT.  Athletes were evaluated by members of the WNTSC, as well as the coaching staff for both the WNT and JWNT with the top athletes receiving an invitation to participate at the USA Softball JWNT Selection Camp January 3-4. 

Click here to see the list of open tryout athletes who received an invitation to attend the JWNT Selection Camp

Those selected will join the 27 athletes who received an invitation to attend the JWNT Selection Camp.  Following the conclusion of the camp, seventeen athletes will be selected by members of the USA Softball WNTSC to represent the United States as a member of the 2015 JWNT roster that will compete at the World Cup of Softball X in June 29-July 5, 2015 in Southern California and the International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Women's World Championship, which will be held August 9-15 in Oklahoma City, Okla. at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex.

Following the conclusion of the JWNT Selection Camp, 33 athletes will attend the USA Softball Women's National Team (WNT) Selection Camp January 5-7, also held at Bill Barber Park in Irvine, Calif. 

Click here to see a list of the USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp attendees.

These athletes will vie for 17 spots on the 2015 WNT roster that will compete at the World Cup of Softball X and a spot on the 15-athlete roster that will compete in the 2015 Pan American Games, which will be held July 15-26 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

At the conclusion of the WNT Selection Camp, 27 athletes will attend the USA Softball Men's National Team (MNT) Selection Camp January 9-10, also held at Bill Barber Park.  Attendees will vie for 17 spots on the 2015 USA Softball Men’s National Team (MNT) roster that will compete at the International Softball Federation (ISF) Men's World Championship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and a spot on the 15-athlete roster that will compete in the 2015 Pan American Games, which will be held July 15-26 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Click here to see a list of the USA Softball Men's National Team Selection Camp attendees

 

A full list of National Team events, including exhibition games, will be released at a later date.  Follow along all summer with all of the USA Softball National Teams at USASoftball.com.

 

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 75 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/.

 

 

 

Codi Warren

 

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications

Amateur Softball Association of America/USA Softball

Office 405.425.3431 | Cell 405. 420. 2817

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