Former USA Softball Olympians headline Champions Festival
TAMPA, Fla. – The third Annual Champions
Festival™ is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at The Dome in
Rosemont, Ill. The three-hour event will begin at 12 p.m. central time. The 2013
Championship Festival will include USA Olympians Monica Abbott, Crystl Bustos, Andrea
Duran, Lori Harrigan-Mack, Kelly Kretschman, Lauren Lappin, Caitlin Lowe, Cat
Osterman, and Natasha Watley, 2013 NCAA National Champions Keilani Ricketts,
Jessica Schults, and Michelle Gasciogne, as well as, former USA Olympic
Assistant Coach Margie Wright, Cindy Bristow, and Sue Enquist.
Log on to Championsfestival.com to purchase
Champions Festival™ tickets. Tickets are $35.00 each. Group rates available (10
or more $15.00 each).
The Festival is supported by the National Fastpitch
Coaches Association (NFCA) and ASA/USA Softball.
Champions Festival™ was developed by Sue
Enquist, former UCLA player and head coach, 11-time National Champion and
former USA National Team coach and player. The Festival is directed by former
ASA National JO Director Cindy Bristow, and business executive Robin Pokoj,
both from Softball Excellence.
“The Champions Festival™ is your gateway to
creating your own Champions mindset,” said Bristow. “Learn from Olympic and
NCAA champions how to think, act, and play like a champion!”
Features of the Champions Festival™ include a
Champions’ Toolbox: mental toughness, technical softball instruction, and
nutrition. This year’s curriculum will include specific recruit education for
the player, parent, and coach.
“We want to recalibrate how the softball player
views competition,” said Enquist. “It’s about committing to the Champion’s
Declaration that shapes your actions day to day. The player, her parents and
youth coaches will leave with a clear road map for excellence and have a lot of
fun in the process!”
The inaugural Champions Festival™ took place on
June 6, 2011, in conjunction with the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma
City. The Champions Festival is an indoor leadership, softball instruction, and
recruit education event for the parent, player, and coach of all ages.