Five stops announced for USA Softball Junior Mens Fast Pitch National Team Road to Whitehorse Yukon tour
OKLAHOMA CITY — The USA Softball Junior Men’s Fast Pitch National Team will get some additional training on their way to the International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championships this July. The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today five stops on the “Road to Whitehourse, Yukon” tour that Team USA will participate in from July 1 – 6. The six-day tour will begin in California and continue north to Washington. Following the tour, Team USA will travel to Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, the site of the 10th ISF Junior Men’s World Championship scheduled for July 11-20.
2014 “Road to Whitehorse, Yukon” Tour schedule
July 1 Hayward, Calif. Larry Standley Field 7 P.M.
July 2 Stockton, Calif. Louis Park 6 P.M.
July 3 Medford, Ore. Fagone Field 6 P.M.
July 4 Salem, Ore. Wallace Marine Park 5 P.M.
July 6 Fife, Wash. Dacca Park 1 P.M.
*Tickets can be purchased at the gate of each event
“The 'Road to Whitehorse, Yukon' tour will provide our guys a great opportunity to play together as a team before competing in the World Championships,” said USA Junior Men’s Head Coach Tim Lyon. “We are very appreciative of the five communities as well as the ASA representatives who have helped us put these tour stops together. We’re excited to bring some of the best junior men’s fast pitch players in the country to these cities.”
During the tour, Team USA will compete against local all-star teams comprised of players selected from ASA Men’s Fast Pitch leagues in the general area where the games are being played.
Following the tour, Team USA will head north to Whitehorse where they will compete against the defending World Champions, Argentina, as well as nine other countries for the 2014 ISF World Championship title. The tournament schedule will be announced at a later date. The USA Juniors will look to improve on their fifth place finish in the previous World Championship.
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.
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.
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/.