OKLAHOMA CITY — The International Softball Federation (ISF), softball’s world governing body, recently announced the game schedule for the 10-nation ISF X Junior Men’s World Championship, scheduled to take place July 11-20 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Team USA looks to improve their fifth-place finish at the previous World Championships in Parana, Argentina.
Team USA will open play against Denmark July 11 at 7:30 p.m. PDT (see below link for complete USA game schedule) and will continue pool play through July 18. Playoffs begin at 1:30 p.m. PDT on July 19 and end with the Gold Medal game at 4 p.m. on July 20.
The 10 teams that will compete are: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and USA.
Prior to the ISF Jr. Men’s World Championship, the team will compete in a series of exhibition games in along the west coast of the United States. The six-day tour will begin in California and continue north to Washington just prior to the team departing for Whitehorse.
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
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/.