Rosemont to host 2019 Women's National Team Training Camp

Nov. 30, 2018, 10:43 a.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball is proud to announce that the 2019 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) will hold their training camp at Parkway Bank Sports Complex, located in Rosemont, Ill. from June 10-17, 2019.  Home of the Chicago Bandits, a professional softball team within the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league, the 2019 roster will take part in a series of workouts, practice sessions, and exhibition games at the facility in preparation for international competitions this summer.

“The Village of Rosemont has provided a great facility and environment for members of our Women’s National Team to train,” said USA Softball Executive Director, Craig Cress. “The amenities and facilities that Parkway Bank Sports Complex offers for our athletes, coaches and staff will greatly assist our program as they train for the 2019 international season.  In addition to the training opportunities, we look forward to exhibition games against teams within the NPF that will help prepare our team for an intense international schedule.”

Key events on the 2019 international calendar for the USA Softball WNT include the USA Softball International Cup and the Pan American Games, which will be held in Lima, Peru.  The complete schedule for the 2019 USA Softball WNT, including additional tour stops and events, will be announced at a later date.

“We are thrilled to welcome USA Softball to our facilities in Rosemont,” said Bandits general manager, Toni Calmeyn.  “We are grateful for the opportunity to host the Women’s National Team and look forward to learning from USA Softball’s hard-working collection of athletes and staff.”

Owned and operated by the Village of Rosemont, Parkway Bank Sports Complex is a destination for baseball and softball players of all ages.  Featuring a 140,000 square foot dome facility, Parkway Bank Sports Complex is also home to Rosemont Stadium, which serves as the home field for the Chicago Bandits. 

USA Softball announced a list of athletes invited to the 2019 USA Softball WNT Selection Trials, which will be held January 1-6 in Clearwater, Fla.  Click here to see the list of invited athletes.

About USA Softball

USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations, and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game. 

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.

About Chicago Bandits

National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Spirit, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2019 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China, among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.