USA Softball JO Cup Team Preview: Illusions Premier 18U

June 05, 2019, 9:45 a.m. (ET)

As we near the start of the 2019 USA Softball Junior Olympic (JO) Cup, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take to the fields in Spartanburg, S.C. to compete.

Meet the Illusions Premier, a team competing in the 18-Under division. Based out of Texas, Head Coach Caitlyn Cain breaks down what you can expect to see from her 2019 roster in Spartanburg.


Team: Illusions Premier
Previous JO Cup Experience: First-time JO Cup participant
Coach: Caitlyn Cain
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Facebook: IntensityNationalSouth16U

How long the team has been together: This team has been together for four years.

Noteworthy events and finishes in recent tournaments: PGF Platinum 16U Nationals 2016 - 7th place; Atlanta Legacy 18U 2017 - 1st place; PGF Premier 18U Nationals 2017 - 17th; PGF Premier 18U Nationals 2018 - 33rd.

Returning players from 2018: 11 players returning from the 2018 season.

What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season: Our team has a strong culture of holding each other accountable and doing our best to have a great attitude, effort and communication.

What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2019 JO Cup: Getting 1% better every time we get on the field.

What they look forward to seeing at the 2019 JO Cup: We are excited about the strong competition and seeing the U-19 Women's National Team play.