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 ScrapYard Internationals, a team competing in the 16-Under division. Based out of Texas, Head Coach Lisa Norris breaks down what you can expect to see from her 2019 roster in Spartanburg.
Team: ScrapYard Internationals
Previous JO Cup Experience: Placed 17th in 2018
Coach: Lisa Norris
Hometown: Conroe, Texas
How long the team has been together: This a first year team.
What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season:We have strong team chemistry! We have put together some talented athletes that have known each other for years and now are able to get back on the field together again.
What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2019 JO Cup: We want to get all of our athletes in front of coaches this summer. Solidifying a spot at the next level allows young athletes to relax and have fun when competing on a big stage like the JO Cup.
What they look forward to seeing at the 2019 JO Cup: The JO Cup always host a competitive tournament that also allows the potential for our athletes to get an invite for the USA Junior Olympic Team.