OKC and Broken Arrow to host 2020 GOLD National Championships

Oct. 25, 2019, 1:33 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY –– USA Softball is proud to announce the locations for the 2020 USA Softball GOLD National Championships, the pinnacle of Junior Olympic (JO) Championship Play. Taking place July 19-25, 2020, the 16-Under Fast Pitch GOLD National Championship will be held at Arrowhead Park in Broken Arrow, Okla., while the 18-Under division will take place at USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Arrowhead Park has hosted some of the largest, most prestigious national tournaments for softball, including the 2014 and 2016 16-Under GOLD National Championships. The 40-acre park features 12 lighted softball fields with permanent 200-foot fencing, a one-mile walking trail, ample parking, great concession stand hospitality, park benches and picnic tables, and a playground for all visitors. The park has been nationally recognized for its quality facility standards for girls’ softball and is known to create a great atmosphere for endless softball competition.

The USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex, often referred to as The Softball Capital of the World®, has played host to the best softball competition in the world such as the NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS) and the USA Softball International Cup. The 18-Under division GOLD National Championship will be the first grassroots National Championship held at the newly renovated complex, which brings an additional 4,000 seats to USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field. The four-field complex is located in the heart of the OKC Adventure District, offering many nearby activities for all visitors.  

The 2020 GOLD National Championships includes 48 berths for each competing division with each team earning a berth through a network of Regional qualifying tournaments and through allocated berths.

At the 2019 GOLD Nationals, the 16-Under division saw Tulsa Elite OKC Walde bring home the Championship title with an undefeated 6-0 record on their journey to the trophy, beating Wichita Mustangs, 9-5, in their final contest.  Excel Elite Williams claimed the 18-Under division title in complete dominance, outscoring their opponents 55-15 and recording three run-rule victories, one being in the Championship game as they forced Texas Blaze Elite Lindsey to a 11-1 run-rule.

About USA Softball
USA Softball (USAS) 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 & Paralympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USAS sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations.  USAS 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.  USAS annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USAS 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, USAS 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 USAS, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.