As we near the start of the 2020 USA Softball GOLD National Championships, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take to the fields in Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City, Okla.
Meet the Tulsa Elite 18U National, a team competing in the 18-Under division. Based out of Oklahoma, Head Coach Jeff Filali breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2020 roster.
Team: Tulsa Elite 18U National
Home State: Oklahoma
Head Coach: Jeff Filali
Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: Placed 5th in previous GOLD Nationals appearance
Facebook: Tulsa Elite Sports
What year was the team founded: 2007
Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: 2019 Top Gun Invitational – 3rd Place; 2019 Wilson Invite – 5th Place; 2018 USA Elite Select WFC – 3rd Place; 2018 Top Gun Invitational – 5th Place; 2018 Wilson Invite – Champions; 2017 USA Elite Select WFC – 9th Place; 2017 Boulder IDT Louisville – Champions; 2017 Wilson Invite – Runner-up
What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2020 GOLD National Championship: “WIN and prepare the girls mentally for collegiate athletics.”
What are some of the benefits of playing with USA Softball and at GOLD Nationals: “Traveling to the Hall of Fame and being seen by USA scouts.”