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 Aces Fastpitch 16U, a team competing in the 16-Under division. Based out of Kansas City, Head Coach Taylor Taylor breaks down what you can expect to see from the 2020 roster.
Team: Aces Fastpitch
Home State: Missouri
Head Coach: Taylor Taylor
Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: First-time GOLD Nationals Participant
What year was the team founded: “3 years; started a 14U group three years ago and have since added some quality kids to the roster.”
Returning players from 2019: 7
Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: “5th Fireworks/Sparkler 2019; 5th IDT 2018 and 2017 (14U); Top Club National Champs 2019; Top club 3rd place 2020; 13th PGF Nationals 2018 14U.”
What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season: “We have depth on the mound and power in the lineup. We have a couple of speedsters and some fun personalities and it’s a great environment.”
What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2020 GOLD National Championship: “To hopefully peak and end the season on a high note since COVID has really thrown a wrench into a lot of things.”
What are some of the benefits of playing with USA Softball and at GOLD Nationals: “USA Softball runs a quality event with quality teams. We are able to drive which makes it even better.”