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USA Softball GOLD Nationals Team Preview: Georgia Impact 16U - Janney

July 06, 2021, 9:23 a.m. (ET)

As we near the start of the 2021 USA Softball GOLD National Championships, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take to the fields in Salem, Va. 

Meet Georgia Impact 16U - Janney, a team competing in the 16-Under division. Based out of Georgia, Head Coach Jason Janney breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2021 roster.




Team: Georgia Impact 16U - Janney

Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: First-time Participant

Home State: Georgia

Head Coach: Jason Janney

Team Twitter: @GAImpactJanney

Team Facebook: Georgia Impact 16U - Janney



What year was the team/organization founded: The team was founded in 2014.


How long the team has been together: The team's core has been together since 2014 and the majority of players have been on the team for three years or more.


Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: 2021 Scenic City Summer Showcase Invitational Division- First Place, USA Elite 8 Series (3/20/21)- Second Place, USSSA 18U Gold Cup Series Silver- Second Place, 2021 Champions Elite Summer Showcase- Undefeated, USA Elite 8 Series (5/1/21)- Second Place.


Returning players from 2020: 13.


What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season"We take great pride in our team’s culture with a "WE NOT ME" attitude which has been the key to our longevity and success. We also have a team full of athletes that can be moved all over the field and a strong pitching staff. Each pitcher brings their own style of pitching that keeps the opposing hitters off balance."


What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2021 GOLD Nationals: "Our primary focus is to continue to work on doing the little things right and getting a little better each week so that we are playing our very best come Gold Nationals."


Why do you like playing USA Softball and participating in the GOLD NationalsWe like playing USA Softball because all the events that we have played in previously have been highly organized and very well run. USA Softball provides a great atmosphere for our players and families."