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 Deyton, a team competing in the 16-Under division. Based out of Georgia, Head Coach Ken Deyton breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2021 roster.
Team: Georgia Impact Deyton
Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: First-time Participant
Home State: Georgia
Head Coach: Ken Deyton
Team Twitter: @GAImpactDeyton
Team Facebook: Georgia Impact 04 - Deyton
What year was the team/organization founded: The team/organization was founded in 2018.
How long the team has been together: The team has been together for three years.
Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: 2020 USA 16U A Nationals- Top 15 Finish, Veterans Showcase, Thunderbolts Showcase, Scenic City Showcase (Super Pool Championship Bracket), and Legacy Showcase.
Returning players from 2020: Six.
What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season: "Our strengths are strong pitching, team speed, productive hitting, and a strong team chemistry. The girls play for each other!"
What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2021 GOLD Nationals: "Our primary focus is to play top competition to improve our skills and prepare to compete "the right way" at the 2021 USA Softball GOLD Nationals."
Why do you like playing USA Softball and participating in the GOLD Nationals: "We enjoy playing in USA Softball because our girls like to be challenged by the best teams from across the country."