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USA Softball GOLD Nationals Team Preview: Florida Storm National-Shepherd

July 15, 2021, 9:30 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 Florida Storm National-Shepherd, a team competing in the 18-Under division. Based out of Florida, Head Coach Jerry Shepherd breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2021 roster.




Team: Florida Storm National-Shepherd

Home State: Florida

Head Coach: Jerry Shepherd

Team Twitter: @FlStormNational

Team Facebook: Florida Storm National-Shepherd



Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: First-time Participant.


What year was the team/organization founded: "The Storm organization was formed almost 30 years ago."


How long the team has been together: Two years.


Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: 2021 Storm Showcase 18U- Champions.


Returning players from 2020: Nine.


What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season"Two of our main strengths are pitching and hitting."


What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2021 GOLD Nationals: "Our primary focus is on working hard to prepare ourselves to compete at our best."


Why do you like playing USA Softball and participating in the GOLD Nationals: "We like playing USA Softball because we get to play teams from all over the United States and they always have great locations for tournaments."