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USA Softball JO Cup Team Preview: Illusions Gold Premier Schrader

June 27, 2022, 12:35 p.m. (ET)

As we near the start of the 2022 USA Softball Junior Olympic Cup, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take to the fields in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Meet the Illusions Gold Premier, a team competing in the 16-Under division. Based out of Texas, Head Coach Chet Schrader breaks down what you can expect to see from the 2022 roster.



Team: Illusions Gold Premier 16U Schrader

Previous JO Cup Experience: First-time Participant

Home State: Texas

Head Coach: Chet Schrader


Team Facebook: @IllusionsPremier16U

Team Twitter: @Premier16U

Team Website:



What year was the team/organization founded: Illusions Gold was formed in 2017 and Illusions Gold Premier Schrader was formed in 2019.


Returning players from 2021: 13.


What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season

"Team cohesiveness, leadership, playing to the strengths of our team (utilizing skill sets)."


What is a primary focus of your team has as you prepare for the 2022 JO Cup?: 

"Competing at a high level, getting 1% better each day."


Why do you like playing USA Softball and participating in the JO Cup:

High level competition and exposure for our athletes."