Youth Fast Pitch Information

JO fast pitch softball is one of the largest divisions within the USA Softball grassroots program.  From National Championship to league play, there are a variety of levels you can become involved in JO fast pitch!

USA Softball annually conducts National Championships for girls fast pitch from 10-Under to 18-Under in the Class A division in addition to the GOLD National Championships, which is the highest level of Championship Play for the 16-Under and 18-Under divisions.  USA Softball also holds boys fast pitch National Championships in 10-Under to 18-Under divisions.  

In addition to National Championship Finals, USA Softball also conducts a Territorial Championship Finals Tournament for Class A and Class B of JO girls fast pitch in all four territories of USA Softball.  All teams who have not qualified for a Class A National Championship are eligible to qualify for a Territorial Championship through their state/metro association.

USA Softball also conducts one Regional National Championship Finals for Class A, Class B and Class C of JO girls fast pitch.  All teams who have not qualified for a Class A National Championship are eligible to qualify for the Regional National Championship Final through their state/metro association.

Click here to see a list of National and Territorial Championships for JO Fast Pitch>>

For information on Regional National Championship Finals, please contact your state/metro association.

USA Softball recognizes the following levels of non-championship play:

01. Local league (city or county) - Weekly play often offered at the local level that are often facilitated by local Parks and Recreation departments throughout the year.

02. Invitational - Tournaments conducted across the United States that are conducted and sanctioned by state/metro associations.

For information on non-championship play opportunities within your area, please contact your state/metro association.

USA Softball is proud to partner with Major League Baseball (MLB) for the PLAY BALL initiative and Pitch, Hit & Run.  

PLAY BALL

Launched in June of 2015, PLAY BALL encourages widespread participation in all forms of softball and baseball activities among all age groups - especially youth. Click here for more information>>

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run

MLB Pitch Hit & Run (PHR) is a FREE, one-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14 that is simple to host.  Click here for more information>>

Many of the National Team athletes began their journey to Team USA through the USA Softball grassroots programs.  As the pipeline to the National Team program, athletes who register to play USA Softball are eligible to be selected to represent the United States as a member of a National Team.

Click here to see the Women's National Team>>

Click here to see the Men's National Team>>

Click here to see the Junior Women's National Team>>

Click here to see the Junior Men's National Team>>