2023 USA Softball Junior Olympic Cup


Location: Polk County, Fla.
Dates: July 6-12, 2023
Tournament Contact:  Julie Whiteaker | Email: jwhiteaker@usasoftball.com
Entry Fee: Full amount of $2,750 - Credit Card, Checks or PayPal accepted - Checks payable to USA Softball
Deposit: Non-refundable $1,000
All fees sent to:  USA Softball
Attn: Julie Whiteaker
2801 NE 50th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Format: Five-game guarantee, three pool play games, double-elimination bracket into single Championship Game. Blind-draw for bracket play with protection of 1st and 2nd place finishers from 2022 JO Cup. No college players are eligible to participate in this event.
This tournament serves as an opportunity for evaluation by the USA Softball coaching staff and the Women's National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC).
Entry Procedure: Interested in participating? To be considered for this event, send a team resume to JOCup@USASoftball.com, including coach name, contact information, team experience, team history, player information, and references/recommendations. Maximum of 24 teams for each division (14-Under, 16-Under, and 18-Under) will be invited. Team resumes will be accepted through Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

About the USA Softball JO Cup

Since the inaugural year in 2015, the JO Cup has grown to include three age groups and has crowned 19 champions in its eight years. This tournament is team-based and is led by a travel ball coaches committee, whose main focus is to give teams the opportunity to play in an elite tournament and rely on their feedback to produce a competitive atmosphere for all those involved.

Dedicated to giving back to the game of softball, a portion of the entry fee includes a donation to the USA Softball Women's National Team Program. The entry fee serves as a payout for the top finishing teams. Note: Teams must be a 501(c)(3) to receive funds.

"What a great opportunity to have some of the best teams coming together to play in a tournament that has prestige. We will find out who the most competitive programs in the country are now! Some of the USA Softball Coaching Staff will be present also to evaluate these players for our future National Teams." - Tokyo 2020 Olympic Softball Head Coach, Ken Eriksen