2018 Women's National Team Open Tryouts

Date: December 31, 2017

Location: Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex - Clearwater, Fla.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017

Cost: $125, which includes a participant t-shirt, visor and skills station evaluation.

Registration: Registration has closed for this tryout

What does the tryout consist of: The open tryout will involve a series of softball related skill drills for each position, hitting and bunting.

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Who is eligible: Any female United States citizen who can commit to future team events.

Travel: Athletes are responsible for their own travel to Clearwater and to the tryouts.

Equipment and meals: Athletes are responsible for their own equipment and meals.

Advancing to the Selection Camp: A select number of athletes could be invited to participate at the Women's National Team Selection Camp and then will have their expenses paid for by USA Softball.

Minimum Standards

Infielders/Outfielders (must meet each of the following)

  • Bat Speed - 50 mph minimum
  • Run (home to first) - 2.95 seconds maximum
  • Run (home to home) - 12.5 seconds maximum
  • Throwing Speed - 55 mph minimum
  • Pushups - 30 minimum

Pitchers (consistent speed for any three of the following)

  • Fastball - 63 mph minimum
  • Riseball - 60 mph minimum
  • Change up - 45 mph maximum or 18 mph slower than maximum pitch speed
  • Curveball - 60 mph minimum
  • Dropball - 63 mph minimum

Catchers (must meet each of the following)

  • Throw (home to second) - 2 second maximum
  • Throwing Speed - 55 mph minimum
  • Bat Speed - 50 mph minimum
  • Run (home to first) - 2.95 seconds maximum
  • Run (home to home) - 12.5 seconds max
  • Pushups - 30 minimum

If you have any questions regarding the Women's Open Tryout, please contact National Teams Director Chris Sebren at csebren@usasoftball.com.