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USA & CANADA SOFTBALL DEVELOPMENT TOUR

Applications Open

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Las Vegas, Los Angeles USA & Surrey BC Canada, June/July 2017

2017 is set to explode with opportunities for our young sports stars of the future, kicking off with our girls softball development tour to the USA in July.

Working closely with our partners at Softball Australia, we have created a unique opportunity for our girls to impress US university and college coaches as well as Professional softball scouts. This tour, which forms part of the official Softball Australia athlete development pathway will give players the best ever opportunity to gain invaluable experience under the guidance of our expert coaching team as well as US counterparts. Not only will will we attend a US college preparation camp in Las Vegas, we will also train and play at UCLA campus in Los Angeles

In addition to the coaching opportunities in the USA, our U19 team will also play in the prestigious Canada Cup, where the team will also get to see the Aussie Spirit team in action and have the opportunity to meet and mix with the players. To top it off, we add in some great sightseeing experiences, including the Grand Canyon & Universal Studios.

If you are serious about developing your softball game…Then this is an opportunity you simply cannot miss.


COACHING STAFF

U15 Squad Coach – Jenny Cassidy


A former Victorian State Coach and player, Jenny is currently the Softball Victoria Sporting Schools Administration Coordinator and has had much experience leading junior teams on overseas development tours.

U19 Squad Coach – Anne Vogler


A former Queensland State player, Anne was involved with the Qld U19 team as an Assistant Coach and Head coach for 6 years, winning the national championships in 2014. Still very much involved in Softball, Anne is Director and VP of 'Play for a Cure', a Cancer fundraising organisation and currently serves as a Detective Senior Sergeant in the Queensland Police Service.

Tour Leader – Brooke Wilkins

Brooke Wilkins is a 3 x Australian Olympic representative, Australian and International Softball Hall of Fame inductee and genuine legend of the game. Her knowledge and understanding of the nuances of the game and overall mentoring of the girls will be invaluable in their development and enhance their experience on this tour.

INCLUSIONS:

Expert coaching from some of Australia’s greatest ever players
Pre-event training sessions
College preparation camp
Games against local clubs/schools
Stay 20 Nights in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Surrey BC (U19 only)
Stay 12 nights Las Vegas, Los Angeles (U15 only)
U19 Play alongside the Aussie Spirit at the Canada Cup
Major college recruitment event, attended by US college coaches and NPF (National Pro Fastpitch) coaches
Tour uniform and merchandise
Enjoy sightseeing trips including Universal Studios, and The Grand Canyon
Fantastic opportunity to be seen and meet US college and pro coaches looking to recruit
Return flights to the USA
All travel & transfers
Team Dinners
Daily breakfast
Fully managed and supervised
Open to girls U19 & U15
Family & friends welcome to attend

ITINERARY

U19 GIRLS TEAM


Australian U19 Team for World Champs will be announced end of March
Players selected in National U19 squad but not final team will be given first option to join our tour
Additional players then selected from applications 

DAY LOCATION ITINERARY
TUES 27 JUNE Depart Australia → Las Vegas Arrive Las Vegas / Welcome dinner
WED 28 JUNE Las Vegas Squad training day
THURS 29 JUNE Las Vegas Stars and Stripes Camp
FRI 30 JUNE Las Vegas Stars and Stripes Tournament
SAT 1 JULY Las Vegas Stars and Stripes Tournament
SUN 2 JULY Las Vegas Stars and Stripes Tournament
MON 3 JULY Las Vegas Grand Canyon tour
TUES 4 JULY LA Transfer to LA / Squad training
WED 5 JULY LA UCLA Tour / Squad training
THURS 6 JULY LA Sight seeing day / Universal Studios
FRI 7 JULY LA Games against local school/club
SAT 8 JULY Surrey BC LA to Surrey / Free afternoon
SUN 9 JULY Surrey BC Squad Training Day
MON 10 JULY Surrey BC Canada Cup Gold Tournament
TUES 11 JULY Surrey BC Canada Cup Gold Tournament
WED 12 JULY Surrey BC Canada Cup Gold Tournament
THURS 13 JULY Surrey BC Canada Cup Gold Tournament
FRI 14 JULY Surrey BC Canada Cup Gold Tournament
SAT 15 JULY Surrey BC Canada Cup Gold Tournament
SUN 16 JULY Surrey BC Canada Cup Gold Tournament
MON 17 JULY Surrey BC Departure flights
TUES 18 JULY In flight In flight
WED 19 JULY Australia Arrive Australia

U15 GIRLS TEAM


Team selected by end of February by Softball Australia panel
If numbers warrant, 2 teams may be selected

DAY LOCATION ITINERARY
TUES 27 JUNE Depart Australia → Las Vegas Arrive Las Vegas / Welcome dinner
WED 28 JUNE Las Vegas Squad training day
THURS 29 JUNE Las Vegas Stars and Stripes Camp
FRI 30 JUNE Las Vegas Stars and Stripes Tournament
SAT 1 JULY Las Vegas Stars and Stripes Tournament
SUN 2 JULY Las Vegas Stars and Stripes Tournament
MON 3 JULY Las Vegas Grand Canyon tour
TUES 4 JULY LA Transfer to LA / Squad training
WED 5 JULY LA UCLA Tour / Squad training
THURS 6 JULY LA Sight seeing day / Universal Studios
FRI 7 JULY LA Games against local school/club
SAT 8 JULY LA Departure flights
SUN 9 JULY In flight In flight
MON 10 JULY Australia Arrive Australia

Places are limited to just 16 players per team. For more information and to register your interest, download and complete the application form above

Applications now open                         

Final squads will be chosen by a Softball Australia selection committee.The U15 team will be announced at the end of February, and the U19 team will be announced following the national U19 selections at the end of March.