USA Elite Select was launched in August 2015 as the elite division of USSSA Fastpitch. The goal of USA Elite Select was to introduce a new platform for elite athletes and a new level of USSSA Fastpitch that would bring that missing piece of our pyramid. USSSA prides itself on offering every athlete a chance to play. USA Elite Select services that elite level of play where athletes are vying for national championships and college scholarships.
As we head into the Summer, here is what to look out for with the USA Elite Select program.
World Fastpitch Championship
The World Fastpitch Championship, also know as the WFC, is our premier championship event for elite teams in the 12U/14U/16U/18U age divisions. Teams must qualify throughout the year at one of our WFC qualifying events or they are invited as an at-large representative. This event will be played July 10-16th in the Kansas City metro area. Last year the OC Batbusters took home the sweep capturing the Championship in every age division.
During this event, the top 64 teams in each of the age divisions will face off for the title. We’ll have over 150 college coaches recruiting the event. Kansas City will also host three National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) games between the USSSA Pride and Texas Charge.
The WFC is a great week to bring together the entire fastpitch community and to watch some of the best young softball players in the country compete for a championship.
Futures World Fastpitch Championship
The Futures World Fastpitch Championship in Kissimmee, FL hosts some of the top 9U/10U/11U/13U teams in the country. This event is designed to provide a championship experience for our younger elite-level teams. Futures WFC teams are either invited by our Championship Committee as an at-large representative or teams qualify throughout the year at one of our Futures WFC or WFC qualifiers.
Futures All American Games
Our 3rd annual Futures All American Games will be hosted at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, FL the week of July 30 to August 4th. Throughout the year, athletes from the ages of 9-14 tryout at our Futures All American tryouts. Athletes at the tryouts are evaluated by USSSA Pride players and are selected to their representative region. Athletes who make their teams then travel to the sunshine state to meet their new teammates and compete in the Futures All American Games.
Select 30 All American National Camp
The 2nd annual Select 30 All American National Camp will be hosted in Baton Rouge, LA from August 18-20th. This event brings together some of the top athletes in the country in the 2018 to 2023 graduation classes (ages 11 to 18). One of the goals with this event is to introduce the next generation of superstars to the current generation of professional players at the NPF Championship Series. USSSA Fastpitch prides itself on combining our amateur and professional fastpitch events in order to grow the game of fastpitch softball.
Athletes are invited to this event via coach nomination and Flo Softball’s Hot 100 list. First Team All Americans from last year also received automatic invitations back to this years event. Several of these athletes have already committed to colleges in the SEC, ACC, PAC 12, Big 12, and Big Ten.