In terms of competitive juice and the skill level of players taking the field, softball fans are always rewarded by the action at TC/USA Nationals, Triple Crown Sports’ true national championship fastpitch event.
Slated for July 15-18, 2019 in the north Atlanta settings of Alpharetta and Cumming, TC/USA Nationals will ultimately draw an eye-opening collection of the country’s sturdiest, strongest 14u, 16u and 18u teams. All the top-drawer competition also attracts college coaches from every level, eager to track the progress of potential recruits.
Already, the committed teams are flexing their muscle, in relation to their standing on both FloSoftball and US Club Ranking lists for the nation’s best teams and players. US Club Rankings shows 63 teams from the 2018 Top 100 are heading to Atlanta in 2019.
FloSoftball’s 18u team rankings are not out yet, but 14 of their Top 50 16u teams and 11 of the Top 50 14u squads are making the trip. For individuals, here’s the FloSoftball breakdown – 30 of the Top 100 2019 graduates; 37 of the Top 100 2020 grads, and 39 of the Top 100 2021 grads.
“After looking at all the rankings, it’s clear that we have exceptionally talented teams coming to the 2019 TC/USA Nationals tournament, which means exceptionally talented players. The at- large teams attending this tournament are equally competitive and ready for the challenge of these demanding brackets,” said event director Krista Crawford. “College coaches and softball fans won’t want to miss this tournament because they will see the best teams in the country and some great games.”
“TC/USA Nationals continues to raise the bar year after by bringing in top teams and athletes,” said Chez Sievers, Senior Editor at FloSoftball. “With our rankings and TC/USA Nationals, we look forward to recognizing new talent, top players, telling their stories and growing the sport.”
Extra Inning Softball also has fresh rankings out; there are 14 of the Top 50 16u teams at TC/USA Nationals, and 48 of the Top 100 2021 grads. To see Who’s Coming to the 2019 TC/USA Nationals, click below:
Previous TC/USA Nationals champions include :
So Cal Choppers-Fausett (two wins)
Glory Adkins Gold
East Cobb Bullets-Schnute
Texas Blaze United
NW Bullets Gold
Triple Crown Fastpitch has added an innovative sequence to the 2019 TC/USA Nationals event in Atlanta, one that meets the needs of teams while also preserving the competitive nature and flavor of the event.
The Wild Card Division offers teams a chance to earn a spot at TC/USA Nationals; it’s a three-game pool-play challenge held on Monday, July 15 in Forsyth County. Winners of each 16u and 14u pool, and the top two finishers at 18u, will be placed into the brackets of TC/USA Nationals when bracket play begins there on Tuesday, July 16.
Not only that, Wild Card Division bracket winners also earn a berth into the 2020 TC/USA Nationals event, as do any other bracket winners in the 14u/16u/18u mix. Games are a full seven innings; there are no gate fees, and BallerTV will be on hand streaming all games.
"We had an overwhelming number of teams apply for an at-large spot at TC/USA Nationals, so we are excited to add the Wild Card Division and give those teams a chance to earn their spot in the TC/USA Nationals brackets," said event director Krista Crawford. "It’s a good test for those teams who believe they are ready to compete at the highest level. The facilities we are adding for the Wild Card Division are also in a great location for those teams to get college exposure. The talent at TC/USA Nationals is going to be off the charts this year."
Teams that don’t win their Wild Card Division pools are STILL playing, however, in a double-elimination format starting July 16. To continue feeding TC/USA Nationals with the most impressive skill sets, the Wild Card Division is capped by age group – 16 teams for 14u and 18u, and 24 teams for 16u.
There are limited spots available in all age groups for the Wild Card Division at TC/USA Nationals; for more information click HERE or contact Krista Crawford at (970) 672-0522 or firstname.lastname@example.org