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Club Profile: Tulsa Elite Makes Strong Off-Season Additions

Gametime Stars- Walde and Tulsa Elite OKC-Wells after the 18U Championship game at Top Gun Prodigy.

Jeff Filali is a man of many talents and wearer of many hats.

Jeff Filali (Tulsa Elite)

He’s an Assistant Softball Coach for Butler Community College since the 2011-12 season and has helped the Grizzlies win multiple NJCAA Div. National Championships, he’s the Founder and GM of Tulsa Elite Sports and oversees a large club organization and also manages several top-level events under the Tulsa Elite banner including the well-respected Summer Invite which draws top teams from across the nation.

This fall and winter, Jeff has strengthened his Elite club structure with the addition of some teams to watch over the next few years.

Here’s a closer look of some of the new pick-ups with comments from Jeff…

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“Tulsa Elite is pleased to welcome Coach Bobby Walde to our Oklahoma City area teams. He brings with him his Gametime Stars-Walde team, which finished this summer ranked as one of the top 16U teams in the Nation as a first year 16U team.”

"Their top national ranking was 16 and they will now be representing Tulsa Elite under the name TULSA ELITE OKC 16U-Walde."

“With the addition, Tulsa Elite now has three legitimate national top 16U teams in 1) Tulsa Elite OKC 16U Wells, 2) Tulsa Elite OKC 16U Walde and 3) Tulsa Elite 16U Holder along with three other potential threats in Tulsa Elite 316 16U and first-year 16U teams Tulsa Elite 2021 and Tulsa Elite OKC 2021.”

TULSA ELITE OKC 16U WELLS
Top National Ranking: 13
2018 Summer Results (as 1st year 16U team)
-- 9th Place Colorado Fireworks Power Pool 16U
-- Runner-Up at KC Top Gun Invitational 16U
-- 17th at USA Elite Select WFC
2018 Fall Results-
-- Runner-Up 18U Top Gun Prodigy
Key Fall Wins: Impact Gold Middlebrook 18U, Gametime Stars Walde, Lost to DS Hotshots 18U Premier 2-0,

TULSA ELITE OKC 16U WALDE (formerly Gametime Stars-Walde)
Top National Ranking: 16
2018 Summer Results –  (as 1st year 16U team)
-- 5th at USA Elite Select WFC
-- 49th Place PGF Premier 16U Nationals
-- 25th Place Colorado Fireworks Power Pool 16U
-- Champs Tulsa Elite Summer Invite
2018 Fall Results-
-- Champs 18U Top Gun Prodigy
Key Fall Wins: Tulsa Elite 18U, OK A’s Madden 18U, Impact Gold Middlebrook 18U, Tulsa Elite OKC 16U Wells

TULSA ELITE 16U HOLDER
2018 Summer Results (as 1st year 16U team)
-- 9th Place Colorado Fireworks Elite Bracket 16U
-- 25th Place USA Elite Select WFC
-- 17th Place KC Top Gun Invitational 16U
2018 Fall Results-
-- Runner-Up 16U Top Gun Prodigy
Key Fall Wins: DS Hotshots

Arkansas Athletics 04 after its undefeated Championship at 14U PGF South Club Challenge.

Tulsa Elite also made some strong moves in the State of Arkansas:

“In addition, Tulsa Elite has added Eric Jaramillo’s Arkansas based organization that will now be representing as Tulsa Elite ARK teams.  With this addition he brings seven teams with him who will now be representing Tulsa Elite under the following names:”

  • Tulsa Elite ARK 18U Cain
  • Tulsa Elite ARK 18U Jordan
  • Tulsa Elite ARK 16U-03
  • Tulsa Elite ARK 14U-04
  • Tulsa Elite ARK 14U-05
  • Tulsa Elite ARK 12U-06
  • Tulsa Elite ARK 12U-07

“One of the teams has proven this fall to be one of the top 14U teams in the region, formerly Arkansas Athletics 04 Premier, which will now be known as Tulsa Elite ARK 14U-04.”

“This team went undefeated at the recent PGF Southern Premier Club Challenge in Little Rock, Arkansas winning the 14U Championship with key wins over:”

  • OK A’s Madden 7-1
  • Top Gun Berryman 4-1
  • NE Elite 13-0
  • Tulsa Elite 316 8-2
  • TX Glory Tulsa 4-0
  • Monsters Gold 4-0
  • Tenacity Fastpitch 13-1

Tulsa Elite NWA 22/23 after its runner-up finish at the 14U Top Gun Prodigy.

“With the addition Tulsa Elite now has two legitimate national top 14U teams with Tulsa Elite ARK 14U-04 and Tulsa Elite NWA 22/23 which finished the summer ranked as a Top 50 team.”

“Add in returning teams Tulsa Elite 316 14U and first-year strong teams moving up from 12U Tulsa Elite NWA 05, Tulsa Elite OKC 2023, Tulsa Elite Ark 2023, and Tulsa Elite 05-Galvan, and they all look to represent very well in 14U this coming summer.”

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