Houston, Texas and Rosemont, Illinois will turn Red, White and Blue this week as two USA Softball National Teams conduct their 2019 training camps.
The USA Softball U-19 Women’s National Team (WNT) and Women’s National Team will hold their respective training camps June 10-16 with the U-19 WNT at the Scrap Yard Sports Complex in Houston, Texas and the Women’s National Team at the home of the Chicago Bandits in Rosemont, Illinois.
Here is the information on each of the teams' schedules…
U-19 Women’s National Team
Click HERE to see the members of the team
The U-19 WNT begin its 2019 season in Houston, Texas for training and exhibition games against prominent Junior Olympic (JO) fast pitch organizations.
On June 14, the U.S. will play Scrap Yard Internationals at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Saturday, June 15 doubleheader against East Cobb Bullets (10 a.m.) and the Texas Bombers GOLD (2 p.m.).
Team USA closes out the Houston training camp with a pair of exhibition games at 10 a.m. against Impact GOLD and Mizuno Impulse at 2 p.m. on June 16.
Fans will also have the opportunity to attend exhibition games in person, with general admission tickets available for $5 per day.
The U-19 WNT will also be conducting a one-day softball clinic on June 13 in Houston. With three separate sessions, there will be a pitchers’ only session while sessions for athletes ages 8-11 and 12-16 are also open for registration.
The pitchers' only session is limited to the first 50 athletes, while each age-specific session will be capped at 200 participants. Athletes interested in attending a clinic session can register here.
USA Softball’s participation in the Achille Challenge and Atlantic Challenge Cup would not be possible without the generous support from Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, who will be sponsoring the U-19 roster on their trip abroad, and donations from members within the USA Softball Legacy Club.
For information on how you can support the USA Softball National Team Program or become a member of the USA Softball Legacy Club, please visit USASoftball.com.
U-19 Women's National Team Training Camp
June 10-16 | Scrap Yard Sports Complex
|June 13||Youth Clinic||Register||9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|June 14||Scrap Yard Internationals||Live Stats||7:30 p.m.|
|June 15||Mizuno Impulse||Live Stats||10:00 a.m.|
|Texas Bombers GOLD||Live Stats||2:00 p.m.|
|June 16||East Cobb Bullets||Live Stats||10:00 a.m.|
|Impact GOLD||Live Stats||2:00 p.m.|
Women’s National Team
Click HERE to see the members of the team
For the WNT, fans in the Chicago metro area will have the opportunity to catch the 2019 WNT June 14-16 as Team USA is slated for five exhibition games in Rosemont, Illinois against teams within the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league: three against the Chicago Bandits and two against the USSSA Pride.
The action will kick off on Friday, June 14 as the U.S. will take on the Bandits at 4 p.m. CST followed by a game against the Pride. The teams will meet again on Saturday, June 15 with Team USA’s first game of the day at 3 p.m. CST against the Pride and a 7 p.m. CST matchup against the Bandits. A 2 p.m. CT contest against the Bandits on Sunday, June 16 will close out the exhibition schedule.
Tickets for the five exhibition contests are on sale and can be purchased by clicking HERE or calling the box office at 877-722-6348. Tickets may also be purchased via walkup at the box office (27 Jennie Finch Way, Rosemont, Ill. 60018).
Ticket prices per session start at $11 for outfield seating while lower club level tickets are $20. Group tickets (15 or more) start at $9 per session with lower club level tickets available for purchase at $18.
From Chicago, the WNT will head to Japan for the Japan All-Star Series, a three-game series against No. 2 Japan which sets up a rematch of last year’s WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship Gold Medal Game.
The U.S. and Japan will face off at Shellcom Sendai twice with the opener taking place on June 22 at 1 p.m. JST (11 p.m. June 21 CST) and following with a June 23 1 p.m. JST (11 p.m. June 22 CST) matchup.
Women's National Team Training Camp
June 10-16, 2019 @ the Parkway Bank Sports Complex
|June 14||USA vs Chicago Bandits||4 p.m. CT||Tickets|
|USA vs USSSA Pride||30 min. after conclusion of previous game||Tickets|
|June 15||USA vs USSSA Pride||3 p.m. CT||Tickets|
|USA vs Chicago Bandits||7 p.m. CT||Tickets|
|June 16||USA vs Chicago Bandits||2 p.m.||Tickets|