USA Elite Select is excited to release our 2018 World Fastpitch Championship and WFC Qualifying Series schedule. The 2018 World Fastpitch Championship will return to the Kansas City metro area the week of July 9 to July 15, 2018. Once again the World Fastpitch Championship will feature top teams in the 12U/14U/16U/18U age divisions with a maximum of 64 teams per division. All teams must earn berths via our WFC Qualifying Series, at large applications, and returning berths for our 2017 Champions and Final Four teams.
In the past two years, the WFC and our Qualifying Series have continued to grow in regards to amount of teams and national representation. We are excited to build off the momentum of the past two years and continue to pursue our goal of creating competitive, educational, and communal opportunities for our elite level athletes.
The World Fastpitch Championship Qualifying Series kicks off late September and concludes in mid-June. Similar to last year, we are putting a heavy focus on our Fall and Winter qualifying events in order to assist qualifying teams in creating their summer schedule. Our qualifiers will consist of invitational tournaments, showcases, and qualifier tournaments spread across the country.
WFC berths will be rewarded to Champion teams and runner-up teams where designated. In addition to WFC berths, Futures World Fastpitch Championship berths will be awarded to top finishing 11U and 13U teams (first year 12s and first year 14s). USA Elite Select will also host separate Futures WFC qualifying events for 9U/10U/11U/13U. The Futures WFC dates and location will be released soon.
For a complete list of events in the 2018 WFC Qualifying Series, please visit http://usaeliteselect.com/usaes/qualifiers
. All information on the events can be found on the website or by contacting the listed director.
We are excited to continue to grow our USA Elite Select Program and WFC Qualifying Series to offer our elite-level teams and athletes with the best experience possible. We hope to see you and your team at our upcoming events!