|USSSA and USA Elite Select is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Futures All American Program (which includes the Futures All American Tryouts and the Futures All American Game). The country has been divided into eight regions and we will be selecting the top 26 players (13 girls on each team, two teams in each age group) to represent their respective region. We are excited to introduce a 9U age division to this program. For 2017 only one 9U team in each of the eight regions will be selected to participate in the Futures All American Games. Players who are selected to their regional teams will then compete against the other regional teams in the 3rd Annual Futures All American Games being held in Orlando, Fl July 30th-August 5th, 2017.
The tryout portion of the Futures All American Program is used to identify the top level fastpitch players in the age group of 9U-14U. All participants will be evaluated on hitting, throwing, fielding and/or pitching and catching as well as athleticism testing. Participants will be evaluated on two positions only (Primary and Secondary). Results from each tryout will be posted 5-7 days after the conclusion of the event. Event results will be stored in each player’s USSSA online profile.
As an added bonus USSSA, USSSA Pride and The National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) have joined together to bring the ultimate on and off-field experience for youth fastpitch players and parents in our Futures All American Program. As part of the tryout, players and parents will be educated on the core values of USSSA as well as informative conversations with Pro Fastpitch Players on college athletics, college recruiting and an inside look from a college athlete to a pro athlete.
At the conclusion of each tryout we will be identifying the top performers in each age group to be named as the “Direct Select” players for the Futures All American Team. Direct Selections will be released once results are posted for that specific tryout event. All “Direct Select” players will earn an automatic berth into the Futures All American Games.
Additionally, Direct Selects will receive and automatic invite to the 2017 Select 30 All American National Camp (limited to 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 graduates) that will be August 2017 during the NPF Championships.
The remaining roster selections will be released after the conclusion of the last showcase for the season. They will be publicly announced according to the Selection Show schedule found at the bottom of the 2017 Futures All American Games Regional Map.
Players and parents will not be notified prior to the airing of the Selection Show. Participants will be given 48 hours to accept a position on one of the regional Futures All American Teams. We will not announce the American and National Teams until a week before the Futures All American Games.
Registration can be done online at a discounted rate of $150 prior to the event or as a walkup at the field for $200. Online registrations will close 48 hours prior to the event start. We will only be accepting walkups if there are openings available.
Participants who are chosen for the Futures All American team will be charged a fee of $150 to play in the Futures All American Games. The games will include two team jerseys and a 5 game guarantee Futures All American Championship Tournament (weather permitting).