The USSSA Pride was well represented by Ashley Charters, Francesca Enea, and Jenn Salling on their visit to Seminole State College of Florida Softball team. Seminole State College is known as the Raiders and are lead by head coach Courtney Miller and assisted by Jack Bitzer, Katie Field, and Bill Fields. The Raiders had one more practice day before they left for their championship tournament in Pensacola, Florida. Coach Miller allowed the girls to jump into their full team scrimmage and really allowed the Pride girls to feel welcomed. This opportunity allowed many of the Raiders to see professionals in game like situations and give the Pride girls some real live practice time. After practice the Raiders were able to talk to each of the Pride girls regarding their college experience, playing in the National Pro Fastpitch, and how to push through softball adversities with mental toughness to succeeded. The Raiders also showed some of their team pride by performing one of their cheers that represents their softball program. The visit proved to be a positive one for the USSSA Pride by spreading the knowledge of the National Pro Fastpitch and touching base with their fans.
About USSSA Florida Pride:
The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.
The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA News!