USSSA Pride to train and share experience with
 young athletes from the French Softball Academy on May, 4th in Saint-Raphaël as part of the « European Pro Softball Series presented by WBSC »

As part of the « European Pro Softball Series presented by WBSC » organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation, the United States Specialty Sports Association and the French Baseball and Softball Federation, players from the USSSA Pride women’s professional softball team are coming to France in order to share their experience with the young talents of the French Women’s Softball Academy located in Boulouris on the French Riviera.

This event will take place on Friday, May 4th. The schedule will be divided between clinics in order to improve the French athletes skills and sharing sessions to exchange about a professional female softball player’s life experience.

USSSA Pride, one of the 5 teams competing in the National Pro Fastpitch, the North American top women’s softball professional league.

Didier Seminet, FFBS President : « Our young talents of the French Softball Academy – our actual Generation 2024 – has there an unique opportunity to train with and learn from the best professional players in the world. It also represents a tremendous opportunity to promote softball and help women’s sport grow in France targeting a presence at Paris 2024 and contributing to strenghten our partnership with WBSC, the governing body of baseball and softball. »

  1. J. Wabick, international senior vice president of USSSA : « The opportunity to compete in the USSSA European Pro Softball Series Presented by WBSC is truly exciting for the Pride.With softball back at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the WBSC has provided the largest international platform to showcase our sport, and for the Pride and their professional players to be able to be a part of that, be a part of the push for Tokyo 2020 and beyond, is an honour. As a professional team, and more importantly as fans ourselves, we know the importance of our sport being back into the Olympics and are truly humbled to be part of the WBSC’s continued growth as the global brand for baseball and softball. »

More about FFBS :
The French Baseball and Softball Federation is the governing body for baseball and softball in France. It has 13 200 members registered in 219 clubs in 2017. Its National Teams represent France in international competitions.

More about USSSA :
United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) is a governing body, organizing and managing competitions in varsity sports. It’s specialized in baseball and regularly plan Tours.

More about WBSC :
Based in Lausanne, Switzerland – the olympic capital –Wolrd Baseball Softball Confederation is the international governing body for baseball and softball. The WBSC has 202 national federations and associate members in 143 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and Oceania, representing a sporting movement that exceeds 65 million athletes, and attracts about 150 million fans each year in stadiums around the world.

Contact :
FFBS
François COLLET / francois.collet@ffbs.fr – 06 77 81 33 64 – 01 44 96 89 30 – www.ffbs.fr

USSSA

https://www.usssa.com/home/

WBSC

http://www.wbsc.org/fr/