This week started out with the USSSA Pride’s Ashley Charters visiting Spruce Creek High School Softball team known as the lady hawks. The hawks are a young as a whole with only 2 seniors and a number of underclassmen. Despite the youth of the team the program has great experience coached by a Cameron McClelland and his wife Bethany McClelland who have both been involved in the program long enough to bring some tradition and experience to the girls they coach.
Charters was able to talk to the girls about the opportunities available to young women today who want the chance to play softball following college in the National Pro Fastpitch. The girls were excited to hear that a USSSA Pride series will be taking place not far from their home in Daytona beach at the Jackie Robinson Stadium on June 21st. The NPF season is just around the corner and the lady hawks are ready to come out and show some USSSA Pride support.
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!