Have questions? Contact Coach Linder klinder@aspirehighersports.com or 330.221-5197

2019 USA All AMERICAN GAMES CLINIC & TRYOUTS

at University of Akron, January 6th
at Realto Sports Cincy, February 2nd
at PGS Hall of Fame Batting Cages, St Clairsville, OH/Wheeling location, February 10th
at Billy Dome Alliance, March 24th

Start Date: 
Sunday, January 6, 2019

2019 USA ALL-AMERICAN GAMES CLINIC & TRYOUT
FOR REGION 2 OHIO/WEST VIRGINIA 12U ATHLETES
For 11, and 12 year old athletes who play at a high travel ball level

Try out is recommended for 11 – 12 year olds who have played at a high travel ball level and are interested in participating USA ALL AMERICAN GAMES that will take place June 7 to June 10, 2019 in Oklahoma City at the Hall of Fame Stadium.

ALL AMERICAN GAMES INFORMATION

The USA Softball All-American Games is a prestigious tournament hosted at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. This event will provide National exposure to elite athletes in the 12u age division and has been designed to identify and highlight the best athletes from across the country. There will be 24 teams selected to represent their geographical area. Last year our OH/WV region 2 team finished as national runner up.

Ohio/West Virginia will field one team of 15 players. The selection process for Ohio and WV consists of two levels. Any athlete wanting to be considered can participate in a first round clinic/tryout. After the first round of tryouts the best athletes will get invited to a final tryout that will take place on April 14th at a location to be determined. From that event 15 athletes and 3 alternates will be selected to the team that will represent Region 2 in the All American Games that takes place June 15 – 17th. There is a one - time tryout fee of $25 that includes receiving a USA softball t-shirt and allows the athlete to participate in as many tryouts as they want. Athletes will be responsible for their travel, lodging, and meal expenses.

Designation to a USA Softball All-American team is the highest honor a player can receive and instantly brands the player as one of the top athletes in the United States. Only 360 girls Nationwide will have the opportunity to wear the USA Softball Jersey at this elite event.

For more information about the last two events please check out:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5B4sQic9-Q&app=desktop
www.aspirehighersports.com/blog/
www.facebook.com/usasoftballallamericangames/
https://www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/events/2018/june/29/usa-softball-al...

COACHES:
• Karen Linder, retired Ashland University and KSU coach with 800 college career victories and 12 championship titles, owner of Aspire Higher Softball, Grand Slam instructor, coach of the 2017 and 2018 USA All American Games Region 2 OH/ WV teams.
• Sheilah Gulas, retired Ashland University head coach and NFCA Hall of Fame with 900 college career victories, assistant coach for the 2018 USA All American Games Region 2 team.
• Nikki Nuzum, Farimont State alum, assistant coach at Washington and Jefferson University, pitching coach for the USA All- American Games Region 2 OH/WV team, Pro Performance RX Instructor.
• Other college alumni

FEE TO TRYOUT FOR 12U JUNE 2019 ALL AMERICAN GAMES: $25 includes USA Softball t-shirt

LIST OF FIRST ROUND TRYOUT/CLINIC LOCATIONS
Other tryout dates and clinics may be added. Athletes may sign up to participate in the clinics without trying out for the
All-American Games. Pitchers must bring a person to catch.

Sunday, January 6th Noon to 3:30 p.m. Akron
University of Akron Stiles Field House, 289 South Union Street, Akron, Ohio 44325
Clinic fee $50 if register prior to January 4th, $60 after January 4th, tryout fee for All American game is $25

Saturday, February 2nd 9 a.m. to noon. Cincy
Rialto Sports, 9230 Port Union Rialto Rd, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Clinic fee is $35 by January 28th, $45 after, tryout fee for All American game is $25

Sunday, February 10th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. West Virginia
GSP Hall of Fame Batting Cages and Training Center, 68160 Tinmar Dr, St Clairsville, OH 43950 www.gspbattingcages.com, located very close to Wheeling WV
Clinic fee is $35 by February 6th, $45 after, tryout fee for All American game is $25

Sunday, March 24th 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Alliance
The Billy Dome, 9439 Moulin Ave, Alliance, OH 44601 www.thebillydome.com 330 – 471-1750
Clinic fee is $35 before March 20th, $45 after, tryout fee for All American game is $25

DATE FOR FINAL TRYOUT IS SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH
Location and time will be determined soon.

DATE FOR FINAL TRYOUT IS SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH
Location and time will be determined soon.

CLINICS WILL INCLUDE:
INSTRUCTION: Hitting, bunting, base running, throwing, fielding, position fundamentals, pitching
Instruction from former and current college players and coaches teaching the game to future softball stars. Learn the fundamental skills from those who have played and coached at the highest level.

BRING: Personal softball equipment, bat, helmet, glove, facemask, wear tennis shoes. Pitchers must bring a non-clinic participant to catch for pitching instruction.For questions: Email klinder@aspirehighersports.com or call Karen at 330-221-5197

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
To pay with a check or cash, email klinder@aspirehighersports.com to register

CLINIC AND TRYOUT AT UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2019
12:00 to 3:30 p.m.

COST FOR GRAND SLAM ASPIRE HIGHER CLINIC: $50
Clinic is open to 10U and 12U athletes. You do not have to tryout for the USA team to participate in the clinic.

Location:
University of Akron
Stiles Field House 289 South Union Street
Akron, Ohio 44325

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