- Team Northwest Fastpitch -
TEAM NORTHWEST UPDATE 8-14-2020
Due to the continuing uncertainties created by the COVID-19 crises we must unfortunately cancel our Team Northwest trip to the City of Lights National Exposure Event in Las Vegas this October. Triple Crown has just announced that they will postpone or re-locate this event due to current travel restrictions in Nevada. Several college coaches we have spoken to have had their recruiting budget reduced or frozen and have also expressed a reluctance to fly while this disease is still spreading. We also have safety and health concerns about our players and staff traveling during this time.
TEAM EVENT FORMAT:
Each team will participate in 5 SHOWCASE GAMES games Friday starting no earlier than 1:00pm and Saturday again starting no earlier than 1:00pm and Sunday ending no later than 12:30pm.
College Coach open house is at 12:45pm Sunday after the conclusion of the Individual Showcase Camp. This is an 18 & Under Open event. All teams receive equal opportunity to be seen by college coaches.
Triple Crown will not be connecting individual athletes with college coaches at this event. We simply allow all coaches to view the games in an environment with all athletes and provide general information to athletes, parents and club coaches.
There will be NO SCORES kept during the event. 1 hour and 20 minute drop dead games and no substitution restrictions. Although there will be 2 umpires on each field this is to help control the game for the time and keep all parties on the field safe. College coaches work these games and will be rotating fields every 40 minutes. A Triple Crown Roster online. The roster goes into a handbook, which is given to ALL college coaches in attendance. College Coaches will work the Team Showcase from the backstops.
Parent Talk: A Triple Crown representative will present a short talk to help parents and players start a dialog about their future (45 minutes) on Friday on the lower fields (between the Individual Showcase Camp Skills Sessions and the team showcase games). All parents and players are welcome to attend even if they are not in the Individual Showcase Camp. Sunday - (after the completion of the Individual Showcase Camp Games about Noon) at the lower fields will be an open house. This is an opportunity for players to talk with all college coaches in attendance. NCAA coaches will be wearing RED name tags and can only speak to high school seniors about their softball program due to NCAA compliance restrictions. NAIA and Junior college coaches will be wearing GREEN name tags and can talk to ANY player regardless of graduation year about their softball program. Any coach may talk about their school's academic programs with any player.
INDIVIDUAL SHOWCASE CAMP FORMAT:
Each player will participate in a skills clinic Friday morning which will feature; pitching, catching, offense and defense (ground balls and fly balls). Each player will play 3 instructional and controlled showcase games on Saturday morning. After the team showcase games on Sunday all players are welcome to take part in the college coach open house starting roughly at 12:45pm. This is the opportunity for players to carry on conversations with college coaches and learn more about their schools and programs.
College coaches will be on the field instructing players during all individual showcase games. Participants will have new set of college coaches each game. This also allows participants to learn from as many coaches as possible.
Triple Crown uses a unique showcase game format. Innings will consist of 6 and 7 batter half innings (not 6 outs) for a 6 inning game. This allows for more playing and batting opportunities for participants.