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DENVER, Colo. - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) will hold a national tryout on Sunday, Dec. 7 hosted by the Spring-Klein Girls Softball League from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. CT at Collins Park, 6727 Cypresswood Drive, in Spring-Klein, Texas. Collins Park is located about 18 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport.
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Coaches from each of the eight NPF teams will be on hand searching for the best fastpitch talent to fill open spots in their rosters.
"Our coaches will be looking for players who possess the combination of speed, power and athleticism needed to compete at the professional level," NPF President Richard Levine said. "This is an excellent opportunity for amateur players to showcase their fastpitch softball abilities."
The tryout will be held in conjunction with the 2003 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Convention, which runs from Wednesday, Dec. 3 - Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Del Lago Resort, in Montgomery, Texas. The NFCA Convention will also host the 2003 NPF Senior and Rookie Draft on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m. CT.
All interested women's fastpitch players who have completed their collegiate softball eligibility are invited to participate in the tryout. Several years of fastpitch softball experience are recommended. Players should be prepared to demonstrate a wide variety of skills including, but not limited to, hitting, fielding and base-running. All equipment, with the exception of a personal glove, cleats and catcher's gear, will be provided. All registration materials, including the $60 pre-registration fee, must be received in the NPF office no later than Monday, Dec. 1. After the Dec. 1 deadline all registrations must be made on-site. The on-site registration fee is $75.
While participants must be at least 21 years of age (no later than 5/1/04), the league strongly encourages the completion of one's college education prior to engaging in a pro tryout. Current NCAA athletes who participate in a professional tryout, whether or not successful, risk the loss of amateur status and the loss of current or future collegiate softball scholarship opportunity.
NPF athletes are gifted players who possess great softball skills and present a resume of outstanding softball accomplishments, including but not limited to, Collegiate All-American, conference MVP, NCAA statistical leader, national or Olympic team experience or consistent participation in the Women's College World Series.
Most NPF players have the educational background to pursue other careers after their playing days are over and in the off-season. That education also allows for a certain level of sophistication and judgement that serves them well in negotiating endorsement deals, interacting with fans and dealing with the media.
To find additional information about NPF players, the game, the season, spectators & media, team staff, etc. visit the FAQ section of the NPF website.
The NPF is the world's premier professional fastpitch softball league for women. The organization was created in 1997 to provide elite female athletes with the opportunity to compete professionaly, while providing affordably-priced entertainment for families and sports fans around the globe. The NPF will consist of eight teams located in eight markets throughout the country.
Please read all of the forms completely! If you are having difficulty downloading the registration materials in PDF, the materials can also be mailed or faxed by emailing a request to Aaron Moore. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
National Tryout Registration Form
Collins Park Layout and Hotel Information
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NOTE: Former WPSL players will have the opportunity to sign with individual teams as Free Agents or can be entered in the NPF draft pool. This includes anyone that was drafted in 2000 or 2001. Division I and II coaches will also have the opportunity to submit names of former players for the draft pool. Please refer to the Draft / Tryout section of the NPF website for all other information and forms. Former WPSL alumni are encouraged to update their contact information, including email address, by emailing Aaron Moore at National Pro Fastpitch.
Regional Tryouts - Colorado
Regional Tryouts for the Colorado Altitude will be held on November 15, 2003 at Inverness Fields Business Park Fields (314 Inverness Way) in Englewood, Colorado. In case of inclement weather the tryout will moce to the Yard Baseball and Softball Academy (12000 E. Easter Avenue) in Englewood. Please call 720-839-0330 on Friday (Nov. 14) evening and Saturday (Nov. 15) morning for weather update.
The tryout will run from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information or if you are having difficulty downloading the form, contact Claud York at 303-683-6325 or Danny Stroud at 303-973-9375. Click on the link to download tryout forms and information: Colorado Altitude Regional Tryout Forms
Check this website often for other Regional Tryouts that will be held in each NPF market prior to NPF Spring Training Camp in May.