The USSSA Pride’s Ashley Charters and Jenn Salling paid a visit to the 14U Central Florida Sting just outside of Azalea Park, FL . The Sting welcomed Charters and Salling to speak with them prior to their practice. Despite the overall age of 14 for the majority of the Sting, there was no shortage of great questions asked ranging from how to stay focused throughout a game, college experiences, playing in the National Pro Fastpitch, and importance of enjoying the game of softball. In some ways the Central Florida Sting represent why softball is played in the first place, for the love of the game and the experiences shared with teammates. This may not be the last time Charters and Salling get to see the Sting before summer ends since they hope to make a trip to the USSSA’s Elite World Series championship held at the ESPN’s Wide World of Sports every summer. The Sting hopes to see some of the USSSA Pride’s home series games that are often played during that particular tournament. Overall, the Central Florida Sting gained a great deal of knowledge from the two Pride teammates and came away with some solidified aspirations of hoping to play some day in the National Pro Fastpitch.
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!