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Futures All American Program FAQ

1. What is the USA Elite Select Futures All American Games?
  • The USA Elite Select Futures All American Games have been created to allow the top 26 players in each of the 8 regions across the country to compete against each other on a national stage. The country has been divided into eight regions and we will be selecting the top 26 players (13 girls on each team, two teams in each age group) to represent their respective region. We are excited to introduce a 9U age division to this program.  For 2017 only one 9U team in each of the eight regions will be selected to participate in the Futures All American Games.  Players who are selected to their regional teams will then compete against the other regional teams in the 3rd Annual Futures All American Games being held in Orlando, Fl July 30th-August 5th, 2017.
  • Regions include:  Atlantic, Central, Far West, Northeast, Northwest, Midwest, Great Lakes, and Southeast
  • Age groups will be determined by birth year
2. What is the Futures All American Tryout?
  • The tryout portion of the Futures All American Program is used to identify the top level fastpitch players in the age group of 9U-14U.  All participants will be evaluated on hitting, throwing, fielding and/or pitching and catching as well as athleticism testing.  Participants will be evaluated on two positions only (Primary and Secondary). Results from each tryout will be posted 5-7 days after the conclusion of the event.  Event results will be stored in each player’s USSSA online profile
3. Who will run the tryout/showcase?
  • Every tryout will follow the same format. The Futures All American staff will consist of current and former USSSA Pride Players, College coaches and other National Pro Fastpitch Players.
4 .Who will grade the players?
  • A scale has been created to grade the players by former college and pro players, coaches.  Current and Former USSSA Pride Players, other NPF Players and College Coaches will be grading the players during the tryout.
5. Who will select the USA Elite Select All American Teams?
  • The staff from USA Elite Select Futures All American Athletics (an independent organization) will select the Futures All American Teams
6. What do I get for my money?
  • Each player will receive a Futures All American t-shirt at the tryout, an evaluation of their skills from the tryout listed on each participants USSSA profile, instruction from USSSA Pride Players, and a chance to play in the 3rd Annual Futures All American Games. If chosen for the Futures All American Team each player will receive 2 jerseys.  There is an addition $150 entry fee to play in the Futures All American Games if selected.
7. Are there any additional fees for players who are selected?
  • Yes, there will be a $150 fee for the players that are selected to play in the Futures All American Games. Additionally, each player is responsible for getting to Orlando, FL, their food, and lodging, etc. during the USA Elite Select Futures All American Games. There will also be a gate fee at the facilities in the Orlando/Kissimmee area.
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8. Can my daughter attend a tryout outside of our region?
  • Yes, she may attend a tryout outside of her region.  However, she will only be eligible to make the Futures All American Team for the region that she tried out in.
9. Can my daughter participate in multiple tryouts?
  • Yes, your daughter may participate in multiple tryouts in multiple regions.  She will be eligible to make a team in any of the regional tryout locations that she attends.
10. What age do I register for?
  • By entering the correct birthdate, the participant will automatically be put in the correct age group.  For USSSA, age eligibility is determined strictly by birth year.
11. Can my daughter tryout for the team one year older than her league age?
  • No, you will only be eligible to try out for the age group that your birthday allows.
12. What is the registration deadline?
  • The online registration will close 2 days prior to the event or once it is sold out, whichever comes first.  Registration can be done online at a discounted rate of $150 prior to the event or as a walkup at the field for $200. 
13. What positions can I select?
  • Each participant can select two positions only.  They will be eligible to make the Futures All American Team for either their primary or secondary position or both.  We will pick the best players to fit the needs of that particular team based on their scores from the tryout.
14. What do I do after I register my daughter for the tryout?
  • The Futures All American Tryout Director will be sending out an email a few days before the event with all the specific information
  • Any and all updates will be listed on the event page at http://usaeliteselect.com/usaes/SpecialProgram/#/?gdSport=32&program=futures
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15. Does my daughter need an invite or is it open to all players?
  • The Futures All American Tryout is open to all players who want to participate (ages 9U-14U). The invites for the USA Elite Select Futures All American Games will be selected from the tryout
16. When will the teams be selected?
  •  At the conclusion of each tryout we will be identifying the top performers in each age group to be named as the “Direct Select” players for the Futures All American Team.  Direct Selections will be released once results are posted for that specific tryout event.  All “Direct Select” players will earn an automatic berth into the Futures All American Games.
    Additionally, Direct Selects will receive and automatic invite to the 2017 Select 30 All American National Camp (limited to 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 graduates) that will be August 2017 during the NPF Championships.
     
    The remaining roster selections will be released after the conclusion of the last showcase for the season.  They will be publicly announced according to the Selection Show schedule found at the bottom of the 2017 Futures All American Games Regional Map. 
    Players and parents will not be notified prior to the airing of the Selection Show.  Participants will be given 48 hours to accept a position on one of the regional Futures All American Teams. We will not announce the American and National Teams until a week before the Futures All American Games.
17. I am a coach, can my whole team attend?
  • Yes, the tryout is open to all players but they will be trying out on an individual basis, not as a whole team.
18. How long is the tryout?
  • We anticipate the tryout to last approximately four hours, providing there isn’t any weather or field issues.
19. How will I know if my daughter is selected for the USA Elite Select All American Team?
  • It is imperative you supply completely accurate information when registering your child. We will contact each player’s parents as well as post the rosters online. They will be publicly announced according to the Selection Show schedule found at the bottom of the 2017 Futures All American Games Regional Map. 
    Players and parents will not be notified prior to the airing of the Selection Show.  Participants will be given 48 hours to accept a position on one of the regional Futures All American Teams. We will not announce the American and National Teams until a week before the Futures All American Games.
20. Can I enter my team into the USA Elite Select Futures All American games?
  • No, only the selected USA Elite Select Futures All American regional teams will participate in the Futures All American Games.
21. Who will coach the Futures All American Teams?
  • The Futures All American Teams will be coached by current and former college softball players.
22. If my daughter makes the Futures All American Team will there be practices throught the year?
  • No, the only practices will be during the actual week of the Futures All American Games.  Participants are encouraged to play thoughtout the year with their select teams.
23. What pitching dimensions and ball size will be used for my daughters age group?
  • 10U: 11 inch ball, 35 feet
  • 11U: 12 inch ball, 40 feet
  • 12U: 12 inch ball, 40 feet
  • 13U: 12 inch ball, 43 feet
  • 14U: 12 inch ball, 43 feet

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