The Youth Softball Nationals is the premier youth girls fastpitch softball travel tournament in the nation! The Nationals is a week-long national tournament for 10U, 12U, 14U & 16U fastpitch teams played on the beautiful, all turf fields at Grand Park at Market Common, located just blocks from the picturesque beaches of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Your kids will have a once in a lifetime experience that will build memories they’ll talk about forever. Free, exclusive, week-long passes to Myrtle Waves water park, the largest water park in South Carolina, free passes to Broadway Grand Prix Go-Kart park and arcade! Activities that will fill your players time off the diamonds with thrills and fun they’ll enjoy all week. This is the premier youth girls fastpitch travel softball event in the country. Athletx, has been organizing, promoting and producing the amazing Youth Baseball Nationals for years and for the second year in a row in 2017, we are bringing this incredible vacation tournament experience to the girl’s fastpitch diamonds! More than 100 teams had to be turned away last year. Don’t let that happen to you!
T here’s nothing quite like the Nationals in youth softball. The event features teams from all over the country, each week. Each team plays 6-10 games during the week long tournament. Schedules are carefully created from all submitted registrations to promote an even playing level with parity among participating teams. This is unique to the Nationals. We make every effort to create a tournament with true parity. Our objective is to promote an equal playing level within the field. At the very least, we aspire to match teams with equal historical success and classification in pool play games. We want to give every team a realistic opportunity to compete each and every time they take the field.
Another unique feature to the Youth Softball Nationals tournament is our exclusive Nationals All-Star game. After each pool play game, the head coach must nominate and rank 3 players from the opposing team for all-star selection. These nominations will be written on a Nationals All Star Nomination Card and given to the Tournament Director after each pool play game. There will be a total of 28 players selected in each age group divided evenly (14 each) between the two-formed teams. The selections for the All-Star game will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on Championship Thursday. Each player selected will be called to the podium and receive an award for their selection as well as an All-Star jersey to wear during the game and keep as a souvenir. The head coaches and coaching staff for the All-Star game will be the head coaches and their respective staff of the two teams that played in the championship game earlier that day. These coaches will be required to make sure all selected players do get playing time in the All-Star game. Coaches must bat their entire lineup and are allowed free defensive substitutions. The head coach of each team will receive a gift from the Nationals as appreciation for taking time to lead their respective All-Star team.
All players and coaches will receive complimentary, week long admission to Myrtle Waves water park and complimentary admission to Broadway Grand Prix race park! Myrtle Waves features tons of slides, wave pools, lazy rivers and more, it’s South Carolina’s largest water park! The Broadway Grand Prix Speed Park features 7 tracks and go carts of all different sizes to give your family great options for more fun outside of the softball diamonds!
Myrtle Beach is one of the country’s best vacation destinations and a great place for your team’s next travel ball tournament. There is so much to do during your week at the Nationals. With all the rides, shopping and entertainment, you’ll have to think hard to remember you’re at the beach! Each team’s schedule will allow for time to spend at Myrtle Waves water park or Broadway Grand Prix race park! Visit Broadway at the Beach for shopping, great food, or to catch a show, live band or movie. Take in a breathtaking dinner show with Pirates Voyage or grab a helicopter ride from Helicopter Adventures and see Myrtle Beach like never before. Stop by The Market Common, walking distance from Grand Park, a place to experience shopping and dining in a beautifully-designed village setting. Visit the Family Guide for a rundown of all the great things you can do while at the Youth Softball Nationals!