Europe Cup Trip
The NAST ( North American Select Team ) prides itself in representing our continent with great athletes as well as great people. These two criteria make our selections much different than most. Further, we do not have tryouts for this program but want athletes to know from across the continent that their dream of playing internationally is just a phone call or email away. I do have to admit that we are very, very selective on who we do take and generally do some follow up – normally not on the ability of the athlete but on her social skills, ability to get along with people, personality, etc.!
The support group for this particular team is tremendous. For Cup 2014, we are taking 6 teams of 10 athletes, in excess of 100 adults. Each athlete is afforded the opportunity to invite who they wish (parent, sibling, ect.) to accompany them on this trip.
What if I don't play softball, can I still travel on the Cup Trip?
Beginning this year, we are allowing friends & non-family of Cup Athletes, as well as past Cup trip members, softball fans, and anyone who wishes to go on this adventure travel with us (of course, anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an Adult)!
Why Now? Well, we had quite a few past Cup parents ask if they could travel again with us because they enjoyed the trip so much! In fact, they still have a desire to watch some games, but plan on spending the majority of their time trekking across the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and even England. So, if this sounds like you, and you have a great attitude along with social skills please contact us by email so we can get you onboard!
Queen of Diamonds 14U Tournament (QDT)
Our goal is to put on the highest profile 14U tournament in the nation. We are going to invite a limited number of teams per state - going after the highest profile teams in a 15 – 20 State region.
One of our goals is to send these 14U teams away with a teaching time or clinic that we are designing for these young athletes to work on over the winter months. Another goal is to have some training time for the coaches (in practice layout) to become better coaches and teach them some important pieces of information on how to be more successful coaches, which in the end makes for better players.
The athletes and coaches at the QDT can come visit the QDS.s to see what it entails and to get some advice on the athlete and coaching side.
Queen of Diamonds Showcase Tournaments (QDS)
Our Showcase Tournaments allow collegiate bound High School athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents to college coaches. The core focus of this event is marketing the athletes prior to the event getting them on radar screens of each athlete’s University of choice. The core focus of this event is marketing the athletes prior to the event getting them on radar screens of each athlete’s University of choice.The Universities attending come from all over the East Coast, the South, Mid-West, and South Central states. The divisions represented by these Universities are NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, NJCAA and NCCAA!
Queen of Diamonds Showcase NORTH (QDS.n) est.1996