Join Us for Our 25th Edition in 2021!

The Cup Fast-Pitch
Europe Trip 2021!

Athletes Grades 8-12

*with some exceptions

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“Wherever You Go, Go With All Your Heart!”

 The Opportunity of a Lifetime

Imagine playing the sport you love (fast-pitch softball) on an International field against some of Europe’s most talented fast-pitch players representing the US for the Cup!

Our goal each year is to assemble the two best teams of women to represent our country while also experiencing the beautiful sights of Paris and Amsterdam. Selected athletes and their families join our seasoned staff on an eight day guided adventure through France and the Netherlands, creating memories they will keep forever.

You will gain friendships across the US and Europe with fellow passionate fast-pitch players with great attitudes. You will also learn new skills and tips from our skilled coaches and staff and have a blast doing it all.

Are you ready?
If you have the heart to give it your all, the desire to play and travel internationally, and the ability to grow relationships with others who share your same passion, than this trip is for YOU!

The type of athletes 

we are looking for…

We are looking for athletes who love the game! We want passionate players who are looking for a new opportunity and are open to new experiences. You have to be willing to make new friends and memories.

Attitude Matters

Being a talented player is great—but having a positive attitude is key. We seek high energy individuals with an optimistic outlook.

Created for:

  • High school/club athletes and their parents
  • College athletes
  • Athletes looking for opportunity
  • Travelers 

Attitude required:

  • Love to travel
  • Open to other cultures
  • Ready to play the game a little differently
  • Excited to compete and make friends

Personality needed:

  • Friendly
  • Positive
  • Hard Working
  • Team player

Passion wanted:

  • Motivated to improve your game
  • Eager to learn and work with others
  • Excited to compete on an international field

Travel and Train Across the World With...

Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime?

8 Great Days Abroad!

DAY 1: See Ya Later, USA!

Embark on your first destination: Amsterdam.

Flights from your nearest airport are scheduled on your behalf. Make sure to bring snacks for the plane – it’s quite a journey crossing the pond!

DAY 2: Amsterdam Experience

Arrive and be greeted by our team at the airport. We’ll be there to escort you to the hotel by motor coach.

Tour Rotterdam and enjoy lunch in the city.

2 pm – Receive your room key and complimentary tram pass.
2 pm – Meet the Team gathering at the hotel.
3 pm – Enjoy the rest of the day with your family exploring Rotterdam.

DAY 3: Explore Amsterdam

7:15 am – Optional Tour departs by motor coach from the hotel lobby (this time may change) for a guided tour of Amsterdam. Tour lasts approximately 6 hours.

There are so many sights to see. Here’s just a few to start:

DAY 4: Tournament Time!

10 am – 6 pm is game time. Schedules will be provided, as well as transportation to the field.
6 pm – Go back to hotel, free to do as you please and take in final views of Rotterdam.

DAY 5: Day 2 of  Tournament, Then off to Paris!

8 am – Check out of hotel, bring all luggage with you to motor coach.
9 am – 2:30 pm Tournament games – schedule will be provided.
2:30 pm – Awards Ceremony.
4 pm – Begin the short commute to Paris.
9 pm – Arrive in Paris.

DAY 6: Paris Sightseeing and Team Pictures

8 am – 9 am – Breakfast in the hotel with team and staff.
9 am – 7 pm – Enjoy sightseeing in Paris, France.
7 pm – Team photo session at the “Trocadaro metro stop” (line 9 toward Pont de Sevres).
8 pm – Enjoy Paris at night, a nice dinner near the Eiffel Tower perhaps?

DAY 7: Paris Sightseeing

8 am – 9 am Breakfast in the hotel with team and staff.
9 am – Take in the views of Paris. (There’s more than 4,000 Attractions!) Travel with your family or teammates.

DAY 8: Departure Back Home

Morning – Motor coaches will continue departing families to the airport based on flight times. We will have the flight numbers with pick-up times posted in the hotel lobby.

Return to the USA with stories, pictures, friends and tournament memories that last a lifetime!

The Cup Trip Includes:

Roundtrip Airfare

Includes airfare from your closest airport to Amsterdam and return from Paris

Hotel

Includes Four Star Hotel Accommodations in Rotterdam & Paris

Food

Daily Hotel Breakfast & Snacks Included

Transportation

Includes 3-Day Rotterdam Tram Pass
2-Day Paris Metro Pass
Motor Coach from Amsterdam to Paris Airport/hotel transportation coinciding with itinerary

Clothing

Shorts, T-Shorts, Jersey and Jacket Provided for All Players

Fees

Includes all Federation’s fees and taxes
and Sponsorship Raffle Tickets

Price Per Traveller is $3880

*We require all athletes under the age of 18 to be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. More family members are always welcome to come.

Complete Travel Arrangements are Provided, We Strive to Make this Experience as Turnkey as Possible! Over 90% of Our Athletes and Family travel with ZERO out of pocket - Click below to learn more!

Worried about the price?  So are we.  This is why we have developed many ways that you can raise funds that have covered 90% of our past players and 70% of the family member traveling with them.  This reduces stress and allows for ANYONE with a little drive and motivation, the opportunity to join us for the Cup!

Rhonda Norby

“Two weeks ago Anna and I embarked on the trip of a lifetime. Participating in International Cup 2018 was an incredible experience for both me as a parent and Anna as a player. Playing Fastpitch softball against international teams, meeting and making friends with wonderful families/players, making future connections and getting to experience Amsterdam and Paris was all part of a jam packed week that we will never forget. We encourage all young ladies who loves the game to consider participating in future Cup events. It is worth every penny! ”

Emily Madzelan

“This trip was such an amazing experience. I had so much fun meeting new people both on my team and the teams we played. I’m glad that my team and I got along together great, just like we all knew each other before the trip. All of the staff were helpful in getting us where we needed/wanted to go. I would definitely recommend The Cup experience to other people I know.”

Heather Lookabill Horne

“This was a most amazing experience for Katie and myself! Trip of a lifetime and great softball! Fun watching the girls learn how to slide indoors. Avengers were awesome and finished as the top American team! 🇺🇸🇺🇸 These girls came together as strangers and made life long friends in a very short time. Her coaches were awesome and went above and beyond for these girls! The Cup staff adequately prepared us for everything we encountered and were always available to us with answers to any questions. Loved touring Amsterdam and Paris! ”

Shary Taylor Gentry

“The Cup was a terrific experience for Ali as a person and a ball player -- and for John and me as parents and spectators. We loved exploring Paris, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam, getting to see players from across Europe, and meeting families from across America. Indoor softball was wild:)
Kirt's warmth, humor, and sportsmanship were incredible. Monte was kind and fun as a coach. Avengers kicked butt. EVERYTHING was amazing. Thank you!”

Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime?

Questions?