The USA Softball High Performance Program (HPP) will identify a pool of athletes to train, compete and represent USA Softball through domestic and international competition. The program will focus on providing an equal opportunity for players to develop their skills and show their talent while growing the game of softball in the United States. Serving as a pipeline to the National Team, the program is inclusive to all that wish to participate and develop their skills. The program will also identify a pool of coaches who can lead athletes and support their goals to advance their skills and achieve success.
Through the HPP, athletes around the country will have the chance to make a USA Softball National Team at multiple age groups. Working first at the local level, the best talent in the game will work through camps, clinics, identifiers and tryouts to make local teams, region teams and potentially be selected to a National Team to participate with USA Softball at a World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) international event.
Coaches in the program have the ability to learn from top coaches and invest in athletes’ futures. They have the opportunity to grow the game of softball, both in participation as well as skill level. Giving back to the game and helping with this program will lead to satisfaction and watching their athletes achieve success.
The HPP includes 10 regions and 62 local areas throughout the country. The program is headed by the USA Softball National Office and a committee that was formed to create the program and adjust, as necessary. The committee will also work to place individuals in roles throughout the regions and areas. Through evaluation, placement, training, and re-evaluation each year, HPP can identify athletes for advancement consideration, working to discover the future Women’s National Team athletes.
The HPP is broken into different state areas. HPP Identifiers for each age group will be held in those areas followed by try-outs on an annual basis. Age groups and try-out dates may be different from area to area, based on seasonal and state considerations. You should first search for your state area and then contact your local area program coordinator for identifier information if you have questions. Click here to find a list of identifiers.