Summer Fun. Traverse City.
Summer Fun. Traverse City.
2022 will mark the 17th year of the Traverse City Summer Softball Series. The tournament dates are set and registration is underway. Make plans to bring your team to Traverse City for a high-quality tournament that will be a fun weekend for your families and an opportunity to compete against teams from all across Michigan and the surrounding states. Here are the tournament dates:
Visit the tournament pages for details and to regis
THANK YOU to all of the teams that participated in the 2021 Traverse City Summer Softball Series. We had a fun series of five tournaments--the Bayside Bash was a washout from mid-Saturday morning onward, but to our knowledge we were the only tournament in the state to get in all games on Friday and start play on Saturday before the heavy rains hit. Overall, we hope our visiting teams and the dedicated and talented locally-based teams enjoyed the competition and the fun to be had in Traverse City! Visit the respective tournament pages for recaps, All-Tournament Teams, and more.
WAVES AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS TO THREE AREA SENIORS
The Traverse City Waves recently awarded $500 scholarships to three area seniors. Gabby Haddix (TC Central) won the Barb Beckett Scholarship....Avery Hawkins (Kingsley) was the recipient of the Billie Drake Scholarship....and Bell Gulliver (TC West) earned the Waves Scholarship. Congratulations ladies!
The Traverse City Waves are happy to welcome The Great Wolf Lodge as a sponsor of the 2022 Traverse City Summer Softball Series!
LOTS of tournament teams have stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge in past years, and we consistently hear from them that they have a blast. After the game, families can head back to the GWL for a refreshing swim in a pool, exciting trips down the many waterslides and lots of on-site food choices.
Contact Brett Bowman, Sales Manager at the Great Wolf Lodge, at 231-534-9074 for information and to reserve your rooms.
The Waves is an organization formed in 2004 and based in Traverse City that provides the opportunity for young players to learn and enjoy the game of softball. Former Waves players have had successful high school sports and academic careers...played softball in college...earned all-area, all-region, and all-state honors in softball and other sports...made successful transitions into college, graduated from college, and established professional careers. The Waves organization has funded over $13,000 in college scholarships--the Barb Beckett and Billie Drake Scholarships, named after two prominent supporters of youth sports in the Traverse City area--and continues to emphasize providing opportunities for girls to excel while having fun playing softball.
The Waves hosted the sixteenth Traverse City Softball Spectacular in 2021. Because of overwhelmingly positive feedback from our visiting teams, we added the Northern Classic tournament in 2008 to allow more teams the opportunity to combine a mini-vacation in the Traverse City area with a first class, enjoyable tournament. The Cherry Capital Showdown was added to the tournament schedule several years ago and has become a favorite among teams from throughout the state and the midwest. In 2016, the Spring Splash was added to the series, an early-season tournament for younger teams. The four-year-old Bayside Bash offers older teams a chance to play in a fun, quality tournament. Finally, 2016 also saw the start of the Futures Challenge, a one-day tune-up tournament for teams that have just selected their squads for the next summer season. We hope to be able to welcome your team to one of our tournaments!
Refund Policy once the tournament begins: - If no (0) games are played a refund of 60% of each team’s tournament registration fee will be given. If games are played (at least one round played to completion) the registration fee is fully earned and no refunds will be given. If tourney must be cancelled due to act of God, prior to the start, teams will be refunded 80% of their entry fee.