Summer Fun. Traverse City.
Summer Fun. Traverse City.
It was GREAT to see lots of new faces along with many familiar softball friends at the 2020 Futures Challenge! Visit the Futures Challenge page to see which teams were crowned as champions and to look at the All-Tournament Team.
Here's the lineup of tournaments in the 2021 Traverse City Summer Tournament Series:
Make plans to bring your team to combine a mini-vacation with a weekend of fun, quality softball! 2021 tournament details will be released in October of this year. Send a note of interest (JSBrunner777@yahoo.com) if your team would like details on registration for a tournament in the 2021 Summer Series.
The Grit Shop, Traverse City's premier indoor training facility, is hosting the TC Fall Brawl for 14U and 16U teams on Saturday, October 10th, at the Civic Center. Visit The Grit Shop's site for complete tournament information and to register your team...
The Waves is an organization formed in 2004 and based in Traverse City, and 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...won national championships in rowing...earned all-area, all-region, and all-state honors in softball and other sports...made successful transitions into college, graduated from college, established professional careers...and more! The Waves organization has funded over $11,000 in college scholarships and continues to emphasize providing opportunities for girls to excel athletically and academically while having fun playing softball.
The Waves hosted the fifteenth Traverse City Softball Spectacular in 2020. 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 a few years ago and has quickly become a favorite among teams from throughout the state. In 2016, the Spring Splash was added to the series, an early-season tournament for younger teams. The three-year-old Bayside Bash offers a chance to experience the National Cherry Festival along with playing in a fun, quality tournament. Finally, 2016 also saw the start of the Futures Challenge, a low-key one day tune-up tournament for teams that have just selected their squads for next summer season. We would love to have your team participate in our tournaments. Please send a note if you're interested in bringing your team to Traverse City.