It's Tournament Time! As tournament schedules are made available, they will be posted on the individual tournament pages. Check the tournament pages for complete rules, also. See you in Traverse City soon!!
Lots of parents and players enjoy picking up a souvenir apparel item from our tournaments to commemorate their visit to Traverse City! Visit the Traverse City Waves tournament apparel site powered by Threads, a local Traverse City company that specializes in creating custom quality apparel items for teams and organizations. The pre-ordering window for the July 5-7 Softball Spectacular is Monday, June 24th at 5 p.m. We will have a few t-shirts available at the tournament--not many, but some--so pre-ordering assures that you'll get what you want and that your items will be available for pick-up at your favorite player's first game. Visit the Threads store here....
The Grit Shop, Traverse City's premier indoor training facility, has scheduled a slate of excellent softball clinics suited for softball players of all ages. Get more information and register now by clicking over to the Grit Shop site...
Congratulations to graduating seniors Aubrey Haddix (Traverse City Central) and Ally Wood (Traverse City St. Francis) for earning scholarships from the Waves. Aubrey, who is headed to the University of Michigan next fall, won the Barb Beckett Scholarship. Ally, matriculated at Michigan Tech, captured the Billie Drake Scholarship (Billie Drake pictured at left).These scholarships are named after prominent local supporters of youth sports. Both awards, sponsored by the Waves, serve to promote and reward dedication to academic excellence, community service and participation in varsity softball through the 12th grade at a high school in Grand Traverse County. The Waves have sponsored over $12,000 in scholarships over the past seven years. Congratulations, Ladies!
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 thirteenth Traverse City Softball Spectacular in 2018. 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 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.
Thank you to the Great Wolf Lodge for sponsoring the 2019 Waves Summer Softball Series! Visiting teams: Contact Brett Bowman at 231-534-9074 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve rooms for the tournament weekend