Summer Fun. Traverse City.
Summer Fun. Traverse City.
It's tournament time!! Your favorite player can make a great first impression in one of the custom TC Summer Softball Series apparel items, provided by Threads. Threads is a Traverse City-based business that specializes in providing high-quality printed items for teams, businesses, organizations and individuals. Click here or on the picture above to be transported to the Threads website where you can pre-order a t-shirt, longsleeve or hoodie by the ordering deadline. It will be printed, produced, packaged and ready to pick up at your daughter's first game.
While great progress has been made to combat the COVID virus, especially here in northern Michigan, we're not out of the woods yet. We safely and successfully hosted our summer softball series last year, and we'll do it again this year. In order for teams to play, though, there are waivers that MUST be completed by the parent(s) of every participant in the tournaments, and a COVID screening form that must be completed, signed and turned in by the team coach or manager. WITHOUT THESE FORMS BEING TURNED IN WHEN YOU CHECK IN PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST GAME, YOUR TEAM WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE.
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...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--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 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 visit our tournament pages for details on the individual tournaments.