The Futures Challenge is a fun, low key, one day tournament for newly selected 2019 teams in the 10U, 12U and 14U age groups. It's a great way for players new to travel softball or for newly formed teams to gain some experience in a tournament setting. Coaches have an opportunity to evaluate their players in game situations prior to working on skills during indoor practices over the winter.
2018 Futures Challenge
Fusion Again and Again!! Rebel-Rousers Capture First Futures Title!!
It was a long, sunny, exciting, beautiful day of softball when lots of newly-selected teams from around Traverse City and across the state gathered for the third Futures Challenge tournament. Tournament champion 231 Fusion Fastpitch teams in the 10U and 14U brackets served notice that they'll be a tough out in 2019, while the Michigan Rebels powered through the 12U bracket to win a title of their own. Congratulations to the tournament champions, and to all of the teams that got an early start on 2019!!!
TC Thunder - Grace Merchant
TC Thunder - Reese Jones
231 Fusion - Piper Cavanaugh
231 Fusion - Claire McDaniel
231 Fusion - Macy Pohlad
231 Fusion - Makayla Kozlowski
TC Waves - Annika Peterson
TC Waves - Ashlyn Cummings
Michigan Expos - Jilly Decker
Michigan Expos - Kylee Mumby
Michigan Rebels - London Rabb
Michigan Rebels - Ava Coffinger
Michigan Rebels - Kaiya Caswell
Michigan Rebels - Aaly Grogg
231 Fusion - Adriana Sackett
231 Fusion - Addison Balentine
TC Thunder 12U - Grace Lewis
TC Thunder 12U - Lucy Uy
TC Thunder 12U - Alyssa Hamilton
TC Thunder 12U - Harmony Harris
231 Fusion/Tiesworth - Brooke Meeker
231 Fusion/Tiesworth - Kaci Sowers
231 Fusion/Tiesworth - Kenzie Bromley
231 Fusion/Tiesworth - Sophie Wisniski
TC Thunder - Kelsey Quiggin
TC Thunder - Caitlin Butzin
TC Waves - Hannah Grahn
TC Waves - Ellen Roggenbeck
TC Waves - Allee Shepherd
TC Waves - Izzy Covert
Congratulations to all of the All-Tournament Team performers. Coaches: If your players are left off the list, it's because we didn't receive your nominations. Please send an email to JSBrunner777@yahoo.com with our All-Tournament Team selections and we'll add them to the list.
Thank you to Jim Frizzell for being a tournament series sponsor! Click on the Farmers Insurance logo to visit Jim's website and find out how he will work together with you to find the perfect plan for your insurance needs. Offices in Cadillac, Traverse City and Kaleva. Call Jim at 231-775-7778.
Thank you to the Great Wolf Lodge for sponsoring the 2018 Waves Summer Softball Series! Visiting teams: Contact Zac Malewitz at 231-534-9074 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve rooms for the tournament weekends.