The Futures Challenge

What Is The Futures Challenge?


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!!! 

2018 Futures Challenge All-Tournament Team


10U Division

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

12U Division

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

14U Division

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 with our All-Tournament Team selections and we'll add them to the list.

Tournament Details


  • Sunday, September 15th, 2019
  • 10U, 12U and 14U divisions
  • 3-game guarantee
  • $295 entry fee
  • All-Tournament team
  • Medals/Trophy for winning teams
  • Runner-up medals
  • A day of softball and fun


Great Wolf Lodge - Traverse City


 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 to reserve rooms for the tournament weekends.