USA Softball announced the schedule for the 2020 USA Softball Women’s National Team Olympic Selection Trials, which will be held October 2-6, 2019 at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City. The roster for the 2020 USA Softball WNT will be announced at the conclusion of the Selection Trials and a press conference featuring the 2020 roster will be held on the morning of October 8.
The list of invited athletes for the 2020 USA Softball WNT Olympic Selection Trials includes 29 athletes vying for a spot on the 15-player roster and three replacement athlete roles.
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Highlighting the list of invitees are two Olympic Medalists: Monica Abbott and Cat Osterman. In addition to Abbott and Osterman, 14 members of the WBSC World Championship 2018 team, who helped the U.S. capture back-to-back titles and qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, will participate at the 2020 Selection Trials.
During the selection process, athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC) in accordance with the Athlete Selection Procedures approved by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC). The Selection Trials are open to the public with free admission.
Following Selection Trials, the team will participate in the “Stand Beside Her” tour, a series of competitions and training opportunities as the team preps for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, slated for July 22-28 in Fukushima and Yokohama, Japan.