USA Softball launches High Performance Program

USA Softball launches High Performance Program
Participating athletes will be evaluated based on their performances at each tryout with additional metric testing being included for athletes who are selected to attend the Junior National Team tryouts.

USA Softball announced the launch of the High Performance Program (HPP), an initiative that will serve as a pipeline to the USA Softball National Team. The HPP will focus on developing player skills, while teaching and growing the game of softball in the United States.

“Because the High Performance Program serves as a direct pipeline to the National Team Program, players will have a clear pathway to representing the U.S. at a future WBSC World Cup," said Chief Executive Officer Craig Cress. "Additionally, all players who participate will develop their skills which is essential to growing the game and contributing to the USA Softball mission.”

The HPP will consist of four levels: local area identifiers, local area invitational tryouts, regional team events and USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT) age-specific tryouts. Following the JWNT selection process, athletes officially named to the JWNT would represent the U.S. at a WBSC international event.

Additional information for the High Performance Program can be found at, with local area identifier registration information coming soon.