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USA Softball and Softball Factory Extend Partnership

January 18th, 2018  |  Published in News


January 18, 2018

Softball Factory Extends Partnership as Official Player Development & Scouting Partner of USA Softball

OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, is proud to announce a continued partnership with Softball Factory (Columbia, Md.) as the Official Player Development & Scouting Partner of USA Softball.

“We are excited to continue our relationship with Softball Factory,” said USA Softball Executive Director, Craig Cress. “Their dedication to providing top-notch instruction, college planning and development tools are evident through the success of their showcases, College PREP programs and National Tryouts. We can’t wait to see where this partnership continues to take.”

This partnership began in 2011, when Softball Factory and USA Softball teamed up for the National Identification Program, and it has evolved into helping thousands of athletes each year through participation in Softball Factory events.  At the grassroots level, USA Softball athletes receive invitations to the Softball Factory National Tryouts, and possible selection into the Softball Factory player development program.  These tryouts, which are held across the United States, serve as an opportunity for athletes to receive evaluations, college recruiting tips, exposure to college coaches and possible identification for the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team athlete pool.

“We are proud to continue this great partnership with USA Softball,” said Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Softball Factory, Steve Sclafani.“The mission of the partnership remains focused on creating new opportunities for fast pitch softball players across the country. Over the past six years, we have enjoyed working with USA Softball to provide thousands of athletes nationwide with unbiased evaluations, top-notch instruction and college recruiting guidance. We are excited to assist even more USA Softball players and families through the renewal of this partnership.”

The Softball Factory program is led by Lea Ann Jarvis, a two-time World Champion as a member of the Women’s National Team. A two-time NCAA All-American at Louisiana Tech University, Jarvis also coached for 17 years at the Division I level before joining the Softball Factory team. Jarvis was also a member of the Raybestos Brakettes and won two USA Softball Women’s Major Fast Pitch National Championships and three runner-up titles. She also was a six-time USA Softball All-American as a catcher.

Softball Factory is slated to host over 100 National Tryouts in 2018. These events will take place in almost all 50 states, giving players nationwide an opportunity to participate. To find out more information on the Softball Factory National Tryouts, please visit


About USA Softball
USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million. USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch. USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships. The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game.

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit,


About Softball Factory

Softball Factory provides fast pitch players nationwide with unbiased evaluations, expert instruction, college planning and guidance. Softball Factory has developed programs to provide players, parents, high school coaches and college coaches with year round advice and training so that they all can benefit from Softball Factory’s relationships in the softball community. These programs include the College PREP Program (Ages 14 – 18) and Interactive Video Program (Ages 11-13).

Softball Factory’s mission is to assist youth and high school players in their skill development while providing guidance both on and off the field. Softball Factory will work to assist each student athlete in their ultimate quest to play at the college level. We will help players match their athletic and academic ability with the correct college program.  Softball Factory has helped thousands of athletes along their path to college softball, including players at all Power Five conferences.

Softball Factory is a division of Baseball Factory. Baseball Factory has been a leader of player development, tournaments and college guidance for high school baseball players for the past 24 years. Baseball Factory has more than 500 players who have played or are currently playing in the Majors. In total, the Factory has assisted over 100,000 athletes receive $1 Billion in college scholarships, while achieving their dream of competing at the college level.