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  1. NPF teams up with ESPN+ for 2018 season
  2. ESPN+ Adds Exclusive Rights to Select Regular Season National Pro Fastpitch Games; Becomes Exclusive Home to the League’s Cowles Cup Championship Series
  3. Announcing 2018 USSSA Pride Coaching Staff!
  4. Andrea Duran Transitions from Player to Coach
  5. Delanie Gourley Signs Two-Year Deal With Pride

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May 24, 2018
ESPN+ Adds Exclusive Rights to Select Regular Season National Pro Fastpitch Games; Becomes Exclusive Home to the League’s Cowles Cup Championship Series

Summer-Long Schedule Features Multiple Appearances from Every Team in the League Addition of NPF Grows ESPN’s Softball Portfolio, Continues Long-Standing Commitment to the Sport  Per ESPN (May 24, 2018) ESPN+ has added more exclusive content and another championship event, reaching an agreement with National Pro Fastpitch to carry regular season games throughout the summer and…

May 15, 2018
Announcing 2018 USSSA Pride Coaching Staff!

  Mike Stith- Head Coach Mike Stith, the owner of Sports Training Complex in Anaheim, California and decorated travel ball coach will serve as the USSSA Pride Head Coach this summer. The 2018 season marks his first season coaching the Pride in the National Pro Fastpitch League. Although new to the professional level, he has…

May 15, 2018
Andrea Duran Transitions from Player to Coach

March 15, 2018 (Viera, FL) Andrea Duran will continue being a part of USSSA as she transitions from professional athlete for the USSSA Pride to USSSA Pride Assistant Coach. Duran became a member of the USSSA Pride in 2010 and has announced her retirement as a player following nine seasons with the Pride. “I am very…

November 28, 2017
Pride Alumni in the 2018 USSSA Hall of Fame Class

Viera, FL– November 27, 2017- Last week USSSA celebrated its 50th anniversary at the annual convention; this year’s destination was Daytona Beach, Florida. At the company’s Hall of Fame dinner, USSSA CEO Don DeDonatis announced the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees. Among the prestigious group of athletes and directors, DeDonatis named two former USSSA Pride standout…

October 17, 2017
Player Spotlight: Lauren Chamberlain

Viera, FL– October 17, 2017- It was recently announced that eleven Pride players were invited to participate at the 2018 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp this January. Among the eleven invited was Pride standout Lauren Chamberlain who will not be attending, as she is currently recovering from a recent shoulder surgery. ???????? pic.twitter.com/RqgdBmNVDr…

September 7, 2017
Local Buffalo Wild Wings Retires Mandie Perez’s Jersey

Viera, FL-September 7, 2017- USSSA Pride rookie, Mandie Perez, was inducted into her high school Hall of Fame this week and had her #55 jersey retired. The four-year letterwinner for Whittier Christian High School posted staggering numbers throughout her four seasons with the Heralds. Mandie was awarded the League Most Valuable Player all four years…

October 4, 2017
USSSA Pride September Auction Raises $5,500 for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

By Hallie Wilson Viera, FL- October 4, 2017 – Throughout September, 6-year USSSA Pride veteran and 3-time All-NPF performer, Jordan Taylor, organized and executed an auction for Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Jordan raised $5,500 for the 7th Floor Family Life fund at C.S. Mott’s Children’s Hospital Pediatric Center Unit in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Using game-worn jerseys autographed by each USSSA…

September 5, 2017
USSSA Pride to Auction Off Pediatric Cancer Jerseys for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Viera, FL– September 5, 2017- The month of September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month and Jordan Taylor announced last week that the Pride will be auctioning off game worn jerseys to raise money for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cancer unit. The auction this week, Thursday September 7th, and will run all month long. The Pride are…

July 18, 2017
USSSA Pride to Host “So You Think You Can Hit” Event July 20th

Viera, FL-July 18, 2017– Jordan Taylor’s “So You Think You Can Hit?” event is back for round two! This Thursday, July 20th, USSSA is going to host the first “So You Think You Can Hit” event at USSSA Space Coast Stadium. Fans will have a chance to step up to the plate and face professional…

May 24, 2018
ESPN+ Adds Exclusive Rights to Select Regular Season National Pro Fastpitch Games; Becomes Exclusive Home to the League’s Cowles Cup Championship Series

Summer-Long Schedule Features Multiple Appearances from Every Team in the League Addition of NPF Grows ESPN’s Softball Portfolio, Continues Long-Standing Commitment to the Sport  Per ESPN (May 24, 2018) ESPN+ has added more exclusive content and another championship event, reaching an agreement with National Pro Fastpitch to carry regular season games throughout the summer and…

May 10, 2018
Delanie Gourley Signs Two-Year Deal With Pride

Viera, FL (May 10, 2018) Delanie Gourley has a signed a two-year contract with the USSSA Pride. The two-time All American pitcher out of the University of Florida played for the Dallas Charge last season and is a member of the USA Women’s National Team. “With the addition of Delanie Gourley, the Pride bolsters our…

March 15, 2018
National Professional Fastpitch Announces 2018 Game Schedule

VIERA, FL. (March 14, 2018) National Pro Fastpitch announced its 2018 regular season schedule yesterday. The schedule slates each of the five NPF teams for 48 total games each and a season total for the NPF of 120 games over the course of nearly three months. The USSSA Pride will play each of its home games…

March 1, 2018
Mobility vs Flexibility

  In my field of athletic training I’m constantly working with athletes to remain injury free by maintaining mobility and flexibility. It is important to understand the differences between the two and how they need to be prioritized in an athlete’s daily routine. Flexibility is defined as the ability for a particular muscle or muscle…

March 1, 2018
How much does sleep affect athletic performance? Copy

Viera, FL-October 26, 2017- Everyone constantly hears how important sleep is to an average person’s functioning.  However, for athletes, sleep can have even more of an impact on their ability to perform. On average, most elementary children need at least 10 to 11 hours of sleep per night and adolescents need at least 9 to 9…

October 25, 2017
How much does sleep affect athletic performance?

Viera, FL-October 26, 2017- Everyone constantly hears how important sleep is to an average person’s functioning.  However, for athletes, sleep can have even more of an impact on their ability to perform. On average, most elementary children need at least 10 to 11 hours of sleep per night and adolescents need at least 9 to 9…