Archive for November, 2004

Speaking of 2008

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

With the election season concluded, and both parties already looking ahead to 2008, they have some company. Advance planning is not limited to politics. USA Jr. Men’s Head Coach Tim Lyon is already laying the groundwork for next generation of Jr. Men’s fastpitch players. His official announcement follows:

The 2005 USA Jr. Men’s (19 and under) National Team (listed below) was selected on September 15, 2004. Many feel this will be the finest team ever assembled to represent the United States when they take on the world at Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada in the International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championship next summer. One of the many reasons for that is because of people like you, members of the softball community, who have made the USA Jr. Men’s Coaching Staff aware of athletes in your area who have the ability to receive an opportunity such as this.

While we move toward the 2005 World Championships with high expectations, we also realize that we must continue to look to the future. With that in mind, we are currently in the process of assembling a pool of athletes who would be eligible for the 2008 World Championship. We would ask that you assist us once again in identifying players either in your area or ones that you know about who might be interested in the USA Jr. Men’s National Team program. This is a tremendous opportunity for any young man who has the desire and the ability to become part of a program that will represent the United States in international competition.

The age group we are seeking for the next cycle is any male, who is a US citizen, that was born on January 1, 1989 or later. The current team is made of up several high level baseball players who had no fastpitch experience prior to their association with the National Team, so we would ask that when you consider a player to recommend, keep in mind that they don’t have to have any softball experience if they are quality baseball players.

We thank everyone who has helped us in the past and look forward to any assistance you might be able to give us in the future.

Please write or call if you know of a player who might be interested in this opportunity.

Tim Lyon
Scott Standerfer
Gary Mullican
USA Jr Men’s Coaching Staff

Timothy Lyon
Head Coach
USA Jr Men’s National Team
11222 South 2515 West
South Jordan, UT 84095