WHY TEAM NEBRASKA:
I realize you as a parent have many different choices when it comes to Organizations for your daughter to play for so I want to tell you what TEAM Nebraska is all about.
LEADERSHIP: I have been Coaching and Directing Fastpitch Softball TEAMs for over 25 years. Over the past 10 years I have discovered what so many coaches and Directors haven't. That this game isn't about ME and what my agenda's are it's about those girls having a great experience and continuing a love for the game. My job is no longer to thump my chest and say what a great coach I am by using their talents. My job is to guide them and be the leader they want and need. (See my Bio). This season we have 186 girls in our program and I know each and everyone of them and truly care about their futures.
LEADERSHIP: Mary Yori is my assistant director. Again many years of experience as a former Division 1 Head Coach and Player. Mary believes in building a well rounded person not just a softball player. She has an extensive fundamental background and teaches the mental side of the game better than anyone I have been around. She brings a wealth of experience to our practices not just for our players but our coaches too.
NON NEGOTIABLES: TEAM teaches all of our players from 8-18 a set of Non Negotiable items that no one else is teaching throughout a program. Etiquette, respect, appearance, dedication, punctuality, effort, and attitude that are common place throughout our organization.
COACHES ON SAME PAGE : TEAM treats all of our girls 8 to 18 the EXACT same philosophy and wear the same uniforms and equipment. Coaches UNDERSTAND it is about the girls. We do not retain coaches that are here for themselves.
COMPETITIVE: TEAM Has 9 State Championships in 6 years doing it the right way. This season we have won 22 Tournament Championships and placed Runner up in 21. We allow all ages and levels of play in our organization. We do not cut players we cut parents.
FACILITIES: TEAM has TWO indoor facilities. 1. Off of 180th & Harrison and 2. Off 135th and I. We also use local High School and College fields to practice on.
Cost: We are priced at $900-$1500 depending on level of play and age. Paid over a 6 month pay period. Prices are all inclusive for the Spring and Summer Season.
TEAM is a safe place that understands this game is about the girls and does not share the win at all cost mentality. We don't "recruit" players and other 1/2 teams to come over. All of our players are selected through a tryout process and all of our current players have to re-tryout each season.
TEAM Nebraska is a Nationally Respected Select Softball Organization for players of all ages and abilities. Our Focus is to build TEAMs that focus on fundamentals, teamwork, pride, respect for the game, and communication. TEAM Nebraska is the home of the 2009 ASA 16A ASA Metro Champions, ASA 16A State Champions, & the 2009 USSSA 18Major State Champions. In 2010 we won the USSSA 12B State Championship & the ASA 18A State Championship! In 2011 we again won the 18A USSSA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! In 2012 we fielded 10 TEAMs and won the 10B USSSA State Championship and the 16A USSSA State Championship! In 2013 we had 13 TEAMs and are the home of the ASA 10A State CHAMPIONS and USSSA 16A National Runner UP!!
Which brings us to our 6th Season where we had 17 TEAMs from ages 7 years old to 18 years old and won the USSSA 16B State CHAMPIONSHIP!
2015 TRYOUTS: ALL TRYOUTS Held At Millard West HS 176th & Q
Registration starts at 5:30pm and Tryout runs 6:00pm - 8:00pm
July 21st - Ages 7 to 10
July 22nd - Ages 11 & 12
July 23rd - Ages 13 & 14
July 24th - Ages 15 thru 18
CONFIDENTIAL PRIVATE TRYOUTS Available.
ALL Current TEAM Nebraska Players MUST Try Out!
OPENINGS at Every Age Group!!! Forming NEW TEAMs.
Contact Darren Petersen- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or text: 402-510-5353
2014 STATE CHAMPIONS!!!
Back Row Coaches - Lee VanHoosen, Craig Bowman, Mitch Moe
Middle Row Left to right - Kamry Dalton, Jordan Young, Maliea Moe, Erin Snyder, Payton Blume, Madison Bowman, Kaitlynn Hunt
Front Row Left to Right: Alexis Libal, Suzanne Ras, Kallie Legband, Kat Lanzante, Carson Cameron
TEAM Nebraska 16's (VanHoosen) are the USSSA 16B STATE CHAMPIONS 2014!
TEAM NEBRASKA 2014 All Practice TEAM.
These girls led all 186 TEAM Girls in Number of Lessons / Camps / Clinics / Bootcamps from November - April.
Left to Right; Frt. Row: Faith Andreason, Kaitlin Newcomer, Kiersten Kober, Celia Paulsen
Back Row: Ava Feller, Emma Alfieri, Taylore Imhoff, Hanna Fowler, Brin Swanson **NOT PICTURED Ciara Jurgens
TEAM Nebraska 13/14's are CHAMPIONs
TEAM Nebraska 13/14's (Gaona) are CHAMPIONs of the 14B Summer Slam Tourney in Lincoln June 28-29. TEAM goes 6-0 on the weekend. Leading the Tourney in Scoring and Runs allowed. Way to go TEAM!
TEAM Nebraska 16's ( VanHoosen) are CHAMPIONS of the Summer Blast
at the Beach 18B Tournament in Topeka, KS June 21-22
TEAM Nebraska 15's are CHAMPIONS of the Donnie Downs Fathers Day
Tournament in KC, MO June 13-14
TEAM Nebraska 15's are CHAMPIONS of the Wahoo Beat The HEAT
Tournament Going 5-0 June 6-8
TEAM Nebraska ELITE are CHAMPIONS of the MSP Memorial Day USSSA NIT
in KC, MO. TEAM Elite goes 8-0.
TEAM Nebraska 10's are CHAMPIONS of the 10OPEN Aloha Tourney in Lincoln, NE May 17-18. TEAM goes 4-1 on the weekend. Way to go TEAM!
TEAM Nebraska 12's (Villotta) are CHAMPIONS of the 12OPEN May Madness Tourney
in Omaha May 17-18. TEAM goes 5-0 on the weekend. Way to go TEAM!
TEAM Nebraska 14's (Petersen) are CHAMPIONS of the 14A TOP TEAM Invite in LaVista May 10-11. TEAM goes 4-0 on the weekend in Pool allowing just 2 runs and rain cancelled Bracket play on Sunday.
TEAM Nebraska 12's (Villotta) are CHAMPIONs of the 12OPEN Milford Slugfest Tourney in Seward May 3-4. TEAM goes 5-0 on the weekend. Way to go TEAM!
TEAM Nebraska 10's ( Schweigart ) go 3-1 on the weekend and are CHAMPIONS of the Indianola Spring Swing 10B in Iowa April 26th & 27th. The 10's are led by Emily Munson in the circle with 31 K's and at the plate by Taylor Sedlacek hitting a last inning HR.
TEAM Nebraska 9's ( Russ ) go 3-0 on the weekend and are CHAMPIONS of the BUNNY HOP 10C in Lincoln April 19th. The 9's are led by Kaitlin Newcomer both in the circle 9 innings 26 K's and at the plate hitting two HR's.
TEAM Nebraska 12's (Morrissey) are CHAMPIONs of the 12B BUNNY HOP Tourney in Lincoln April 19th. TEAM goes 2-2 on the weekend. After Starting pool with 0-2 record they fight back to win both Bracket games knocking off #2 and #1 SEED!!! Kayla Lewis Leads all hitters going 5 for 7 batting .714 and 2 triples. Brin Swanson & Makenzie Crews combine for 11 strikeouts and JUST ONE walk in 4 games in the circle! Way to GO TEAM!
TEAM Nebraska 10's are CHAMPIONs of the 10OPEN April Icebreaker Tourney in Lincoln April 11-12. TEAM goes 4-0 on the weekend. Way to go TEAM!
TEAM Nebraska 12's (Morrissey) are CHAMPIONs of the 12OPEN Slammers Slugfest Tourney in Council Bluffs, IA April 11-12. TEAM goes 3-0 on the weekend. Led Offensively by Kayla Lewis with a 5 for 6 performance at the plate .833 with 5 RBI's and scoring 4 runs. Brin Swanson led the way in the Circle going 2-0 and facing 22 batters striking out 10! Way to go TEAM!
TEAM Nebraska 14's (Petersen) are CHAMPIONs of the Midwest Slammers Slugfest 16OPEN April 11-12. TEAM 14's go a perfect 3-0. Kailey Meyer & Logan Black Combine for all three wins in the circle only allowing 1 run to score and striking out 23 batters in 3 games. Bri Tracy led all hitters with a 5for 6 performance batting .833 with 2 doubles and a Grand Slam.
TEAM Nebraska 13/14's (Gaona) are CHAMPIONs of the 14B April Fools Tourney in Lincoln March 29-30. TEAM goes 5-0 on the weekend. Led Offensively by Sydney Schelkopf with an 8 for 11 performance at the plate .727 and stealing 11 bases and scoring 9 runs. Way to go TEAM!
TEAM Nebraska 14's (Petersen) are CHAMPIONs of the KC Border Battle 14A Tourney in KC,KS on March 29-30. TEAM 14's go a perfect 7-0. Kailey Meyer was awesome in the circle striking out 36 batters in 5 games and leading the TEAM in hitting going 8 for 14 .571 and hitting a HR.
TEAM Nebraska ELITE (3 players) are joined by 5 TEAM 14's players and 1 TEAM 16's player to win the Griffon Indoor 1 in St. Joseph on December 21st going 4-0! So proud of these ladies!!!
LAUREN LAPPIN EVENT @ TEAM Facility!!!
LAUREN LAPPIN (World Champion, Olympic Silver Medalist, USSSA PRIDE National Pro Fastpitch National Champion, Pac 10 Player Stanford Grad.) Works with TEAM Nebraska players and Coaches on Saturday Nov. 2nd. - An AWESOME day for our TEAM Kids!!!!
TEAM Nebraska 12's CHAMPIONS 12OPEN Toys for Tots Nov. 3rd
Such nice smiles!!! We had a blast!!!!
TEAM 11's CHAMPIONS of the KC Fall Shootout 12B
TEAM Nebraska 12's (Bonafilia) CHAMPIONS Keystone Cobra Fall Frenzy Sept. 12-14
TEAM 12's go a perfect 6-0 on the 3 day event. Using strong pitching and timely hitting to win our first event of the 2013/2014 season.
See our Championship Page for TEAM Tournament Finishes
TEAM Nebraska has 17 Strong TEAMs in 2014 8's to 18's.
We are dedicated to the development and future of all of our TEAM players!
TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS 2014 (22)
September 12-14 TEAM Nebraska 12's (Bonafilia) CHAMPIONS Keystone Cobra Frenzy 12A
October 19-20 TEAM Nebraska 11's CHAMPIONS KC Fall Shootout 12B KC, MO
November 3rd TEAM Nebraska 12's CHAMPIONS Toys for Tots 12A Lincoln, NE
December 21st TEAM Nebraska 14's (Petersen) CHAMPIONS Griffon Indoor 18A StJoe, MO
March 13-14 TEAM Nebraska ELITE Champions Leprechaun Tourney 18A KC, MO
March 29-30 TEAM Nebraska 13/14's (Gaona) CHAMPIONS of April Fools 14B Lincoln
March 29-30 TEAM Nebraska 14's (Petersen) CHAMPIONS KC Border Battle 14A KC,KS
April 11-12 TEAM Nebraska 12's (Morrissey) CHAMPIONS Slammers Slugfest 12A CB,IA
April 11-12 TEAM Nebraska 14's(Petersen) CHAMPIONS Slammers Slugfest 16A CB,IA
April 11-12 TEAM Nebraska 10's CHAMPIONS April Icebreaker 10A Lincoln,NE
April 18-19 TEAM Nebraska 9's (Russ) CHAMPIONS Bunny Hop 10C Lincoln, NE
April 18-19 TEAM Nebraska 12's (Morrissey) CHAMPIONS Bunny Hop 12B Lincoln, NE
April 26-27 TEAM Nebraska 10's (Schweigart) CHAMPIONS Indianola Spring Swing 10B, IA
May 3-4 TEAM Nebraska 12's (Villotta) CHAMPIONS Milford Slugfest 12A Milford, NE
May 10-11 TEAM Nebraska 14's(Petersen) CHAMPIONS TOP TEAM Invite 14A LaVista, NE
May 17-18 TEAM Nebraska 10's CHAMPIONS Aloha Tourney 10A Lincoln, NE
May 17-18 TEAM Nebraska 12's (Villotta) CHAMPIONS May Madness 12A Omaha, NE
May 24-26 TEAM Nebraska ELITE CHAMPIONS MSP Memorial Day NIT 18A KC,MO
June 6-8 TEAM Nebraska 15's (Vana) CHAMPIONS Wahoo Beat The Heat 16B Wahoo,NE
June 13-14 TEAM Nebraska 15's (Vana) CHAMPIONS Donnie Downs 18B KC, MO
June 21-22 TEAM Nebraska 16's (VanHoosen) CHAMPIONS Summer Blast Beach 18B
June 28-29 TEAM Nebraska 13/14's (Gaona) CHAMPIONS Summer Slam 14B Lincoln,NE
2014 HOMERUN CLUB (100)
Katelynn Hunt 16's - 7
Kris VanHoosen - ELITE - 7
Katy Remy - ELITE - 6
Emily Truitt - ELITE - 6
Maliea Moe 16's - 5
Lexi Black - 12's V - 5
Kate Lesmeister 14's - 4
Tara Wanser 14's - 5
Alexis Handel 13/14's - 3
Kat Lanzante 16's - 3
Katelyn Keene 15/16's - 3
Destiny Indra 15's - 3
Mikaela Pechar 15's - 3
Alyssa Schropp ELITE - 3
Allie Ladd - ELITE - 2
Maddie Siedlik ELITE - 3
Morgan Teuscher ELITE - 3
Kailey Meyer 14's - 2
Hannah Cress 13's - 2
Meaghan George 11/12's - 2
Taylor Sedlacek 10's - 2
Marci West ELITE - 1
Suzanne Ras 16's - 1
Jordan Young 16's - 1
Kallie Legband 16's - 1
Nichol Johnson 15/16's - 1
Emma Town 15/16's - 1
Madeline Loofe 14's - 1
Bri Tracy 14's - 1
Logan Black - 14's - 1
Allie Self 13/14's - 1
Maddie Hammond 13/14's - 1
Sydney Dodge 13/14's - 1
Kameron Kissinger 13/14's - 1
Taylore Imhoff 13/14's - 1
Emma Alfieri 13's - 1
Bridgette Nichols 13's - 1
Sierra Costello 13's - 1
Tory Villotta 12's V - 1
Janna Johnson 12's M - 1
Brin Swanson 12's M - 1
Sydney Secunda 11/12's - 1
Liz Dike 18's (2012) & Katy Remy 16's (2013) - 13 (Homerun Record Holders)