Triple Crown Sports announces CEO shift from David King to Keri King

  Triple Crown Sports, a Fort Collins business fixture since the mid-1980s and producer of youth and collegiate athletic events that stretch around the nation and into Mexico, announced this week the official shift of CEO duties from founder David King to his son, Keri King. The formal transition ends David King’s 36-year stint as

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Midland Baseball ready for new era

Working in the Midwest, but far from the middle of the road, the Midland Redskins baseball organization has been producing major league talent for decades and shows no signs of stopping. Midland takes an old-school approach to the roaring industry of youth travel athletics. In a “parking lot team” world where players and coaches first

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Triple Crown Sports partners with HotelPlanner.com

HotelPlanner.com is proud to announce their newest sports partnership with Triple Crown Sports, the largest premium sports events organization in the country. The agreement which goes into effect in September, sees the leading provider of online group travel services as Triple Crown Sports official hotel booking partner for the 2018 season, helping to provide quality

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US Club Nationals Media Wrap Up

It was an incredible week of baseball in East Cobb for the 2017 US Club Nationals. Our media day, featuring all the programs and their teams was absolutely thrilling! Below you’ll be able to find information on where to find all of our content from Georgia. Close to 500 photos taken throughout the week can

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US Club Nationals: 10u/12u/14u Recap

Here’s a look at what happened in the even-age groups at US Club Nationals on Wednesday, July 19: 10u – Three teams (6-4-3 DP, East Cobb Astros, Five Star DeMarini) won both their pool games and are in the ideal position to claim upper seeds in the Championship Bracket. The top six from pool play

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US Club Nationals – Leaderboard

Every game during the 2017 US Club Nationals will be tracked using GameChanger.  Batting and pitching statistics will then be imported into SportsBoard to give us a leaderboard throughout the tournament.  Click the links below to view both 2017 and 2016 results. 2017 Results (FINAL) 9u https://app.sportsboard.io/lb/9UBat-Final https://app.sportsboard.io/lb/9UPit-Final 10u https://app.sportsboard.io/lb/10UBat-Final https://app.sportsboard.io/lb/10UPit-Final 11u https://app.sportsboard.io/lb/11UBat-Final https://app.sportsboard.io/lb/11UPit-Final 12u https://app.sportsboard.io/lb/12UBat-Final

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US Club Nationals Media Day: Mound Time Baseball

Established in 2005, Mound Time began in the back yards and public parks of our original clients, providing private individual and group lessons.  Mound Time offers Spring, Summer, and Fall Baseball teams, Nike SPARQ and quickness training, weight lifting, out-of-state trips, hitting, pitching and fielding classes, as well as seasonal baseball camps and cage rentals.

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US Club Nationals Media Day: Fieldhouse Pirates

The Fieldhouse Pirates, based in Ontario, Canada, started with an emphasis on the development of older-age athletes, but are rolling out sophisticated and vigorous training programs for the younger set as well. A 26-week skill development sequence is the heartbeat of this push to broaden the abilities of athletes who may be looking for something

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US Club Nationals Media Day: EvoShield Canes

The EvoShield Canes demand a team oriented attitude that is displayed on and off the field. The Canes play excellent competition and are showcased in some of the nation’s top sports facilities. This program is modeled after college programs, with emphasis on teamwork, discipline and dedicating themselves to baseball year-round. Playing for the Canes gives

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US Club Nationals Media Day: Georgia Bombers

The Georgia Bombers are making their debut at US Club Nationals — the organization runs teams from 9u through 17u and has been enjoying large turnouts for tryouts while also placing numerous athletes into college scholarships. The Bombers will be expanded to Gwinnett, GA, next season. Quotes from Georgia Bombers Media Day Session: Jordan Hill,

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US Club Nationals Media Day: Central Alabama Nationals

Central Alabama Baseball Academy is a development program designed to assist baseball players reach the next level in their career. With a coaching staff that has a combined 120-plus years of baseball (collegiate and professional) experience, our players receive premier instruction to advance their game. We focus on teaching the true integrity of the game, developing our

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US Club Nationals Media Day: 6-4-3 DP Athletics

The predecessor of 6-4-3 DP Athletics, 6-4-3 DP Baseball Academy, was started in 2007 by Danny Pralgo, one of the most highly sought after instructors in the Atlanta area.  Pralgo has been a student of the game throughout his life – from his time playing youth, high school, and college ball – and throughout his many successful years as a coach. 

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Firecrackers TJ stay perfect to take 14u TC/USA Nationals title

Eight proved to be the magic number for Firecrackers-TJ. Seven wins put TJ Houshmandzadeh’s squad in the 14u Championship game at TC/USA Nationals and their pitcher Grace Uribe, number eight, boasted a near-perfect performance for Firecrackers’ eighth win, 4-1, over the Texas Dirt Divas, claiming the 2017 title. “It wasn’t an easy road,” said head

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TC/USA Nationals lands in Austin, TX

Arguably in the mix of the most competitive fastpitch tournaments of the summer, TC/USA Nationals sets up shop in Austin, Texas, for the 2017 edition of the tournament. The top 14u, 16u and 18u clubs (as determined by US Club Rankings) will be present. “The TC/USA Nationals brings together elite softball clubs from across the

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Dallas Tigers advance to 12U TCSB championship; face familiar foe in 3n2 Warriors

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – The 12U Dallas Tigers (5-1) advanced to the Omaha SlumpBuster TCSB DI Baseball Division championship series Saturday after defeating No. 1-seeded 3D Gold, 11-3, at the Council Bluffs Recreation Complex. 3D Gold took an early lead in the first inning, kickstarted from an RBI double by centerfielder Duce Robinson.  Two walks

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TCS announces 2017 broadcast schedule

Triple Crown Sports has announced its broadcast schedule for 2017, which places several high-profile baseball, fastpitch and volleyball events on ESPN3, along with a continuing relationship with CBS Sports Network. The U.S. Club Nationals in East Cobb, GA will see ESPN3 broadcasting both the 13u and 14u championship games on July 22. Four separate events during

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2017 NISC fires up with Round 1 action

The newly-born National Invitational Softball Championship kicks off with a vengeance on Tuesday, May 16, with all six regionals scheduled for games throughout the afternoon and evening. All 26 teams in this postseason tournament for NCAA D-I programs are slated for at least one game, although no one will be sent home thanks to the

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TCS welcomes new College Coach Director

Triple Crown Sports announces the addition to its staff of Melinda Fleeman as College Coach Director for softball. Fleeman, along with College Coach Coordinator and 10-year TCS veteran Lynne Klingelsmith, will build upon and maintain TCS’ vast network of college coaches, ranging from NCAA D-I through the NAIA and JUCO ranks, and coordinate their presence

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Event Spotlight — Northwest Border Wars

Competition and the simple fun of playing against your neighbor is the cornerstone of countless sporting events, and it’s no surprise that baseball programs in Washington and Oregon get fired up about their regional rivalry. Triple Crown Sports is thrilled to provide another avenue for these teams to take the measure of each other in

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Aggressive baserunning – Take two at a time

By Joe Santilli, Director of Baseball, Triple Crown Sports Adopting an aggressive base running philosophy will gain an advantage over your opponent if done the right way.  Aggressiveness on the bases can lead to more runs by putting pressure on the defense and forcing errors.  But to take full advantage, the aggressiveness must be balanced

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Where to rewatch TC Fastpitch ESPN games

WATCH all 6 ESPN 3 games AGAIN from this summer’s Colorado Sparkler/Fireworks and TC/USA Nationals! CO Sparkler/Fireworks National Powers Showdown > http://es.pn/28JWepA Best of the Best > http://es.pn/28JiXjb Futures Championship > http://es.pn/28NrKQJ Power Pool Championship > http://es.pn/28QXesY TC/USA Nationals 16U Championship > http://es.pn/29HeP7C 18U Championship > http://es.pn/29Hf0jg

Beach Party huge hit at 10u World Series

No trip to Southern California could be complete without a visit to one of its majestic beaches. Triple Crown Sports made things easy for the competitors at the 10u World Series in Ventura with the tournament’s inaugural beach party. “This night exceeded my expectations,” said event director Roland Rivera. “When everything goes according to plan, it’s

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Fastpitch invades Myrtle Beach for East Coast Summer Nationals

Some 200 of the best fastpitch teams haling from all over the eastern region converge upon Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for one monster event. Triple Crown’s East Coast Summer Nationals returns to paradise for another spectacular tournament, July 28-31. “We’re always glad to return to Myrtle Beach,” said tournament director Carrie Rivera. “Myrtle offers so many

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California coach passes away at age 42

The entire staff at Triple Crown Sports sends its thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Wes Mann, coach for the American Pastime Gold, who died Saturday afternoon in Denver. Mann, 42, went into cardiac arrest on Wednesday while his team was competing at the Colorado Sparkler/Fireworks event. Mann was a scorekeeper for

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Strong start sets tone for California Breeze at Sparkler Juniors

The strong start the California Breeze were looking for was easily found Tuesday afternoon at Barnes Softball Complex in Loveland. The 14u fastpitch team from Sacramento had grown eager entering their first pool-play game of the Colorado Sparkler Juniors, and it showed almost immediately after the matchup got underway. That’s because the Breeze executed according

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FloSoftball to Provide Live and Archived Coverage of Five Triple Crown Fastpitch Events in 2016

With interest continuing to grow in national-scale fastpitch events, Triple Crown Sports and FloSoftball have agreed on a partnership through 2016 that will broaden the reach of TCS’ most high-impact tournaments. FloSoftball will attend five Triple Crown events, providing live streaming coverage of select games and working on site to create additional content that will

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Who Plays TCS? — Roberto Cortez

Name: Roberto Cortez Team Name: Texas Bandits Sport: Baseball Age: 13 Favorite Food: Spaghetti Favorite Athlete: Elvis Andrus Favorite Movie: 42 – Jackie Robinson Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? What I love

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Who Plays TCS? — Julius Jacks

Name: Julius Jacks Team Name: Queen City Royals Sport: Baseball Age: 9 Food: Tacos Athlete: Michael Jordan Movie: The Sandlot Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? That my coaches emphasize that winning is

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TCS partners with Boulder Rockies Basketball

Triple Crown Sports officials announced Thursday an agreement to partner with Boulder Rockies Basketball, a prominent Colorado basketball club developing female leaders through the sport since 1987, and the 2015 USJN/Nike National Champions. “Our partnership with the Rockies will give athletes along the Front Range and southern Wyoming a powerful resource to better learn and thrive in

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Who Plays TCS? — Marcel Mayorga

Name: Marcel Mayorga Team Name: SoCal-Xtreme 18U Sport: Girls Fastpitch Age: 49 Favorite Food: Pastrami Favorite Athlete: Raul Mondesi Favorite Movie: Sandlot Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? I must say the determination

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Dream Trips — A Recipe for Your Club Team

by David King, Triple Crown Sports CEO Let’s not sugarcoat it – the educational value and memory creation from international travel is out there, but only if your group has a history of discipline and structure with its scheduling. If getting to national-scale tournaments has been a burden, if fundraising and reeling in deposits from

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Sparkler/Fireworks shines light on dynamite fastpitch scene

The 2016 Sparkler/Fireworks/Sparkler Juniors fastpitch tournaments, operated by Triple Crown Sports, managed to pull off the unique feat of being a spectacular success while looking downright routine and precise throughout the process. Located in and around the Denver metro area, the Sparkler and Fireworks tournaments function as a setting for the nation’s most talented and

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How to Right the Ship

by Joe Santilli, Baseball Director at Triple Crown Sports Baseball teams at all levels must prepare to face the ups and downs of the season.  Baseball teaches us how to deal with failure on an individual level and that process builds character. An individual player will go through a hitting slump, and eventually work through

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Who Plays TCS? — Shelby Taylor

Name: Shelby Taylor Team Name: Phoenix Hammer Sport: Softball Age: 15 Favorite Food: Steamed Broccoli Favorite Athlete: Jenny Finch Favorite Movie: When the Game Stands Tall Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? Playing

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Who Plays TCS? — Alec Bressler

Name: Alec Bressler Team Name: Attack Baseball Club Sport: Baseball Age: 12 Favorite Food: Plain hamburger Favorite Athlete: His uncle Greg Myers; also Mark Teixeira Favorite Movie: Bench Warmers Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough

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Who Plays TCS? — Tatiyana Ford

Name: Tatiyana “Tat” Ford Team Name: MAYHEM Sport: Fastpitch Softball Age: 14 Favorite Food: Chicken Caesar Salad Favorite Athlete: Jennie Finch Favorite Movie: League of Their Own Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses?

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Who Plays TCS? — Jennifer Tripp

Name: Jennifer Tripp Team Name: Anchor Bay Angels Sport: Softball Age: 17 Favorite Food: Tacos Favorite Athlete: Ian Kinsler Favorite Movie: 42, Angels In The Outfield Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? Not

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Who Plays TCS? — Ryan Rhoades

Name: Ryan Rhoades Team Name: EA INFERNO Sport: Baseball Age: 16 Favorite Food: Ribs Favorite Athlete: Chipper Jones Favorite Movie: 42 Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? I enjoy the smell of the

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Oregon Blaze off and running at Ronald McDonald tourney

Team: Oregon Blaze Gold Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon Twitter: @oregonblazegold Head Coach: Mic Bowman, 15 years with the Blaze Fall Schedule: Ronald McDonald (Oct. 30-Nov. 1); Surf City Pre-Thanksgiving Tournament (Nov. 20-22) Roster: Jaime Ruth Leinaala Belog, Reyan Tuck, Hailey Davis, Ivy Vann, Aliya Ewell, Emma Gordon, Shianne Smith, Emma Brockman, Abby Greer, Jodeci Afoa Tuia,

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Who Plays TCS? — Kirsten Holland

Name: Kirsten Holland Team Name: Alabama Twisters 01 Sport: Softball Age: 14 Favorite Food: Mac and Cheese Favorite Athlete: Madison Shipman Favorite Movie: The Blind Side Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps you coming back even after demanding workouts or tough losses? I

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Who Plays TCS? — Justin Battle

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events: Name: Justin Battle Team Name: Nationals BBC Sport: Baseball Age: 10 Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite Athlete: Jose Altuve Favorite Movie: Major League Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what

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Who Plays TCS? — Haylee Keating

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events: Name: Haylee Keating Team Name: Arkansas Voodoo Sport: Softball Age: 17 Favorite Food: Rice Favorite Athlete: Jackie Robinson Favorite Movie: 42 Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team – what keeps

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Who Plays TCS? — Gavin Tippett

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events: Name: Gavin Tippett Team Name: Southern Maryland Sting Sport: Baseball Age: 14 Favorite Food: Pizza and wings Favorite Athlete: Manny Machado Favorite Movie: Trouble With The Curve Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport

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Who Plays TCS? — Shyra Costas

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events: Name: Shyra Costas Team Name: Nemesis Elite Gold/Tufts Jumbos Sport: Softball Age: 18 Favorite Food: Sushi Favorite Athlete: Tom Brady Favorite Movie: Bull Durham Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your team

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Who Plays TCS? — Luke Larson

Triple Crown Sports salutes the players and coaches who bring passion and skill to our events: Name: Luke Larson Team Name: Queen Creek Devils Sport: Baseball Age: 11 Favorite Food: Bacon Favorite Athlete: Ender Inciarte (AZ Diamondbacks) Favorite Movie: The Sandlot Question 1: Tell us what you like the most about your sport and your

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