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High Performance Program for Junior Olympic Players

High Performance Program Age Classifications

The HPP age classifications are based on the age guidelines for the WBSC competition schedule.  Age groups are defined by birth year and an athlete must be the age group age throughout the entire year.  For example, if an athlete is trying out for the 2021 14U region team, the athlete must not turn 15 until 2022.  The age of the athlete on Dec 31 determines their age group for the following year.  An athlete may try out for their age group team but be asked to move up in age group.

2021 Age groups that will participate in the program:

U-13 – Local Area Pool, Regional Pool (born 2008 or after)
U-14 – Local Area Pool, Regional Pool, and National Team (depending on available WBSC qualifier) (born 2007 or after)
U-15 – Local Area Pool, Regional Pool, and National Team (depending on available WBSC World Cup) (born 2006 or after)
U-16 – Local Area Pool and Regional Pool (born 2005 or after)
U-17 – Local Area Pool, Regional Pool, and National Team (depending on available WBSC qualifier) (born 2004 or after)
U-18 – Local Area Pool, Regional Pool, and National Team (depending on available WBSC World Cup) (born 2003 or after)

A Nebraska identifier (Local Area Pool) will be taking place in Crete at Doane University on April 2, beginning at 9 a.m. (check-in).   For more information, please contact USA Softball of Nebraska JO Player Rep. Dan McElravy at

For more information about this program go to

To register for this event go directly to

All-American Games


 USA Softball All-American Games


Registration is open and Nebraska will be filling 5 players and 2 coaching slots in Region 7. I invite you to view this past year’s short video to learn more about this program and then send your contact information to to register. Interested coaches and players, please respond.  


Participants experience VIP treatment during their time at the USA Softball All-American Games to be held August 12-15, 2021. The event will feature a meet & greet with USA Softball National Team Members, Opening Ceremonies, and intense competition in a 4 Game Guarantee Tournament and a swag bag for all participants.


To be eligible for this event, you must:

  • Be on a USA Softball registered team for the 2021 season
  • Be age-eligible for the 12U division
  • Qualify from the Nebraska Tryout Finals in Crete

12U All-American Games Regional Tryout Info:

  • April 2nd in Crete
  • Tryouts will be held rain or shine
  • In the event of rain, tryouts will be moved indoors
  • Player registration fee of $25 due at check-in payable to USA Softball of Nebraska
  • Players should NOT wear their team jerseys
  • Plan on being there 2-3 hours
  • Bring individual drinks for your player!
  • Check-in begins at 1:00 P.M.


Additional Questions or to Preregister for Regional Tryout

Please contact USA Softball of Nebraska JO Player Rep. Dan McElravy at


2021 National Umpire School

USA Softball of Nebraska will be hosting a National Umpire School in Grand Island, Nebraksa on March 26-28, 2021.  See below document for more information. 

2020 Youth State Champions 

14U-A Nebraska Quakes-Ulven, Blair
16U-A Omaha Gold Fastpitch Omaha     
18U-A Prodigy Easton Elite 18U-Glause, Malcolm
   8U-B Elkhorn Edge-Fechner, Elkhorn
10U-B Nebraska Firecrackers 10U-Cline, Lincoln
12U-B Ohara Plubming Stingers 12U Gold, Grand Island
14U-B Stingers Gold, Grand Island
16U-B Pender 16U Black, Pender
18U-B Northwest Voyagers 18u, Grand Island
   8U-C Advanced Radiology Stingers, Grand Island       
10U-C Blair Chaos, Blair
12U-C Kelly's Fastpitch 10U, Norfolk
14U-C Bennington Badgers, Bennington
16/18U-C Wyane Dirt Devils, Wayne

2020 Adult State Champions

MFP-C Primetime, Omaha
MFP-D1 Maliaha Associates Insurance, Leigh
MFP-D2 Unadilla, Unadilla
MSP Open T 13's Omaha
MSP-C Pioneer Auto, Winnebago
MSP-D Omaha's Finest, Omaha
MSP-E A2Z Transport, Fremont
MSP-E1 Dem Wild Boyz, Norfolk
MSP-F Buettner Construction, Hays Springs
WSP-C/D 'Skers, Lincoln
WSP-E Stick Talk, Humboldt
COED-C 'Skers 2, Lincoln
COED-D Little Caesars, Hastings
COED-E Legends, Waverly
COED-F Coin Construction, Grand Island
COED-F1 Elevated Trust Me Roofing, Scottsblugg/Hastings

2020 Nebraska Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Jacee Nore                    Kearney         Kylie Meinke                   Crete
Calyn Mowinkel             Milford            Cassidy Skillett               Hallam
Ellie Ohlde                     Fairbury          Avery Kreikemeier          West Point
Maggie Layton               Fairbury

Pat Schartz Scholarship
Kailey Ziegler                  Waco

USA Softball of Nebraska


The objective of the USA Softball of Nebraska shall be to promote amateur softball for all persons, to establish uniform rules and regulations, to conduct annual Championship Tournaments, and to educate and train in the proper skills of amateur softball play and in the rules through clinics and seminars.


  1. To establish a democratically selected Board of Directors to determine rules, regulations, establish policy and oversee the administration of competitive softball of Nebraska.
  2. Encourage active invovlement from leagues and teams throughout Nebraska to serve as board and committee members.
  3. Establish a program of umpire recruitment and training so as to provide the very best officiating possible for sanctioned leagues and qualifying tournaments.
  4. To work with the Nebraska Softball Foundation and their fund raising efforts to ensure the financial support of the USA Softball of Nebraska Program into the Future.
  5. To annually recognize those individuals, through the USA Softball of Nebraska and N.S.F. Award programs, which have made a major contribution to the game of softball in the State of Nebraska.


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