Last Updated: July 27, 2016
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Tryout dates for The Valley Storm 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U will be as follows:
12U WINS LOU & SHORTY SHOWDOWN
10U TAKES 2ND PLACE AT LOU & SHORTY SHOWDOWN
COMING FALL OF 2016
The Valley Storm, founded in 2005, is one of the oldest and unquestionably one of the most successful organizations in girls' fastpitch softball in Ohio.
Valley Storm teams have won championships all over Ohio as well as Tennessee, West Virginia and Indiana. Valley Storm teams have been dominant in every age group thru the years.
Valley Storm players have earned over 60 college scholarships, Many D-1 such as The Ohio State University and University of Texas as well as many other great schools.
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
OUR COLLEGE PLAYERS.......PRESENT AND PAST TAJ KNICELY - WITTENBERGSHELBY GAMBRELL - TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY JESSICA WILSON - ASHLAND UNIVERSITY JORDAN KRAMER - TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITYJESSICA DAMMEYER - EARLHAM COLLEGE COLLEEN SCHNEIDER - WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITYLAUREN SLATTEN - UNIVERSITY OF TEXASCECELIA ALVAREZ - SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITYAMANDA MADSEN - UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAYTAYLOR VAN WINKLE - WRIGHT STATEMIRANDA BAKER - HEIDELBERG COLLEGECARLY ALLEN - BOWLING GREEN ALLISON MILLS - RIO GRANDE UNIVERSITYJESSICA WILHELM - BLUFFTONDANIELLE MONNIER - WILMINGTONBETHANY FISHER - CAPITALAMANDA WOOLLEY - BLUFFTONCHLOE SHELL - BLUFFTONASHLEE WRIGHT - WITTENBERGJESSICA CLUTTER - WILMINGTON
JENNIFER GEORGE - ST. ANDREWS (North Carolina)KAYLA WOODARD - OTTERBEINLAUREN DICKE - DEFIANCESHELBY KNAPP - WITTENBERGRACHEL YODER - BALL STATE MORGAN HAER - URBANA UNIVERSITYHEATHER KOT - WILMINGTONMEGAN RACHFORD - WILMINGTON KRISTIN MACE - MUSKINGHAMMORGAN HAER - URBANA UNIVERSITYASHLEY McCRAY - WILMINGTONALEX COX - URBANA UNIVERSITYPAIGE KIESWETTER - CAPITAL UNIVERSITYCOURTNEY STEWART - URBANA UNIVERSITYLAUREN PECK - OHIO STATE UNIVERSITYMORGAN KAIN - MT. ST. JOSEPHSKAITY McCAWLEY - UNIVERSITY OF DAYTONCASEY HOBBS - WITTENBERGHANNAH THACKER - SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITYBROOKE JEWELL - SINCLAIR COLLEGEJACKIE MARSHALL - WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY
ONCE AGAIN, VALLEY STORM PLAYERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO PLAY IN THE EUROPE CUP.
MIRANDA HUDDLE - VALLEY STORM
JESSICA WILSON - VALLEY STORM
TAJ KNICELEY - VALLEY STORM
VALLEY STORM "ENGLAND" PLACE 3RD AT LASER NATION LOSING TO A VERY STRONG STINGRAYS GOLD TEAM IN FINAL GAME.
Congratulations to Jessica Wilson!
She has verballed with Ashland University!
The Valley Storm Fastpitch Organization is once again one of the most followed organizations in Ohio by college coaches. We have in the past and continue as an organization to help produce high end athletes who are very recruitable. We play solid schedules which help place our players in front of coaches where recruitment is a real possiblity.
We do not play West coast tournaments, nor do we travel to Texas or Arizona as some do. Thats great for them if it works, but our strategy is different and proven to work for our players.
Our teams practice and play in Fall and Winter and play a solid summer schedule all for a fair price. We are a true 501-c3 Non Profit and also a public charity.
Our tryouts are in August and our recruitment record is one of the best.
Come on over !!
ATLANTA LEGACY SHOWCASE
ONCE AGAIN THE VALLEY STORM HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO COMPETE IN THE ATLANTA LEGACY SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA. THIS IS ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST COVETED TOURNAMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES. TOP TEAMS FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES APPLY FOR THIS TOURNAMENT BUT ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT ARE SELECTED.
LAUREN SLATTEN SIGNS WITH D1 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS!
EXCELLENT PLAYER, EXCELLENT FAMILY! GOOD LUCK LAUREN!
CONGRATS TO ALEX COX OF THE VALLEY STORM 18U FOR HER SIGNING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF URBANA.
ALSO BIG CONGRATS TO ALL THE OTHER 2013 VALLEY STORM 18U SIGNINGS THIS YEAR! COURTNEY STEWART (UNIVERSITY OF URBANA), ASHLEY McCRAY (WILMINGTON), KRISTIN MACE (MUSKINGHAM), PAIGE KIESEWETTER (CAPITAL UNIVERSITY), LAUREN PECK (OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY), CASEY HOBBS (WITTENBERG), KAITY McCAWLEY (UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON), MORGAN KAIN (MT ST JOSEPHS)
Our Jessica Wilson with Coach Karen Weekly at University of Tennessee.
Hi Coach England !!!!.................
THE SPEED OF SOFTBALL............
CONGRATS TO THE 16U VALLEY STORM FOR WINNING THE "HEATIN IT UP" TOURNAMENT IN WILMINGTON. AS USUAL, EXCELLENT GAME PLAY BY THE LADIES! AGGRESSIVE BASE RUNNING, GREAT HITTING AND TOP SHELF PITCHING HELPED TO CAPTURE THE WIN.
THE TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE CONTINUES.
VALLEY STORM TAKE 2 OF 3 DIVISIONS (MEMORIAL CLASSIC) 10U and 12U
THE 10U AND 12U STORM TEAMS WON THOSE DIVISIONS IN THE FIRST EVER JUNIOR OLYMPIC ASA NATIONAL QUALIFIER TOURNAMENT. 23 GREAT TEAMS PARTICIPATED OVERALL. THE 10U RUNNER UP WAS THE OHIO STINGRAYS AND THE 12U RUNNER UP WAS THE NORTHRIDGE STARS.
VALLEY STORM ........ WE CAN HIT AND WE CAN DEFEND !!
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
GOOD, BETTER, BEST ......
NEVER LET IT REST
UNTIL YOUR GOOD IS BETTER,
AND YOUR BETTER IS BEST.
TO GIVE ANYTHING LESS THAN YOUR BEST
IS TO SACRIFICE THE GIFT....
What's the difference between Divisions I, II and III?
Division I member institutions have to sponsor at least seven sports for men and seven for women (or six for men and eight for women) with two team sports for each gender. Each playing season has to be represented by each gender as well. There are contest and participant minimums for each sport, as well as scheduling criteria. For sports other than football and basketball, Div. I schools must play 100% of the minimum number of contests against Div. I opponents -- anything over the minimum number of games has to be 50% Div. I. Men's and women's basketball teams have to play all but two games against Div. I teams, for men, they must play 1/3 of all their contests in the home arena. Schools that have football are classified as Div. I-A or I-AA. I-A football schools are usually fairly elaborate programs. Div. I-A teams have to meet minimum attendance requirements (17,000 people in attendance per home game, OR 20,000 average of all football games in the last four years or, 30,000 permanent seats in their stadium and average 17,000 per home game or 20,000 average of all football games in the last four years OR, be in a member conference in which at least six conference members sponsor football or more than half of football schools meet attendance criterion. Div. I-AA teams do not need to meet minimum attendance requirements. Div. I schools must meet minimum financial aid awards for their athletics program, and there are maximum financial aid awards for each sport that a Div. I school cannot exceed.
Division II institutions have to sponsor at least four sports for men and four for women, with two team sports for each gender, and each playing season represented by each gender. There are contest and participant minimums for each sport, as well as scheduling criteria -- football and men's and women's basketball teams must play at least 50% of their games against Div. II or I-A or I-AA opponents. For sports other than football and basketball there are no scheduling requirements. There are not attendance requirements for football, or arena game requirements for basketball. There are maximum financial aid awards for each sport that a Div. II school must not exceed. Division II teams usually feature a number of local or in-state student-athletes. Many Division II student-athletes pay for school through a combination of scholarship money, grants, student loans and employment earnings. Division II athletics programs are financed in the institution's budget like other academic departments on campus. Traditional rivalries with regional institutions dominate schedules of many Division II athletics programs.
Division III institutions have to sponsor at least five sports for men and five for women, with two team sports for each gender, and each playing season represented by each gender. There are minimum contest and participant minimums for each sport. Division III athletics features student-athletes who receive no financial aid related to their athletic ability and athletic departments are staffed and funded like any other department in the university. Division III athletics departments place special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on the spectators. The student-athlete's experience is of paramount concern. Division III athletics encourages participation by maximizing the number and variety of athletics opportunities available to students, placing primary emphasis on regional in-season and conference competition.
GET THE BUNT DOWN........EVERYTIME !
- START AT THE CHIN
- SHORTEN THE BAT
- HOLD THE BAT LOOSELY
VALLEY STORM ORGANIZATION OUTLOOK
THE VALLEY STORM FASTPITCH ORGANIZATION HAS A GREAT OUTLOOK GOING FORWARD.
OUR PLAN IS FOCUSED ON COLLEGE EXPOSURE FOR OUR PLAYERS AND TAKING THEIR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE AND GET MAXIMUM COLLEGE EXPOSURE AT THE SAME TIME, THE VALLEY STORM ORGANIZATION IS FOR YOU.
WE ARE ONE OF THE MOST FOCUSED AND FASTEST GROWING ORGANIZATIONS IN THE SOUTHWEST / CENTRAL OHIO AREA.
OUR GOAL IS TO PLAY COLLEGE SHOWCASE AND COLLEGE EXPOSURE TOURNAMENTS ALMOST EVERY WEEKEND AND TO NOT ONLY QUALIFY FOR BUT ALSO COMPETE IN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT.
OUR # 1 FOCUS IS PRACTICING AND PLAYING FASTPITCH SOFTBALL.
WE WILL ONLY ROSTER THE ELITE PLAYERS AND PLAYERS WITH RAW TALENT. WE HAVE PLAYERS FROM ALL OVER THE STATE OF OHIO, INDIANA, WEST VIRGINIA AND KENTUCKY. WE WANT TO WIN, AND BUILDING TEAMS THAT CAN COMPETE WITH ANYONE IS OUR FOCUS.
IF YOU WANT TO PLAY UPPER LEVEL FASTPITCH SOFTBALL WITH A FOCUS ON COLLEGE EXPOSURE, WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT OUR TRYOUTS IN AUGUST 2014. TRYOUT DATES WILL BE POSTED IN MID-JULY.