Akron, OH -- December 17, 2013 - Akron Racers GM, Joey Arrietta announced today that the Racers will conduct an open tryout for the 2014 squad on Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 9a – 4 pm at Salpointe High School in Tucson, AZ.
“I’m grateful to Coach Mike Candrea and Stacy Redondo for their support with the scheduling of this open tryout in Tucson,” noted Arrietta. “This idea was launched a couple of months ago and I am thrilled with the opportunity it will provide potential players and ultimately the Racers.”
Tryouts are open to females, ages 21 and over. Prospective players must complete the enclosed registration form and finalize a $60 credit card payment. Completed forms can be faxed to 330.376.8348 or mailed to the Akron Racers, 1575 Firestone Parkway, Akron, OH 44301.
Registration forms and payment must be received no later than January 12, 2014.
Participants will be required to bring their own equipment, including a bat, mitt, helmet, cleats, sliding pad and batting gloves. “We will be looking for five specific tools of the game from players (hit for average, hit for power, speed, defensive ability, and arm strength),” explained Arrietta.
The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers competed in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play. The Racers kick-off their 13th season of play in 2014.
About National Pro Fastpitch:
National Pro Fastpitch is headquarted in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fast pitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's o Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women's fast pitch softball since 2002. www.profastpitch.com