SD Gold 02

Welcome to SD Gold 02, our 16U showcase team. Like our SD Gold 18u team, the goal is to provide a consistently excellent program that focuses on developing our players to be the best they can be while continuing to build a passion for the game. We believe strongly that quality is more important than quantity as we develop our players with a respect for their physical health and off diamond well being.

SD Gold is coached by former college players and college coaches who understand the importance of development and know what it takes to play at the next level.

Contact Coach Kim at sdgold02@gmail.com to arrange for a tryout.

 

SD Gold 02 Player Information

Player NamePlayer NumberPlayer PositionHigh SchoolGraduate Year
Shayla Tuschen2P/IFSF Roosevelt2020
Annie Klatt7C/IFOkoboji2020
Danielle Rozeboom8OF/IFSF Roosevelt2020
Jada Mindt9OF/CSF Lincoln2020
Maddie Kobernusz11IF/OFBrandon Valley2020
Tara Huber10OF/IFSF Lincoln2020
Taylor Raak12OFSF Lincoln2020
Briahnna Thooft19IF/OFTea2020
Lauren Kouri22IF/OFSF O'Gorman2020
Abbie Klatt24P/OFOkoboji2020
Kassidy Elyea99OF/IFSF Washington2020

 

Practice Schedule:

Tuesdays     5:30p – 7:00p  (Spring/Summer)

Thursdays   5:30p – 7:00p

Sundays   6:00 – 9:00p

Pitching sessions will be in place with Coach Westendorf.

 

2017 Tournament Schedule:

Featured under Game Changer – South Dakota Gold 14U.

Focus will be on Showcase Tournaments concluding with a National Tournament.

2017 SD USSSA Early Bird – Champions

2017 USA 14U A National Qualifier – Champions – Qualified USA 14U A National Tournament 

2017 SD USSSA 16U State Tournament – Champions

2017 USSSA 14u A National Tournament – 5th place. 

 

Coaching staff:

Kim Kouri –  Co-head coach. Kim is an Augustana College graduate and 4-time division II All-American, North Central Conference player of the year 1991, member of Augustana’s 1991 Division II National Champions, and Augustana College’s Assistant coach from 2008-2010.  She is also a member of the Augustana University Athletic Hall of Fame for her excellence in softball. Feel free to contact Kim with questions at 605-376-2188

Theresa McMahon – Co-head coach. Theresa is a graduate from Augustana College and is the second highest career homerun hitter in Augustana history. She is also in Augustana’s top 10 in homeruns in a game, walks, slugging percentage, on base percentage, RBI’s, total bases, and runs scored.  She has twice been an All-Conference, All-Tournament, and academic All-Conference selection.  She was also named to the All-American 2nd team after her senior season.  Feel free to contact Theresa with questions at 605-323-7250.

Kim Westendorf – Pitching coach. Former pitcher at both SDSU and NDSU. She is top 5 in many school records and appeared in the NCAA Super Regionals. She has been head coach at Fridley, MN High school, and is the current head coach at Washington, SD High School. Feel free to contact Kim W. with questions at 507-380-4862.

Support Staff:

Scott Roth - President. Coach Roth is the current Roosevelt HS Head coach.

Ed Kieff – Recruiting Director.  He is the current DWU head softball coach.

Mike Wetrich – Social Media Director/Video Production.

They will assist team members to create meaningful contacts with college coaching staffs throughout the Midwest and country both electronically and at tournaments.  Feel free to contact Mike at 605-376-6911 for more information.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the South Dakota Gold showcase teams is not to simply appear in or win tournaments, but to help its players realize their dream of playing college softball through elite coaching and meaningful, personalized promotion to college programs throughout the mid-west and country.

 

The cost per player will be determined by the season tournament schedule (non-refundable) – Target is 11-12 players.

Items covered by the player fee:

  • Coaches’ salaries

  • Coaches’ travel expenses 

  • Practice facility use

  • Team equipment

  • Tournament fees

  • Team Jerseys

  • Boombah Equipment Bag

Items NOT included in the player fee:

  • Any players’ family’s travel expenses

  • Lessons with coaches outside of team practice times

  • HIT Strength & Fitness Training Classes.

Odds N Ends

  • Coaches will hold tryouts in August for high quality players from around the state of SD.

  • This team will participate in the Diamonds Annual Fundraiser.

  • Other fundraising opportunities will be made available for the team to take part of depending on the level of interest and participation of each member.

  • Payments for the Player fee will be paid as follows:  1st payment of 1/3 to be paid November 1, 2nd payment of 1/3 on February 1, 3rd payment of the remainder to be paid  in full by April 1. Registration can also be paid in full if preferred.

 

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