SD Gold 02


Welcome to SD Gold 02, our 16U showcase 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 to arrange for a tryout.


SD Gold 02 Player Information

Player NamePlayer NumberPlayer PositionHigh SchoolGraduate Year
Shayla Tuschen2P/3BSF Roosevelt2020
Annie Klatt7C/UTSF Lincoln2020
Danielle Rozeboom8OF/CSF Roosevelt2020
Tara Huber10OFSF Lincoln2020
Taylor Raak12OF/PSF Lincoln2020
Addison McElrath4SS/OFWoodbury Central2021
Briahnna Thooft191B/3BTea2020
Lauren Kouri222B/OFSF O'Gorman2020
Abbie Klatt24PSF Lincoln2020
Kassidy Elyea991B/OFSF Washington2020
Andrea Cain11IF/OFBrandon Valley2021
Shayla Shaver18P/IFSF O'Gorman2020


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 Thompson.

2019 Tournament Schedule:    

All games posted on Game Changer as – South Dakota Gold 02.

  • April 6-7    CIS Kickoff Classic – Des Moines, IA
  • April 27-28   ESD League Games – Sioux Falls – Tentative
  • May 4-5      USSSA Early Bird  – Sioux Falls
  • May 10-12   USSSA Mothers Day Goliath – Kansas City
  • May 25-27  USA Memorial Day Invitational – Kansas City
  • June 7-9     Lakeville Grand Slam – Lakeville, Mn
  • June 14-16  USSSA Lexi Kretsch Summer Showdown – Plymouth, Mn
  • June 21-23  USA Elite S&C Summer Showcase – Lakeville, Mn
  • July 5-7        Ringneck International – Sioux Falls, SD
  • July 12-14    SD USA State Tournament – Sioux Falls, SD
  • National Tournament TBD

Prior Year Tournament Schedule: 

  • 2018 USA 16UA Heartland Showcase National Qualifier – Champions.
  • 2018 S&C High School Showcase Tournament – Champions.
  • 2018 USA 16UA SD State Softball Tournament – 2nd Place.
  • Earned Birth to the 2018 USA 16UA National Tournament.
  • 2018 USSSA 16U A Midwest Nationals – 9th place.
  • 2017 SD USSSA Early Bird – Champions.
  • 2017 USA 14U A National Qualifier – Champions.
  • 2017 SD USSSA 16U State Tournament – Champions.
  • 2017 USSSA 14u A National Tournament – 5th place.
  • Earned Berth USA 14U A National Tournament.


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.  Kim held most offensive records when she graduated and a number of defensive records. 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 home run hitter in Augustana history. She is also in Augustana’s top 10 in home runs 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.

Kelsey Thompson – Pitching coach. Former player at Augustana University with DII Head Coaching experience. Currently on the coaching staff at Augustana.

Support Staff:

Mike Wetrich – Recruiting Advisor.


Mike will assist team members to create meaningful contacts with college coaching staffs throughout the Midwest and country both electronically and at tournaments.

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
  • Strength & Fitness Training Classes.

Odds N Ends

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