SD Gold 14U

It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of the SD Gold 14U showcase team. Like our SD Gold 16u 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 14U Player Information

Player NamePlayer NumberPlayer PositionHigh SchoolGraduate Year
Shayla Tuschen2P/IFSF Roosevelt2020
Annie Klatt7IF/OF/COkoboji2020
Danielle Rozeboom8OF/IFSF Roosevelt2020
Jada Mindt9C/OFSF Lincoln2020
Maddie Kobernusz11IF/OFBrandon Valley2020
Tara Huber10IF/OFSF Lincoln2020
Taylor Raak12OF/PSF Lincoln2020
Morgan McDonnel14IF/OFSF Lincoln2020
Lauren Kouri22IF/OFSF O'Gorman2020
Abbie Klatt24P/OFOkoboji2020
Kassidy Elyea99IF/OFSF Washington2020

 

Off Season 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.

 

2016 Fall Schedule:

October 16 Scrimmage

October 22  Minneapolis

 

2017 Tournament Schedule:

Featured under Game Changer – South Dakota Gold 14U.

Focus will be on Showcase Tournaments concluding with 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.  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.

Zach Ely – Strength and speed coach. Personal Trainer and former collegiate record holder and current national hurdle qualifier.  He will work with the team to improve overall strength, agility, quickness and short burst speed.  Program is specifically modeled for the softball athlete.

Support Staff:

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.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the South Dakota Gold 14u showcase team (2002-2003 eligible) 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 $1900 (non-refundable) – Target is 11-12 players.

Items covered by the $1900 player fee:

  • Coaches’ salaries

  • Coaches’ travel expenses (9 tournaments)

  • Core practice facility use

  • Team equipment

  • Tournament fees (9 tournaments)

  • Team Uniforms

  • Boombah Equipment Bag

Items NOT included in the $1900 player fee:

  • National Tournament or other tournaments that players want to add (entry fee, travel expenses, coaches salary/expenses)

  • Any players’ family’s travel expenses

  • Lessons with coaches outside of team practice times

  • HIIT 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 by donating their time, 2 silent auction baskets, and chips/water just as other club teams.  In return each girl can raise $400+ by selling a minimum of 40 -$10 raffle tickets for this event.

  • 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 $500 to be paid October 1, 2016, 2nd payment of $500 (includes the Diamonds fundraiser ticket sales) to be paid February 1, 2017, 3rd payment of the remainder ($900) to be paid  in full by April 1, 2017. Registration can also be paid in full in preferred.

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