SOFTBALL

SPRING TRAINING TRIPS

KSA Events, the nation’s premier host of High School sporting events, is proud to host the KSA Events Classic Softball Spring Training in Orlando, Florida. Partnering with Universal Studios and competition being held at Bear Creek & South Orange Softball Complexes.

2017 KSA Events Sun’Sational Spring Training – Orlando, Florida

Dates: March 1 – April 15, 2017

Competition Level: Rebuilding to Elite

2018 KSA Events Sun’Sational Spring Training – Orlando, Florida

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  • Dates: March 1 – April 15, 2018
  • Eligibility: All High School Teams
  • Competition Level: Rebuilding to Elite

2018 KSA Events Sun’Sational Softball Tournament – Orlando, Florida

  • Dates: Tues, March 27  – Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Eligibility: All High School Teams
  • Competition Level: Rebuilding to Elite

This flexible program allows you to enjoy the benefits of team travel but use the trip to finish up your pre-season preparations on the practice field, in the batting tunnel, or in as many scrimmages or games as you choose.

  • TEAM SCRIMMAGES
  • INDIVIDUAL GAMES
  • TOURNAMENT FORMAT AVAILABLE
  • PRACTICES
  • BATTING TUNNELS

As with all KSA Events experiences, participating teams come nationwide from Alaska to Florida and from Massachusetts to California, providing a true national competition format that brings together teams who would otherwise never meet on the field.

 

AJ Thau, Head Softball Coach – Briarcliff High School – Briarcliff, NY

“The trip was awesome!! The girls created memories that will last a lifetime and became closer friends and teammates! All they spoke about all season is how they can’t wait to go next year!”

 

EDUCATION

As exciting as KSA Events competition can be, KSA Events was founded as a non-profit with the assistance of Coaches and Athletic Directors to promote the educational aspects of athletic participation. Therefore, the following key learning points are promoted through KSA participation:

  • Commitment – to KSA participation & fundraising
  • Goal-setting – to develop a plan and complete it
  • Teamwork – to accomplish set goals as a team
  • Bonding – during off-season trip prep & the tournament itself
  • Team Travel – first & only of its kind for many players
  • Inter-State Competition
  • Participation at World-Class Facilities
  • Continuing Education – through KSA Scholarships

In total, KSA Events truly offer an opportunity for your players to grow as individuals. So whether you are looking to reward your program for years of hard work or bring excitement to a rebuilding program, KSA Events competition offers a unique educational opportunity to student-athletes.

Nancy Thompson, Head Softball Coach – Phillips Exeter Academy – Exeter, NH

“I can’t say enough about the experience that KSA has provided our teams for the past three years.  From the planning of the trip, to the accommodations, to the on field experiences, to the amusement parks, everything is completely top notch.  KSA makes everything so simple for coaches and so amazing for the players.  Without a doubt, their customer service is the best in the business.”

COMPETITION FORMAT

The KSA Events Sun’Sational Baseball Spring Training Program and Tournament include dozens of teams in total, but all teams are divided into different weeks of travel to accommodate multiple spring breaks from across the country.

  • SPRING TRAINING FORMAT: Teams are allotted two on-field activities per day, including Sanctioned Games, Scrimmages, Practices, Batting Tunnel and many other options.
  • TOURNAMENT FORMAT: Teams of all skill level are placed into a 8 team bracket and guaranteed a minimum of 3 games.

JUNIOR VARSITY

As in all KSA Events, Junior Varsity competition is available to all teams interested. This allows your entire program to experience the team bonding aspects of KSA Event participation without concern that your younger players will miss out on game experience. JV game quantities vary with participating team interest.

SANCTIONING

The KSA Events Softball Spring Training is officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

KSA Events holds a separate tournament, if necessary, for any private, parochial or other schools not members of a NFHS member association. This allows all schools, no matter their affiliation, to meet appropriate sanctioning requirements.

 

Jennifer Kruk, Head Softball Coach – Enka High School – Enka, NC

“After coming on our Softball trip we went on to win the NC 3A State Championship with an undefeated record of 28-0 and that carried over to this past season where we won the Championship again!! Back to Back State Champs!

A quote that I feel is a must came from one of my players the night we did the private patio dinner at Fantasmic. This young lady said that it had been the greatest night/trip of her life and she was so thankful that she was a Sugar Jet!”

SOFTBALL VENUE

When going to KSA Events Sun’Sational Softball Spring Training & Tournament in partnership with Universal Studios Orlando we play at some of the finest Amateur Facilities in Central Florida. Bear Creek Sports Complex & South Orange Youth Sports Complex are just a few of the facilities we use.   These exciting venues can utilize up to 6 adjacent fields for a tremendous competition atmosphere.

TEAM TRAVEL: THE BEST SPRING TRAINING PROGRAM

KSA Events can make taking your team on the road easy. Once Registered, you’ll have a KSA Events Representative to make all your arrangements of you.  Here are some of the ways we can make next year’s trip the easiest trip you’ve ever planned for your team.

FLEXIBLE ITINERARY PLANNING

Using a wide network of hotels and a partnership with Universal Studios, restaurants, attractions, and other venues, we plan every aspect of your trip. Plus.. we offer a Day at the Beach as well or a MLB Spring Training Game!

AIRFARE

We work directly with the airlines to plan every aspect of your trip. PLUS we are constantly researching rates – So even when you agree to a flight and we find it cheaper we go back and offer you the lower flight.  We keep shopping for you!

KSA EVENTS REP. ONSITE WITH YOUR TEAM

KSA Events Representatives on-site with you for your scheduled activities, at the event and at the hotel to take care of everything that you may need.  Including adjusting your itinerary on the spot if you have weather delays.

TAG-ALONG-PROGRAM

This program, unique to KSA Events, allows parents and family members to travel with the team but make their reservations and payments through KSA Events, not you. So you never have to deal with Tag-Along questions but your team gets credit for their participation.

TRANSPORTATION

Your transportation is all included in the package; airport transfers to the resort, shuttles to the fields, transportation to events and attractions. Getting around couldn’t be easier!

CHAPERONE & COACHES CREDITS

KSA Events packages offer teams the opportunity to earn free trips for coaches, chaperones and staff. You earn a free trip for every 20 passengers including fans, coaches, athletes and more!

CHAPERONE BOOKINGS

Do you have parents and chaperones that would like to travel on the trip?  We can work directly with them directly so you can just focus on your team.  We can customize flights or hotel adjustments but you will still earn credits for them traveling with the team!  But you will not have to do any of the work!

PAYMENT PLANS & INDIVIDUAL BILLING OPTIONS

We offer easy installment payment plans to accompany your fundraising dates.
We offer the individual player registration where parents can pay direct for player who is fundraising part of the trip but paying the balance themselves.

ONE STOP SHOPPING

Packages can include Meals, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay Water Park and more. Transportation, Registration Fees and other customizable components are available to make your experience unique for your team. No need to call around, we take the leg work out of planning your trip!

SCHOLARSHIP

The primary mission of KSA Events is to promote the educational aspects of athletic participation, including team-work, sportsmanship, work-ethic, and responsibility, to name a few. Furthermore, our goal is to foster an environment where classroom learning is valued and rewarded just as much as athletic achievement on the Softball Field, creating a truly balanced education. To accomplish this goal, KSA Events awards two separate scholarships as described below.

All scholarships are awarded in accordance with the eligibility regulations of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and appropriate State Athletic Associations.

A KSA Book Scholarship is awarded to every team that participates in a KSA Events Girls Softball Spring Training, setting an attainable goal for all participating student-athletes. This scholarship (a one-time award of $250) is to defer the cost of secondary education in support of KSA’s mission to promote education.

Each team’s winner of the KSA Events Book Scholarship is selected by the school Principal and/or Athletic Director and/or Coach based on the following criterion:

The award is to be granted to the best all-around student-athlete on the team that participated in the KSA Event. This definition is to include accomplishment and leadership not only on the court, but also in the classroom and community. It is the specific intent of KSA Events not to simply reward the athlete with the greatest physical ability. It is rather intended to reward the example set by those students who excel on the court and who take the lessons of athletics into the world to benefit themselves and others.

FAN ZONE

KSA Events is proud to offer our Tag-Along Fan program, which allows the family and friends of participating athletes to travel with the team.

This means that you will contact us directly to sign up, make payments, and receive information, freeing your coach to concentrate on the team and the season, not your travel arrangements.

Benefits exclusive to Tag-Along Fans include the following, just to name a few:

  • Travel with the team and take part in all of the same fun activities they do
  • Receive the same great pricing discount offered to student groups
  • Have all of the detail work taken care of for you by our travel staff
  • Attend KSA sponsored functions such as meals, and activities that are specific to the team and Tag-Along Fans (anyone who makes their own travel arrangements can not participate in specialty events)

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COACHES CORNER

The COACHES CORNER section of our site is designed to make the tournament process easy for coaches from start to finish, so you can concentrate on the upcoming season.

If you are new to the site, Sign Up Here to begin the process or if you have already begun the process or have login credentials from a previous event, you may Login Here and complete your teams registration.

You begin the Sign Up process by completing the Information Request Form. This form will provide KSA Events with all the information that we need to prepare a proposal customized for you. Once your proposal is ready, you will receive an email notification from which you may Login to the KSA Events website and complete the registration process for your team.

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 Tournament Schedule/Results


Mar 1 – Apr 15, 2017 @ Universal: KSA Events Softball Spring Training

    TEAM FUNDRAISING

    At least 90% of teams that travel with KSA Events fundraise the entirety of their trip. With over 25 years of experience working with teams from all skill levels and demographics, KSA Events has compiled best practices in order to assist you in making this trip a reality.
    Whether it is through a fundraising powerpoint or in our KSA Events Fundraising Handbook, we have the resources needed to help you.

    • Share your story though HUDL.com or GoFundMe.com accounts which allow you to virtually monitor fundraising goals
    • Setup individual player accounts
    • Allows your teams and athletes to divide and conquer your goals
    • Capture commitment from all of your athletes at the first meeting with our Fundraising Commitment Sheet

    KSA Events Fundraising Handbook

    Fundraising Commitment Sheet

    Fundraising Schedule