Triple Crown Sports, plus a unified group of the top fastpitch clubs in Texas, have elected to pull next week’s event (Texas 4th of July) from the Scrap Yard facility in the Houston area. The decision was made to acknowledge the hurt many players and coaches felt by recent comments made by the leadership of the Scrap Yard Dawgs program.
The group, which includes Triple Crown, Texas Glory, Texas Bombers, Impact Gold, Texas Blaze, American Freedom, Texas Aces, Illusions Gold and others, received a massive outcry from former and current players about the recent Twitter post. We believe sensitivity and tone are important ingredients of respect. Through sports we can help unify the many voices that deserve support in their right to protest and call for needed change as millions of people seek a new path for justice.
We support the professional players on the Scrap Yard team in the outrage and disappointment they felt. With that said, we will be moving our games starting on July 1-5 to alternative facilities in the Greater Houston area.
Triple Crown Sports is proud to announce the return of fastpitch to Colorado with the creation of the TC Youth Fastpitch League.
The League begins Saturday, June 20, and will feature four other weekends across the summer calendar. Teams ages 12u-18u will be guaranteed six games per weekend in a non-tournament format with the goal to give players an opportunity to get games in this summer despite COVID-19 and the elimination of tournament play.
“I’m excited to see teams in uniforms and parents and fans cheering them on,” said Triple Crown Fastpitch event director Kelly Berry. “We’ve worked hard to get youth softball back on the field in Colorado, and this weekend we get to see our hard work in action. We are grateful to the cities of Loveland and Fort Collins for allowing us to host our new weekend league concept.”
Strict safety protocols will be in place at all facilities using Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and CDC guidelines. Each weekend of the TCYFL will be designed for local-area, drive-radius teams in an effort to minimize extensive travel.
“We’ve worked extremely hard to get back on to the ballfield in a competitive fashion,” said Triple Crown founder Dave King. “This weekend is a great testament to our work. We can’t wait to see everyone out there this weekend!”
Should the prohibition on sports tournaments in Colorado come to end, Triple Crown is prepared to convert back to tournaments.
The full schedule of the league is below:
Weekend #1 – June 19-21, Fort Collins
Weekend #2 – June 26-28, Longmont & Loveland
Weekend #3 – July 1-5, Northern Colorado
Weekend #4 – July 10-12, TBD
Weekend #5 – July 17-19, Denver Metro