TEXAS BLAZE FAST PITCH
Thanks for your interest in the Texas Blaze.
2020 has been a crazy year under the C19 pandemic! Fortunately, the Blaze was prepared to take advantage of whatever came our way. During the shutdown, we rolled out the most innovative, robust remote training program of ant travel ball org in the country! Our players had the ability to not miss a beat when it came to training at home. We sent out training drills, webinars, live zoom chats, and meeting along with many other ways to keep our members engaged and learning through the shutdown.
This very successful program will continue to be the norm for additional training in our program even after the pandemic goes away and we return to more traditional training.
Learn more about our remote training here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5f8gfetIgXHb8ZdJvnrBsQ
Ultimately, the premise and mission of the Blaze are to provide the highest level of training and competition possible to prepare our players for successful careers in high school as well as scholarship opportunities in college; however, the emphasis on leadership, character building, and life-skills will always remain a top priority for our players.
To date, our players have earned opportunities at schools of all levels that include many Power 5 Conferences programs like Florida, Tennessee, LSU, Alabama, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas, Texas Tech, Indiana, Iowa, Georgia Tech, North Carolina. In our short history as a program, over 350 Blaze players have either played and/or committed to play collegiate softball. Also, the Blaze has fielded nine collegiate all-Americans, three Team USA members, and five Pro players.
Being a Nationally recognized program is essential to our mission, and with that, the program had tremendous success. Each year many of our teams play on a national stage competing in the top national tournaments around the country. We understand that if you want to be the best, you must play the best. However, with this being said, we offer a wide range of competitive environments, which include both national and regional based teams. Each team is treated as an individual and can choose the path that makes sense for their particular goals.
In 2016 our 18 Gold team was the first team in Texas history to win the TCS/USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP in New York City. The championship was on ESPN3 and provided a significant amount of national exposure for the program.
In 2018 the Blaze has become a part of the Wilson Athletics family and has a full partnership which means wholesale pricing on all things Wilson which includes DeMarini, Louisville Slugger, Evoshield. Wilson is currently working on a 24/7 Blaze Wilson store which will offer products directly at discounts.
Also in 2018 BLAZE UNITED NATIONAL program was created which consists of three Demarini sponsored teams in the 14u, 16u, and 18u age division. These teams will unite Blaze players from all around the state of Texas and will compete at the very highest level possible.
Additional Blaze partnerships include New Balance, Bownet, and Mizuno. Their products are also available at discounted pricing for our members!
We strive to be the premier fastpitch club in the country for over-all softball experience with a focus on development, competing, and college recruiting. Thanks for being here and the best of luck!
The Texas Blaze is recognized by the IRS as a Non-Profit 501c3 Corporation. As a Texas non-profit organization, we are governed by the rules of the IRS. Unlike competing area programs that are for-profit, all profits earned by the Texas Blaze through membership fees, fundraising, and all other sources must be returned to the program in a manner that directly benefits the kids. Our goal includes making the Blaze affordable for everyone wishing to play softball at the elite level.
Since you have chosen to participate in our tryouts, you have a serious interest in the highly competitive select softball experience offered by the Blaze. We are grateful that you have chosen us as one of your possibilities for a softball home!
There are many amazing people all throughout the organization who are committed to the goal of providing the best softball experience possible for our players. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, I love to talk softball!
President / Program Director
Texas Blaze Fastpitch Club