Monday, May 4, 2015

Virginia Legends Fastpitch Turns 30

Developing Softball Athletes Since 1985
Virginia Beach, VA. The Virginia Legends, Virginia’s premier fast-pitch travel organization, celebrates their 30 year anniversary this spring. Since 1985, the Virginia Legends have been actively and passionately helping softball athletes achieve their academic and athletic goals, signing, to date, 150 athletes to NCAA scholarships.

The Virginia Legends have been funding strength training, skill development and travel for teams to national tournaments since their inception. Located in Hampton Roads, Virginia Legend teams travel to tournaments throughout Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Oregon, South Carolina, and New York. Virginia Legend players are widely identified as hard-working, fundamental and competitive softball players throughout the tournament and clinic circuits. Legend players follow a high standard of service, sportsmanship and dedication. 

In 2014 alone, the Virginia Legends signed 12 athletes to NCAA softball and academic scholarships to total 1.1 million dollars.  “These numbers reflect a great commitment to fundamentals and training and to the process of becoming a collegiate student-athlete,” said Barry Paul, Board President. “Our players really train smart and know what it means to work for what they want in life,” he added. Virginia Legends develop their softball skills in a year-round program. Players participate in fall travel tournaments, in the winter they work on their fundamentals and physical strength, and in the spring and summer they participate in tournament competition. "Every softball athlete has her own path," said Barry Paul. "It's our job to help each of them find success on that path."

So far in 2015, the Virginia Legends are excited to report that 10 players have signed National Letters of Intent to play collegiate softball to total $1.8 million in scholarship awards. Graduating classes of 2015-2017 are represented in this total, with a few 2018 and 2019 athletes receiving interest from college coaches as well. “It’s an exciting time to be a Virginia Legend,” said James Spencer, Board Vice-President. “With so many colleges signing athletes at a younger age, our athletes will be ready when their opportunity arises,” he added.

You can learn more about the Virginia Legends by visiting their website. If you are interested in playing for the Virginia Legends please click here.

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