In 2003 Dave Hazzard. Kevin and Sherrie Allbritten and Joe DiSalvatore wanted to develop a new softball organization in the Tampa Bay area that would not only play in the most competitive tournaments but would be a very competitive organization. It is now 8 years later and we continue to be one of the top nationally ranked teams in the USA!
Our Mission Statement: To help develop our players into highly competitive, responsible, positive attitude, mature and goal oriented young adults.
The Partnership Alliance Council (PAC) was formed by the NFCA to bring together softball associations that share common challenges. We are proud to have Linda Derk the representative for Travel Ball.
Members of the Council:
Sue Enquist: former UCLA coach and Hall of Famer
Kate Drohan: Northwestern Head Coach
Rhonda Revelle: Nebraska Head Coach
Lizzy Lamier: Notre Dame Associate Coach
Rachel Hansen: Dartmouth Head Coach
Chris Herman: Williams Head Coach
Linda Derk: Team FLA AD and LDI
"I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to be a part of a committee with such a "storied group" of coaches that are passionate about taking our sport to the next level. This committee is dedicated to having a strong mission to help develop a more consistent approach to the development of travel ball coaches, players and parents at all levels."
Team FLA Player Sara "Sugar" Nevins has been selected to the USA National Softball team!!! Congratulations Sugar!!
NEWS: Check out our international page!!!!!! BIG BIG BIG NEWS!!
Team FLA being represented by 18U Gold Player Emily Libero and Team FLA Athletic Director and Head Coach Linda Derk at the NCAA Woman's Softball World Series. Here is Emily with US Olympian Jessica Mendoza! Yea Team FLA!
Libero of Team FLA 18U Gold and Jessica Mendoza at the NCAA World Series in OKC!
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CLEARWATER FLORIDA AUGUST 8, 2012
Team FLA Softball, Inc. and the Florida Fury are proud and excited to announce that they will be partnering for the upcoming season and years to come! Linda Derk and Joe Cotrone will be coaching the 18U Gold ,as well as, working with the entire Team FLA Softball family to lead the way and bring the organization to national notoriety.
Our 16U Team FLA will be coached by former college players and will lead by Susan Jallo of University of Tampa and her coaching staff that includes Richelle Mirabal of Newberry College and GiOnna DiSalvatore of UCLA.
"This is a terrific opportunity for everyone involved, stated Linda Derk. We are extremely excited about partnering with Team FLA and developing the organization to the next level."
This transition will be effective immediately and all teams will be under the TEAM FLA name.
Please check out the websites below for more information!