"I'm extremely excited to announce that I'm creating TFS Bastian Elite, a group of talented athletes from across North America, Canada and the world that I feel are the best that TFS has to offer."
says Coach Michael Bastian. This team will be different from his previous invite-only development teams as they will have an extensive national travel schedule throughout the year that includes the premier National Showcases. The 10-12 core group of athletes will be joined by 2-3 invitational attendees at each event, these athletes are mainly those that can not commit to the national travel that TFS Bastian Elite offers it's athletes. Showcasing the athletes on a National Scale for recruiting is important. "Most of our players don't want to stay in their state or region when they continue for higher education....so allowing them this opportunity if a perfect fit for them and me as their coach." says Bastian.
"We are very excited for our daughter to have an opportunity to work with Coach Michael Bastian and be part of his Elite National Team. The college exposure she will encounter with Coach B's team, we believe, is the best opportunity to take her to the next level." says parent, Stephanie Hassan.
"I'm in a place in my life where I need to step back from International softball and my worldly softball travels so this should be a lot of fun. I'm really excited to grow this group of athletes into what I believe will be seen as one of the best Elite softball teams in the nation" according to Bastian. "Our 2020 summer schedule will be packed...you can find us at many Surf City events, Las Vegas PGF Nationals Qualifiers, Triple Crowns Sparkler, Atlanta Legacy, and we will close out the summer at PGF Nationals in SoCal."
Stay tuned for a full release of the roster and schedule.