Texas Glory Fastpitch was established in May 2000 with a 10U team. Later that year two 12u teams and an additional 10u team was added. The Texas Glory organization grew from 4 teams to 6 by the end of 2001 and to over 10 by 2004. As of 2011 they have 12 teams including two 18u, two 16u, two 14u, three 12u and three 10u teams. The organization has helped place over 70 athletes in college softball programs.
Texas Glory teams play either Premier or ASA Nationals with their top 18u team competing each year in the Team New Jersey Classic, Independence Day Tournament in Colorado and the Ronald McDonald Tournament in Texas.
The 16u and 18u teams have made a name for themselves with successful finishes at high profile tournaments. In 2008 and 2009 their 18u team won the 18u ASA Hall of Fame Gold National Qualifiier, the only team ever with back to back wins. In 2009 they were the highest finishing team at the ASA 18u Gold Nationals placing 13th. 2010 saw a 9th place finish for 18u and 5th place finish for 16u in the Premier Nationals.
Additional 16u accomplishments at ASA 16u Hall of Fame tournament in 2010 with a championship win. As of 2010, Glory teams have a 3-year winning streak at the HOF.
All of Texas Glory's on-field coaches are dedicated volunteers who invest many hours and some of their own resources to fuel their passion and provide opportunities to their young athletes. Coaches meet regularly for round table talks to discuss and share ideas and strategies.
Texas Glory Mission Statement
Our teams routinely compete in the most prestigious events in the country. The Texas Glory Softball Club and coaching staffs strive to attract players and parents with these common interests:
1. Promoting the game of fast-pitch softball.
2. Creating an environment in which players can reach their full potential and achieve the self-confidence and positive self-esteem necessary to be successful both on and off the field.
3. Developing individual skills and team tactics to enable players and/or teams to compete at the national level.
4. Assisting all of our players in obtaining D1 College scholarships.
The Texas Glory organization exists for the specific purpose of developing a competitive youth fast-pitch softball program whose goals are to develop players capable of competing at the highest levels in the country with the demonstrated skills necessary to earn a college scholarship. Our dedicated coaches and volunteer staff facilitate our athlete’s growth by conducting challenging practices and scheduling the highest level of competitive activity available. However, reaching these goals must be accomplished within the proper framework by instilling character, self-esteem, confidence and sportsmanship with the young athlete.
Achievement of these lofty and worthwhile objectives within the appropriate environment can only be reached through the mature behavior and exemplary conduct of the coaches and parents of the Club. Their relationship with the players must be of the highest ethical and moral standards and be based upon concern and just principles that ensure equitable treatment will prevail in all circumstances.
An aggressive desire for victory combined with the procedural and graduated development of softball skills through exceptional coaching and advanced training techniques is of paramount importance. Nevertheless, everyone should realize that, fast-pitch softball is only a game and is the forum we use to help our athletes mature into responsible adults.
Texas Glory Notable Past Players-
• Amberly Waits - 2006 La. Tech, OF,
2009 WAC Player of Year,
2009 NFCA All Region,
All WAC 2010, 2009 & 2008
• Natalie Villarreall - 2007, Texas A&M, 2B,
2009 Big 12 Defensive Player of Year,
2009 All‐Big 12 2nd team,
2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Div. I Central All‐Region team,
2008 All Big 12 2nd Team,
College World Series Runner Up
• Brianna Love - 2007, ULM, CF,
2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All‐South Region Team,
2010 All‐Sun Belt Conference First Team,
2009 Named all‐Sun Belt, all‐Louisiana,
2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA first team all‐region
• Amy Hooks - 2007, Texas, C,
2010 All‐Big 12 Second Team
• Amanda Locke - 2007, Alabama, 1B,
2009 SEC Freshman of the Year and to the All‐SEC Freshman team
• Sarah McCloud - 2007, Georgia, P,
Pitched in College World Series in 2009 & 2010
• Kristen Adkins - 2007, Florida/Ga Tech, P/IF/OF
• Whitney Canion - 2008, Baylor, P,
2009 Big 12 Pitcher of the Year,
2009 Big 12 Freshman of the Year