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ELITE 50 National Invitational

Welcome to the 2019 Elite 50 National Showcase

The Elite 50 National Invitational Showcase is coming to Montgomery, AL. This event is for ages 10u-18u. The idea behind this event is to bring full softball games and competition back to the game. For 12u-18u the format is 5 pool into double elimination. All pool games will be 105 minutes finish the inning with all bracket games being a full 7 innings. For the 10u we will do a 3 pool into double elimination. The time for the 10u will be 80 minutes finish the inning for all games. 

The idea behind the Elite 50 is to bring in the top 50 teams we can for each age group. The application process provides the ability for each team to provide their teams resume and the Elite 50 staff to review the application for entry. 

The ELITE 50 is going STRONG and is every teams' chance to prove their place among the Elite teams in the entire country.  So as I stated "WE" have gotten a great event coming next 6/5-6/9. Who is "WE"?

Let me introduce you to the Elite 50 staff.

Matt Adams - Co-Director of Elite 50 and Co-Owner of MJ Events: Matt and Jason Packard make up MJ Events LLC and the Prospex Softball Organization. Matt and Jason have built one of the premier travel organizations in the country while establishing some of the most prestigious showcase events the softball circuit has seen. With strong relationships built with tons of college coaches throughout the country they are able to provide a recruiting opportunity for players/teams that few others can match.

Tom McCluskey - Co-Director of Elite 50 and Owner of AK Sports: Tom and his wife Sabrina have established one of the Premier travel softball organizations in the southeast with the Kraze. They have also have an annual tourney that is a great event, Tri State Exposure in Florence, Alabama. This is the 12th year for their event. Sabrina does a great job with the hospitality and organization of this event. Tom provides a level of experience and success that very few can match. The experience they both add in various aspects of the tourney world is going to be a huge addition to this event.

Anthony Ellison - Co-Director of Elite 50 and owner of Southeastern Elite Sports Promotion. Anthony has been part of the Kraze organization for several years as a coach/assistant coach. He has been very active in developing relationships with great venues all over the country for some of our top events to be held at. Anthony works religiously to help with development of these great events. Anyone who has been to our events knows how hard he works for all teams to have a great experience.

We also have a great support staff to go along with the Directors of this event. Without our great support staff this top event would not be possible.

Matt Jones:  Matt also runs the Elite Trail side of MJ Events where we bring in 15-20 teams for smaller tourneys on college campuses. Matt helps us with social media public relations as well as distributing of advertisement aspects for all tourneys. Matt serves many roles for these events and provides energy and a work ethic that has been vital to the to the tourneys development.

Brian Shollenberger: Current Head softball coach at Florence High School. Brian has been Tom's "right hand man" for years and provides an extensive background in tourney directing at both the travel and school ball level.

Tonia Martin: Owner of the Tennessee Illusions organization. Tonia has developed one of the top organizations around and created a great recruiting platform for all her kids in her organization. She will be a great asset to the event with her relationships with so many college coaches. Tonia is a wonderful person and a great addition to the Elite 50 staff.

Now I wanna take time and introduce my right hand man. Johnny Franklin will head the directing of this event and coordinate schedules. Johnny has been great friend of mine for years. I have learned a lot about hosting these events from him as his experience is second to none. Johnny has been in charge of running all of my previous events and I would not be able to be a successful without him. His value to this event is unquestioned but extremely appreciated.

This shows that every aspect needed to hold the top tourney in the country is in place. The teams are flying in and we expect to be full around the first of the year. 

Players Camp 6/4

We will be hosting a camp the day before the beginning of the tourney. This camp will be from 9 am - 2pm. The cost will be $125 per player. We will have a minimum of 25 college staffs working this camp. We will open registration for this camp after the first of the year. Do not miss this elite opportunity to work with and learn from these coaches. This will also allow players to play in front of these same coaches throughout the week as all coaches at the camp are committed to be in attendance through Friday at minimum. 

Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies will be at 6 p.m. on 6/4. We will have food, vendors, guest speakers, and a live performance. You will not want to miss this event. We will announce exact details of the opening ceremonies in the coming months. 

Park List

We will be using multiple parks in the Montgomery area as well as a couple college fields. We will announce exact field assignments soon.

Stay to Play Event

There is a mandatory 8 room minimum per team. If you are inside the 60 mile radius please make sure to notify a director of this so we can exempt you from the stay to play. There will be no exceptions of the stay to play for teams outside of the 60 mile radius.


Below is the link for the hotel requests for the stay to play through traveling teams:

Coaches List Updated 12/18

Team List

10u 12u 14u 16u 18u
Canes 08 DS Hotshots Premier 2024 Prospex Gold 04 - Church Mo Bombers Gold Prospex Gold 18u - Adams
Prospex 08 - Jonseof Jacksonville Storm 06 AL Batbusters 14u - Ellison Florida Premier Georgia Prime - Jones
Adidas Show Elite HTX Bombers Gold EC Bullets 05 AL - Segrest TN Ballhawks 21/22 5 Star Elite
S.A. Sharks 10u AL Batbusters 06 Birmingham Vipers 05 - Dickerson Prospex Gold 03 - Adams TN Illusions - Martin
Texas Glory 2526 AL Firecrackers 06 Team Kansas - Grissom Prospex Gold 02 - White Armory 18u
Texas Blaze Elite - Slimp American Freedom - Whitfield AL Firecrackers 21/22 - White Prospex 18u
Adidas Show Elite 06 Fearless Elite MOJO - Lewis MS Express - Westbrook
AL Kraze 2024 South Texas Venom 04 TN Bombers Elite 16u Birmingham Mustangs 01
Tuscaloosa Titans 06 Prospex Gold 05 - Clark EC Bullets - Scarborough All Out 18u
Fury Premier 2024 Diamond Fury Elite 05 AL Kraze 02 AL Kraze 01 - McCluskey
American Freedom - Weems DS Hotshots - Rojas Birmingham Vipers Adidas Show Elite Gold
Prospex Gold 06 - Watts Pro Impact TN Bombers Gold 02 AL Kraze 18u - Tittle
12u Firecrackers AL - Jordan Georgia Athletics 05 Smith MS Elite - Gatlin AL Firecrackers - Hanson
Texas Bombers Gold - Hays AL Batbusters 04 - Dismuke/Ellison Texas Glory Adkins Gold - Martin Force Elite Mizuno - Moore
Xplosion 12u AL Twisters 04 Armory 16u So Cal Athletics
Birmingham Mustangs 07 Marucci Patriots SE Gold Marucci Patriots Select Louisville Lady Sluggers - Swiderski
DS Hotshots Alabama 06 Lady Stix 14u MS Express 03 Freedom Fastpitch TN 01
Hotshots 2025 - Louisiana Prospex Geter New Orleans Nightmares Ascension Outlaws 18u
Birmingham Fillies TN Ballhawks 04 Atlanta Premier - Thompson/Cothern Montgomery Hurricanes
Diamond Fury Elite - Stamper Hotshots Ashcraft HTX AL Kraze 02 - McCluskey Adidas Show Elite 18u
Hotshots 2025 - Louisiana Adidas Show Elite 04 AL Bombers 16u AL Firecrackers - Parks
Motion 06 - Cain Texas Bombers Gold Elite Nike Elite 16u
Hotshots 2025 - Louisiana Quad City Firebirds 04 High Intensity - Pate
EC Bullets - Hollifield TN Kraze 04 Limestone Flash
Hotshots Futures - Perez AL Kraze 16u - Tittle
Mayhem Gold 03
AL Firecrackers - Payne
Marucci Patriots SE Gold
TN Illusions - Ott
Prospex 02 - Brown
Lightning Elite 03
Atlanta Premier 20/21 - Ryman
MVP Fastpitch Gold
MS Prospects
Adidas Show Elite - Alexander
Glory Adkins 2021 - Locke
Texas Glory TPA - National
Freedom Fastpitch TN - Kidd
Florida Impact 2021 - Page
Texas Glory 16u - Bowman
Dirt Diamonds
Xtreme Softball - Johns
Firecrackers GA - Sims
AL Kraze 2020
Adidas Show Elite 16u - Hall