Kissimmee, FL – January 20, 2016 – National Pro Fastpitch has released its 2017 season schedule. The schedule was assembled during the League's annual winter meetings that took place in Nashville last week. The five affiliate team administrative staffs of the USSSA Pride, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and, Akron Racers all took part.
The teams of the NPF will play a combined 115 game regular season which breaks down to a 48 game schedule per team. The 2017 season will begin on June 1, with a three game series slated at The Ballpark at Rosemont featuring the Akron Racers at host, Chicago Bandits. The remaining three teams of Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Pride will open their season the following weekend beginning June 8.
The regular season will conclude on August 13 followed by the NPF Championship Series. Series location and exact dates have not yet been announced.
The NPF winter meetings serve a variety of functions in addition to scheduling, including policy and rule discussions, overall league evaluations and goals moving forward. For more information and particular team schedule breakdowns, visit individual team websites.
Check out the full 2017 schedule at profastpitch.com and make sure to follow your Pride on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
About USSSA Florida Pride: The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.
About USSSA: USSSA is headquartered in Osceola County, Florida. USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF): National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The 2016 NPF season will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Coverage includes the NPF College Draft presented by Bownet on Thur., April 14, followed by 23 regular-season games, a Championship Series Preview Special and the 2016 NPF Championship Series. The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, will join the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2016 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, representing the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.