European Youth Trophy ” Massimo Romeo ” U13

From 15 to 18 August in Collecchio ( Parma ) I joined the two Italian Softball U13 National Teams of the Youth Development Project U13 I have the honour to coordinate.
It was once more a great softball week thanks to the dedication, the intensity and the involvement of 28 wonderful girls and 8 great coaches whom I want to thank personally for all they have done and will keep doing for the development of our sport.

The main goal of the project was to let many girls live the experience of international competition and share the spirit of being part of the whole national programme and of the movement of European softball.
10 Italian regions were represented and girls, clubs, parents, coaches have been driven by the passion of softball at the highest level in Europe.
The result was a week of intense work, of tears and joy, of cooperation and teamwork which will be the real legacy of this tournament.

But also the final result on the field was rewarding : Italy 2 ( grey team ) won the Trophy by beating Moscovia 6 – 2 in a wonderful final ! Italy 1 was awarded the bronze medal coming in 3rd.

Our group feels proud of the girls and their results and I personally want to thank all friends, supporters and especially my coaches for these cherished moments.