Welcome to The Cup 2022

The Cup is the most prestigious Indoor Fastpitch Softball Tournament in the World!

Imagine playing the sport you love (fast-pitch softball) on an international field against some of Europe’s most talented fast-pitch players while representing the USA for The Cup 2022!

Welcome To TheCup 2022

For over 25 years, our European Fastpitch Cup Trip has provided motivated High School Fast-Pitch Softball Athletes the opportunity to learn, play, and experience something not many get to do.  

If you qualify to join us and play for “The Cup”,  the largest and most prestigious Fast-Pitch Softball tournament in Europe, you will have the opportunity to train and compete against some of the World’s Best Talent and have a once in a lifetime experience at the same time.

We will provide you with an incredible experience that will leave you with life lessons and many positive memories. You will travel to visit and play in Europe for “The Cup” to represent us, yourself, and our country!

Our goal each year is to assemble the best teams of young women to represent our team and our country, while also allowing you to experience the beautiful sights of Paris and Amsterdam.  

Selected athletes (and their families) will join our seasoned staff on an eight-day guided adventure beginning with the most prestigious indoor fastpitch softball tournament in the world, followed by touring the City of Love, Paris.  You will create memories you will keep forever.  

Do you have what it takes?

Play against countries all over the world!

We are looking for athletes who love the game!

What Can You Expect From The Cup 2022 Experience?

Position Training

Get personalized 1:1 coaching from certified training experts and improve your game

Decision Making

You will learn how to make quicker, better, and smarter in-game decisions and build better skills for yourself

Resume Builder

Looking to separate your college resume from the others? By being selected for The Cup Team, you will show colleges that you have what it takes to succeed in a college program

International Competition

Play against some of the World's best players and build your resume

Personal Challenge

Have the support of our coaches & trainers who believe in your success while challenging yourself to be and play great

Trip Of A Lifetime

ou will have the opportunity to train and compete against some of the World’s Best Talent and have a once in a lifetime experience at the same time.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW Elite ATHLETES!

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What Past Players Say

See why our players say this is the best trip they have ever taken

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Please listen to this short video and If you have the heart to give it your all, the desire to play and travel internationally, and the ability to grow relationships with others who share your same passion, then this trip is for YOU! Apply Today to see if you qualify.

We are looking for athletes who love the game! We want passionate elite players who are looking for a new opportunity and are open to new experiences. You have to be willing to make new friends and memories and step out of your comfort zone a little.

Attitude Matters

Being a talented player is great — But having a positive attitude is really the key. We seek high energy individuals with an optimistic outlook to join our team. Are you ready? Get Your Application in and let's talk.

How Do We Select Our Players?

We select our athletes first on personality, attitude, and social skills. We are together off the field far too much to have these three factors not be the paramount ingredient in building our team. We then have a reference that gives us information on your skills. 

We have had 1st team all-league players, 1st team all-state players, and athletes at the other range that we’re not all league or a few that didn’t even play school ball at all, but still were “High School Age”.  We select our players on a variety of different factors, so it’s best to get your application in early for consideration.

We seek high energy individuals with an optimistic outlook WHO WANT TO…

JOIN US ON "The TRIP OF A LIFETIME"

The QSport Founders

Who We Are

While raising our daughters in central Ohio in the 80’s and early 90’s, one thing was very clear – they loved softball almost as much as I enjoyed coaching. We quickly created return nets in our barns to practice even when it was too cold or snowy to play. Many families wanted their daughters to practice all year with us too and we opened up our meager indoor areas to anyone who loved to play.

Through the years, we led clinics and tournaments and made so many friends that our softball circle was a large family. After my daughters grew up, married and started their own families, we all continued to support young athletes and continue on our Queen of Diamonds tournaments in the US.

But then, in 1996, we had an idea. As a blended family of Europe and America (Mom Whiteside is from the Netherlands) we experimented with a softball tournament we named  ‘the Cup’. With our family and friends scattered throughout Europe, we chose to hold the first one Lyon, France. We created a French team of high school aged women playing softball.

Now, we are in our 25th year and have had hundreds of positive success stories that we want YOU to have next.

Meet Our COACHES

MEET PAST PLAYER

Marjolein Merkx

Listen to another past player speak about the Cup Experience

Listen and learn how you can improve your game, refine your skills and benefit from this 5-star experience!

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Read and Hear What Players Just Like You Are Saying About Us

Rhonda Norby

Two weeks ago Anna and I embarked on the trip of a lifetime. Participating in International Cup 2018 was an incredible experience for both me as a parent and Anna as a player.

Playing Fastpitch softball against international teams, meeting and making friends with wonderful families/players, making future connections and getting to experience Amsterdam and Paris was all part of a jam packed week that we will never forget. We encourage all young ladies who loves the game to consider participating in future Cup events. It is worth every penny!

There is a per traveller fee  in 2022; However, we will show you how to bring this down to ZERO out of pocket. We have fundraising opportunities available to help you.

The travel fee includes almost everything on your trip… Your airfare, hotels, transportation, and uniforms. All of this will be handled by our exclusive White Glove Travel Team. Every year, we strive to make this experience as easy and accessible as possible. A few evenings of dinners and some snacks is all you really need to plan to have extra. The rest is covered! We have numerous fundraising opportunities we have developed over the past 20+ years that can we can quickly show you how our athletes and family can make this trip with ZERO out of pocket and/or family budget. We have found over and over again that these fundraising opportunities reduce your stress and will allow ANYONE with a little drive and motivation to have the opportunity to join us for the Cup!

Hear from another past player on why you should apply

Follow These Easy Steps

Apply For Your Interview

Commit To Participating

Launch Your CrowdFund

Travel & Compete

Need Help?

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the FAQ's - We will supply you with a whole lot more once we receive your application.

We allow friends & non-family of Cup Athletes, as well as past Cup trip members, softball fans, and anyone who wishes to go on this adventure and travel with us (of course, anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult)!
In the Netherlands, in Schiedam (a town near Rotterdam).
The Netherlands is the heart of fastpitch softball in Europe – between Italy and the Netherlands these are the two countries that have the highest ‘world’ ranking amongst all European nations.

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