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Welcome to "The Cup" 2024!

This is the most prestigious Indoor Fastpitch Softball Tournament in the World. This Opportunity Is Only Offered Once-A-Year, To Select US High School Fast Pitch Softball Players.

Imagine playing on an international Field, against some of Europe’s Most Talented Players, While Representing the USA. Welcome to "The Cup" 2024!

Are You Ready?

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 players 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.

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

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

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.  On this trip, you will create memories that will last a lifetime. 

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 2024 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

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 are looking for a few elite athletes to join our team. Are you the one?

Connect with us today to learn more! 

What Past Players Say

See why our players proclaim that this is the BEST trip they have ever taken!

SPACE IS LIMITED!

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Please listen to this short video. If you have the heart to give it your all, the desire to play and travel internationally, and the ability to build relationships, 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 opportunities 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 key. We are seeking high energy individuals with an optimistic outlook to join our team. Are you ready? Complete your application now and let's talk.

How Do We Select Our Players?

Initially, we select our athletes first on personality, attitude, and social skills. Because we will spend a lot of time together on and off the field, these factors are paramount to building our teams.  

No matter your skill level, you can have the opportunity to showcase your skills and join The Cup 

In the past, we have selected 1st team all-league players, 1st team all-state players, and many who just love to play the game. Now is the time to submit your application for consideration.

We are seeking a few high-energy individuals with an optimistic outlook who want to…

JOIN US For "A TRIP OF A LIFETIME"

The QSport Founders

Meet The Whitesides

While raising our daughters in central Ohio in the ’80s and early ’90s, 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 Europeans and Americans (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 in 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 THE COACHES

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

Marjolein Merkx

Marjolein will help you understand by joining us on the Cup Trip how you can improve your game, refine your skills, and really benefit from this 5-Star Experience!

Hear from Marjoelin Merkx about her experience with The Cup Trip
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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 were all part of a jam-packed week that we will never forget. We encourage all young ladies who love the game to consider participating in future Cup events. It is worth every penny!”

Please know that there is a per traveler fee in 2024 of $4250; however, we will show you how to bring this down to ZERO Out-Of-Pocket. Just as so many others have done before you. We have proven 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!

Watch and hear from another past player on why you should apply and join us on the next trip!

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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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