The Valley Invite marks another space and place where Triple Crown Sports assembles another high-value fastpitch event, one that draws talented clubs and a healthy number of college coaches with recruiting on their mind.
The 2019 version of the event (June 14-16) has right at 200 teams registered, with a five-game guarantee designed to keep athletes in motion throughout each day. BallerTV will be on hand to provide livestream coverage of all the action.
One of the priorities at Triple Crown is to make sure all levels of the college game are represented in these showcase moments, so you’ll see representatives from schools like the University of Washington ranging to the passionate competitors in the JUCO and NAIA ranks.
The focus from the college coaches launches at the start with College Camp Friday, June 14 at Hillsboro Stadium. Nearly 10 separate camps will be held, including one tailored to high-academic performers and another for unsigned 2019 and 2020 graduates who desire to play after high school.
Throughout the day June 14 at Hillsboro Stadium, the NCSA Speed Combine will also be held. There’s no charge to go through the process, which will give athletes specific measurables they’ll use to make their case to college programs.
Triple Crown’s new product designed to offer the cold, hard facts about an athlete’s ability, the TC Eval, will be held June 13, from 2-8 p.m. at the North Clackamas Sports Complex. Players work is small groups with a college coach, and a five-page report is generated that will break down the skill set and college potential of the player.
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Triple Crown Fastpitch is a coast-to-coast operation, and the Left Coast is a primary source of interest and attention with the Valley Invite, based in and around Portland, OR. While the action on the field will be compelling, there are plenty of ways to change up your time at the event and see what else is intriguing about the region.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry – Really, there’s no better place to engage your mind and grow your knowledge that the OMSI. Five halls and more than 200 exhibits will fully engage the family, with theaters, planetariums and even a submarine.
Voodoo Doughnuts – Now in seven locations, this operation sprang to life in 2003 and has become a mandatory stop for visitors to the city. The Bacon Maple Bar is a particularly well-loved offering, but about 50 varieties are there for the munching.
Portland Food Carts – This dose of local culture is loosely organized in “pods” where dozens and dozens of cuisine styles are represented. At any given time there are about 500 tracks/carts in operation; it all started in the 1910s with horse-pulled carts and has taken root as part of the city.
Bridges – Over the Willamette River, there are 12 bridges keeping Portland stitched together, and they all have their unique charms. Suited for cars, bikes and pedestrians, the bridges help create the unique vibe of the city.
Multnomah Falls – About 30 miles from Portland, this is a 611-foot-tall awe-inspiring cascade of icy water. From the parking area off of I-84, a 5-minute walk is all that separates you from the exhilarating spray at the base of the falls.