2023 Canada Cup approved as a qualifier event for Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series

BYJess Caron

The winners of the Futures Gold and Showcase Gold Divisions will earn a direct berth into the Alliance Fastpitch National Championships in July 2023


November 8, 2022One of the biggest and best international fastpitch tournaments in the world is set to return in 2023 in beautiful British Columbia! The Canada Cup takes place at Softball City, two hours north of Seattle, in Surrey, Canada. The tournament consistently sees the top ranked countries in the world taking to the field including last year’s champion, Team USA.


In addition to the International Division, the Canada Cup has become a mainstay for Gold Division teams from around the world looking to compete against the very best. Next year’s tournament will run from July 10th-16th


Futures Gold (18U) teams and Showcase Gold (16U) teams will play a minimum of seven games, with a double knockout championship round, and for the first time, the Canada Cup will serve as a qualifier event for the Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series (AFCS). The winners from the Gold Divisions will earn a direct berth into the championships in July 2023. The 16u/18u AFCS will be hosted next summer in Southern California. 


With past, present, and future Olympians all taking part, the tournament is considered one of the most high-profile events on the fastpitch calendar for college recruitment, and it is extremely affordable for US teams because the pricing is in Canadian dollars.


For information about Canada Cup or registering for Futures Gold/Showcase Gold divisions, click HERE.


For more information and past tournament results, please visit: www.CanadaCup.com


About The Canada Cup International Softball Championship: 

The Canada Cup International Softball Championship is operated by the Canadian Amateur Sport Society, a registered not-for-profit society dedicated to advocating and encouraging the development of the sport of softball by staging a first class, family oriented elite international fastpitch event. The event is devoted to providing young, high caliber, female athletes the opportunity to expand their potential and ability by fielding elite level fastpitch teams, provide a source of inspiration and mentorship to the youth of the sport, and provide an entertaining, fun-filled sporting experience for the Canada Cup spectator.


About the Alliance Fastpitch

Founded in 2020, the Alliance Fastpitch is a member-based organization focused on organizing and unifying fastpitch softball through Member Leagues and a cohesive network of athletes, coaches, and parents. The goal is to drive athlete-centric programming and development-based resources that raise the standard for our sport. The Alliance Fastpitch is the result of grassroots collaboration and a vision for change by youth fastpitch leaders across the country. The eight Member Leagues within the Alliance Fastpitch are the Pacific Coast Fastpitch League, Heart of America Fastpitch League, Northeast Fastpitch League, Rocky Mountain Fastpitch League, Southeastern Fastpitch League, Texas Fastpitch League, Northwest Fastpitch League and Atlantic Coast Fastpitch League. The Alliance helps create unity among the leagues in regard to (1) Team & Individual Stats and Leaderboards (2) Post Season Play (3) Point Systems and (4) Player Recognition and Identification Program. The Alliance Fastpitch, along with the associated Member Leagues, promotes competitive and purposeful play that prepares athletes on and off the field. Visit www.thealliancefastpitch.com or follow the Alliance Fastpitch on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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