03/30/2017 3:02 AM -
National Scouting Report Announces Partnership with Texas NPF teams
HOUSTON, Texas — The National Professional Fastpitch organizations, The Texas Charge, and the Scrap Yard Dawgs, announced an exclusive partnership with the recruiting organization National Scouting Report to promote the growth of fastpitch softball throughout the state of Texas and its surroundings.
“It’s a great opportunity for NSR to partner with these ladies, who have so much experience with softball in playing and coaching,” said Rusty Rigney, NSR CEO. “They have so much to share with younger athletes. Aligning ourselves with organizations who share the same mission, of helping young athletes achieve their dream of playing in college, is great for the future of fastpitch.”
This new partnership means big things for the state of Texas and the sport of softball. The Texas Charge and the Scrap Yard Dawgs will be joining NSR on the recruiting trail and help softball players play in college.
“This partnership is something NSR softball has been working towards for years and searching for the right, honorable people involved, to make it happen,” says Robby Wilson, NSR’s director of softball scouting. “The Scrap Yard sports facilities and staff are second to none; The GM's and management staff of both the Texas Charge and the Scrap Yard Dawgs are visionaries with their heart fully-committed to advancing the game of softball. As someone who is involved with softball and softball recruiting all day, every day, I've witnessed the growth, direction, and drive from the Scrap Yard in recent years and could tell they were moving in the right direction not only in facilities, but in growing the game of softball at every, single level.”
NSR is employing NPF players from the Texas Charge and the Scrap Yard Dawgs to assist student-athletes with their recruiting. All of the professional softball players were once collegiate athletes. They know what it takes to play at that level and can evaluate athletes who have those skills and abilities.
Connie May, the General Manger of the Scrap Yard Dawgs, is looking forward to the relationship with NSR and what it means for female athletes.
“It has been a goal to be able to give women the opportunity to continue to play the game they love and make a living through that game,” May said. “The partnership with NSR will be a great first step to achieving that goal.”
Scott Smith, Texas Charge General Manager, Texas Bombers National Program Director, Scrap Yard Sports Athletic Director and the 2016 NFCA coach of the year, echos May’s thoughts.
“NSR’s long tradition of helping student-athletes is something that really stuck out to me,” Smith said. “It was evident after speaking with Robby Wilson, with NSR, that his passion for helping student-athletes was genuine and something we absolutely had to be a part of.”
The partnership will begin April 1, 2017, and will go through the NPF season and into the players’ offseason. The NPF season begins June 1, 2017, and will conclude in August at the championship world series in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
About National Scouting Report (NSR):
Found in 1980 NSR is the world's largest on-the-ground college scouting and recruiting organization, helping athletes get recruited across all levels by promoting them to colleges nationwide. NSR scouts consist of former collegiate athletes, college coaches, and individuals with a strong tie to athletes. All NSR services are NCAA compliant.
To learn more about NSR, visit nsr-inc.com
About the Scrap Yard Dawgs:
The Scrap Yard Dawgs began competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2016. The Dawgs provides elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Houston area, the Dawgs organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dawgs at www.scrapyarddawgs.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.