What is the Xeno?
It starts with a camp instructed by college coaches. After the camp all girls play at least 5 games between Friday July 1 and Sunday July 3, 2016.
How are Xeno teams formed?
Each team will have 3 pitchers, 2 catchers and 1 position player for the remaining 7 positions. Teams are formed based on the information we get off of applications.
Why the Xeno?
I myself, Howard Edwards - NC NSA, along with Debbie Taylor - former college athlete and volunteer assistant college coach, formed the Xeno to give the girls an opportunity to play in a tournament somewhat similar to the Queen of Diamonds that has been going on for 20 years. I want to provide something different and unique for the NC NSA Program. We also want to provide the older girls an opportunity to be seen by college coaches in an atmosphere that is much different than playing on a travel showcase team.
Who coaches Xeno teams?
The Xeno is coached by former and current college players from the area. We have used girls from Elon, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Pembroke, Guilford, Queens, Presbyterian, Winthrop, Methodist, Liberty and Campbell in past years. These college players will select MVP's for every games which girls will receive a T-shirt and also select all tournament team at the end of the tournament. All game MVP's and all tournament will get a letter along with a certificate sent to them after the tournament.
Junior High Division
- Rising 7th graders and Rising 8th graders
Graduation years 2021 and 2022
Senior High Division
- Rising 9th graders, Rising 10th graders, Rising 11th graders and Rising Seniors
Graduation years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
Online applications are now open at: http://www.ncnsashowcases.com/#!xeno--2016/bprxv
Deadline to submit applications: February 15th, 2016
Teams formed after the February 15th, 2016 deadline and payment will be due around March 1st, 2016.
A cash payment of $50.00 will be required at check in for the clinic conducted by college coaches. We hve reduced teh fee from previous years so you won't have to pay as much money up front.