Florida Elite Softball: Welcome
Florida Elite is a newly formed fastpitch travel ball team. There are currently 3 teams (18U and 2 -14U); our organization will be opening up teams in the 10U and 12U divisions. FL Elite was formed to give girls the opportunity play softball at a more competitive level. The standards are set higher; every year the girls will be evaluated and goals are set for them. This team is not only for what they do on the field but also for how they are doing in school. Many of these girls goals are to play softball beyond there high school years. Girls are required to carry at least a 2.3 GPA.
FL Elite was started by Coach Missi (Perez) Smith; who is a grew up in Sarasota. Coach Smith graduated from Sarasota High School with a few State championship titles and went on to play 2 yrs with Manatee Community College and helped them to two conference championship titles. After her two years at MCC, Nova Southeastern University was next in line to benefit from her many talents. Coach Smith spent 5 years playing for the Dominican Republic National Team and had appearances in the Canada Cup, USA World Cup, Central American Games, Pan American Games and toured the United States with a few Professional teams. Sarasota High School and Manatee Community College have both benefitted from her ability to relate the game to younger players.