The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) has helped youth across the country get involved in competitive sports for decades where they grow as athletes and individuals. To ensure they spread positive values, the USSSA seeks out help from qualified volunteers like Martin F. Garcia who have demonstrated their own sports capabilities.
The USSSA began its first nonprofit sports competitions in 1968 when headquarters were located in Petersburg, Virginia and the available program was relatively small in scope. Today, the organization is one of the most recognized specialty sports leagues in the country with millions of participants and an 18,000-square-foot headquarter building in Viera, Florida. They’ve made major strides in their mission to become the most visibly recognized, technologically advanced, professionally represented sports organization in the world, but they wouldn’t have made it far without volunteers like Martin F. Garcia.
Volunteers in the programs support their teams by serving as coaches, mentors, fans, and additional hands during competitions (needed for concessions, parking attendants, traffic directors, etc.). They help youth in their teams expand their understanding and sports talent as well as grow as respectful individuals. To provide a quality experience that’s both safe and conducive for youth, the USSSA seeks help from qualified sports players like Martin F. Garcia who have proven their own athletic and leadership abilities.
Martin F. Garcia is a 4-time Softball National Champion who has won tournaments in
Glendale Arizona, Crystal Lake Illinois, and South Bend Indiana among others. He’s played a range of positions in his sports career including shortstop, second base and third base.
“It’s important for youth to learn the game from people who have carved their own sports legacies,” says Martin F. Garcia. “That way, they learn the correct ways to play, including good sportsmanship and camaraderie in addition to the traditional rules and practices.”
Martin F. Garcia has a long streak of playing softball in his own sports legacy, making him a perfect example for USSSA coaches. In 2002, he played with Licorice Softball team, his team coming in first place in the South Bend, Indiana tournament. In 2004, Mr. Garcia played with Maxim Softball in Marshalltown, IA, and won 2nd in Team All American in addition to playing with Miller 45’s and winning in Glendale, Arizona. In 2008, he played with team Flashback and won the competition in Crystal Lake, IL, and did so again in the following year.
The USSSA is more than just a sports league, it’s an opportunity to empower youth in our local communities and give young athletes a chance to showcase their athletic talents and improve upon them. In addition, they learn to become positive members of society and are taught fundamental traits and values that last a lifetime. Thanks to the competent and dedicated work of volunteers like Martin F. Garcia, the USSSA is able to transform the lives of youth across the country, from coast to coast.