Glory Fastpitch softball was founded in 2010 by Suzy Willemssen. What started out as her single 18u Glory Gold team has now grown into 17 teams spanning across 4 states with 12u-18u age levels. Suzy’s hope was to bring out the greatness in our sport and each other by creating a Purpose Driven Softball mission and community. We believe it takes giving and talented people working together with servant’s hearts to reach our fullest potential. We believe coaches, parents, players, trainers — everyone must give each other their best to create a true TEAM culture where athletes can discover their incredible gifts and build the courage and sense of purpose to share their greatness on and off the field. The Glory organization aligns people’s talents and passions and shares a deep desire to serve and give to one another. We feel that with our platform we have a responsibility to use it for a greater purpose. We are honored to be recognized by the NFCA as the top travel organization for raising funds for their Strikeout Cancer initiative. Over the past 7 years Glory has raised over $300,000 for Childrens National to fight pediatric cancer.
Glory develops winners on and off the field. We excel in the classroom, selflessly give to our teammates, play for something bigger than ourselves, and respect the game of fastpitch softball and all those involved. We believe that by loving the game and playing with a deeper purpose, it will fulfill each individual’s potential and create a foundation for life. To be part of Glory, one must exemplify a servant’s heart, display the utmost character on and off the field, and display the will to selflessly work together toward greatness. Simply put, if it’s all about “you” this will not be the right home for you.
Glory players are fierce competitors who work together to bring out the best in each other. We play to win and master the mindset and the skills required to succeed at the collegiate level and beyond. Glory coaches are driven to bring out the best in our players, our families, and our entire softball community. We strive to do everything with: integrity, unity, commitment, trust, respect, self-esteem, tradition, effort, attitude, responsibility, discipline, mental toughness, self-belief, and giving back.
Glory continues to build a premier softball community of leaders, teachers, recruitment advisers, college coaches, athletic trainers, nutritionists and “life” coaches. The Glory organization has established a strong national reputation and a vast network of key relationships. We compete at the highest level and are regularly invited to compete in “best-of-the-best” exposure events. We partner only with select individuals and organizations who share our passion and philosophies for developing student-athletes, leaders, ball players…and CHAMPIONS.