Southern Force is a travel softball organization designed to help the elite softball player showcase their talents in front of college coaches while playing against the best competition in the country. Southern Force players are known to be hard-nosed, gritty players with a passion for the game of softball. Southern Force's national recognition allows our players to be recruited at the maximum level their talent allows. Our former and current players have committed to play college softball at collegiate powerhouses such as Oklahoma, Alabama, Texas A&M, LSU, Georgia, Kentucky, Fresno State, Oregon, Stanford and many other great colleges across the country! The performance of our players at the collegiate level proves the ability of our program to develop young athletes into future college stars!
Interested in playing with the Southern Force? Please email us at email@example.com or get in touch with a specific team's coach (see each page for contact information).
Head of Organization:
Alisa played for the Force from 2005-2007. Goler then went on to play college softball at University of Georgia.
Goler had an incredible career at UGA. She was a 3-time NFCA All-American, a top 10 finalist for 2009 and top 25 finalist for 2011 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award, holds the SEC record for career walks (184) and single-season RBI (83), holds UGA career records for homeruns (58), RBIs (236) and many other very prestigious records. Alisa is not only a great athlete, but was a great student as well. Alisa was a finalist for the Lowe's Senior Class Award in 2011, as well as a Capitol One Academic All-District III First Team member.
She was drafted to the Chicago Bandits and earned Rookie of the Year honors, as well as Homerun Champ. She was an All-NPF performer. She currently plays with the Pennsylvania Rebellion.
Southern Force is proud to have Alisa leading the program as she is a phenomenal role model for young players and someone who has competed at the highest level and can help young players prepare for their own college careers.
Director of Softball Operations:
We are excited to announce current 16U coach, Josh Bloomer, as our new Director of Softball Operations! He will aid in player development and recruitment, as well as serve as second in command.
Josh has been a fastpitch softball coach for 18 years. He previously was involved with the Louisville Lady Sluggers for 6 years. In 2010 he led his group to a top 10 finish at ASA Nationals, and in 2012 a 12th place finish at PGF. Both finishes were the highest that a Kentucky-based team had finished that year.
Josh is currently a high school teacher/coach at Male H.S. in Louisville, Kentucky. In his 12 years as a high school coach, he has amassed over 300 wins with a winning percentage of 71%. He won a State Title and also coached his team twice to finishes as the State Runner-Up. Over the last 5 years he has coached 21 players that committed to play Divison 1 ball, and a total of 34 players that have committed to play collegiately. From 2011-2013, he was a speaker at the SoftballCon Coaching Conference. He also contributes as a writer to the website Softball Preps.
Bloomer is married to Erin Bloomer, and they have two sons, Nate (7) and Cole (4).