2004 ASA 18Gold National Champions
14 Times Finished in the Top 10
Congratulations to Southern Force-Carroll! 2015 ASA 14U National Champions!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch with a specific team's coach (see each page for contact information).
Head of Organization:
We are excited to announce current 14U coach, Josh Bloomer, as our new head of organization! This past summer he led our 16U KY group to a 17th place finish at ASA Nationals.
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.
Josh is married to Erin Bloomer, and they have two sons, Nate (7) and Cole (4).
Dale is our current 18U coach. He is one of the most successful coaches in Alabama high school history. To date, he was won 5 state titles at Sparkman HS. Palmer is a true player's coach, and has managed to continue to develop kids long after they've committed to play at a school. His rate of placing student-athletes at different universities across the country is excellent. His experience and knowledge will greatly enhance the recruiting efforts of our players. Prior to joining the Force, Palmer founded the Hunstville Sparks organization.