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CEO, Atlanta Fastpitch Company
Chris Florence has been involved with all levels of the USSSA since he began his USSSA journey in 2005. Florence began his USSSA in 2005 as the Director of Baseball for the Hampton Youth Club at North Forty Park outside of Atlanta. In 2008, he moved to USSSA Fastpitch teaming up with Jerry Parham to start the Georgia USSSA Fastpitch program. The following year Chris assumed the Area Director title and oversaw all USSSA Fastpitch in the Atlanta area. He eventually became the Director of Tournament Operations for the Georgia USSSA Fastpitch.
In 2009, Florence was introduced to the USSSA national scene when he began volunteering at the Road to Orlando World Series. During his time working with the Road to Orlando, Chris was introduced to Jeremy McDowell. At the time, Chris’s daughter Christen was becoming very active in the elite level game nationally as she competed on one of the top organizations in the country, the Atlanta Vipers. This exposed Chris to the needs of the elite level and how USSSA could expand it’s reach within the elite game. In 2012, Chris founded the Gold Cup Series in the Atlanta area which brought together the top programs in the Georgia under the USSSA umbrella.
When USSSA launched the USA Elite Select program in 2015, Chris Florence was appointed as the National Championship Director. Chris traveled the country the first two years of the program working with state and area USSSA directors, building relationship with elite organizations, and running the National Qualifiers. Additionally, Chris served as the National Director for the World Fastpitch Championship and Futures World Fastpitch Championship helping them both grow to 242 and 75 teams respectively.
He brings a wealth of experience at all levels of USSSA from the grassroots and recreational programs to the elite level in USA Elite Select. He has a passion for growing the sport and a huge passion for helping young athletes compete at the next level.
Assistant State UIC (Umpire In Charge)
Tim Langley is the Assistant State UIC (Umpire In Charge) and South Metro UIC for both USSSA and Atlanta Fastpitch Company. He is also the founder of Henry County Fastpitch Umpires, LLC, where he books 70 umpires for USSSA, Atlanta Fastpitch Company, the Rockdale Girls Softball Association, and the North Henry Youth Baseball Association. He has been an umpire for nearly two decades, starting with recreation baseball in Henry County in 2000. In addition, Tim has worked for the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), umpiring varsity and junior varsity softball and baseball and refereeing junior varsity boys and girls basketball. He has also umpired at the GHSA State Softball Playoffs and the USSSA Fastpitch World Series in Orlando.
Tim brings a substantial amount of experience to Atlanta Fastpitch Company. He has been a part of the USSSA family here in Georgia for over ten years, umpiring and booking other umpires since 2008. He has a passion for growing the sport, recruiting and training new umpires, and helping fastpitch athletes play the game we all love. If you are interested in becoming an umpire, or learning more about umpiring, don’t hesitate to reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org