Friday, February 17, 2017

Registration Closes March 4th !!!

If you have yet to register for the 2017 Humboldt Fastpitch Recreational Softball, please do so now using the online registration system link posted on this web page!  Your early registration makes it possible for the Program's all-volunteer staff to assess player numbers, determine the number of teams by geographic region, reserve practice fields. establish practice schedules, and create and post games schedules in a timely manner.  

Please help us get the word out that REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MARCH 4th, the day of Humboldt Fastpitch Assessments.  This year, assessments will be held at the Humboldt State University Field House. Please note that assessments are mandatory AND players wishing to petition to play up in age divisions MUST attend!
Assessment times are as follows:
10u  = 10:30 a.m. 
12u = 11:30 a.m.
14-18u = 12:30 p.m.

Thank you!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

We are pleased to open online registration for the 2017 Season of Humboldt Fastpitch, the Recreation Division of Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball!  Registration will remain open thru March 5, 2017 after which late registration will commence. Please note that registration after the deadline will be subject to availability and a $20 late registration fee. However, players are asked to register early through the online system as it will help our all-volunteer staff to organize and schedule the 2017 Season. Note that late registration will close on March 18th, after which parents must contact Regional Rec Program Representatives or the Board of Directors to be added to a wait list, and will be notified and allowed to register late ONLY if space is available.
THE RECREATION DIVISION SOFTBALL SKILLS ASSESSMENT WILL OCCUR ON MARCH 4TH AT THE HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY FIELDHOUSE.  Attendance is strongly encouraged as it helps the program to distribute skill among players equally among the different teams.  Also note that attendance of the player assessment is mandatory for all players requesting to petition to play in age divisions.  Please stay tuned for more information. 

We still have missing uniforms from the 2016 softball season.  The immediate return of your uniform would be greatly appreciated for inventory and ordering purposes in preparation for the 2017 season. Traci Niles is our uniform coordinator and works for Umpqua Bank.  She has made arrangements so that uniforms can be dropped off at any Umpqua Bank in your local community and it will get to her! Thank you Traci!

Travel Softball
Humboldt Fastpitch offers travel softball through the Mad River MIST organization.  If any of you have an interest, please let us know.  We communicate electronically as much as possible and would love to add you to the travel softball email list. Stay tuned for Travel Softball announcements.

If you have any further questions regarding the 2017 Humboldt Fastpitch Recreation Softball Season please feel free to ask!  We also encourage you to help Humboldt Fastpitch, your Recreational Youth Softball Program, to get the word out to encourage players to register now!

~the Mad River-Humboldt Fastpitch Board

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Upcoming Clinics !!!

Softball season will be here before we know it!  In preparation, Humboldt State University is offering up some opportunities to get back into the "swing" of things!  They are as follows:

1)  Sunday, December 11th.  Pitching Clinic
2)  January 28th-29th.  Youth Winter Camp
For more information, click here:

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Information for all Humboldt Fastpitch and Mist Players on College Applications and Financial Aid

Please note valuable information on applying for colleges and financial aid:

For college bound high school students, fall of senior year is very busy.  This fall this is especially true because the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing date opens on 
October 1st, instead of January 1st as has been the case for many years.  The good news is that with support from the Decade of Difference, Northcoast Cal-SOAP, and the Arcata and McKinleyville Career & College Centers, students and parents can get the help and information that you need to navigate the college application and financial aid process.  The Northern Humboldt Union High School District Career Frontiers program will start this school year with several events tailored to support students who plan to apply to go to college next fall. 

On September 15th, before McKinleyville High School Back to School Night, we will offer a college information session for students and parents at 5:30 p.m. in the MHS library. September 19th offers another college information session for students and parents at St. Bernard's Academy at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. September 22nd is the 32nd annual Northcoast Cal-SOAP College Expo, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Eureka High School. On September 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Arcata High School library, the Career & College Center will share college application tips and will answer questions about financial aid. October 5thfrom 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at MHS, and October 13th from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. at AHS, offers Cash For College sessions, which will help you with the specifics of filing your FAFASA.  For more information about any of these events, call the Northern Humboldt Union High School District or email Jim Ritter at

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Labor Day weekend traditionally concludes our "summer" travel softball season and opens our "fall ball" travel season. ALL players interested in FALL TRAVEL SOFTBALL are invited to join our fall ball "kick-off" practice this Sunday, September 11th, 3 - 5 p.m. at Washington Elementary. Check in will start at 2:30 p.m AND IS OPEN TO ALL interested fastpitch players!  

For further Fall Ball information including tentative schedule and travel expenses, please click here.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email

Thank you! Hope to see you Sunday!

Monday, June 13, 2016

HSU Strength and Conditioning Camp

Humboldt State University offers a summer Strength and Conditioning Camp that we highly recommend for various reasons!  They include:
1)  Hit harder and farther!
2)  Pitch faster!
3)  Move more quickly!
4)  Preparation for college athletics
5)  It's fun!

The HSU Camp website is as follows:

The Nuts and Bolts of the Program:

This camp, open to all high school student-athletes, includes access to the strength and fitness facility from June 26th thru August 5th under the direction and teaching of the HSU strength and conditioning staff.

  • There are two training sessions available each day (Noon-2pm) and (5:30-7:30pm) Monday – Thursday. and seminars are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m.
  • The program runs from June 26th thru August 4th.
  • $100 
For more information, please contact the HSU Strength and Conditioning office at (707) 826-4519.

Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association-Humboldt Fastpitch
PO Box 4361
Arcata, CA  95518

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sunday Elimination Brackets

Tomorrow concludes the 2016 Humboldt Fastpitch Softball Season.  Upon completion of your team's season, please exchange your uniform for a complimentary Humboldt Fastpitch t-shirt at the spirit wear table at each location.  Coaches, please return your gear also at the spirit wear table.  Sunday Elimination Brackets include:

10 and Under  =​

12 and Under = *Please note that one 12 and Under game will be played at the Arcata Sports Complex.​

 16 and Under = ​

Good luck to all teams!  Thank you for your participation with Humboldt Fastpitch!