Monday, May 7, 2018

2018 Regular Season Game Schedule

Thank you to everyone who participated in this weekends tournament, the young ladies who left it all on the field, and to all the volunteer staff at all the sites for helping us host such a large event over a fairly large area! Much appreciated to all the time, effort, and energy our volunteer board and coaches put in! If any of you are interested in joining this very team oriented group of people from all ends of the county, please let us know! It truly takes a village!
With that being said, we all know you are anxiously waiting the 2018 Humboldt Fastpitch League Schedule! Without further ado:

Friday, May 4, 2018

Summer Travel Ball?

Hi Everybody! If you don't already know, the parent nonprofit of the Humboldt Fastpitch Recreation Program, the Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association, also hosts a competitive travel softball called the Mad River MIST.  The MIST is in the process of organizing its summer softball season. For anyone interested in participating, please plan to attend the assessment dates as indicated below! Please also fill out the Google Form (click here) so we may begin to pre-plan our summer participation! Thank you so much!
Assessments - TWO DAYS*
May 13th and May 20th as follows:
10 and Under: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
12 and Under: 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
14 and Under: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
16/18 and Under: 4:45 to 6:30 p.m.
*Players may be asked to stay longer than their posted age division time.
**Attendance to both assessments dates highly encouraged. 
***Location: Tentatively set for Washington School

Tentative Summer Schedule*
(*Subject to Change)
June 9th/10th (16/18's Only)
June 30/31st (All Age Groups)
July 14/15 (All Age Groups)
July 28/29 (All Age Groups)
Aug. 4/5 or 11/12 (All Age Groups)

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Jamboree Update

Hi Everybody!  Looks like we could be contending with some weather this weekend.  That was NOT in our big picture plan!  Awk!

It is our goal to do as much as possible to get pictures taken care of and keep the games running and moving forward to the best of our ability.  Please be patient with us as we assess any organizational business based on the weather and as we make decisions accordingly.  Updates will be available hopefully through email but definitely on Facebook at one of our two pages: 



Picture order information can be found here:  https://www.parkyssportraits.com/product-offerings/

FInally, LEAGUE SWEATSHIRTS!  

Sweatshirts are ordered by our league in limited quantities and sizes.  This year they will be sold for $40 and can be customized with names for $5 per customization.
Customization orders must be PAID IN FULL before the order will be processed and are asking customized pre-orders to be paid for at this weekend's jamboree through the concessions stands at the respective locations.

Sweatshirts are available while supplies last so guarantee your order for your player and family, by clicking the link below: 


Thank you.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

~** JAMBOREE - PICTURE SCHEDULE **~

This weekend we will be opening up with PICTURES and a JAMBOREE! Each team will have a team photo slot AND TWO 45-Minute Drop Dead Time Jamboree games. South County will play at Rohner Park on the Bartow Fields in Fortuna on Saturday, April 28th while North/East County teams will play at Hiller Park in McKinleyville on Sunday, April 29th. Please check the schedule carefully for your picure and scheduled game times!
Let's Play Ball!




Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Season Update

Thank you so much for your patience as we worked to place 379 softball players throughout Humboldt County!  Coaches meetings were last night and so you should be hearing from a coach within the next 24-48 hours!  Our kick off Jamboree and Picture Day will be the weekend of April 28th and 29th.  Details will be announced as time gets closer.  In preparation for the season, a couple of camp opportunities:

Fortuna High School:                   April 16th - 18th, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Eureka High School:                      April 19th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Umpire Trianing





Umpires,


This is a courteous reminder about the USA umpire training

 being held at the HSU campus on Sunday, March 25th from 1pm to 5:30pm.



Attendance at this training is required in order to officiate for us.

It would be great for you all to consider registering with USA Umpire; you would need a form of identification and there is a fee to enroll. 

Although this training is free, there is an initial investment needed to be a USA Softball umpire.



We are meeting at Humboldt State University. We will first meet in the Recreation and Wellness Center (formerly Forbes Complex) Lounge. The RWC lounge is located across the street from the Lumberjack Arena at the top of Union Street. (Metered and lot parking all along Union Street is free on Sunday.) Here is a loose schedule:



1:00-1:30: Introduction

1:30-2:50 USA Rules and Humboldt Fastpitch rule modifications

3:00-3:45 Game Management and general officiating advice

3:45-5:00: Signals and mechanics on field drills and practice

We plan to be done around 5:30. 



Please bring food and beverages for yourself. There will not be food provided although some beverages will be available. Please wear clothing and shoes that you feel comfortable running around in.



Gear such as chin guards, face masks, and chest protectors are provided at each field for umpires to use. Things you may need to purchase are a hat, shirt, pants, belt, shoes, depending on what you have. More details at the training. 

If you need to order new gear or would like help understanding what to order, I will be available to assist; so please bring your checkbooks. 



Finally, please reply to this email to confirm you received the email and will be attending or want to be taken off the list this season

I look forward to working with you all.



See you Sunday.


Saturday, March 17, 2018

2018 Season Update


Thank you for registering for the 2018 Humboldt Fastpitch Softball Season!  Player distribution among teams in each region is underway!  :D  Some organizational information for you!


1.      LATE REGISTRATION:  Closes Sunday, March 18th at midnight!  If you know players who still need to register, please encourage them to register ASAP!  Time is ABSOLUTELY running out!
2.      TEAM DISTRIBUTION:   Preliminary placement of players has begun for each of the territories!  Territories include:  Hoopa, Willow Creek, McKinleyville, Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna, Ferndale, and Southern Humboldt!  352 players are currently registered!  At first glance, it appears all age brackets are full EXCEPT 14/16U Fortuna/Ferndale!  If you have or know a player who may be interested, we are seeking approximately four more players to fill those teams!  As extra incentive to fill these teams, we will WAIVE the $20 registration fee for anyone interested in this territory and age bracket!  Registration can happen at:  http://madrivergirlssoftball.blogspot.com/
3.      TIMELINES: 
  •    March 18th:                  Late Registration Closes
  • March 23rd:                  All Players Distributed to Teams
  • March 26th - 30th           Coaches Meetings
  • April 1st                         Easter
  • April 2nd                        Practice Begins
  • April 16th - 20th             Spring Break
  • April 28th - 29th             Opening Jamboree/Pictures
  • May 4th - 6th                 Opening Tournament
  • June 8th - 10th               Finale Tournament
4.  LEAGUE SWEATSHIRT: ​​

·        Sweatshirts will be sold for $40 and can be customized with names for $5 per customization.

·        Customization orders must be PAID IN FULL before the order will be processed.

·        Stay tuned for payment options!  But feel free to still reserve your sweatshirt(s)!

·        Sweatshirts available while supplies last!  To guarantee your order for your player and family, pre-order, by clicking the link HERE:

5.  COMMUNICATION:   We communicate ALL ELECTRONIC!  Because we are currently merging our 2018 email list, please be patient with us while we work to do that, it is possible you may receive some messages more than once!  Our communication channels include:

Have a Great Weekend!
~Mad River - Humboldt Fastpitch Board