Wednesday, May 6, 2020

2020 Spring Season Canceled due to Pandemic

Softball Families...  We have been waiting for guidance from our local and state authorities for quite some time now, but given this past weekend would have been our opening tournament weekend, it is with a heavy heart that the Humboldt Fastpitch Board has chosen to cancel the 2020 Spring Softball Season. We recognize this is a very difficult time in multiple facets for our families and communities. As a result, the Board does not want to add any further undo stress or uncertainty as it relates to recreational softball this spring season. Given the information from our Governor that restrictions will lessen this Friday, we will be evaluating the status of local parks and rec guidelines and the requirements necessary in order to strategize a plan at that time in hopes of being able to offer some sort of softball play for our youth in our community. With that said, we also recognize that some families may be in need of the registration fee(s) paid this year and would like to be respectful of that. As you process how you would like to proceed with your registration fee(s), please keep in mind we are a non-profit organization. The league’s revenues generated from registration fees, operation of snack shacks, and special fund-raising events cover its annual expenditures and that’s about it. This year we have already paid out the following for almost 400 players:
$10,000 for uniforms and socks
$ 8,000 for 2020 insurance and USA Softball player registration fees
$ 2,000 deposit on league sweatshirts
$ 1,000 IRS and tax fees
$ 800 playing deposit for Blue Lake fields
Given the expenses already paid out for the 2020 season and the lack of revenues generated by the league’s snack shacks and fund-raising events, we are unable to fully refund all 2020 registration fees. We are, however, working closely with the NorCal USA to hopefully roll-over individual USA softball player registration fees into the 2021 season as well as with the NorCal Commissioner who is working with USA Softball’s insurance provider to try and allow the league’s insurance to also roll-over into the 2021 season. This is very positive news given the current situation we find ourselves in.
In light of this information, we would like to offer three alternatives in closing out the 2020 spring softball season for your 2020 registration fees:
  1. Credit back the 2020 fees paid to your softball account for availability in future softball registrations.
  2. Apply as a tax-free donation (tax exempt ID # 20-2268173) to our field and equipment maintenance fund.
  3. Provide a proportionally determined partial refund. Refund amounts will be based on the remaining balance of funds after all costs have been paid and the total amount of refunds requested.
If we don’t hear back from you by May 24th, we will apply your 2020 fees as a credit to
your player’s softball account.
Please click the link below to communicate your preference:

We realize you have a choice when it comes to recreational youth softball. We appreciate you choosing Humboldt Fastpitch. Stay safe Humboldt.
Thank you.
The Humboldt Fastpitch Board

Monday, March 16, 2020

Program Update

If you are still waiting to hear from a Humboldt Fastpitch coach, know that Humboldt Fastpitch had already decided to delay one week prior to the closure of schools. Coaches were instructed at the coaches meeting to share that information as part of their communication. At this point, our policy is to follow the schools... whatever schools do, we will do also. Most of our feeder schools have delayed until March 27th so please stay tuned for further Humboldt Fastpitch updates as we know them. Til then we advocate following all protocols as indicated by the professionals. We hope to play ball soon!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Don't forget the 2020 Humboldt Fastpitch Softball Registration FINAL Deadline closes this Sunday, March 1st at midnight! If you have not yet registered, please register TODAY! Struggling to register? Computers will be onsite at assessments for your convenience if needed!  
Assessments will be held March 1st at McKinleyville High School, rain or shine! Please bring cleats and tennis shoes for both conditions. 8u players DO NOT assess UNLESS they are petitioning to play at the 10u age bracket. Any player petitioning up should attend the time bracket of the age division they would like to play. Otherwise all players from 10u, 12u, and 14/16u are expected to assess. Outlying areas, however, like Hoopa, Willow Creek, and Southern Humboldt are exempt from attending the assessments but are welcomed to participate.

The time break down is as follows:
10u NORTH = 9:15 am Check In, 9:30 am Assessments
10u SOUTH = 9:45 am Check In, 10 am Assessments
12u NORTH = 10:15 am Check In, 10:30 am Assessments
12u SOUTH = 10:45 am Check In, 11 am Assessments
14/16u NORTH = 11:15 a.m. Check in, 11:30 am Assessments
14/16u SOUTH = 11:45 am. Check In, 12 pm Assessments

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Register Now to Avoid Late Fee!!!

Register before February 24th to avoid a $15 late fee and to help Humboldt Fastpitch volunteers prepare for an exciting 2020 season!!!

Also...  In response to the growing Humboldt Fastpitch Recreational Softball Program, we need to recruit additional umpires.  See flyer below for details on a great great way to earn some extra cash while helping to provide a positive outlet for youth in our communities.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

2020 Rec Season Registration Opens Jan 13th!!!

Please register early to help the ALL VOLUNTEER Humboldt Fastpitch staff assess player numbers by geographic region, order new uniforms, finalize field rental agreements, etc., etc. - as well as to avoid the late registration fee!  Thank you again for the continued support of YOUR Youth Recreational Fastpitch Softball Program - Humboldt Fastpitch!     

Thursday, June 13, 2019


Well, that's a wrap! THANK YOU to all who participated in a successful 2019 Humboldt Fastpitch Softball season! Thank you to the many volunteers who help to operate this organization. It truly takes a village! From parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends who transport to and from practices and games, spectate and positively cheer on our young ladies, to coaches and umpires who work hard on the field, to equipment and field managers to make sure the teams are equipped and the fields ready to go, to spirit wear coordinators for awesome looking swag, to snack bar coordinators and staff who work diligently behind hot barbecues, to regional representatives who manage their territories and all that their areas require, and to board members who oversee the whole kit and kaboodle, THANK YOU on behalf of local girls softball in Humboldt County! We appreciate you! 

We also want to offer one more huge shout out to the nearly 400 girls that participate in Humboldt Fastpitch for their hard work, can do attitudes, and many, many examples of positive sportsmanship displayed during what turned out to be a truly epic season!  The life lessons learned, new and lasting relationships formed, and sense of community gained during your county-wide program's season far outweigh any game scores, win/loss records, and personal stats...  you are all winners!   

That said, we also want to congratulate the 2019 End-of-Season Tournament Champs.  Nice job girls!   
10U Edge - Team Coleman

12U Fire - Team J. Brown

14/16U Edge - Team Johnson