Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fall Ball Anyone!

Mad River Mist is the travel division for Humboldt Fastpitch.  Mad River is actively seeking participants, ages 8 to 18, for the 2014 Fall season.  The Fall season essentially runs September to the beginning of November.  Here are the nuts and bolts for those who might be interested:
  1. Registration Fees:   Fall ball participation will be $50 for new travel ball players.  Registration fees cover the costs of practice facilities, disposable equipment, and player registration.  
  2. Tournament Fees:   Attendance to tournaments requires a $100 tournament fee per tournament unless other fundraising or financial arrangements have been made.  Tournament fees contribute toward tournament entry fees, miscellaneous tournament expenses,  and the travel expenses of our volunteer travel coaches who commit time, effort, and resources to the program.
  3. Tournaments:  The goal is to attend one tournament in September, one tourney in October with the exception of the older players participating in the showcase, and we would like to attend a tourney in November.  Our tournament considerations are:
Anyone interested may RSVP their participation by clicking the link below:
 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lBJ4cij7aXwGvcLy93h_mMum-OfokthER3_wZFjqACQ/viewform
 
4.  Practice:  Practice through the Fall will be on Sundays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Practices will bounce between Bartow Field at Rohner Park in Fortuna and the Arcata Sports Complex.   Arcata Sports Complex tentative practice dates include:   8/17, 8/31, 9/14, 10/5, and 10/19...unspecified Sundays will be at Bartow Field in Fortuna.  
5.  Questions:   Any questions can be directed via email to humboldtfastpitch@gmail.com or to our facebook pages:
Mad River Girls Softball:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/155033233999/

Humboldt Fastpitch:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/HumboldtFastpitchSoftball

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Attention all ASA Softball Players

McK Little League is hosting an end-of-season party at Hiller Sports Complex this Sunday, June 15th starting at 1pm and has invited all ASA softball players to attend.  Hot dogs and Hamburgers will be provided by Little League and bbq’d on site!  Please bring your favorite side dishes or salads, drinks, or there will be beverages for sale from the snack bar.  We are sincerely hoping to have a LOT of people there!  They have made plans for a dunk tank, a bounce house, and hopefully a home run derby, and some parents vs. players friendly ball games, and who knows what else we might be doing that day!  We want to have a lot of fun and just get together as a big community/family and enjoy the day together!  Thank you Mck Little League for being such a wonderful partner! 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Updated SIngle Elimination Brackets Posted

Please check the Sunday Single Elimination Brackets very carefully!  Many changes have happened over the last 48 hours that have impacted the original brackets that were sent out.  The brackets are as follows:

10u Sunday  - June 2014 Ver 2

12u Sunday  - June 2014

14u Sunday  - June 2014


Good luck to all teams in the final stage of the weekend!  Additionally, please remember to bring an extra t-shirt for your player to change into.  Uniform collection will occur after the conclusion of your team's tournament.  Coaches, please return your uniforms and equipment to your respective locations.  There will be collection tables at Hiller near Hiller Big, the Spirit Wear table near the snack bar at the Sports Complex, and at Washington School, gear and uniforms can be given to Ageana Brett or Katrina Anderson. 

Thanks! 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

End of Season Finale Tournament

Just as fast as the 2014 Humboldt Fastpitch softball season has started, it seems it comes
to a close with the FINALE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT.  Once again, 41 teams have been manipulated in locations throughout the county.  Some teams will again play Friday night in their respective "local" areas but then each age bracket will have a specific tournament location for the remainder of the tournament.  

As we close out our 2014 season, please be reminded that spectator sportsmanship is very important to role modeling of our youth.  Even though we invite elevated levels of competition with tournament play, please keep in mind that in the end, it is just a game...  this is a youth recreation program!  Lessons of good sportsmanship, new friendships, value of teamwork and exercising respect for officials far outweighs wins and losses in the development of our players.      
 
Thank you so much for your participation with Humboldt Fastpitch.  Upon conclusion of your daughter's tournament play, coaches have been requested to collect all Humboldt Fastpitch uniforms and equipment and check it in at designated equipment check in tables at each respective site.  Please have on hand an extra t-shirt for your player so that uniforms may be collected immediately for prompt return back to the organization. Yes, we want them even if they are dirty!  Uniforms will be cleaned, inventoried, and sorted for the 2015 season compliments of the Niles Family!  Finally, if you still happen to have a jersey (old or new) from previous years, it would be much appreciated if it was returned at the Finale Tournament.  Good luck to all teams!  Critical tournament information below:  

Tournament rules are as follows:
in accordance with our Humboldt Fastpitch Tournament League Rules:
 
Specific tournament locations and brackets are as follows:

 
8u = Arcata Sports Complex
10u = Hiller Park in McKinleyville
Pony Express Days is also this weekend so please be sure to leave plenty of time to navigate through the extra traffic and parade!  If anyone is interested in participating in the parade, please meet at the Bettendorf Trucking big rig on Murray Road, usually near the Baptist Church around 9:30am on Saturday, June 7th. Wear your jersey!
12u = Arcata Sports Complex
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14u = Washington School in Eureka

 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Single Elimination Brackets Posted

Sorry all for the late post! This stuff takes time! Forty-one teams to factor, 4 sites to close down, and files and emails to prepare and coaches to contact. In spite of the delay, we hope you all enjoyed a beautiful day. Here is how the single elimination brackets fell out- check for game times and locations: 




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Please, lets all be on our best of behavior for Sunday Play and set a proper example of sportsmanship to the youth of our community.  Try thanking an official for providing their services...  they do the best they can and for little reimbursement.  Most of all, remember...  This is YOUTH RECREATIONAL SOFTBALL - not the word series. The most important outcome of the day is not whether your team wins or loses, but HOW YOU HANDLE WINS and LOSSES.   Sportsmanship is Key!   
 

ON THE SPOT will be at BARTOW FIELD at Rohner Park in Fortuna tomorrow if you missed the chance to have a customized sweatshirt put together!  Don't forget you can also order online!  Click:  
 
T-shirt designs:

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Opening Tournament Schedules Posted

Thank you for your patience as we manipulate and negotiate 41 teams for this weekend's opening tournament!  Some teams will play Friday night (May 2nd) in their respective "local" areas, but then each age bracket will have a specific tournament location for the remainder of the tournament (Sat May 3rd and Sunday May 4th).  We would also like to extend a warm welcome to the players and parents with Redwood Fastpitch from Eureka that are joining us for our League's opening tournament. 
Tournament-specific rules are posted on this blog to the right, along with Humboldt Fastpitch League Rules.  Specific locations of games times for pool play for the various age groups are as follows:

8u = Fortuna High School
10u = Bartow Fields at Rohner Park in Fortuna
12u = Washington School in Eureka
14/16u = Newburg Park in Fortuna

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The Board and the Recreation Program Regional Representatives want to remind all participants, both players and parents, that this is RECREATIONAL YOUTH SOFTBALL.  Whether on the field or in the stands...  please be an example of good sportsmanship, fair play, and support and encourage  ALL players, regardless of which team they play on!  We also want to congratulate all the players for participating in this event!    

Thursday, April 24, 2014

2014 Rec Program Schedules Released


We are pleased to share the 2014 Recreational Softball Schedules, and appreciate your patience as we've sorted through the 300 registrants, ordered necessary equipment to safely outfit our many girls, finalized team placements, developed and calendared practice schedules, began the process of issuing uniforms, and worked diligently to acquire fields, insurance, and assemble game schedules. The logistics of our county-wide program presents many challenges that takes time to coordinate among the volunteers that help run your rapidly expanding ASA Recreational Softball Program.  The game schedules for the 2014 season can be downloaded off this blog in the panel to the right.  Thank you to the many volunteers and coaches that provided feedback and necessary corrections to the schedules.  
 
As we begin the season, we also want to recognize the generosity of the Kiwanis of Fortuna, the Melvin F. & Grace McLean Foundation, Soroptimist International of Eel River Valley, and the generosity of last year’s Merv George Benefit Concert (thru the efforts of Poppy George) that helped to supply our girls with uniforms!   THANK YOU AGAIN.  To any parents and/or coaches that still have uniforms from last year, PLEASE return them to your daughter's coach so they can pass them back to your area’s Regional Rep.  Maintaining our uniform stock is essential to the well-being of your daughter's softball organization.   

If you have any questions as the season progresses, please don't hesitate to ask. We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable season.  NOW LETS PLAY BALL!

The Mad River-Humboldt Fastpitch Board
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Recreation Division Executive Committee