Saturday, February 17, 2018

Registration will close on March 11

Registration will close on March 11, the day of Humboldt Fastpitch Assessments, before a LATE FEE will be incurred.  Late registration will close on March 18th.  No registrations will be accepted after March 18th.  Assessments will be held at McKinleyville High School this year!  More information to come!    

McKinleyville High School is also hosting a President's Week Softball Clinic.  Click here for more information!




Friday, January 12, 2018

Humboldt Fastpitch News

Humboldt Fastpitch online registration opens January 13th!  

Other Exciting News:

  • HSU Softball Camp is quickly approaching!  Anyone interested can learn more by clicking the link below:

  • Humboldt Fastpitch is sending three of our officials to the National Umpires Convention in Las Vegas!  Attending umpires will be bringing back valuable information to our organization and working with our other local officials.  Anyone interested in officiating ranging in ages from 9th grade and up should contact Humboldt Fastpitch or Eliot Baker:  Eliot.Baker@humboldt.edu as soon as possible.  Umpire positions are paid positions so choose to get involved!!  Additionally, Matt Torres will be assisting Eliot with his umpire in chief responsibilities.  We welcome Matt in his new Assistant Umpire in Chief role! 

  • Humboldt Fastpitch is ALWAYS seeking sponsors!  We have big goals of upgrading facilities and have a need to replace, add, and upgrade equipment and uniforms.  Any support that any of you can provide in terms of sponsorships would be incredibly helpful!  If a $500 sponsor is secured, your player plays for free!  :D  Sponsor letter below:

We look forward to working with you and your player in the 2018 softball season!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Online Registration to Open Jan 13, 2018

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We are pleased to announce the opening of online registration for the 2018 Season of Humboldt Fastpitch, the Recreation Division of Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball on January 13th, 2018!  Registration will remain open thru March 11, 2018 after which a one-week late registration will commence.  Please note that late registration will be subject to availability and a $20 late registration fee. However,  we request all players register early through the online system as it helps the league's all-volunteer staff to organize and schedule the upcoming 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.

PLANS FOR THE RECREATION DIVISION SOFTBALL SKILLS ASSESSMENT ARE CURRENTLY UNDERWAY, with dates and time soon to be announced.  Attendance is strongly encouraged as it helps the program distribute player skills equally among the different teams.  Also note that attendance at the player assessment is mandatory for all players requesting to petition to play up in age divisions.  Please stay tuned for more information.

Uniforms
We still have missing uniforms from the 2017 softball season.  The immediate return of your uniform would be greatly appreciated for inventory and ordering purposes in preparation for the upcoming 2018
season. 

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 2018 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 early!


~the Mad River-Humboldt Fastpitch Board

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

JANUARY JUMPSTART


Looking for a softball JANUARY JUMPSTART?

Announcing two upcoming youth SOFTBALL clinics...




Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Finale Tournament Brackets Posted

Who is Ready for Finale Tourney??  We are!  Although we are sad for the end of the season!  As quickly as it came, it left!

The Pool Play information is as follows:



12u = https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0mYBYf2ysZHbHIwbEZhLThMR00/view?usp=sharing


Sunday Single Elimination Brackets still pending...



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tobacco Free Sports Policy

In all the hustle and bustle of volunteers working long hours, nights, and weekends to provide the best possible, positive recreational softball experience for young ladies in Humboldt County, we sometimes fail to share and/or emphasize important policies that have been adopted by the Board in past years.  Although aspects of the Mad River Organization's  "tobacco-free" policy are reflected in its parent/player and  coaches code of conduct, we felt it important to "re-share" this policy with the Humboldt Fastpitch community, to the benefit of its young athletes. We will again share this policy with the Humboldt County Department of Public Health with a request for "tobacco-free" signage to post at our various fields scattered across the county.  We appreciate league officials, umpires, coaches, and parents serving as quality role models to the League's young players, including fully embracing the intent of our Organization's "Tobacco-Free" Policy.  

Board of Directors
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association
     Humboldt Fastpitch (Recreation Division)
     Mad River Mist (Travel Ball Division)       


Subject:  Tobacco Free Sports Policy

Background: The Mad River Girls Fastpitch Association, Inc. (Association) is a not-for-profit, 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to the development of good citizenship, self-esteem, sportsmanship, and physical fitness within the youth of Humboldt County through participation in recreational and competitive softball.  Consistent with the health-related goals of the Association and because of the dangers of tobacco and the risk it poses to our youth, the Association supports a 100% Tobacco-Free Sports environment.

Adopted Policy: The Association’s Board of Directors, in conjunction with the Humboldt County Department of Public Health’s “Tobacco Free Humboldt” program, have adopted a 100% Tobacco Free Sports Policy in order to provide a healthy environment in which youth can learn and play fastpitch softball. This policy serves to educate coaches, umpires, and parents about the importance of being tobacco-free role models for young players. This policy is also meant to discourage players from using tobacco products and to promote healthy lifestyles. This policy, which will be in effect at all Association sponsored events regardless of location (includes schools, parks, and private venues), mandates the following:  

• All tobacco products are prohibited by all persons during games, practices, and all other Association-sponsored activities. Tobacco use is prohibited at softball fields, restrooms, concession stands, spectator seating areas, and event parking lots.

• Tobacco advertising is prohibited at all events and in publications produced by the Association to eliminate mixed messages that children receive through tobacco advertising at sporting events. 

• The sale of tobacco look alike candy is prohibited at all Association events. 

• Notice of this policy shall be given to all parents, coaches, and visitors. Any person smoking will be politely asked to stop and be reminded about the Association’s tobacco free policy.  A second violation will be addressed in a similar way by a league representative.  A third violation will result in the person smoking being asked to leave the field or event.    

• The Association will endeavor to post "Tobacco Free" signs or posters at all its sponsored events. 

• The Association supports the efforts of staff, volunteers, and players who are trying to quit or reduce their use of tobacco and endorses referrals to cessation services like California Smokers’ Helpline at 1 800 NO BUTTS.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Opening Tourney Brackets Posted

Opening Tournament Pool Play schedule is here! Please note that we have FAR FEWER facilities available than in the past due to the wet weather and ongoing field closures so we've had to be a bit creative this spring!  Click on the links below to bring up pool play brackets and game times.

8u Pool Play Bracket

10u Pool Play Bracket 

12u Pool Play Bracket

14/16u Pool Play Bracket 

Sunday Single Elimination Brackets are pending...  We've also posted links to tournament rules and Humboldt Fastpitch League rules below. 

Tournament Rules

Humboldt Fastpitch League Rules

Wishing you all the best in supporting our players, umpires, and communities in an exciting weekend of recreational fastpitch softball!