Sunday, March 19, 2017


League Updates... To date we have 342 players registered!  A few important things:

  1. LATE REGISTRATION:  Closes Sunday, March 19th at midnight!  If you know players who still need to register, please encourage them to register ASAP!  Once late registration closes, any new interested players will be wait-listed unless openings are available on existing teams.  
    • March 19th:  Late Registration Ends
    • March 24th:  Teams Finalized
    • March 31st:  Coaches Meetings and Practices (hopefully) Begin!
    • April 3rd:  Practices Begin (weather willing)
    • April 17th - 21st:  Spring Break
    • April 24th - Soft Start to Games
    • April 29th/30th - Hit A Thon and Pictures
    • May 5-7:  Opening Tourney
    • June 9-11th:  Finale Tourney
    • Sweatshirts will be sold for $30 and can be customized for $5 per customization.  
    • To order, please click the link:  SWEATSHIRT ORDER LINK


Surprise! Pop Up SKILLS CLINIC at McKinleyville High School Sunday, March 26th, 2017! Clinic sessions include: Catching, Pitching, Hitting and Defense! Come join Mad River MIST Fastpitch Travel Staff for four separate clinic sessions! Presenters include Kelly Helms - Pitching! Debby K Brown Catching and Hitting Specialist and Shanna McCracken for Defense! See flyer for more details

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Late Registration OPEN THRU MARCH 19th

Please register ONLINE for the Humboldt Fastpitch Girls Fastpitch Association's 2017 Recreation Season prior to the close of the late registration period, which ends this Sunday, March 19th at midnight.  Please share this upcoming deadline with friends, former teammates, and neighbors so the Program's all volunteer staff can evenly distribute skills and abilities in forming team's, to set game schedules and book fields, and to solidify umpire needs for the 2017 season.  Thank to you all for helping to get the word out and for your continued participation and support! 
The Mad River/Humboldt Fastpitch Board  

Friday, February 17, 2017

Registration Closes March 4th !!!

If you have yet to register for the 2017 Humboldt Fastpitch Recreational Softball season, 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 for all 10U and older age division players.  All 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