Thursday, April 30, 2015

Opening Tournament Info

So at this point, it is pretty obvious that our tournament schedulers are overworked and under paid!  Regardless, we think we have it right with pool play schedules posted to the right on this web page!
Additionally, this year marks another set of "firsts" as we work to develop and evolve our young Humboldt Fastpitch organization.  A few of these firsts include:
  • the implementation of photos.  Please be sure to get your photo forms in if you are interested!  Once collected, photo shoots will be put on the calendar so stay tuned!
  • interleague play with Redwood Fastpitch
  •  Pre-Order on Tournament T-shirts and Sports Wear
The Pre-Order on Tournament T's and Sports Wear was FAR MORE successful than any of us had anticipated!  So thank you so much for supporting our organization!  Because we underestimated the success, the CUSTOMIZED ORDERS for the Humboldt Fastpitch Sports Wear will not be ready this weekend AND CUSTOMIZED ORDERS of Tournament T-shirts ordered after April 23rd, will also not be ready this weekend!  We are STILL processing these orders so please don't panic!     But we would appreciate your patience while On the Spot and Lotus Mountain work to complete these orders.  If you DID NOT PRE-ORDER, NO WORRIES!  Limited quantities of tournament shirts and sports wear will be on site at each tournament location.  As for payment of the pre-orders, to expedite delivery, it would be fabulous if you could pay for your apparel this weekend while at the tournament!  As soon as the apparel is in, we will get it distributed to you.  We apologize for the inconvenience and potential player disappointment and hope you understand the logistics of our very unique organization!  Chalk this one up to learning curve!

Despite a few bumps in the road, we are looking forward to a full weekend of softball; we hope that you are too!  Please remember to be supportive and positive with our young players and umpires during this opening tournament.  Thank you so much for your participation and support for this POSITIVE ACTIVITY of youth in our community!  We hope to see you on the ball field!

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Please find the 2015 Board Approved League Rules posted on this site.  As we move into this weekend of games and beyond, please remember that RECREATIONAL sport is not about winning and losing.  It is about the love of the sport, the development of the player, and the joy of the experience.  Here at Humboldt Fastpitch, we have two foundational questions we ask:
#1:  Were we better at the end of the day than when we started playing?
#2:  And, did we have fun while we were playing it?
We feel that if both answers are YES, then the winning will take care of itself! 
As part of that philosophy, we would like to encourage a positive and supportive environment for all involved.  Kids play for the love of the game, parents support and spectate for the love of the kid, and volunteers do what they do for both!  Long after the score is forgotten, it is the memory of the fun, the friendships and the cherished moments of a time gone by they'll remember the most.  
If you are the parent of a young softball  player, it’s easy to let the hectic nature of a season get in the way of the big picture. Below are the top 10 tips for parents to follow for each ballgame as posted on "the SEASON" website at
1) Celebrate your child’s effort and sportsmanship, above results such as winning and losing.
2) Do not coach from the stands.
3) Never yell at the ump.
4) Never yell at the other team or their coaches.
5) Stay away from the dugouts during the game.
6) The umpire is human and will make mistakes.
7) Cheer positively.
8) Root for the whole team, not just your son or daughter.
10) “Your child’s success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are. But having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and tries their best IS a direct reflection of your parenting.”

Sunday, April 12, 2015

2015 Rec Program Game Schedules Released

We are pleased to release game schedules for the 2015 Humboldt Fastpitch Recreational Softball Program, which can be downloaded using the links on the right margin of this webpage.  This year the schedule was particularly challenging to develop given the league’s growing number of teams, its diversity in team locations, and given that many teams had coaches and/or a majority of players that were not available for play on certain dates.  In addition, Humboldt Fastpitch Teams will participate in interleague games with Redwood Empire during the 2015 regular season.  This is welcome news and should help to make for a fantastic season.  Now let’s “Play Ball”