Saturday, April 30, 2016

Picture Schedule & Newberg 2 Opens

Pictures will be taken at Newburg Park...please check the schedule carefully.  Thank you!  We apologize for the late notification but we do the best we can do!   

Also note Newberg #2 will re-open tomorrow for 12u play.  Game times remain the same as listed in the elimination bracket posted below.

Sunday Tourney Brackets Released

Click on the links below to view Sunday's Tourney brackets.  Also what to a remind players that teams in the southern regions should expect to take pictures tomorrow at Newburg.  A schedule is in progress as this email goes out, but we wanted to post the brackets ASAP!  Drum roll please....

10 and Under:

12 and Under:

14/16 and Under:

We hope you all had a great day of softball.  Please stay tuned for the picture schedule.  It will be released as soon as it is completed.  Thank you!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Attn 12u Players, Parents and Coaches!

We received some crazy news this evening...Newburg Field #2 is NOT playable per City of Fortuna Parks and Recreation Office due to the field being saturated from recent rains.  As a result, all Newburg Field #2 games scheduled for Sat the 30th will be played at Fortuna High School.  No game times are is simply a location change.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause but at the same time so thankful for the people who made Fortuna High School  happen so that we could still play! 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Opening Tourney - Fri 4/29 thru Sun 5/1

The Opening Tournament Pool Play and Bracketing is ready for dissemination as are the League and Tournament Rules.  We are pleased to share that Redwood Fastpitch will be joining us again for the tournament this year.  There are many teams, fields and details that we manage when running tournaments of this magnitude.  The #1 thing we need to stress is that our kids are doing what they love...  so please provide positivity, enthusiasm, support, and courtesy for all players, coaches, umpires, and tournament staff irrespective of the outcome of the game. Teaching good sportsmanship to the youth in our community is our top priority!   Thank you!

2016 League Rules:  
Note:  The Rules have changed slightly from last year so please read in entirety.  
2016 Tournament Rules:
Note:  Tournament rules are in conjunction with Humboldt Fastpitch League Rules.
2016 Pool Play and Brackets:
8 and Under:  Arcata Sports Complex
Note:  8 and Under only plays Saturday.  Each team plays a doubleheader.
10 and Under:  Rohner Park, Bartow Fields, Fortuna
Note:  10 and Under plays two Pool Play games and is Single Elimination on Sunday.
12 and Under:  Newburg Park, Fortuna
Note:  12 and Under plays two Pool Play games and is Single Elimination on Sunday.
16 and Under:  Washington Elementary, Eureka
Note:  16 and Under plays three Pool Play games and is Single Elimination on Sunday.
Spirit Wear
For those of you who pre-ordered either Humboldt Fastpitch Sweatshirts or Tournament Shirts they will be available Saturday and Sunday for pick up at your tournament site.  Payment is due upon pick up.  Limited sizes and quantities will also be available for sale to those who didn't get a chance to order.  

Looking forward to a weekend full of softball! Have a great week!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Rescheduling Rainouts

Friday was a day filled with Good News and Bad News! 
Sat Games Rained Out
The Good News:  All games rained out will be rescheduled.
The Bad News:  Both the City of Fortuna and the City of McKinleyville cancelled us off the fields for Sat 4/23.  ALL SAT GAMES RAINED OUT!  Here is why:
Spirit Wear
The Good News:  Our spirit wear is in print!  Whoop!  Sneak Peak:​
The Bad News:  Due to the demand for customization, it MIGHT make it tough to deliver on time!  Delivery is scheduled for the Opening Tournament next weekend.  If you customized a uniform number, please let us know IMMEDIATELY! 

The Good News:  Every team will be getting new equipment bags!  Thank you Niles Family for hooking us up through our local Sports Authority!​
Opportunity!!!  We just don't have enough funds yet to outfit ALL teams the way we want to!  As a result, you should be hearing about a hit-a-thon soon if you have not already!  Please help us "up our game" by seeking sponsors/donations so that we can provide newer and better equipment and access to more tools to train these girls!  :)

Flyer Attached:​
Enjoy your weekend and stay tuned as we hope to be on the fields soon!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

2016 Softball Season Update

Hi All--

We can't be more excited for this 2016 Softball Season!  Here are a few reasons why!
  1. We hit 400 student athletes participating in the program this year!  
  2. We have expanded in the 8u age groups in the Hoopa and South Fork regions!
  3. We have purchased a new uniform name!  The Tsunami will be making its debut this year!
  4. The 2016 Master Softball Schedule is in process and will be released as soon as it is finished! Expect games to start the weekend of April 23rd-24th.  Opening Tourney is scheduled for April 30th, 31st, and May 1st and will be located in South County.
  5. We have an incredible group of volunteer staff in all areas of the county helping to facilitate the work to be done!  This organization could not function without them and if you get a chance, please thank any one of them!   
    • Board Members/Officers:  Kelly Helms, Nicholas Hetrick, Cathie Wainwright, Jennifer Pinard, Shanna McCracken, Ageana Brett, Deb Egbert
    • Regional Rec Program Representatives:  Deb Egbert (North), Ryan Colegrove (East), Ageana Brett (South), Rick Todd (Far South)
    • Their Support Staff:  Kathleen Ausburn, Stacy Minnick, Jenn Alto (North), Shelley Middleton, Amber Billings (East), Traci and Gary Niles, Christina Johnston, Josh Miraglia, Debby Brown (South), Mindi Contreras and Lupe Balajadia (Far South)
    • Our Coaches! and the many others who may not have been mentioned within this email!  
On behalf of Humboldt Fastpitch, THANK YOU ALL for your support, commitment, and dedication to Humboldt County Girls Softball!  If any of you are interested in volunteering with us, we can always use the help!  See below:

Volunteer Opportunities: 
ATTN:  South County Participants-Field Day/Fence Building Party on Sunday, April 17th, 2 p.m. at Bartow Fields at Rohner Park.  Please contact Connie Clark (395nug@sbcglobal.netand/or Rick Todd (ricktodd_1990@yahoo.comif you are available to help! 

Humboldt Fastpitch Spirit Wear Pre-Orders!
Guarantee you get one!!  Limited sizes and supply will be on hand.  

2016 Humboldt Fastpitch Sweatshirts
Design is an 8 color design as follows...sweatshirt pick up will be available opening tournament.  Payment upon pick up!  $35 Youth, $40 Adult.  $5 per customization.  Name and number printed on the sleeves.  Click here for link.

2016 Opening Tournament T's
Design is two color front logo with customization possible.  Guarantee your size!  Limited sizes and quantities will be available at each tournament site!  $15 per T-Shirt, $5 additional per customization.  Click here for opening tourney link order form.   

If you have any questions, please be sure to ask!  Thank you for participating with Humboldt Fastpitch!  Let's play ball!  ​