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Friday 4:40pm Update

Per USA Softball regulations, games are suspended until 30 minutes after the last sight of lightning or sound of thunder.  Therefore, all 3:40pm games are over and will not be restarted.  If you completed 3 innings (2 1/2 if the home team is ahead), that is a full game.  Please report your score.  If you did not, please text us your field number and what inning you were in when play was suspended.  We will attempt to make up that game tomorrow.

All 5:30pm games on the turf will start as scheduled pending no additional lightning or thunder after 5pm.



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Friday 2:30pm Update
  • All Friday games on dirt fields have been cancelled.
  • Turf fields will be played as scheduled Friday
  • A revised Saturday schedule will be posted by 7pm tonight


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Friday 1:45pm Update
  • 3:40pm Games on Fields 6, 9, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 are being played as scheduled.
  • All other 3:40pm games on dirt fields are cancelled.  We will try to make them up tomorrow.
    • EXCEPTION - FIELDS #18-21 3:40pm games have been moved to #14-17 respectively
  • All turf games are still being played as scheduled
  • We will update you on the 5:30pm games by 3:30pm.
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Friday 12:00pm Update
  • Due to the continuous rain - all 1:50pm games on the dirt fields are cancelled
    • EXCEPTION - FIELD #18 1:50pm game is moved to FIELD #15 
  • We will attempt to make up games lost to rain tomorrow.
  • All turf fields are being played as scheduled Friday.
  • We will update you on the status of the Friday 3:40pm games by 1:30pm.

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Friday 10:45am Update
  • After assessing the fields, all 12pm games on the dirt fields have been cancelled.  We will attempt to reschedule those games tomorrow.
  • We will give an update on the 1:50pm games on dirt fields by 11:50am.
  • All 12:00pm games on the turf fields (fields 1, 4, 5, 10-13 and 14-17) will start at 12:15pm.  No new inning will start after 1:30pm.
  • All 1:50pm games on the turf fields are being played as scheduled.
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Friday 10:15am Update
  • All 10:15am games on the dirt fields are cancelled.  We will attempt to reschedule those games tomorrow.
  • All 10:15am games on the turf fields will begin when the rain stops and 30 minutes after the last thunder or lightning.  Those games will have a reduced time limit.
  • All 12:00pm games on the turf fields (fields 1, 4, 5, 10-13 and 14-17) are scheduled to start on time.
  • We will update you on the 12pm games on the dirt fields by 11am.

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Friday 10am Update
  • All 8:00, 8:15 and 8:30am games are over and will not be restarted.  If you completed at least 3 innings (2 1/2 if the home team is ahead) that is a complete game and the score should be reported.
  • All 10:15am games on the TURF FIELDS (FIELDS 1, 4, 5, 10-13 AND 14-17) are scheduled to start on time.
  • We will updated you on the remaining fields once the rain has stopped and the field crew has assessed the fields.

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  • 14U World Series Schedule - This schedule is preliminary.  The final schedule will be in the coach's packet that will be picked up at registration.
  • 14U World Series Pools - These pools are preliminary.  The final schedule will be in the coach's packet that will be picked up at registration.
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***********  EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2018 *************

We are extending our offer of a one year membership to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) to all new coaches (at 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U) that did not receive their complimentary one year membership last season and are not already NFCA members.  This is good for all of the coaches for any of our tournaments who register for our tournaments before April 1st.  We feel the NFCA is by far the best organization working to grow softball, and the benefits of a membership are many (click here for a list of benefits). Most importantly, we feel the many opportunities they offer to make you a better coach – drills, educational videos and books, instructional manuals, monthly tips, practice plans, coaches clinics, exclusive "Coaching Tools", etc. – will help grow the sport of softball in our area, and make your experience as a coach more effective and more enjoyable. As a coach you are a teacher first, and they offer the knowledge and experience for you to continue to grow. It is up to you to take advantage of what they offer, but we wanted to give all of the coaches that participate in our tournaments the opportunity to do so.

Your membership will be activated during the first 2 weeks of the month following your Fastpitch Showdown Tournament registration and will be good for 1 year.  We think that you will find the membership so beneficial that you will renew your membership on your own the following year.



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We have been involved with fastpitch for over 30 years and have seen it grown from its infancy to one of the largest women's participation team sports in the country. The theme of all of our tournaments is fun, friendship and good competitive softball. Our tournaments also benefit the our sister organization Fastpitch for the Cure, as we believe it is important that the girls are aware that there are things more important than softball. We sincerely invite you to join us, and if you do or do not, always enjoy the game of fastpitch softball.

Fastpitch Showdowns...Let the games begin!


"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...  But the world may be different because I coached and was important in the life of a girl." 


             







 




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