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Spring '17 Softball

Quakes 14A MS 2017 Team Play Championship Finals April 23rd

We are pleased to confirm that spring teams have been formed and more than 100 players are participating on Quakes teams in 2017.  The spring league team schedule link is provided here.

Quakes Spring League Schedule

Please contact your head coach if you have any questions about the schedule for all team practices, games, and events.

Thanks to all our players, coaches, and volunteers for your support.

Quakes Fastpitch is the result of an affiliation between 5 South Bay Area non-profit youth fastpitch softball organizations, and we begin our second year of Quakes Fastpitch with great enthusiasm and excitment. Our goals continue to be offering a competitive playing opportunity for 14U, 16U, and 18U players with a wide range of experience from those relatively new to the game to those kids with many years of high caliber play. Quakes offers year-round playing opportunities. For middle school players preparing for high school and travel ball and high school kids looking for a competitive summer and travel team at 14's, 16's and 18's, the Quakes program is your destination for fastpitch softball.

All players participating in spring rec are eligible for summer travel ball team play. This includes high school players who should sign up for rec. Fees paid will be applied towards summer travel ball if you make a high school team.

CLICK HERE for Quakes FAQ.

This season is a great opportunity to develop new individual and team fundamentals, learn new positions and prepare for high school softball.

Stay dry, have fun, and go Quakes!

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Summer '17 Travel Ball

Summer 14B/16B Quakes Teams Formed 

Quakes Fastpitch develops players at all levels of commitment and experience to be successful with the game. In addition to our spring player development program, Quakes offers a competitive tournament travel ball program for summer and fall.

Thank you to all the interested players who attended tryout events for summer teams at 14B and 16B.  Quakes Fastpitch has now formed 3 teams 3 teams to play at the 14B level and 2 teams to play at the 16B level in summer 2017.  Thank you to our families, players, and coaches for their enthusiastic support.

Players interested in fall ball should check back after August 1st for details about fall 2017 tryouts for both A-level and Open teams.

More than 110 players will be playing tournament travel ball this summer in the Quakes Fastpitch program, participating in tournaments all over California and the western United States.  We wish everyone well in their pursuits of academic and softball excellence!

Note, all players participating in the spring Quakes season 2018 will be eligible for Quakes Summer 14B and 16B Travel Teams 2018.  If you are interested in joining Quakes Fastpitch, please check back soon for tryout schedule details. 

 

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Multi-Sport Athletes

Sports Specialization and Intensive Training Risks

Quakes Fastpitch exists to develop fantastic softball players that share a passion for the game. Equally true is our emphasis on life balance with athletics, academics, and family. Our culture not only allows but promotes terrific performance in the classroom and on the field, young adults playing multiple sports and participating in activities beyond the athletic realm. A recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics further supports our collective philsophy.

AAP Clinical Report (Link)

The AAP encourages young athletes to play multiple sports and delay specializating in a single sport until late adolescence. The academy advocates banning the practice of ranking athletes nationally and recruting for college before they reach their late high school years.

Data from the study shows that about 70% of kids drop out of organizated sports by age 13. However, the same research confirms that children who play multiple sports, who diversify their play, are more likely to enjoy physical activity and achieve their athletic goals. 

Quakes understands the demands placed on high caliber student athletes, and has created a model that aligns the goals of all those involved including the player, parents, coaches, and organization.  We champion commitment,  achievement and the work ethic required to be one's best. We understand it's crucial that players avoid over use injury and burnout yet maximize their individual and team performance, thriving in all areas of development. Through balance, organizational culture, and diversification, our players are doing great things and thriving.

 

 

'17 Summer Season

Congratulations to all the players that are participating with the South Bay Quakes on a summer travel team! 

South Bay Quakes is finalizing formation of at least 8 summer travel teams, competing at 18's, 16's and 14's. Our teams will face excellent compeition and play throughout California and the western United States in over 35 different tournaments, includng ASA, PGF, USSSA championship events.

High caliber play and development, elite academic performance, excellent coaching, and great sportsmanship are all key elements of Quakes culture.  

Please check with your teams about upcoming college recruiting seminars and play great as teams roll into summer season. We also encourage families to attend local college camps this spring/summer to foster relationships with those teams, coaches, and institutions.

As the academic year wraps up and final grades and college board results come in, please remember and embrace our philosophy that emphasizes world class academics coupled with exceptional athletic achievement. Work hard in the classoom, athletic training, and on the field and enjoy every moment to be your best!

 

Scholar Athletes 

Quakes Fastpitch "Scholar Athletes Spotlight" program will recognize players throughout the year, highlighting notable academic achievements and recognition!  
 
Quakes summer travel teams had cumulative GPA's over 3.5 with several teams over 3.8 GPA.  High achievement in the classroom and in the field is our program wide goal.  Players are asked to submit first and second grading period results for academic year 2016-17.
 
Fantastic performance and congratulations to all our players.

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Latest Quakes News

The South Bay Quakes are excited to announce the addition of Steve Hill to our organization as Head Coach of the 14A HS team. Steve brings a fantastic passion for the game and emphasizes that each player should use the gifts she has been given to and strive to play the game with integrity, teamwork and excellence.  Steve has coached for many years, leading 16A and 18Gold teams to national prominence including top finishes at PGF Nationals, TCS World Series, Sparkler.  He is an NFCA certified coach and a Huddle Coach with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Steve's daughter Jackie Hill was an Academic All-American at Penn State, holds most of the university's records for pitching and hitting, and was Cal-High MVP and CCS Champion while playing for Leigh HS. Welcome to Quakes, Coach Steve!

Check additional Quakes news clips, using the link below, on the latest Quakes Fastpitch program news, player development plans, and outstanding team and player achievements

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