Flame Fastpitch Opening Indoor Training Facility
After a long search for available space, Flame Fastpitch has secured a space for indoor winter training for all Flame Fastpitch teams. The facility consists of 10,972 square feet of high ceiling warehouse space near downtown Bellevue and will provide an excellent facility for the organization to hold team practices, facilitate player training and development clinics, and space for our coaches and trainers to provide lessons. We anticipate opening the facility by October 23rd for winter training.
2016 Flame Invitational a Huge Hit!
The October Flame Fastpitch Invitational featured 69 fastpitch softball teams from throughout the Western Washington region. Approximately 830 fierce and dedicated young women battled in pool play and then in single elimination bracket play in six age divisions, from 10U to 18U. This was the best attended Flame Invitational in the history of the growing organization. Teams began warming up shortly after the sun rose on Saturday with pool play games being played until 10pm. Teams began bracket play Sunday in a single elimination format with some teamsplaying their championship games under the night field lights. Field crews kept fields in playable condition as occasional showers rolled through the area but there were no weather delays in play. Teams went from game to game, testing their skills, focus and execution. Sportsmanship, dedication, and intensity was evident everywhere, noticed and noted by parents, umpires and the Flame hosts, who would like to thank everyone for coming and competing so hard. We hope to see the same level of competition and quality of play when we see you next year.
The Flame organizations would also like to congratulate the following division winners and runners up:
10U Champions: Snohomish Shock, 2nd place: PNW Force
12U B Champions: Flame 05 Black, 2nd Place: Elite Diamonds
12U A Champions: Absolute Blast 04, 2nd Place: Washington Majestics 05
14U Gold Champions: Washington Ladyhawks, 2nd Place: NW Sidewinders
14U Silver Champions NW Speed, 2nd Place: Seattle Spice
14U Bronze Champion: Acers 14U Orange, 2nd Place: Elite Diamonds 03
16U Gold Champions: Mayhem, 2nd Place: Bellevue Blast 01
16U Silver Champions: Lady Warriors, 2nd Place: Sno Co Express Red
18U Gold Champions: Snohomish S.W.A.T, 2nd Place: Gold Elite
18U Silver Champions: Washington Blaze, 2nd Place: Sundodgers 18
U12 Flame Black 05 Undefeated and Wins Championship Under The Sunday Night Lights
Continuing the strong, young foundation of play the Flame Fastpitch has been building, the Flame 05 Black first year 12U team was undefeated in pool and bracket play to win the 12U B Championship under the soft glow of Sunday night lights. This fierce team builds on its 2nd place finish in last Summer’s NSA state tournament in 10U play, recently adding some exceptional new talent. Backed by stellar pitching, sound defense, timely hitting, the young Flame team caused havoc on the basepaths with aggressive running and pinpoint execution. Flame 05 ladies outscored their competitors 70-19 to win their first Tournament of the Fall. Three of the four teams in the 10-teamdivision’s semi-final bracket were 12U Flame teams. The Flame 05 Black’s tournament success was a team effort, with offensive production throughout the line-up and with stellar defensive plays all through the tournament, at every position. Coached by Marty Abraham, Phil Scott, Rob Huryn and Mike Eck, the team dawned their championship shirts and lifted their first place trophy as parents and family snapped pictures of the exhausted but exhilarated young women.
Teams for 2016/2017 Season
10u - Development Team, This is a first year 10u team for 8 & 9 year olds
Contact Jeff Lloyd, Coach for information or tryouts for this team @ email@example.com
10U - 06 Black - Khristine Edmund @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Positions still available: Contact Khristine Edmund for additional tryout information
Contacts: Khristine Edmund - Manager, Joon Huh - Coach
12U '05 Red - Dave Jacobs @ Dave.Jacobs@microsoft.com
Contacts: Dave Jacobs - Manager, Jon Davies - Head Coach
12U '05 Black - Marty Abraham @ email@example.com
Two positions now available for interested players.
Contacts: Marty Abraham - Head Coach, Manager
12U '04 Red - Patrick Byers @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Two positions now available for interested players.
Contacts: Patrick Byers - Manager, Dewey Duvall - Head Coach
12U '04 Black - Jack Worthington @ email@example.com
Two positions available, looking for catcher and utility player.
Contacts: Jack Worthington - Manager, Alex Usher - Head Coach
14U '03 Red - Charlie Gouge @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Two positions available: Looking for Pitcher, or Utility players.
Contacts: Charlie Gouge - Manager, Stephanie Walls - Head Coach
What Flame offers:
- Flame Fastpitch Club is a well-established non-profit organization run by a Board of Directors.
- The organization has several teams and can accomodate girls from 8 to 18 years of age. Your daughter has the opportunity to stay with one organization over her entire Select fastpitch career.
- Flame has experienced coaches at every level who have demonstrated success over time. Many of these coaches are very well-known in Select and Elite softball circles and are highly sought-after by players from all over the state.
- Flame has a coaching philosophy that is used across all age groups for consistency and to ensure success. All ages learn from all of our coaches in each of their areas of expertise.
The Flame Fastpitch Club was established to provide an opportunity for girls to participate in a high-caliber fastpitch softball program which was designed to build an understanding of the game, develop the specific skills required to become highly-competitive players, while providing a positive, enjoyable environment for families and players. We respect our teammates, opponents and umpires at every event we participate in. As coaches, we request three things from each of our players at every practice and game they attend:
1. Hustle everywhere.
2. Be a good teammate.
3. Strive to learn, and to be a better player each time they step off the field.
Flame Fastpitch Club is organized as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID 27-1108318.