Flame Fastpitch and Batbusters Announce Partnership
Flame Fastpitch and the Batbusters announced an agreement which will create 4 new premier level exposure teams in the Northwest. Teams will be formed at 14, 16, and 18u age levels for the 2016/2017 season with a national exposure focus and operated under the name NW Batbusters. An additional 12u exposure team will be added for the 2017/2018 season. In addition to these elite level exposure teams, Flame Fastpitch will continue to field a full slate of 8 teams from 10–16u providing highly competitive local and regional level play.
This partnership adds a premier level option for high achieving players within the Flame organization. The combined organizational structure will utilize a shared training philosophy allowing all age levels access to the same training that produces some of the best players in the country year in and year out within the Batbusters organization.
The OC Batbusters, founded in 1979, is one of the oldest and unquestionably the most successful organization in girls' fastpitch softball.
Batbuster teams have won over 30 National Championships. In all, they have won a National Championship in every age group available and they are the current defending National Champions in 3 Divisions of Premier Girls Fastpitch at 18U, 14U and 12U.
Batbuster players have earned over 500 college scholarships, 4 are university softball head coaches, 10 university assistant coaches and numerous HS coaches. Batbuster players have been included on every Olympic Team and on a USA National Team every year since the mid-1980's.
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
Additional Tryouts: Contact Patrick Byers
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
Flame 14A '02
14U Batbuster Showcase Team ('02 & '03 players) - Teresa Wilson - Head Coach
Contact Teresa Wilson for available openings: email@example.com
16U Batbuster Showcase Team - Breanne Lewis - Head Coach
Contact Teresa Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org, Or Breanne Lewis email@example.com for available positions.
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.