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Top 3 at NorCal's

Quakes 14A HS (Hill) Finishes 3rd NorCal Championships 6/18

Congratulations to Quakes 14A HS team for finishing with a 5-1 tournament record, achieving a 3rd place overall finish at the NorCal ASA Championships.  Held at Twin Creeks in Sunnyvale, players battled opponents and the challenging conditions all weekend.

Quakes teams continue to play summer tournament competition at 14's, 16's and 18's for 2017.  More than 120 players are representing Quakes Fastpitch, participating in tournaments throughout the western USA and Canada.  Our teams will participate in Canada Cup, PGF, ASA, and USSSA events this summer and fall.

Quakes Fastpitch players received numerous academic awards and all-league recognition in spring 2017 playing for more than a dozen South Bay Area high schools.  The commitment to high achievement in the classroom and on the softball field is key to the success and growth of our organization.  Cheers to all our players for their hard work and excellence in each challenging endeavor.

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.

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Have fun and go Quakes!

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Summer '17 Travel Ball

Summer 14's, 16's and 18's Teams Begin Tournament Action 

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 at 14's, 16's and 18's.

Thank you to all the interested players who attended tryout events for summer teams.  Quakes Fastpitch has formed 9 tournament teams for summer 2017.

18A

16A

14A High School

14A Middle School

16B

14B

Thank you to our families, players, and coaches for their enthusiastic support.

Players interested in fall tournament teams, please check back by August 1st for details about fall 2017 tryouts for both A-level and Open teams.

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 recognizes 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 their final grades for the academic year 2016-17 by the end of June.
 
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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