Welcome to RFastP.com! This website was created for anyone who is interested in fastpitch softball in or around the Rochester N.Y. area. The goal of this site is to improve all levels of fastpitch softball and to make this area competitive again with the rest of New York State as well as neighboring states. Listings are free.
Updated: 2-9-06

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> Local Pitching Coaches and comments

>Local Clinics

> Summer Teams and contacts

> Calendar Spring & Summer 2006

> Eteamz.com 'This is the best Tournament listings';
for tournaments worth going to in our area also listed; all other
tournaments in New York State ( once on eteamz click on any state)
Also scroll to the bottom and enter 'Rochester' or 'Buffalo' into the search box - or where ever you want to go.

> Other Fastpitch Softball Links

> Frozen Ropes current Newsletter

> Frozen Ropes Winter break week Feb. 22, 2006

> College Showcases

More information below
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John Masco new 2006 Tournaments:
2006 NASF NEW YORK. Tournament Schedule
North American Sports Federation

June 9-11 NASF State Tournament 14,16 and 18/U - Redman Rd. Complex, Brockport, N.Y.
NOTE: John says at this time, there are only a couple more spots open for the 14U & 16U brackets in this tournament.

July 15 - 16 NASF Invitational 12/U - Redman Rd. Complex, Brockport, N.Y.

August 5-6 NASF National World Series Championship Womens fast pitch 23/U - Redman Rd. Complex, Brockport, N.Y.

August 12-13 NASF End of Season Tournament 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U - Redman Rd. Complex, Brockport, N.Y.
More from John below:

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Mercy High School Softball
Team & Coaches to offer
Fastpitch Softball Clinic

Sunday - March 5, 2006
Fielding and Hitting: 11:00am- 2:00pm
Pitching and Catching Clinic: 2:00 - 3:00pm

Get your daughters ready for school try-outs!

Clinic to be held at Our Lady of Mercy High School Gym, 1437 Blossom Rd., Rochester.
The school is on the corner of Blossom Rd.and Clover St. Enter the large parking lot off of Clover St.

The Clinic is designed for girls in grades 4 through 8 who want to learn/improve their softball skills for town, little league or school teams.

    
    ASHLEY DEMINSTRATES HOW TO DRIVE THE BALL      MERCY'S LARGE GYM

The Mercy clinic one of the few offered in this area which is dedicated to the younger players; this age group easily gets overlooked or shortchanged at the larger clinics. It is for those playing 12U and 14U.

In the past, the clinics have included very skilled players and some absolute beginners. Instructors include the Mercy Varsity Team & Mercy Softball Coaches plus other local Softball Coaches, all working with the girls according to their different levels of experience.

If your daughter knows nothing about the sport, she will leave knowing the basics and the drills to get better. If she knows the game and is a skilled player, this clinic will get her to the next level.

Each girl will get personal instruction at several different batting stations and personal one-on-one instruction while in the hitting cage.

Fielding will include correct warm-up, proper throwing, stopping the ball, infielding & outfielding, proper base running and more.

 
THE GIRLS LISTEN TO THE PROPER USE OF THE BATTING TEE & THEN PUTTING THE LESSON TO WORK
PICTURES ARE FROM THE JANUARY 2006 SOFTBALL CLINIC AT MERCY

Extra Pitching and Catching Clinic:
Your daughter needs to know nothing about pitching.
Even if she never pitched before, most girls leave being able to throw the ball straight and level and 40 feet.
Advanced pitchers can learn how to throw the different pitches, change-up, curve or drop from some of the area's best pitching coaches.
Catchers will learn the basic skills and fundamentals, also drills you can do on your own to improve

Cost:
Fielding and Hitting Clinic: $30.00

Pitching and Catching Clinic: $10.00 additional charge
($40.00 for both)

 
HARDER! AND SWING THROUGH...DRIVE IT!               COULD THIS BE A FUTURE OYLMPIC PITCHER?

Questions and Information Contact: MercySoftball@aol.com or call: 585-293-3215

Clinic 2006 Flyer
  (click and print form)

Clinic Registration Form (Click here and print form)
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Softball Clinics

These clinics will be conducted for the softball player ages 8 to 16+ age groups.
We will focus on windmill softball pitching, hitting, bunting, fielding, and throwing.
College women softball players and managers will teach the clinics.


Sunday February 5th 2006
St. John Fisher College Field House
9 AM to Noon
Conducted by
St John Fisher Women’s Softball

&

Sunday February 12th 2006
Mendon High School Gymnasium
Noon to 3PM
Conducted by
SUNY Geneseo Women’s Softball

$30 per 3 hour clinic.      Make checks payable to PSBC
Send name and age of player to:

Tim Morris
42 Copper Woods
Pittsford NY 14534


Contact: Mrpkg2@yahoo.com
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NASF PITCHING/CATCHING CLINIC

2006-SUNDAY-FEBRUARY 26-8:45AM

This clinic is for any players involved or playing in
John Masco's summer league

THREE DISCIPLINES-PITCHING:
BEGINNER-NOVICE-ADVANCED

CATCHING-DO’S AND DO NOT’S

START WITH INTRODUCTION

WARM-UPS/ WORKOUT
PITCHING RULES

PITCHERS BREAK INTO THREE GROUPS
BEGINNER-NOVICE-ADVANCED
BEGINNER - Never pitched before, wants to pitch, or just starting
NOVICE-Can throw fast ball and change-up straight and level
now wants to learn curve, drop, etc.
ADVANCED - Can throw fastball, curves over 50mph wants to
learn dropball, riseball and throw faster: +55mph

CATCHERS INTO ONE GROUP
All levels: learn throwing, throw-downs, proper plate blocking
How do I call pitches, drills to improve catching skills

BRING BOTH TOGETHER
THREE STATIONS
UMPIRES WILL COME INTO GYM 1 ½ HOURS AFTER START.
UMPIRES WILL THEN CALL BALLS/STRIKES/ILLEGAL PITCHING
FOR ALL LEVELS: FOR 45 MINUTES.
CALL ALL PLAYERS TOGETHER FOR A FINAL GOODBYE.
8:45/9:00/10:30/11:45/NOON FINISH

For more information email John Masco at:
jmasco1205@aol.com
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>Thinking of getting that new Bat?
Check this out: Bats Banned by the ASA & College Leagues

(some well known bats on this list)
ALSO: http://www2.ncaa.org/media_and_events/pres

LINKS TO CATALYST BAT: www.slugger.com
NCAA: www.ncaa.org.
ASA LINK: www.softball.org.

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From: John Masco, NASF Commissioner/UIC NYS
Tournaments, League and Clinics



Re: NASF New York State, 2005/2006


Report for 2005

The North American Sports Federation is alive and well in New York State. Our summer program consisted of girls' fast pitch leagues in 5 brackets, 12U-14U-16U-18U and Open. There were over 500 girls who went through our summer leagues and an additional 1000+ who played in 4 of our NASF tournaments. Our tournaments consisted of the following:

NASF New York State Championship Tourney, 18/16/14U, June 10-12, 2005
18U-1st place Western New York Extreme
2nd place Monroe Blazers
16U-1st place Lady Lions
2nd place Monroe Blazers
14U-1st place Monroe Blazers
2nd place New York Outcasts

NASF Invitational 12U Tournament , July 9-10, 2005
1st place- Lady Lions
2nd place- Pittsford Cyclones

NASF Invitational 23U/Open Tourney, August 6-7, 2005

1st place- Moldie Oldies
2nd place-ACO Blaze

NASF Invitational End of Season Tournament, 18/16U, August 13-14, 2005
18U- 1st place- Lady Lions
2nd place-Monroe Blazers
16U- 1st place- Kingston, Ontario Canada, Kobras
2nd place-Lady Lions

There were 4 NASF Clinics held for NASF players and coaches as follows:

All skills-February 6-assisted by SUNY Brockport Girls Fast Pitch team

Pitchers and Catchers-February 27
with live pitching, and calling of balls and strikes by local
NCAA/RCU certified umpires

Youth Umpires-assisted by Physical Education Faculty SUNY Brockport

Coaches-4 panelists from Physical Education/Sports Mgm't/Physical Training/Coaching
from Faculty SUNY Brockport


Report for 2006

Next year, 2006, will be another banner year for the NASF Girl's Fast Pitch arenas. Several Clinics are already scheduled and reserved, and the use of 6 softball fields in Sweden/Brockport, N. Y. have already been contracted for, in which to hold the 4 NASF Tournaments as follows:

CLINICS:
Open to all players, playing in John Masco's League.

February 26-Pitchers/Catchers/NCAA/NASF umpires, Area pitching and catching coaches will assist.

March 26-All Skills- w/SUNY Brockport Girls Softball Team,
showing all the latest fastpitch softball moves and techniques.

April 6- Youth umpires


TOURNAMENTS:

June 9-10-11- New York State NASF Championships-18U/16U/14U

July 15 - 16 - NASF Invitational 12U

August 5-6- National/World Series NASF Championship 23U/Open

August 12-13- NASF End of Season Tourney- 18U/16U/14U/12U


All tournaments will be held at Sweden Recreation Sports Complex in Brockport, New York.

All clinics will be held at the Sweden Recreation Center gymnasium in Brockport, N. Y.

All inquiries may be directed to John Masco, NASF NYS Commissioner/UIC, via this electronic vehicle, JMASCO1205@AOL.COM.

Our summer leagues continue to grow and much is due to two very important items. The first is always, good and compassionate coaching, and second, the concept that there are no losers. The leagues do not keep stats other than player development, in both motor skills and mental attitude. Our young ladies are developing as both skillful softball players and leaders of our next generation. Emphasis is put on positive development through positive reinforcement and compassionate coaching.

I cannot say enough about our devoted, dedicated, caring, skillful coaching in this area. Without them and their family support, we would not be able to survive. NASF is the place to be and soon will be the leader in upstate New York. We are the fastest growing girls fast pitch in New York State. We hope to see many of the NASF supportive teams coming to our tournaments and leagues.

It is time to put a period on this article, so in closing, good luck to our NASF Family.

John Masco, NYS Commissioner/UIC

 

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John Valle Baseball announces:
Fall/ Winter INDOOR Fastpitch Softball Leagues for both Men & Woman's fastpitch teams.

League teams, Travel teams, High School or College teams

1. Fall/Winter league start date – week of Nov 7th until April 20 game season

2. League would be played at both Brighton & Irondequoit locations & include age categories of:

3. League pricing - $125 per game per team. (1hr & 45 minute game +15 min warmup time) All Star Sports will provide umpires, balls, bases.

4. Teams who sign up before September 15th, can play exhibition game at No Cost in October

Anyone who has any questions could call me:
John Valle, cell phone: 509-0217
Associate Scout/ New York Mets

For more information click here: John Valle Baseball


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***Monroe Community College**

MCC is again going to offer its facilities for both winter and summer workout and practice sessions.


MCC has one of the finest softball facilities in this area. The field is in great condition and the new batting cage and hitting stations make it a good place to improve your fastpitch skills.


1. Winter Practice.
Any coaches that want to rent gym time and space at MCC on Sunday evenings from November thru March from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; cost would be $125 per night. You can have as many players as you want to workout. You can pick the nights and number of sessions you want as well.
Area includes: Batting cage, 3 pitching machines, 7 hitting stations in one half. In the other half, you can use as an infield or for pitching stations.


Various hitting stations and exercises plus live hitting in the cage help to sharpen the eye and hone the batting skills.

2. Summer Practice 2006 season
On either Tues., Wed. and/or Thurs., you can rent the MCC softball field and batting cage for team practice. Times would be 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; cost would be $100 per night. You can start renting the field from the middle of May thru Sept. Nice part of this, you could even run games on the field if you like on your night.


The Blazers 18U & the Cyclones 16U team got quite a workout this night from M.C.C. Head Softball Coach Robb DiGiacomo

Coach DiGiacomo says you can hold your weekly practice session during the first half of your night and then scrimmage another team or play a regulation game on the second half. Bring your own umpire and move your league game that week to MCC.

More information contact Robb DiGiacomo:
email: bbor44@aol.com
telephone: 585-750-1040

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RFastP.com note: This is a great opportunity for local teams to keep in shape during the winter months. Hitting, fielding & pitching in a warm facility in the off season is the way to keep in shape. If 12 - 18 girls or more take advantage of this practice, the cost is $6. to 10. per girl/ night. Quite a deal for a 2 hr workout including cage time.

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The 2005 Fastpitch Softball Season

Birds Eye Player of the Year Awards


Many of Section V's best Softball Players receive the Birds Eye Player of the Year Award for their various high school leagues throughout Section V.
The girls got their awards at Frontier Field before the Red Wing Game!

The High School Baseball Players also received their awards that night.

 


June 4, Mercy High makes it to the State Final Championship game in Syracuse and loses to Susquehanna Valley in a close game.

 

Hamburg Tournament 14U, 16U & 18U
Hamburg, New York - July 2005


Many Rochester area teams traveled to Hamburg, N.Y. (about 20 miles south of Buffalo.) All age brackets had teams from our area in the 3 day tournament and did quite well in the final standings.

Monroe Blazers 18U had a great weekend. The weather started out threatening early, but it turned into a great weekend. Sunny and in the 80's on Sunday at the Nike Complex.

 

Midlakes Tournament
14U & 16U July 2005


Rich McNear and the crew have the fields in great shape for both the 23U tournament and the 14U & 16U tournaments in July.


The Midlakes complex is located on Rt 488 about a quarter mile south of Rt. 96, between Clifton Springs and Phelps N.Y. Rich McNear and his Crew have been hosting tournaments there for years and years. They also hold a Tuesday night league during the summer, with many teams from Rochester and Syracuse areas.


Pittsford Cylones vs Oswego Pride 16U ...Close play at the plate, 14U final


Very nice awards ceremony with a great speech to both teams by Rich.



(more area tournament pictures coming)

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Help sheets for league or townball
coaches - points to help your
players get better

HITTING

FIELDING

PITCHING

PITCHING TOOLS

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Frozen Ropes Softball Camps
Lessons on hitting, pitching and fielding


Year-round softball and baseball training

Contact: John Scarpelli
Assistant G.M., Director of Marketing

(585) 385-0420 Office
(585) 385-0455 FAX
jscarpelli@FrozenRopesRochester.com

To get more information on the camps or to see the current news letter go to: http://frozenropesrochester.com/newsletters.htm

Frozen Ropes Newsletter: Softball & Hardball training
facility in E. Rochester; go to this site and sign up for the newsletter:
info@frozenropesrochester.com



JOSIE'S READY TO HIT A HOME RUN - AT WHAT AGE SHOULD THEY START?
Even at 3,4 or 5 years old, you can pitch a wiffle ball to them and see if they can hit or catch. If anything, it would increase hand/eye coordination and help in later years in any sport. I think a lot of people would be surprised to see how well a 4 or 5 year old can hit a wiffle ball with a plastic bat with only a couple days practice. In a few days they start adjusting and start to clobber the ball over your head.

LONG-TERM GOALS:

1. Get more girls of all ages involved in fastpitch softball.

2. If a local fastpitch association can be formed and can organize leagues, games and tournaments in a seven-county area, or the Section V area, there would be an organization to start in motion a master plan to build a centrally located softball complex where local leagues, sectional games, tournaments, etc. could be played. This would end the need to beg for fields, pay for fields, or kiss someones bu-- to get the use of a diamond for a few hours.
The more people who get involved, the easier it would be to build something like this. Both Buffalo and Syracuse have complexes built with public funding which are strictly for fastpitch softball!

3. Keep girls involved at all ages. Buffalo has an open league with no age limit. Females of all ages, from young girls to women who have graduated from college and have children of their own, still play in fastpitch leagues.

With Title IX and all the money spent on men's sports facilities in our area, it it is not that far-fetched to believe that a local complex could be built.



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