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Blaze Tournament Teams

2018 Blaze

While it’s still early in the AGSA recreational season, it’s already time to start planning for the kick-off of the travel tournament seasons for our Alameda Blaze teams. We have several announcements relating to the spring and summer seasons.  

AGSA is happy to announce the Managers for the 2018 spring and summer Blaze:

8U Division:    Mari Hayward

10U Division:  Aaron Lambert

12U Division:  Sharon Perkins

In addition to the Managers being finalized, the 12U-B Spring team has been formed - congratulations to theses player and great job by all who came to tryout! The roster for the Spring team is: 
Aaliyah Soderlund, Abby Duarte, Ava Pardo, Ella Chae, Ella Heckman, Katy Lambert, Lola Whalen, Lucy Allison, Malaya Sumii, Sarah Freeman, and Soren Firestone

The 12U team will play scrimmages at Krusi Field #3 on March 18th and 25th beginning at 3pm.  Come out and support the Alameda Blaze who will play other local travel teams from Pleasant Hill and San Ramon. The team will also play two tournaments in April before the summer tournament season begins in May.  Please see information on the tryouts for the summer team below.

12U  Summer Tryouts

There will be a tryout for 1-2 remaining roster spots on the summer team during the week of April 23rd.  The exact date/time/location to be announced in early April. If you have any questions about Blaze clinics, or tryouts, please contact Sharon Perkins, Blaze Director, at sperkins24@gmail.com

Congratulations to the 2018 Alameda BLAZE!
Great job by everyone who came to tryout!

  12U 

Aaliyah S.

Abby D.

Ava P.

Ella C.

Ella H.

Katy L.

Lola W.

Lucy A.

Malaya S.

Sarah F.

Soren F.

 

Manager: Sharon Perkins

Coach:  JP Pardo

10U 

Team TBD

 

Tryouts: Sunday, March 25th, 1-3pm, Field 1

Make-ups : Monday, March 26th,  4:30 - 5:30pm, Field 1

 

Manager: 
Aaron Lambert

Coaches:  TBD

8U

Team TBD

 

Tryouts: Sunday, April 29th, 1-3pm, Field 4

Make-ups: Wednesday, May 2nd, 4:30 - 5:30pm, Field 4

 

Manager: 
Mari Hayward

Coaches:  TBD

About Blaze

Blaze is the AGSA competitive tournament softball travel program.  Teams are selected through tryouts by the managers for the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U age divisions.  The Alameda Blaze tournament teams provide opportunities for more competitive play for girls in these divisions during the summer and fall.  Girls must tryout and be selected by the coaches.  Rules, such as minimum playing time, free substitution and continuous batting, are not used.  Interested girls should look for information about team tryouts in March -- watch for announcements on the AGSA home page and Facebook for tryout dates.  Questions on the Blaze program?  Contact Sharon Perkins, Blaze Director at sperkins@alamedagsa.com.

The AGSA would like to thank our AMAZING BLAZE sponsors! Click here to see all the great businesses and individual supporting Alameda girls softball!

More About Travel Softball

Traveling softball is known to have a higher level of competitiveness than recreational softball. A lot of players considering to make the jump to traveling ball should be made aware of the following:

  • Traveling ball is significantly more expensive than recreational. It can incur costs from higher level coaching, more practice time, and travel expenses.
  • There is no guarantee of playing time. The best players play.
  • There is an increased chance for high-level development. Players looking to play in college and beyond should seriously consider joining a traveling team
  • You will be required to try out and will be placed on a team according to ability.
  • Rules are generally more closely related to high school or college softball.