2019/2020 TORONTO FASTPITCH CLUB 19U TRY-OUTS

TRY OUT ANNOUNCEMENT: **OPEN TO U16 & U19 AGE GROUP**

The 2019/2020 U19 team will be coached by Alan Spohn, Robyn Draper, Mike Smuk and Lauren Spohn.  Please note U19 try-out dates & locations below.

We are on the hunt for the Players:

  • That stick to a Commitment
  • That exude Confidence
  • That are Relentless Competitors
  • That have Unchallengeable Character

All components of our training are handled internally by coaches with years of experience. We don’t sub-contract our training allowing us the opportunity to train, coach and grow with the player. 

We offer:

  • Year-round training with appropriate breaks.
  • A fall & winter tour with college and university games
  • The best Invitation-only US Tournaments. 
  • We are committed to Softball Canada Nationals, and the Team Ontario Program. 
  • Affordable fees as compared to most programs in the province.
  • Coaches are volunteers. 

Try-out Dates:

  • Monday, September 2nd 2019 
    • Pitchers & Catchers @ 5:00-6:30pm
    • Infield & Outfield @ 6:45-8:15pm.
    • Location: The Warehouse 224 North Queen St. Etobicoke
    • Please wear running shoes, softball attire and bring water.
  • Tuesday, September 3rd 2019
    • Pitchers & Catchers @ 6:30pm
    • Infield & Outfield @ 7:45pm.
    • Location: The Warehouse 224 North Queen St. Etobicoke
    • Please wear running shoes, softball attire and bring water.
  • Thursday, September 5th 2019
    • Every position @ 7:45pm
    • Please wear cleats, softball attire, your equipment and water.
    • Location: Paul Coffey Park 3430 Derry Rd. E. Mississauga Diamond 2
  • Saturday, September 7th 2018
    • Every position @ 10am
    • Please wear cleats, softball appropriate attire, your equipment and water.
    • Location: Paul Coffey Park 3430 Derry Rd. E. Mississauga Diamond 2

Please register for the try-out using the form below in order for the coaching staff to prepare a practice plan. Please provide your name, phone number, year of birth, position and 2019 team using the form below. You will be contacted by Lauren Spohn to confirm attendance once the form has been received.

Feel free to call for more information.

  • Alan Spohn 416-684-4931 or alanspohn@rogers.com

 

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2019 Fall College Tour Announcement

The Toronto Fastpitch Club 19U squad is excited to announce the 2019 Fall College Tour. With our network of coaching associates throughout North America, this year’s schedule will be both challenging and dynamic for our squad. Check back for more details in the coming week!

Wednesday, September 25 @ Kutztown University Golden Bears (PSAC DII)

Thursday, September 26 @ University at Albany Great Danes (AEC DI)

Friday, September 27 @ University of New Haven Charges (NE10 DII)

Saturday, September 28 – Day off @ New York Mets

Sunday, September 29 @ Wilmington University Wildcats (CACC DII)

 

Farewell to the 2019 Summer Season

2019 was a landmark year for the Toronto Fastpitch Club 19U team. Earning a program-first bid to compete August 13-18 in Kitchener for the National Championships. The TFC battled through the round robin, finished 6-2 to earn a life in the play-offs. Making the pool of 12 lit a fire so to speak, as the team fought to eliminate both Saskatchewan entries on Play-off Saturday. Waking up Sunday morning as a contender after the long week was a memory the girls will cherish and use to motivate them for years to come. Unfortunately, the TFC was knocked out Sunday morning by the BC1 Whiterock squad. The coaching staff, fans and parents are so proud of the effort the team showed all of National Week.

All-Star Infielder announcement went to a deserving Shelby Miller who can (but won’t) boast an electric bat with hands like a young Jeter.  Congrats!

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Shelby Miller celebrating her award with coaches Alan Spohn, Mike Smuk and Robyn Draper.

The tournament was bittersweet for four of our 2019 graduates. Dorm move-ins and orientations are happening as I type up this article. Catcher/UT Becky Hodder heads to Detroit to attend Wayne State this fall. She’s been looking forward to wearing the green and yellow since last fall. Pitcher Jordanna Hartley has packed up all her bathing suits and sunscreen as she moves to Miami to attend Barry University. (although she won’t have much time for the beach, soon!) Outfielder Quinn Danniels will start towards her goal as a sports broadcaster at Ryerson after Labour Day. Centerfielder Molly Edge had a hard time fitting all of her Chuck Taylor’s in her suitcase, but her gold glove would never be relegated to her bags. She’s on her way to adjusting to life at Adelphi University, a school our team has had the honour of playing for the last 3 falls during our annual College Tours. Check back this afternoon for an update on our 2020 Fall College Tour schedule. The TFC have been invited to challenge 4 university and colleges at the end of September!

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A special shout out has to be given to Nicole Rivait (Bucknell University) ! The team missed her at Nationals, but she helped the Canadian Women’s Junior Team bring home bronze at the World’s!

Canada Earns Bronze!

Jordanna Hartley Commits to Barry University

With a high school graduating class of 7 players for the 2019 season, the TFC is proud to announce that pitcher Jordanna Hartley has committed to attend Barry University next fall to complete our 2019 US recruiting class. Barry University (DII- Sunshine State Conference) is located in Miami Shores, Florida. As a Buccaneer, Jordy will reap the benefits of hard work with plenty of tough competition and lots of sunshine.

“I could not be more excited to be committing to Barry U! Without the amazing support of my family, team mates and Toronto Fastpitch coaches, this dream could not have become a reality. The TFC program has not only improved my softball skills, but it has taught me valuable skills such as leadership and resilience. I will be able to take these skills and lessons with me to Barry and far beyond softball!”- Jordy

Jordanna Hartley, Pitcher, 2019

With college and university acceptances rolling in daily, we’re excited for Quinn Danniels, Brooke Dundass and Julie Kostuch to announce and accept their post-secondary offers as well before the season begins!!!

Toronto Prospect Camp

NOTICE: CHANGE OF DATE!!!

The Toronto Fastpitch Club is hosting Elite Collegiate Skills Camp from Tuesday, July 23rd to Wednesday, July 24th at Fleetwood Park. Coaches from Barry University, Kutztown University, University of New Haven and Fredonia College will attend. This camp is an opportunity to show off your skills and attend a college level work out in your own backyard!

Registration can be made through the link in US Dollars. To pay in Canadian funds, please send cash or cheques in the amount of $270 Canadian payable to Toronto Fastpitch Club for camp fees. Please mail to: TORONTO FASTPITCH CLUB: 224 North Queen St. Toronto, ON, M9C 4Y1

Receipt of payment will be provided once monies have been received.

To register for this camp, please visit: http://www.totalcamps.com/ELITESKILLSCAMP/events