St Clair Macomb Amateur Fastpitch Federation: Welcome

ST. CLAIR ~ MACOMB AMATEUR FASTPITCH FEDERATION

ST. CLAIR ~ MACOMB AMATEUR FASTPITCH FEDERATION is a softball travel team league for the St. Clair and Macomb county Michigan area. Travel teams play a 16 to 20 game schedule with a two game elimination tournament at the season end. Travel teams are for 10 & under 12 & under, 14 & under and High School division

Our purpose for this league is to provide good competition and for the improvement of your local High School teams.


 

 



Friday, August 18
New League Forming - Spring 2018!

I am pleased to be able to share with you that a group of dedicated softball supporters have formed the Blue Water Fastpitch Association, with play starting for the spring / summer 2018 season. I understand that they will be doing their best to duplicate what SMAFF has done over the years for the teams in the Blue Water area. I have offered to share any information, advice and insight they may request to help them get off to a great start.  The contact info is -

                                                      Jill Vandenabeele

                                                       586-531-7686 - Jsvan@att.net

Jim Spruytte

President / SMAFF

 

 

 



Thursday, August 3
Bill Worthen, Founding Member of SMAFF has Passed Away

The softball community lost a great friend and supporter Sunday when Bill Worthern passed away unexpectedly.  Bill always went above and beyond to provide the best opportunity for the youth of our community to play and enjoy this great game, fastpitch softball.  He would do what ever he could to help weather it was finding a team for a player, a player for a team, the best deal on insurance or to offer friendly advice.

I first met Bill during the summer of '98,he was caoching the Algonac Storm 12U, I was coaching the Richmond Blues 12U.  He convinced me to play in the Macomb League in the summer of '99.  After the league playoffs that year we becan discussing ways to make a league more appealing to players and coaches, providing a structured league with good competition.  A few short months later SMAFF was up and running with 34 teams in our first season, and at one time we had over 70 teams.  Just recently Bill mentioned that he estimated that ofer the previous 18 seasons, SMAFF has scheduled over 16,000 games between our reqular season, playoffs and fall ball.  His smile at the time told you how proud he was of that accomplishment.

 We all know of the special bonds and friendships that you develop within the softball community.  As the years rolled on and Bill and I worked together our friendship continued to grow and we became very good friends.  He was always the "Face" of SMAFF.

Bill, you will be missed, always appriciated but never forgotten.

Jim Spruytte

President SMAFF