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Spice Tryouts

Spice wrapped up tryouts for the 2016/17 season on Sunday, August 7. Although most of our teams now have full rosters for 2016/17, there are a few spots remaining. Contact Jon Hughes at hugheslaw@gmail.com or our head coaches below to inquire about opportunities for private tryouts.

 

2016/2017 Seattle Spice Head Coaches

10U

12U-Red

12U-Black

14U-03

14U-A IC

16U-A

18U-Red

18U-Black

 

Practice Locations

Spice practices in Seattle at the Hangar in Magnusen Park at Sand Point and the Mitchell Activity Center at Seattle Central College on Capitol Hill. See our Locations HERE.

 

 

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Seattle Spice Softball Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and offers an outstanding opportunity for any softball player who wants to enhance her fastpitch softball skills and compete at a higher select level. In addition to being on a great Spice team, the girls and young women will be a part of a great organization that has a long history, has reputable, respected, and experienced coaches, and works diligently to keep player fees reasonable. Seattle Spice serves the Seattle metropolitan area and draws players from the greater Puget Sound area, including King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.



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Wednesday, September 21
Seattle Spice Sunday Night Softball Schedule - UPDATED

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All games as Steven J. Underwood Memorial Park, Des Moines 

  ****Check Back for Schedule Updates****



Tuesday, September 27
Spice in Fall Tournament Action, Oct 1-2, 2016

Spice starts off the 2016/17 season with fall tournaments!

14U-IC (Hughes): ASA Flame Invitational (South King County and Steel Lake Park)



Sunday, September 25
UW Huskies Ali Aguilar and Taylor Van Zee Practice with Spice 12U



Spice 12U-Black had the privilege of having Ali Aguilar and Taylor Van Zee from UW come out and run our practice! Go Huskies and Spice!

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SPICE SUNDAY NIGHT SOFTBALL 2016

2016 SPICE SUNDAY NIGHT SOFTBALL 

Seattle Spice is excited to again offer Sunday Night Softball this September and October for 10U to 18U teams at Steven J. Underwood Memorial Park in Des Moines. Teams will play double-headers on Sunday evenings. We have three fields each night and will play under the lights. Sign up for one or more Sundays.


Games start at 4pm.  Teams will play two games each Sunday. 

  Sunday Sept 18th

  Sunday Sept 25th

  Sunday Oct 2nd

  Sunday Oct 9th

LOCATION: Steven J. Underwood Memorial Park - 21800 20th Avenue South, Des Moines, WA 98198

First come first serve. Cost is $150 per team for each date. Two game guarantee. One umpire.
Payment must be made immediately to secure your spot. 

TEAMS SIGNED UP:  Spice, Flame 12U Red, Blaze Intensity 12U, Bellevue Blast 12U White, PNW Force 10U, Monarch Crushers 12U, Mstixs 12U, Galaxy #1 14U, Galaxy #2 14U, SFC 16U.  


This is not a money making endeavor, we provide this at cost with a small amount going to our scholarship fund. If interested, please send an e-mail to Gary Schimek at gmschimek@aol.com or Jon Hughes at hugheslaw@gmail.com.  

ALL TEAMS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH USSSA:

http://k23sports.proboards.com/thread/5/register-sanction-usssa



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Steven J. Underwood Memorial Park

Thursday, July 28
Spice Welcomes Jenny Verbois - 12U-05 Head Coach for the 2016-17 Season

Coach Jenny Verbois (pronounced "Verboyce") has been involved in fastpitch softball for 8 years, spending most of her coaching career in Poway, California, coaching for the Poway Girls Softball League where they practiced and played outside 10 months a year. Jenny coached 8U-14U, sometimes coaching both daughter's teams. She also spent 6 years on the Executive Board as the Player Agent and has been an Assistant and Head All Star coach at different levels. Since moving here last April, Jenny has been the assistant coach on the Spice 10U team and will lead the 12U-05 team this coming season.

Spice 12U-05 is looking for girls who are eager to learn, develop, and unite into a strong team. Jenny's goals are to work to find tournaments that will be challenging and suit the team's talent. Her belief is that teamwork and becoming a family will only make us stronger. We are looking forward to having Jenny getting to work ASAP - even it if means indoor practice in the Pacific Northwest!

Contact Coach Jenny at jverbois05@gmail.com



Monday, August 29
Seattle Spice 18U College Committments - UPDATED

Congratulations to the following Spice players who have committed for 2016!

Dejah Rogers: Southern Nevada

Emma Hughes: Chapman University

Hannah Steele: Bellevue College

Jenny Hovland: Highline Community College

Maria Smith: Whitworth University



Thursday, August 4
Softball is Back in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to approve the addition of five new sports to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The sports are softball/baseball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing and surfing. Softball was last played at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. More info on the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announcement here. Softball is back!!!

Tuesday, July 26
Spice Tournament Results for July 21-24, 2016



It was a fantastic weekend of softball in Oregon at the NAFA Northwest Summer National Championships. All of our Spice teams did well - a nice end to our very successful 2015/16 fastpitch season! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at tryouts starting this coming Saturday!

14U-02 IC (Hughes): 3rd Place NAFA 14B National Championship, Newberg, OR

14U-01 (Scandiffio): 3rd Place NAFA 14A National Championship, North Clackamas Park, Milwaukie, OR

16U (Metzger): 2nd Place NAFA 16B National Championship, Newberg, OR

18U (Hughes): 3rd Place NAFA 18B National Championship, North Clackamas Park, Milwaukie, OR



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Spice 16U - 2nd Place 2016 NAFA National Championship

14U-IC 2016 NAFA
Spice 14U-IC - 3rd Place 2016 NAFA National Championship

18U 2016 NAFA
Spice 18U - 3rd Place 2016 NAFA National Championship

14U 2016 NAFA
Spice 14U - 3rd Place 2016 NAFA National Championship

Tuesday, July 26
Spice 12U-03 Serves at the Pike Market Food Bank



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As part of the our commitment to give back to the community, Spice 14U-03 went to Pike Place Market to serve at the Pike Market Food Bank on Tuesday, July 26th. Previously, the team also volunteered at NW Harvest to sort bulk food into smaller family sized portions that were distributed to Food Banks in the area. This was a continuation of bringing the girls together to volunteer in the community. The girls got to go to vendors and collect donated food items then take them back to weigh, distribute and sort into smaller portions. They helped grind down big bags of coffee into smaller individual bags. Later, the team got to work the line and hand out food directly to the patrons who came through. It was a memorable and humbling experience!

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Tuesday, July 19
Sports Parenting the Right Way by Coach Mike Candrea

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Not that Spice is dropping any hints to parents but here is a great article on working with your child as they participate in competitive sports.

Sports Parenting the Right Way

Mike Candrea has been the head softball coach at the University of Arizona for thirty years and is one of the most respected coaches in the nation. He has been the head coach of Team USA, bringing home Olympic gold in 2004 and silver in 2008.  



Saturday, July 16
Spice in Action - July 14-17, 2016

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As the 2016 season begins to wind down, a number of our teams will be on the road this weekend, traveling to Oregon and Canada! Go Spice!

10U (Bjorke): NAFA 10B National Championship, Newberg, OR

12U-04 (Thorson): NAFA 12B National Championship, Newberg, OR

12U-03 (Harrison): NAFA 12B National Championship, Newberg, OR

16U (Metzger): Canadian Open Fastpitch Showcase Select International Championship, Surrey, BC, Canada



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Spice 16U with Team USA at the Canadian Open!

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Spice 12U-03 - 7th Place NAFA National Championships

Wednesday, July 13
Spice Players Heading to China in December 2016

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Over the last few years, a number of Seattle Spice players have participated in the Washington Cultural Exchange softball trip to China. This December 2016, eleven Spice players will be traveling to Beijing and Guangzhou to play against Chinese teams and to experience the rich culture and tradition of China.

See more photos from the 2015 China Trip HERE



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Sunday, July 10
Spice Tournament Results for July 8-10, 2016



Lots of good softball action over the weekend: 

12U-04 (Thorson): 12U 5th Place USSSA July 12U Bonus, Dacca Park, Fife, WA

12U-03 (Harrison): 12U 3rd Place USSSA July 12U Bonus, Dacca Park, Fife, WA

14U-02 IC (Hughes): 14B 5th Place ASA 14B State Championship, Pasco Sporting Complex, Pasco, WA

16U (Metzger): 16U 5th Place USSSA State Championships, Service Club, Kent, WA

18U (Hughes): 18U 7th Place USSSA State Championships, Service Club, Kent, WA



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Spice 14U-IC - 2016 14B ASA State

Sunday, July 10
Spice in the High School Summer League Championship Game - July 8, 2016

It was tied at 5 to 5 going into the 7th inning of the High School Summer League Championship game against Holy Names, but Spice lost the game 9-5 in the end. It was a fun series of games and we hope to be invited back to play again next summer. Congratulations to all the Spice players and coaches who took part. Best wishes to a number of our Spice girls who will be playing for their High School squads for the first time in the coming softball season. See everyone next summer!

Visit our High School Summer League page to see some of the 2016 highlights. 



Sunday, July 3
Spice Tournament Results for July 2-3, 2016

Congratulations to Spice 14U-01 for coming in 4th in the 2016 14A USSSA State Championships!  Spice had a 3-2 record in bracket play over the Fourth of July weekend.

14U-01 (Scandiffio): USSSA State Championships, Service Club, Kent, WA  



Thursday, June 30
Spice Welcomes Rob Wright - 10U Head Coach for the 2016-17 Season

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Seattle Spice welcomes Rob Wright as the 10U Head Coach for the 2016-17 season! Although this will be Rob’s first year coaching with Spice, he is not new to our program. His older daughter has been with Spice for the past four seasons and started with 10U. He has also coached his son’s baseball team for a number of years.

Rob’s goal for Seattle Spice 10U is for the kids to have fun, improve their skills, learn teamwork, and develop into a winning team. He encourages the kids to pursue multiple sports at this age, which can ultimately benefit their softball skills. Rob also plans to bring in outside coaches and top players to help out so the quality of coaching and skills development will be high.

We are looking forward to a great fastpitch season for the 10U with Rob!

Contact Rob at robertwr@hotmail.com for more information about Spice 10U.



Monday, June 27
Spice Tournament Results for June 25-26, 2016



Great results this week from Spice teams in the USSSA Slamfest! A lot of good play - including a nail-biter of a game between our two 14U teams. Congratulations to all and especially our tournament champions!

12U-03 (Harrison): Gold Champions USSSA Slamfest, Sprinker Rec Center, Tacoma, WA

14U-02 IC (Hughes): Gold Bracket USSSA Slamfest, Celebration Park, Federal Way, WA

14U-01 (Scandiffio): Gold Champions USSSA Slamfest, Celebration Park, Federal Way, WA

16U (Metzger): Silver Champions USSSA Slamfest, Celebration Park, Federal Way, WA

18U (Hughes): Gold Semi-Final USSSA Slamfest, Celebration Park, Federal Way, WA  



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Spice 16U 2016 USSSA Slamfest Champions

14U 2016 Slamfest 1
Spice 14U-01 2016 USSSA Slamfest Gold Champions

12U-03 2016 Slamfest 1
Spice 12U-03 USSSA Slamfest Gold Champions

Monday, June 20
Spice Tournament Results for June 18-19, 2016



Rain delays and rain outs on Saturday made for long days for some of the teams. But there was a lot of great play over the weekend. Hope you softball Dads had a fun Father's Day!

10U (Bjorke): 10UB 3rd Place, ASA Seatac Metro Championships

12U-04 (Thorson): 12U 2-2 Bracket Record, USSSA State Championships

12U-03 (Harrison): ASA Seatac Metro Championships

14U-02 IC (Hughes): 14UB 2nd Place, ASA Seatac Metro Championships

14U-01 (Scandiffio): 14UA 2-2 Bracket Record, ASA Seatac Metro Championships

16U (Metzger): Gold Semi-Final Game, USSSA Father’s Day FASTival

18U (Hughes): Gold Semi-Final Game, USSSA Father’s Day FASTival



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Spice 14U-IC 2016 ASA Metro, 2nd Place

Monday, June 13
Spice Tournament Results for June 11-12, 2016



14U-01 (Scandiffio): Championship Game, USSSA State Championship 14U, Gateway Sports Complex, Yakima, WA

16U (Metzger): Silver Champions, ASA PNW Force Valley Invite Warmup, Service Club, Kent, WA

18U (Hughes): Semi-Final Game, NSA Patriots Invite, Phil Johnson Ballfields, Everett, WA



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Spice 16U 2016 ASA Valley Invite, Champions

14U 2016 USSSA State
Spice 14U 2016 USSSA State, 2nd Place

Thursday, June 9
Check Out Our Links Page!

Check out our quick LINKS to Tournament Pages and Message Boards HERE



Monday, June 6
Great Weekend of Softball for Spice, June 4-5, 2016



The weather was hot this weekend and so was Spice!  All of our teams played well in tournaments! 

12U-04 (Thorson): Silver Championship Game, Bellingham Bash Blowout, Pioneer Park, Ferndale, WA 

12U-03 (Harrison): Gold Champions, Bellingham Bash Blowout, Pioneer Park, Ferndale, WA

14U-02 IC (Hughes): Champions, Bellingham Bash Blowout, Pioneer Park, Ferndale, WA

14U-01 (Scandiffio): Semi-Final Game, USSSA Cascadia Classic, Celebration Park, Federal Way, WA

16U (Metzger): Second Round Tournament Game, ASA Acer's Northwest Classic, Sprinker Rec Center, Tacoma, WA  

18U (Hughes): Gold Champions, NSA Western World Qualifier, Kasch Park, Everett, WA



12U-04 2016 Bellingham
Spice 12U-04 Bellingham Bash Blowout, 2nd Place Silver

12U Bellingham 2016 Gold
Spice 12U-03 Bellingham Bash Blowout, Gold Champs

14U-IC 2016 Bellingham Bash
Spice 14U-IC Bellingham Bash Blowout, Champions

18U 2016 WWQ
Spice 18U NSA Western World Qualifier, Gold Champs