Seattle Spice Fastpitch: Welcome

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Spice Tryouts

There are a few positions open on Spice teams as of 1/16/17:

12U-Red:  All positions considered, contact Coach Jenny

18U-Black: Catcher, contact Coach Shawn 

Contact Jon Hughes at hugheslaw@gmail.com or our head coaches below for more information or to inquire at any time 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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Thursday, March 23
Spice in Action - March 25-26, 2017

14U-IC (Hughes): ASA(USA) PNW Force Spring Invite, Valley Ridge and North SeaTac Park, SeaTac, WA  



Thursday, March 23
Spice Holds Clinic for Area Little League Softball



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Seattle Spice opened up one its indoor facilities on Tuesday, 3/21 and held a clinic for all the Little League softball players who haven't been able to practice because of all the rain. We had nearly 70 guests come from Little Leagues all over Seattle including Rainier Beach, North East LL, Seattle Central and North Central LL. A really fun time for all!

Wednesday, February 22
Spice In Action - 2017 USSSA Cupid Classic in Centralia

Two of our Spice teams finished 2nd in their respective Gold Brackets at the USSSA Cupid Classic, February 18-20, 2017. Spice 12U-Black beat the Acers to get in to the championship game but lost to Explosion 10-6. As a team, 12U-Black hit .500 for the entire weekend (including 28 hits on championship Sunday). Not bad for their first tournament of the season which included two A teams!

Spice 14U-IC went undefeated over the weekend until falling in the Gold Bracket championship game to the Bandits from Clackamas, OR. The 14U-IC pitchers and defense had great performances, giving up a total of only 7 runs over the entire tournament.  



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Second Place Gold - Spice 12U-Black

Spice 14U-IC Centralia 2017
Second Place Gold - Spice 14U-IC

Tuesday, February 14
Spice in Action - 18U-Red in Las Vegas!

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The Seattle Spice 18U-Red participated in the annual ASA Las Vegas Valentine's Day Blast the weekend of Feb. 11/12, 2017. The fields were gorgeous and the team was lucky to play all three pool games before the rains came in. Bracket play had some delays on Sunday but ended up being a great day for the team. The competition included teams from Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and Canada. After a 4-2 win early Sunday evening, the team unfortunately had to forfeit the semi-final game so everyone could get to the airport and return to regular life in Seattle! The highlights of the trip included a party bus, hummer limo ride, walking the Vegas strip, and the roller coaster! See more photos of the 18U-Red Vegas trip HERE.



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Monday, January 23
Spice in Action - January 21-22, 2017

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Three Spice teams - 14U-IC, 16U, and 18U-Red played in the USSSA Snowball Hitfest indoor tournament 18U/16U division this past weekend in Centralia. Coach Jon could be found wheeling around on his new scooter. He's recovering from a recent Achilles surgery (not from kicking the players!)

Congratulations to Spice 16U, going 5-1 and winning the Silver bracket championship! - and beating 14U-IC in the semi-final!



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Spice 16U - Champions, Jan 21-22, 2017

Monday, January 16
Spice in Action - January 14-16, 2017

Spice returns to tournament action after the holidays!

14U-03 (Harrison): Third Place - A Bracket, USSSA 3rd Annual Winter Indoor, Centralia, WA

18U-Black (Metzger): USA Preps Best of the Best, Las Vegas, NV 



Monday, January 16
Seattle Spice in China



Over the last few years, a number of Seattle Spice players have participated in the Washington Cultural Exchange softball trip to China. This past December, eleven Spice players traveled to Beijing and Guangzhou to play against Chinese teams and to experience the rich culture and tradition of China. It was a great trip and full of awesome memories! 

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2016 China Team 1
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Thursday, November 3
Parents and Players - COMPLETE AND SIGN YOUR RELEASE FORMS!

If you have not filled out and signed your release forms, you can print them out HERE. Get your signed forms to your coach as soon as possible or you will not be allowed to participate in Spice activities!

While you are there, also review the Spice Travel Policy and information on detecting Concussions. 



Thursday, November 3
UW Huskies Ali Aguilar and Taylor Van Zee Practice with Spice 14U-IC

Spice 14U-IC had an awesome practice with Ali Aguilar and Taylor Van Zee from the University of Washington Husky softball team. They ran through a full set of throwing, fielding, and hitting drills designed to work on fundamental skills. We look forward to working with them more this season! Go Huskies!

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Monday, October 3
Spice 14U Inner City Takes 2nd Place Silver in the ASA Flame Invite, Oct. 1-2, 2016

Seattle Spice 14U Inner City was in a tough pool at the ASA Flame Invite. They handled the NW Speed and battled with the Ladyhawks and Acers Green. On Sunday the team came out on fire, defeating the Monarch Crushers 11-0 and the SFC Force 11-0. Spice then entered the championship game against NW Speed. It didn't go our way, but it was a great way to start the season!

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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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

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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

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  



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
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