The Fire Softball: Welcome

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and are 100% tax deductible.



"Helping Families Develop Life Champions by Improving the Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required in Competitive Sports"


Softball Teams

The Blaze 8U  Julie Weaver  803-212-5558 

The Fire 10U  Mike Kerekes 803-518-2315

The Blaze 10U    Kevin Bush   803-600-0773 

The Blaze 12U Sabrina Parker 803-237-5053

 The Fire 14U John Burnside 803-240-4468

 The Fire 18U Ed Fleshman 803-238-5262

The Blaze 18U Tad Timmons 803-760-0386

Baseball Teams

The Blaze 8U Buzzy Myers 803-309-5591

The Blaze 9U John Stevens 803-238-9359 


Contact us: 

The Fire Board meets 7:30pm, 2nd Monday of every month.

Location: Beef 'o' Brady's 4561 Hard Scrabble Rd. Columbia, SC 29229

For confirmation of a meeting please contact Kim Gilstrap 803-719-1412.  

A Little "Fire" History

Our organization began with one 10U team in the summer of 2007 as the vision of a few coaches who are passionate about girls softball. That first season proved to be a success as we witnessed this group of girls grow as a team. Our organization continues to grow, reflecting the increased interest in the sport.


All serious daring starts from within. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.
-Bob Richards, Pole Vaulter  

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up? - Marian Wright Edelman

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill


"Quitting is only a shortcut to losing."

Great organizations demand a high level of commitment by the people involved.  - Bill Gates

There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or youre OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.
-Pat Riley 

Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.  - Vince Lombardi


Treat others as you want them to treat you because what goes around comes around - Unknown

Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners. - Laurence Sterne

"The more honor and respect among the players, the greater the team."

 "Good coaching is about leadership and instilling respect in your players. Dictators lead through fear--good coaches do not."
---John Wooden



Being a good sport means treating your teammates, coaches and opponents with respect.

One man practicing sportsmanship is better than a hundred teaching it.
-- Knute Rockne

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Tuesday, February 12
The Blaze 18 and Under

The Blaze 18 and Under is looking for a catcher and pitchers.
Coach:  Tad Timmons
Team Representative:  Matt Anderson