Dixie Chicks 18U: Welcome
Welcome to the Dixie Chicks Fastpitch Website
Dixie Chicks are a competitive fast-pitch tournament travel team. We have just finished another successful season and we are getting ready to play our 2017 Summer Season. Dixie Chicks are a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of girls fast pitch softball in the greater Richmond area. Our players have a love for softball and a special enthusiasm and dedication to the game. The outcome of which has been a higher level of play, at a very competitive level. We have seen the fast-paced growth of our ballplayers individual and team related softball skills. This leads to a mental attitude that is focused on the need for conditioning, commitment, and hard work. More importantly, we have seen the evolution of such life skills as self-confidence, leadership, and sportsmanship. They have created new friendships and have learned that sports are about having fun. We are seeking sponsors for our upcoming season. If you know of anyone interested in becoming a primary or secondary sponsor please contact Allan Spencer at 804-564-9467 for more information.
Monday, June 12
Chicks claim 4th State Championship in a row
The Chicks got off to a late start this year because of school ball and rain but started strong claiming our 4th State Championship in a row, Even with temps in the 90's and high humidity we outlasted everyone else going 7-0 for the weekend. I'm proud of the young ladies working so hard but we still have a lot to work on and a lot of ball ahead of us. Practice is next Wednesday June 21st at Midlothian High School to get ready for our Pennsylvania trip. Enjoy your Graduations and Beach Weeks Seniors but come back ready to play. Stats are posted. As always, GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, November 14
Chicks finish Fall in Myrtle Beach
The Chicks took our show on the road to Myrtle Beach for the last tournament of the year, we played well going 4-1 for the weekend with the final game on Sunday getting canceled because of weather. It was a chilly weekend and wet on Sunday but our bats were as hot as ever. We scored 43 runs in our 5 games in Myrtle Beach and finished the fall at 25-5. This has been a fun fall as we had new players come in and everyone came together rather quickly. I'm already looking forward to next Summer as I think this team can do some great things. I had a great time and hope all the girls and parents did also. I will send out some info on December Christmas party. Enjoy the off season, final stats are posted. As always, GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, October 31
Chicks claim Championship
The Chicks finally got to play close to home for a weekend and we claimed the Championship in the College Exposure Showcase in Powhatan. I don't think we could have ordered a better weekend. We had temperatures around 80, beautiful weather and we got great pitching, outstanding defense and we hit the ball. This is the only tournament left in the Fall that still plays it out and claims a Champion and we put up 7 wins and claimed the Hardware outlasting the other 27 teams. I am very proud of this team as they seem to never let anything bother them and they play loose and they stay loose. I'm sorry it's almost over now as I feel we are just hitting our stride. We play our last Showcase in a couple weeks in Myrtle Beach. Our Fall record stands at 21-4 so let's work hard to finish the season with 6 more wins before we shut it down until winter workouts. Practice is Sunday at Midlothian High School at 11:00. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, October 24
Chicks go 3-2 at the Beach
The Chicks got back on the field this past weekend after a month off because of rainouts and we started a little slow losing a couple games 1-0 and 2-1 then got back on track winning the next 3 games all by shutout fashion. It was tough conditions for everyone as it was really windy and cold most of the weekend at the beach. It finally started to get nice about the time we left to come home. I think we struggled with the hitting early as we haven't seen any live pitching in a month. I'm looking forward to this upcoming weekend as we finally get to play near home in Powhatan and I think we will be much better prepared. We need to get back on track and play better from start to finish this upcoming weekend and bring home the Championship as this is our only elimination tournament this Fall season. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, September 26
Chicks Impress in Raleigh
The Chicks took our act back on the road this past weekend and put on a pretty inpressive show in Raleigh, NC. We went 4-1 in the Cardinal Clash playing some of the best teams Virginia and North Carolina has to offer. We played very well and I am very proud of how this new team is starting to gel and I think some great things are in store for us. We got better as the weekend progressed and with more hard work I expect us to get even better. If not for one bad half inning we could have won all five games. That runs our season record to 11-2 with four tournaments left. It's back to work next Sunday at Midlothian 11:00 to get ready for the following weekend in Roanoke. Stats are posted and thanks for a great weekend. As always, GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, September 19
Chicks go 4-1 in Heartland Showcase
The Chicks went on the road for the first time this Fall season and played well and left Roanoke with a 4-1 record. We still have to work on getting better at different aspects of the game but overall it was a good weekend. We don't have much time to relax as we head to Raleigh for the Cardinal Clash this upcoming weekend. We are going to play some great teams this weekend and should be good experience for our team. I'm looking forward to it. I will let you know about practice as soon as I hear something on Tuesday. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Sunday, September 4
Chicks start Fall going 3-0
The Chicks got our Fall season underway today and started the season strong winning all 3 games in our annual Labor Day Round Robin Friendly at LC Bird High School. The weather was beautiful as temperatures were in the 70's for the first time in a long time here in town, as everyone knows we have been battling 90's and 100 degree days on a regular basis this whole Summer. We played nearly flawless defense and got some very solid pitching from all the pitchers. I was really pleased with the way we swung the bats also. We had some big hits at big times and that is what makes a great team. I do think we are going to get better also as we get more practice time and play more ballgames together. I'm really excited for the new season. We have practice next Sunday, Sept. 11 at 11:00 Midlothian High School to get ready for the ASA Heartland Showcase in Salem. I expect some tough competition. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Tuesday, August 2
Chicks finish Summer in Myrtle Beach
The Chicks finished our Summer this past weekend in hot and humid Myrtle Beach at Triple Crown Nationals and went 5-2 for the tournament. It's hard to believe that the Summer season is done as it seems it just got started. We finished our season with 36 wins and just 5 losses and 3 ties. The girls should be proud of themselves as we had a great season and did finish the season as State Champs for the 3rd year in a row. This tournament is always tough for me as I have to say goodbye to some great kids that are headed to College in just a few short weeks. I get attached to these kids and I feel like they are my own kids after coaching them, some have been here longer than others but I will miss them all. I wish them all the best in College and I'm positive these 2016 grads with do big things in school and in softball. If any of you need someone to talk to about softball or life in general, call me anytime. I'm always here for all my grads. Also remember rule #3, that will become important as you get older. We will be back on the field to start our Fall season in a couple weeks. I'm looking forward to getting back at it with the returning players and the new faces also. Final stats for the season are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, July 25
Chicks go 5-1-1 in Cardinal Classic
The Chicks went back on the road for a long hot 4 days in Raleigh this past week. It was as hot and humid as we have ever played in. Heat indexs soaring into the 100's on Saturday and Sunday but we still fared well as we went 5-1-1 and ran our season record to 31-3-3 for the year. We are down to our last week of the summer as we head off to Myrtle Beach for Nationals starting on Thursday. See you you there as we try to claim a National title. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, July 18
Chicks go 4-1 at the Beach
The Chicks went back on the road to Virginia Beach for the PGF Summer Scorcher after our week off and not much changed. All Elimination play was canceled again because of rain but we did get our showcase games in and went 4-1 against some good competition. We have a quick turn around this week as we play again on Thursday in the Cardinal Classic in Raleigh, NC. We get to face some more quality teams as we prepare for Nationals the following week in Myrtle Beach. We only have 2 tourneys left, we need to be playing our best ball now to finish this great season out strong. Our record for the Summer is now 26 wins and 2 losses and 2 ties. See you in Raleigh on Thursday. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS!!!
Monday, July 4
Chicks rain shortened again
The Chicks went back on the road to Virginia Beach this past weekend for a long Thursday thru Sunday tournament. We had to battle the rain as well as our competition and showed well. We went 4-1-1 in the six games we played but lost out to rain for one game on Saturday and lost the whole day on Sunday. I was hoping to get to play some more games but sometimes the rain wins out. We ran our record to 22 wins with just 1 loss and 2 ties for the season. We now have played 4 tournaments for the year. We won the 2 tournaments that were actually completed and the other 2 were rained out on elimination Sunday. We have a week off before we head back to the beach for the PGF Summer Scorcher and we need to work hard on improving each week. It's hard to believe but we are only 3 tournaments away from finishing our Summer season. See you at practice on Sunday, July 10th at 11:00 Midlothian High School. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, June 27
Chicks Win Firecracker
The Chicks took our show on the road for a long weekend in Harrisburg, PA and didn't disappoint claiming the Championship and rolling off 10 straight wins. The girls put on quite a performance in all aspects of the game. We got great pitching, lots of offense and some stellar defense. We now have ran our record for the season to 18 wins and 0 losses with 1 tie as the only blemish for the Summer. I am extremely proud of how far this team has come so quickly and they are playing like they have been together for years but its only been a few weeks. We have to get ready for the Beach rather quickly as we play Thurday at Princess Anne for another long weekend of softball. Stats are posted. See you in Virginia Beach on Thursday at 1:30. As always, GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, June 13
The Chicks were at home this weekend in the hot and humid conditions at RF&P Park to defend our back to back State Championship crown and did not disappoint. We claimed our 3rd State title in a row and I couldn't be prouder of all the young ladies. We were shorthanded on Saturday with Graduations and High School ball still going on but made no excuses and came out on top once again. We showed determination and lots of grit. It's always nice to win and we seem to know how to do it already with just a few practices under our belt. We have to keep working hard to improve every week. Enjoy your week off and then we will get ready to go to Harrisburg, PA and see if we can roll off another Championship. Great job ladies! Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!
Monday, June 6
Chicks start Summer 3-0
The Chicks went on the road for our first tournament this Summer and went 3-0 on Saturday but overnight rain shortned the opening weekend for us. I was really pleased with the way we played for only 2 practices, winning all 3 games and not giving up a run in the process. I would have like to played on Sunday but sometimes the weather wins out. It's on to States this weekend so we have to be ready quickly. We still have 4 players tied up in High School Championships and I wish them all well. We should be back to a full squad soon. Practice is Thursday June 9th at Midlothian High School 6:00 for everyone that isn't still playing school ball. States are posted for the rain shortened weekend, as always, GO CHICKS !!!