East Coast Firecrackers Gold: Welcome

East Coast Firecrackers Gold 






Check "News" page for 2013/2014 Tryout information 

Welcome to the home page of the East Coast Coast Firecrackers Gold.  Nationally ranked #33(link below), the highest ranked team in New England, and 5th in the entire East Coast.    


The East Coast Firecrackers are holding tryouts for both the ECF Gold and ECF Elite teams at Merrimack College Softball field at the below dates and times.  

The ECF Gold team will play in the top Showcase tournaments including Team NJ(fall and summer), Rising Stars, Atlanta Legacy, NE Finest, Polar Crush, as well as our own Summer Sizzler and Triple Crown Nationals in Reno.
The ECF Elite team will play in the top Showcases in the Northeast including Polar Crush, Xtreme Dimensions, TNT, Summer Sizzler, NE Finest, Worth Showcase.
We are looking for dedicated and committed players that are looking to play softball in college, and take their games to the highest level. We have had 42 players since 2009 move on to play College Softball, with 26 at the Division 1 level. We not only get you there, we get you ready to play when you get there!
Visit Our website. http://www.ecfgold.com
ECF Gold is coached by Jim Hardy

Wednesday August 6th 6-6:30pm Register. Tryout 6:30-9pm Saturday August 9th 2:30-3pm Register. Tryout 3-6pm
Sunday August 10th 2:30-3pm Register. Tryout 3-6pm
Tuesday August 12th 6-6:30pm Register. Tryout 6:30-9pm
Addtional dates/times may be added.
If you have any questions or need more information, please call or email me. Jim Hardy 978-500-2632 jimbohardy@hotmail.com


  Thanks to everyone that helped make this years Summer Sizzler a great success.  Special thanks to TGSL and all their volunteers that helped out!!  We had 35 College Coaches and great softball and weather.  Next year I will be adding a College Showcase Camp on the Thursday before the tourney and I will be posting more info on that as well as the dates.  Thanks again! 


We are trying to grow this tournament into one of the best College Showcase events in New England, and to accommodate that we have moved the tournament to Tewksbury Massachusetts and the Livingston St/Field of Dreams 8 field complex. This will allow College Coaches to see more games and more teams all in one complex, which will make the tournament better for everyone!!!  We are also adding a 16u division this year.  The application can be found in the handouts section.  We will continue to have our tournament have the competitive edge that College Coaches are looking for by having 4 Pool Games seeding into Elimination Brackets for a 5 Game Guarantee tournament(weather permitting).  We have kept the cost down again this year and you won't find a better value tournament period for $700 with a chance to play 7 games if you get to your Bracket Championship game!  Please download the application and follow the payment and mailing instructions on the application

We would also like to welcome and thank our Firecracker Summer Sizzler Tournament co-host Tewksbury Girls Softball(TGSL)!!!

For those teams travelling in from out of the area, the Hotel information is on the tourney page that you can access from the menu on the left.

If you have any questions please call me 978-500-2632 or email me at jimbohardy@hotmail.com  



2014 Schedule

June 20-22 PGF Qual- Edison NJ Fri-Sun games

June 25-28th TNJ-Edison NJ Wed-Sat games

June 30-July 6th Fireworks- Aurora Colorado Mon-Sun games

July 11-13 Hosting Summer Sizzler-Tewksbury MA Fri-Sun games

July 14-17 TC Nationals-Atlanta GA Mon-Thur games

July 18-20 Atlanta Legacy-Atlanta GA Fri-Sun games

July 25-27 PGF Nationals-Huntington Beach CA or off TBD

July 27-Aug 3r Aug 1-4th NE Finest if not PGF Nationals-Plainvile Fri-Sun games  



Congratulations to each of these players


Class of 2015:

Stacey Mayer; Verbal to St. Joseph's University

Jamie Schlim; Verbal to University of Virginia

Renee Poirier; Verbal to United States Military Academy-West Point

Brianna Sebio; Verbal to Merrimack College


Class of 2014:

Brooke Hardy; Jacksonville University

Shelby Stracher; Towson University

Brittany McNulla; University of Virginia

Megan Cook; Merrimack College

Meg Colleran; University of Massachusetts Amherst

Brittany Camara; Central Connecticut State University

Jackie DeFusco; Emerson College


 Alumni and their Colleges

Class of 2013:

Tori Constantin; Central Connecticut State University

Sarah Drazin; Central Connecticut State University

Alexis DeBrosse; Central Connecticut State University

Anna O'Neill; Mercer University

Falisia 'CC' Murphy; Florida State College Jacksonville

Shannon Smith; Univ. of Kentucky

Lindsay Mayer; Univ. of Virginia

Mikayla Powlowsky; Sienna College

Carri Copacino; Tufts University

Charli Bradshaw; Jacksonville University

Alana Luzzio; Bowdoin College



Class of 2012:

Taylor Archer; University of Rhode Island

Cayleigh McCarthy; Stonehill College

Sarah Ropiak; Brown University


Class of 2011:

Jenn Robillard; Sacred Heart University

Alyssa McCoart; Central Connecticut State University

Anna Kelley; UMass Amherst

Allie Kearney; UMass Amherst

Emma Keough; Holy Cross

Kelsey Gray; U.S Coast Guard Academy


Class of 2010:

Sam Pilkington; Babson College

Sara Hedtler; Tufts University

Alyssa Zahka; Marist College

Maggie Quealy; UMass Amherst


Class of 2009:

Brie Braga; Lycoming College

Lauren Galavotti; St. Anselm College

Jess Furtado; Franklin Pierce University

Joelle Zahka; Marist College

Handout: 2014 Summer Sizzler Application

Summer Sizzler logo
Thursday, July 10
2014 Summer Sizzler

The Schedule and field map files are in the Handouts and include all the schedules and brackets in the spreadsheet as worksheets, so please review whole file.  The PDF has an Google Map view of the fields with labels for the fields and parking.

Please note that Parking Lot#3 listed as Field Amenities 16 in the mapping grid is for College Coaches and staff and will be enforced.  Please pass this along to you team and parents!! 

The following colleges have committed to attending the tournament. 


Umass Lowell



St Anselms

Bay Pointe





Plymouth St


Becker College



Southern Maine

Daniel Webster

Nichols College

Mount Ida

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Worcester State  


Bat up to 11 and unlimited defensive subs.

Courtesy runner for Pitcher and Catcher only, and can be anyone on roster.

Pool games can end in a tie and are Drop Dead finish the batter after 80 minutes.

Elimination games need a winner. Time limit is 1hr 45 minutes. No new inning after 1hr 30 minutes, and if game is tied start ITB in top of next inning.

ASA Rules apply for everything else






Handout: 2014 Summer Sizzler Schedule and Field map