Minor's Gold-Hopkins: Welcome

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Welcome to Minor's Gold-Hopkins 14 & under Softball Website.

After playing at the 16 & under level, Minor's Gold-Hopkins is moving down to 14 & under. 

Our goal is to educate and train athletes that have the drive and passion to compete at the College level in the future.  We recruit players that have the same goals, ambition and work ethic and are willing to make the necessary sacrifices to ensure the unity of the team.  A players parents are instrumental to the stability of the team by supporting the coaching staff with regards to the structure and discipline of our program as well as our fundraiser efforts. 

Each and every player on the Minor's Gold-Hopkins 14 and under team will have "fair" opportunities throughout the year to EARN playing time.

As a team, we will be hosting many "friendlies" throughout the year to raise money to compete in the Annual Kaikamahine Softball tournament held in Honolulu, Hawaii in Mid-July, 2014 of which Minor's Gold took 1st place in 2012. 

 

Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: Rick Hopkins  

Rick's pedigree runs deep in the Softball Community.  His father, Nick, is an ISC Hall of Fame Softball player and Rick was the batboy for these teams for 12 years.  After Rick retired from the Chicago Cubs, he played 6 years of Men's Professional Fastpitch.  He started coaching girl's travel softball 16 years ago and is also a softball hitting instructor. His 12U team won ASA Nationals in 2002, was a 3rd place finisher in 2003 and followed with a 2nd place finish in 2004.  Rick's daughter, Kylene, just finished her final year of softball at Michigan State University and his son, Jason, plays Golf at Wagner College in New York.

 Assistant Coach:  Mark Wedel

Mark has been on Coach Hopkins' staff for 5 years.  His experience and knowledge of the game is unquestionable.  He primarily works with the infielders and is instrumental as a bench coach.  Mark graduated from CSULB and played baseball in the San Diego Padres Organization.  His daughter, Kelley played softball at the University of Illinois.    

Assistant Coach:  Mark Dye

Coach Dye joined the staff this past year and primarily works with the outfielders and pitchers.  He played baseball in the Houston Astros Organization as well as the Oakland A's.  Mark also played ISC Softball with Coach Hopkins for several years.  His son, Tony, played football at UCLA and is currently playing for the Cincinnati Bengals.    

THE DATES FOR THE HONOLULU, HAWAII TOURNAMENT ARE :  July 17, 2014 through July 21,2014  PLAN ON ARRIVING ON JULY 16, 2014 BY NOON.  

For more information, contact Rick Hopkins at:      

rhopkins410@yahoo.com                                       

(951) 378-0049                                                        

 We will be practicing at Centennial High School in Corona from 8:30am to 12:30pm on Weekends only 

Spring 2014 Schedule

April 5:  Practice at Ricks batting Cage 9:00am (Dues Due)

April 6:  Hosting Friendly at Winchester

Game Schedule for April 6:

9:30  MG vs So Cal Magic

11:15  MG vs Storm USA (Fidel)

1:00  MG vs So Cal Dreams

2:45  MG vs Storm USA 

Arrive at Winchester at 8:00am in your White Uniforms 

April 12:  Practice

April 13:  Golf Tournament Fundraiser

April 19-20:  Off

April 26-27:  Practice

May 3:  Practice (Dues Due)

May 4:  TBA

May 10-11:  Off

May 17-18:  Hosting 2 day friendly, Winchester

May 24:  Practice

May 25:  TBA