Minor's Gold-Hopkins: Welcome


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

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 Fireworks Showcase in Aurora, CO in July, 2015.  Additionally, we have a berth in PGF Nationals in Huntington Beach, CA in late July, 2015.

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, played softball at Michigan State University & graduated with a degree in Elementary Education in 2014 and his son, Jason, played Golf at Wagner College in New York and graduated in 2014 with a degree in Physics.

 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.         For more information, contact Rick Hopkins at: 


(951) 378-0049                                                        

 We will be practicing at Temescal Canyon High School , 28755 El Toro Road in Lake Elsinore from 9am to 1pm on Weekends only 

Schedule of Events for PGF Nationals:

Sunday, August 2: 

12:30pm  Arrive at Huntington Beach Sports Complex, 18100 Golden West St. Huntington Beach at 12:30pm for MANDATORY Team Check in at the PGF Information Booth.  Wear your Blue Uniform. After check in, we will go directly to Fountain Valley Park, 16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley for 2 pool play games.

3:10pm  MG vs SJ Lady Sharks, Field 7

6:30pm  MG vs So Cal Pumas, Field 7

Monday, August 3:

11:30am  MG vs TX Fusion, Field 7 (Fountain Valley Park)

Arrive at Fountain Valley Park at 10:30am in your White Uniform

Opening Ceremonies will be held at Huntington Beach Central Park, 7111 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach.  Teams can begin arriving at 2:00pm however, the ceremonies do not begin until 5pm.   There will be food, vendors and a live concert.  It is NOT mandatory that you attend, strictly voluntary.  Bracket play begins on Tuesday, August 4.