North Shore Girls Softball: Welcome

Welcome to North Shore Girls Softball League in San Diego.  Founded in 1989, North Shore is Carmel Valley's recreational softball league open to all girls ages 5 to 14.  Each year more than 300 girls play North Shore Girls Softball.  Our players generally live in Carmel Valley, Torrey Hills, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, and Fairbanks Ranch.  North Shore is non-profit and run entirely by volunteers.

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8U Gold FInishes 2nd at Districts, advances to States

Congratulations to the 8U Gold team for an amazing performance at the North San Diego District tournament.  They finished 2nd in the District, earning a spot in the SoCal State Tournament in Lancaster, CA from July 7-9.

After dropping the first game by one run, they went on an amazing 5-game win streak to adavnce to the championship game, losing just 3-2.  All in one weekend!  Great job North Shore!!


 North Shore 8U Gold

10U Gold wins Rancho Bernardo All Star Tournament

Huge congrats to the 10U Gold team for winning the Rancho Bernardo tournament!  Way to represent North Shore!
Front: E. Kaminski, H. Nishnick, K. Crecion, K. McGinty, R. Huffstutter
Back: R. Baker, A. Hartman, L. Williams, A. Joas, K. Klekotka, P. Gonor
Coaches: Joas, Hartman, Crecion, and Nishnick

8U Gold finishes 2nd at Rancho Bernardo

The 8U Gold team brought home another trophy, finishing 2nd at Rancho Bernardo this weekend.  Great job 8U Gold!!


Front: L Johnson, O Llamos, R Cullivan.
Middle: M Brunner, A Lee, P Gonor, B McGinty
Back:  S Brunner, R Cullivan, S Curry, M Crouch
Coaches: Richard Gonor, Mark Cullivan, Ron Johnson, Scott Curry.

10 Silver (White) wins Scripps Ranch Tournament

North Shore Girls Softball League's 10u Silver White continues their successful All Star season by winning 1st place during the Scripps Ranch All Star tournament held last June 2-4.  The team battled two number 1 seed teams, Majestic from Las Vegas, Nevada who North Shore beat 9-5.  In the championship game, North Shore won with great pitching, offense and defense over a very good Bonita Valley team 8-1.


Back: J. Murdy, M. Leiby, R. Smith, K. McNamee, K. Swanberg, S. Foote (P. Bravo not shown)

Middle: C. Tonelli, K. Bulich, B. Bravo, C. Lin, M. Murdy, I. Roberts, S. Swanberg

Front: M. Leiby, S,. Dunning, A. McNamee, A. Foote, S. Mather 

10U Gold Scripps Ranch Tournament Finalist

North Shore 10u Gold falls short to Power House Rancho Trabuco in the Championship game at the Scripps Ranch Tournament, earning their second trophy in three weeks.  The team played amazing defense, hit the ball very well but came up short.  Congratulations 10u Gold!


8U Gold - San Dieguito Tournament Finalist

Congrats to 8U Gold for a terrific showing at the San Dieguito tournament, finishing 2nd to East County in the championship game.


Front:  B. McGinty, P. Gonor, A. Lee, M Brunner.

Middle:  L. Johnson, S. Brunner, S. Curry , R. Cullivan, O. Llamas, R. Cullivan, M. Crouch.

Back: Coaches Mark Cullivan, Scott Curry, Richard Gonor, Ron Johnson

10U Gold Coastal Classic Finalist

Congratulations to the North Shore 10U Gold all star team for finishing 2nd at the 2017 Cosatal Classic!

The North Shore 10u Gold team earned 2nd place in the Coastal Classic.  The team went undefeated throughout the tournament to make it to the championship game where they faced Huntington Beach and ended up in the International Tie Breaker after the 6th inning. The team lost 6-5.  Great job 10U Gold!


Front: K. Crecion, K. McGinty, R. Huffstutter, H. Nishnick, E. Kaminiski, R. Baker

Back: K. Klekotka, A. Joas, P. Gonor, L. Williams

Coaches: A. Crecion, T. Joas, B. Nishnick


10U Silver White wins Tournament Del Sol

Congratulations to the 10U Silver (White) for winning the Tournament Del Sol!

Front: K. Bulich, M. Leiby, S. Dunning, A. Foote, B. Bravo, C. Tonelli

Back: S. Mather, M. Murdy, C. Lin, S. Swanberg, A. McNamee, R. Smith, I. Roberts

Coaches: P. Bravo, K. McNamee, K. Swanberg, S. Foote, J. Murdy

8U Silver wins Tournament Del Sol!

Congratulations to the 8U Silver team for winning the Tournament Del Sol!


Front: R.Marlin, C.Conner, S.Mafong, F.Huffstutter, P.Fortuna

Back: K.Smith, B.Stokes, C.Oxberry, K.Conway, M.Horton, L.Barker, B.Brightenburg

Coach Stokes, Coach Huffstutter, Coach Mafong 

2017-2018 Executive Board Election Results

With 83 votes cast, the results are in.  Congratulations to the newly-elected 2017-2018 Executive Board.
  • President: Robo Feldman
  • Vice President: Brandi Nishnick
  • Player Agent: Kelli Cain
  • Treasurer: Tom Joas
  • Secretary: Rich Gonor
Thank you to all those who participated in the election.  The new board takes over on September 1.  If you are interested in serving on the General Board in 2017-2018, please reach out to any of the above board members.

Summer Camps

Here is some early info about summer softball camps.  If you have others that you can recommend, email and we will put it on the list.

SCB Softball (Sarah & Cristina Byrne) (summer camp flyer)

USD Nike softball camp

UCSD softball camps 

SDSU softball camps

Frozen Ropes softball camps (Sorrento Valley)

Super Swing Sports (Coach Garrett, ages 4-12)

UCLA softball camps 

Powe Line Athletics (Sara Hayes) (direct link)

Coach Jenny's softball camps

NOTE: the above camps are not affiliated with North Shore Girls Softball, nor can NSGSL officially endorse any of them.  They are listed merely as a starting point for families interested in summer softball camps. 

2017 Coastal Classic Results

Thank you to all 72 teams participating in the 2017 Coastal Classic!  Outstanding softball at all levels combined with great weather to make the 4th annual Coastal Classic a huge success.  Thank you to all teams, and hope to see you all again next year!  Remember to register early! 


8U Silver Champion: Peninsula

8U Silver Finalist: UC Del Sol

8U Gold Champion: 4S Ranch

8U Gold Finalist: Scripps Ranch

10U Silver Champion: Poway

10U Silver Finalist: Huntington Beach

10U Gold Champion: Huntington Beach

10U Gold Finalist: North Shore

12U Silver Champion: UC Del Sol

12U Silver Finalist: Huntington Beach 

12U Gold Champion: Escondido

12U Gold Finalist: Navajo

14U Champion: Aliso Viejo

14U Finalist: WS Hart


See you all next year!


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Safety Reminders

Following the recent attempted abduction at Skyline Elementary, we should all review (and make sure to follow) the safety policies put in place by North Shore.  

In particular:

  • Before practices and games, parents are required to escort their daughter all the way to the field.  Do not drop off in the parking lot, or at the bottom of the stairs.  Personally hand off to your daughter's coach.
  • Same thing at the end of practice.  Coaches must ensure that each girl is with their parent/guardian.
  • A female chaperone must be present at all practices and games. Players may only go to the restroom when escorted by this female chaperone, the player’s own parent, or a team member’s female parent.

All parents and coaches should review the one-page 2017 Safety Guidelines and Policies.  This document contains important information we must all follow in order to keep our girls safe.  Our Facebook page has a video describing a recent incident in San Diego involving youth sports.

Also see this U-T San Diego article and this NPR story about the benefits of wearing a fielder's mask in girls softball (although there is no accepted standard or certification like with batting helmets, North Shore believes that fielder's masks promote player safety).  In Kentucky, it's even being considered as a state law.  Same now in Iowa and Idaho.  It's only a matter of time before they are required everywhere.  Everyone should get a mask and use it.  In North Shore, it's currently required for all pitchers, and in 10U and up, it's required for all girls playing 1B and 3B.

Opportunities for private lessons

A number of North Shore players receive professional private lessons, either once in a while or on a regular basis.  In this space, you'll find a few that were recommended by other North Shore families.  If you have one to add to the list, email

Jenny Schafran is also offering a summer camp (download flyer). 

If you would like more information, feel free to reach out to coaches or board members. 

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