One-year WCFP blog anniversary giveaway

The West Coast Fastpitch blog was launched one year ago this week.

To celebrate the anniversary we’re giving away a WCFP prize package to one of you. The pack includes: one WCFP t-shirt, a one-year membership to the WCFP video site, and two PowerChalk sessions.

To enter the giveaway leave a comment below; be sure to include your name and city. A winner will be chosen by 5 p.m. (PST) on Saturday, June 18 , using The prize package is valued at $145.

RIP-IT pitchers face mask winner

Below is a photo of Gwendolyn; she is a softball pitcher and the winner of the West Coast Fastpitch RIP-IT pitchers face mask giveaway.

Her dad entered the contest on the blog last month Continue Reading…

One-year blog anniversary announcement

The West Coast Fastpitch blog will commemorate its one-year anniversary next week and you’re invited to celebrate with us!

Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect: Coach Q’s top-10 post picks from the first year, the first-ever WCFP blog post, and a giveaway. Continue Reading…

From high school to Oklahoma City and the WCWS

It has been talked about on ESPN during this year’s Women’s College World Series that younger pitchers are taking over the pitchers circle.

Starting pitchers at the 2011 WCWS: two freshmen, five sophomores, no juniors, and one senior. Source: ESPN, Inc.

How can student-athletes go from pitching for their high school and 12-months later be in the circle for their university at the WCWS?

I think it is the culmination of four things: Continue Reading…

What is West Coast Fastpitch?

Click on the photo below to hear more from Coach Mike Quiroz about the purpose of West Coast Fastpitch and this blog.

(Blank) wins championships

Pitching wins championships. Hitting wins championships. Defense wins championships. Teams win championships.

It’s possible most of us have heard these thoughts and maybe even said a few of them ourselves when it comes to the sport of softball.

With the 2011 Women’s College World Series beginning in Oklahoma City today there’s also a chance we’ll hear some of these sayings from commentators and coaches on TV.

But what do you think? What wins championships?

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Softball players should ‘toughen up’

Stacey Nuveman, San Diego State University assistant softball coach, offended some viewers when she said Continue Reading…

2011 Women’s College World Series bracket

UPDATE: scroll down to see the results up to today, June 7.

Below is a bracket for the 2011 Women’s College World Series scheduled for June 2-7, in Oklahoma City.

All games will be broadcast online and on either ESPN or ESPN2.

Four teams from the Big XII Conference are in this year’s series; two teams are from the Pac-10, and two teams from the SEC Conference.

Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma are both in the WCWS in the same year for the first-time ever.

Click on the image below to open it in a new window.

Continue Reading…

Jennie Finch’s opinion on pitchers face masks

Mary wrote on the blog: Jennie, “I would like to know (your) opinion on facemasks for youth softball players! Thanks!”

Watch the former USA Softball player’s response below. Continue Reading…

Jennie Finch’s childhood practice schedule

West Coast Fastpitch interviewed Jennie Finch, former USA Softball pitcher, earlier this month and we asked her about her childhood practice schedule. Watch her response below… Continue Reading…

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