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2023-2024 Season Teams and Coaches

We are proud to introduce our 2023-2024 season teams and coaches. Go SFC!

SFC Tempest 10U

Head Coach Emma Gillespie

SFC Sparkz 10U

Head Coach Janelle Gary

SFC Tsunami 12U

Head Coach Jeff Wright
Coach Lisa Wright
Coach Tim Matthews

SFC Steel 12U

Head Coach Audra Jackley
Coach Bailey Thompson
Coach Sean Mallon

SFC Lightning 14U

Head Coach Pat Moore
Coach Megan Vandergrift
Coach Rhonda Claytor
Coach Khalid Howard

SFC Dynamite 14U

Head Coach Bryan Rush
Coach Matt Adams
Coach Maura Barstead

SFC Premier 16U A

Head Coach Kevin Jacobson
Coach Andie Larkins
Coach Sean Shiotani

Underground Fastpitch 18U A

Underground Fastpitch powered by Seattle Fastpitch Club
Head Coach Tate Myers

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What do I need to do the day of tryouts: Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in. You will need your softball gear and a full water bottle. Be ready to work hard and have fun!

    I'm out-of-town for the tryout dates, what should I do: Please email to request a private tryout.

    When does the 2023-2024 season officially begin: SFC will begin the new season on September 1, 2023.

    How many teams will SFC have in the 2023-2024 season: We will have teams in the 10U, 12U, 14, 16U, and 18U age divisions.

    I've never played select softball. Should I try out: Yes! We invite you to tryout! You never know what you will accomplish until you put your mind to it and try! If you have a positive attitude, a can-do spirit, and want to work hard, we invite you to tryout.

    What is the commitment level: We expect a high level of commitment and focus from the girls who play for SFC. Our teams are focused and goal-oriented. SFC practices and tournaments are the priority. The exception being academic requirements and family commitments.

    That said, we do encourage multi-sport athletes and will try to accommodate those girls who have other sports or organized activities which may conflict with the SFC schedule. Please discuss any potential conflicts with your head coach.

    When will practices begin for the new season: Practice scheduling is at the discretion of the head coach per team. Practices typically begin mid- to end-of-August. 

    Where do SFC teams practice: Our coaches try to schedule practices in a centralized location for most members on the team.

    • Outdoor practices are typically run at the following locations: Lower Woodland, Chief Sealth, Bellevue High School, Odle Middle School, Maplewood Playfield, and Magnuson Park.
    • Indoor practices take place in the Rain City Fieldhouse in Georgetown. 

    What are practice schedules: Practices are scheduled by the head coach. Teams practice 2-3 times per week with additional opportunity for specialty position work and clinician time. Practices run from 90-minutes to 2-hours.

    Specialty Clinicians: SFC works with several local D1 college softball players for hitting, pitching, and catching. Those sessions will be coordinated after the season begins.  

    How long is the season: The season runs from September 1 to July 31. We practice inside and outside year-round.

    How many tournaments does each team play: Tournament schedules are set by the head coach for each team. Teams typically play in 12-14 tournaments in the September to July timeframe.

    Will my team travel: Travel tournaments will be defined by the head coach. SFC teams play all over Washington and Oregon. Our premier teams will travel out-of-state. Travel expectations will be set in player offer letters.

    What are SFC fees per season: Player fees vary by team and will be confirmed in player offer letters.

    Are scholarships available: Yes, we offer scholarships. We never turn anyone away for financial reasons. Email for scholarship information.

    Who do I email with questions: For information about one of the SFC teams, or to schedule a private tryout, please contact

    18U Underground Fastpitch: I have questions about 18U Underground Fastpitch. Who do I contact: Please email Coach Tate Myers at

    Meet our Player Development Coaches

    SFC welcomes special player development coaches for the 2022-2023 season.

    Coaching Opportunities with SFC

    We are looking for great coaches to join the SFC family.