May 11, 2022
To our Fastpitch Northwest players and families
Due to recent health issues and family obligations our General Manager, Mike Brooks has had to dramatically cut back on his Fastpitch Northwest Evaluation Camp travels and NW Championships responsibilities.
After careful consideration, the ownership group has decided that in light of the current circumstances Fastpitch Northwest will not be able to provide the same level of quality and consistency necessary to complete our scheduled camps, evaluate players and communicate player information efficiently to college coaches and recruiters. Also, due to the late date, it is not possible to assemble and prepare the staffing needed to run our regional camps, prepare player evaluations & recruiting videos, and manage the NW Championships.
The owners have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the scheduled Evaluation Camps and NW Championships for the 2022 season. All players/parents who have submitted Evaluation Camp player fees will receive full refunds before the end of May 2022.
The Fastpitch Northwest website will continue to operate and host all current Player Profiles for players in grad classes 2023 - 2026 through the completion of their high school career. Players may continue to update and add information to their Profiles as before and utilize them in communications with college coaches.
On a positive note, the FPNW ownership has entered into an agreement with Baseball Northwest to take over the management and operation of Fastpitch Northwest beginning with the 2023 season. Baseball Northwest began operation in 1995 and since then has offered similar programs and events for high school baseball players in the Northwest region. In fact, Fastpitch Northwest was modeled after, and created in cooperation with Baseball Northwest back in 2009. You can learn more about Baseball Northwest programs and events at www.baseballnorthwest.com.
The FPNW ownership group would like to thank longtime directors, Ken Olson and Tom Mauldin, current GM Mike Brooks, State Directors Al Mendiola (Idaho), Nicole Christion (Oregon), Shaunie Kennedy (Washington), and admin staff for their efforts over the last 13 years to provide Northwest players additional opportunities and resources to assist in advancing to the next level of competition and academics.
You may direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Brooks - Fastpitch Northwest General Manager
Dale Pullin - Fastpitch Northwest Owner
Josh Warner - Baseball Northwest Director of Operations