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January 10, 2012 > Fremont Girls Softball

Fremont Girls Softball

Submitted By Kris Fremont

Fremont Girls Softball association (FGSA) was founded and started playing games in the mid 60's at St. Leonards (now OLG) on four small fields. The league now has a seven field complex at American High School/Brookvale/Los Cerritos Park. The league offers play for girls from ages 5 to 18.

Young girls start in a t-ball program and progress as they advance in age, to very competitive fast pitch. The season runs from the first part of May to the middle of July and is one of the very few in the Bay Area that offers a league for high school girls; this is the main reason our season starts later than other leagues. A May start to the season provides better weather and less rainouts. Since the league continues play into the summer, games are played only on weekday nights (other than opening and closing day) to allow free weekends for families. The league accepts girls from surrounding cities.

More advanced players can participate in the Fremont Flyers Tournament team platform to play the summer and fall tournament schedules. Last summer the Flyers roster included over 90 girls competing and representing Fremont in tournaments throughout Northern California and Nevada. Tryouts for Tournament Teams occurs the first weekend in May.

FGSA would not have succeeded through the years without the hard work and dedication of many people. Of note is Frank Cohoon who began his tenure with Fremont Girls softball in 1986 and has coached, been part of the board, been an integral part of CYO sports and coached at the high schools continuously through this period. Frank is also responsible for creating the Fremont Flyers Tournament Teams.

Through all the years, Frank has had total support from his wife Pat. You rarely see a sporting event in this area that does not have Frank and Pat in attendance. Frank is currently coaching/assisting with Irvington Softball and a director for CYO sports.

Frank and Fremont Girls Softball are beginning to accept registration for its 47th year of providing Fremont and surrounding cities a platform to learn and enjoy the sport of fast pitch softball. Registration will open with early registration scheduled for Jan 21 and Feb 4 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Irvington and Los Cerritos Community Centers. For more information visit the league website: FGSA.org.

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