Last Updated: October 11, 2017
"Force 12U & 14U-Sanchez Tryouts" POSTPONED TO Dec. 8 & 9
"Force Private Workout Policy"
The Force understands that sometimes a travel program, a team or a coach may oversell their ability or sometimes a team is just not a good fit for a player. The Force will not displace any of our current players to make room for another player, but if you have the skills and determination that adds to any of our current teams and would like to show your skills, please fill out the online form and request a private workout.
Occasionally, Force teams will have an open workout and will post these open workouts on this website. If you do not see an open workout, you can still request a private workout using the online request form.
"28 Years of the Force"
For 28 years the Force has had one goal, to develop the best college softball players possible. To do this, we must ensure our players have the skills and athleticism while being academically qualified to play in college. We teach and show our players how to be recruited and finally showcase our players and teams on the national and regional platforms to be recruited by the right college coaches for our players.
We judge our success by three factors. First, how many former Force players have played at a Four Year College or University, currently that number is 173. Second, how many current Four Year College or University Softball players played for the Force, currently that number is 18. Finally third, how many Force players in the last four years, returned from College due to either being academically unqualified or the college was not a good fit for the player. In the last four years, that number is one.
In other words, for the past 28 years, the Force has averaged placing 5 players per year on Colleges and Universities’ softball teams; while increasing our average to 6 and ¾ players per year on Colleges and Universities’ softball team for the last four years, while watching these players graduate from their Colleges and Universities.
I would say the Force continues to meet our goal!!
Force 18 Gold Returning to Boulder, Colorado Again
"History of the Fresno Force"
Our history includes:
Force looking for Coaches for 2016-2017 Season
If you are interested in coaching for the Fresno Force for the 2016-2017 season, please complete our online coaching application form. All applications will be kept in the strictest confidential as not to disrupt any current teams or programs. The Force Board has selected three non-parent board members to meet with all candidates.
July 11, 2017
Force 18 Gold is coached by former Men's Open Fastpitch player and High School Coach John Pruneda with Pete Perez and Rob Beckwith as his assistants. John looks to expand on the team successful college recruiting after signing every senior to a college scholarship last year.
Force 16U Puente is coached by current Force Coach Oscar Puente. The team will continue to build on their successful recruiting and 14U Metro championship. The team is looking to continue to build a strong fundamental team with strong academics that will continue to attract college coaches to their games. The team is planning on returning to Zoom-into-June, Longmont Colorado for the Independence Day tournament and Champions Cup in Irvine.
Force 14U John Hartsburg comes to the Fresno Force from the Central Cal Firecrackers and the Clovis Bullets.
Force 14U Tim Garver comes to the Fresno Force from the Clovis Bullets.
Force 14U Isauro Villarreal former coach of the Dinuba Tribe moves over to the Fresno Force this year.
Force 14U Benavides Team is coached by current Force Coach Hector Benavides with Craig Johnson, as his assistant. Coach Benavides’ looks to continue his team strong play as they move from 12U to 14U.
The Fresno Force is also adding an additional three 14U teams for next year. Additional details will be released by the end of the month once teams have concluded their summer schedule.
Force 12U Former Force and New Mexico State University player Kelsey Dodd will be coaching one 12U team, while the Force is currently looking to add at a second 12U team. If you are interested in applying for a coaching position, please complete the Coach’s application. Both 12U teams will focus on building strong fundamentals in their players.
Force 12U Coach to be named at a later date