- December 9th and 16th
- Open workouts to fill 3-4 positions
- Team will Go Dark, looking for 03 players
Welcome to the home of the
Congratulations to the girls making the 2018 Fresno Force Hartsburg Summer Team
Congratulations to the Fresno Force Hartsburg Team for placing Tied for 3rd out of 43 teams
At the Triple Crown Pre-Thanksgiving Cup in West Covina
I would like to Welcome you to the Fresno Force 14U Hartsburg. My name is John Hartsburg and I have been coaching for eighteen years. I have played baseball most of my life. But having two beautiful daughters, I have transitioned to softball.
I graduated from Lemoore High School and played baseball for Reedly College for 3 years. I transferred to Fresno State where I earned a B.A., Teaching Credential and a Master's Degree in Education.
I started my coaching Career at Riverdale High School where I was an Assistant Football Coach and Head JV Baseball Coach. After 2 years I had the opportunity to take over struggling Baseball Program. In my 4 years as Varsity Head Baseball Coach, our team improved from 4-22 to 17-10 making the Playoffs for the first time in 20 years.
After 6 years at Riverdale, I transfered to Central Unified where I taught 4th, 5th and 8th grade. I Coached Baseball, Basketball, Football and was the Athletic Director at the Elementary level. I also became a Catchers Coach for Central High Varsity Baseball Team for two years. I also Coached the Central Grizzlies 10U B travel ball team, Liddell Soccer, and Central Rec.
We then moved to Clovis, I became a Coach for the Clovis Bullets. In my two years as a Coach for the Bullets, I became the Vice President and President of the organization. I took my Clovis Bullets12U team (33-11 Record) and placed 17 out of 52 teams at Western Nationals.
As a coach, I believe in being Positive with my players. The game of softball is a game of failure. The game beats you up enough. I hold the girls accountable, while instructing them on how to fix their mistake the next play. I believe that softball is great opportunity to teach our players how to work hard, overcome adversity and be good teammates.
My goal for this season is to create a Family of players who will continue through high school as a team. I am in this for the long haul. I am highly invested in the team and will do my best to make sure your daughters have the best opportunity to reach their Softball and College Goals.
I hope to see you at Tryouts.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 559-779-6968
Head Coach 14U Fresno Force
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