Salinas Storm is a part of Salinas Girls Fastpitch Inc. (SGF), a non-profit organization located in Salinas, California. Salinas Storm was established in 1992.
Initially SGF was created with the intent to improve our local high schools’ CCS Playoff chances. In the late 80’s most were getting beat in CCS playoffs because they were playing teams with players who had more experience. They had players that played travel ball and the Salinas area had very few. SGF was started so that our local high schools could get stronger.
Looking back on the last 15 years, you will see that the various Salinas high school’s have done very well in CCS play since the establishment of SGF. The main goal has since transitioned its focus to placing young athletes into colleges of their choice to play elite collegiate ball.
Storm is made up of 8 teams competing in local and national tournaments in the following associations: Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) and the Amateur Softball Association (ASA). The eight teams are made up of 10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14 & Under, 16 & Under, 18 & Under and 18Gold. SGF has a strong track record of identifying and developing talented young softball players. That experience has led to several of their teams competing very well at the national level, with a number of those young women going on to continue their softball careers in college.
SGF manages the Salinas Sports Complex Softball Facility which has 6 high quality softball/baseball diamonds as well as the Storm House which is a 15,000 square foot indoor practice facility which includes 9 retractable batting cages, indoor soccer field, office space, full concession area, weight/fitness room and storage. The outdoor facility hosts approximately 30 tournaments per year. The complex hosts over 300 adult softball teams, 180 indoor soccer teams and 8 elite Salinas Storm travel softball teams each year.
The adult softball league has grown each year since its inception in Fall of 2010. The league is compromised of 3 seasons, running for 15 weeks at a time, Sunday-Thursday each week. A champion and runner-up is crowned in each league: co-ed, men’s and women’s as well as a men’s fastpitch league.
The indoor soccer league continues to expand since it began in 2011, hosting games 3-4 days a week. The league has 4 to 5 seasons annually, comprised of 7 games per season, plus playoffs.