Welcome to the Atlanta Flames Organization

Our Mission

Atlanta Flames Fastpitch is changing the face of girls’ softball in Atlanta. The Flames are for the committed player who:

  1. Enjoys the camaraderie of team sports
  2. Appreciates the hard work necessary to achieve success in tournament softball
  3. Values the improvement that comes from competing against the best

The typical Flames’ player loves softball and wants to play through high school and likely beyond.  The Flames’ mission is to help each girl achieve her full potential while she develops lifelong friends and has plenty of fun.

Outstanding, Positive Coaches

The Flames carefully select their coaches to ensure they are of the highest caliber.  All head coaches must have significant prior coaching experience.  All assistants have coached either softball or baseball prior to joining a Flames’ staff.  Flames’ coaches also commit to ongoing improvement by attending coaching seminars, watching instructional DVDs, or reading instructional material.

In 2013, the Flames became a partner with Positive Coaching Alliance, a national organization that helps youth sports programs emphasize the principles of positive coaching.  Through this partnership, the Flames will create and maintain a culture that honors the game.  All Flames coaches will attend a PCA seminar.  In addition, material about positive coaching will be provided to both coaches and parents throughout the year.

Clinics with the Best

Our players and coaches benefit from learning from the top coaches in the country. In 2013, the Flames brought in three-time Olympian Crystl Bustos to work with our players.  We hope to bring back Crystl on a regular basis.  All of our teams have worked with Dalton Ruer, well known base-running and sliding instructor.  In 2011, the Flames brought in Bobby Simpson (Higher Ground Softball), Greg Riddoch (former manager, San Diego Padres), Howard Kobata (nationally known fielding instructor), Jen Yee (NCAA leading hitter, 2010), Dave Paetkau (hitting instructor, Canadian National team), and Bill Hillhouse (nationally known pitching instructor). This is one of the cornerstones of our program.

Indoor Practice Facility

In 2009, the Flames converted a vacant school gym into an indoor practice facility.  Conveniently located a half mile from I-285 on Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, the Gym includes two 60′ batting cages, three open areas for pitching or soft toss, and other state-of-the-art equipment.  All Flames’ teams use the Gym for winter and rainy day practices.  In addition, high caliber instructors use the Gym for pitching, catching, and hitting lessons.  With instructors at the Gym, Flames’ players always have access to the best available instruction.

2013-2014 Tryouts

Please see link on your left for current tryout information.

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