Chairman's Notes - May 2024

May 06, 2024 ·   Chairman's Notes

Managers, we had some really bad weather in December and January, but have faired pretty well since then.  We have rattled off several tournaments in a row now with great weather, and hopefully we will continue our good fortune.   BUT, let me remind you that the National Weather Bureau says we are in for a possibly rough summer and fall, with a higher than average chance of many more Tropical Storms and Hurricanes that reach landfall than in normal years.  Let's keep our fingers crossed.   I have several things for yo ...


 

 

Weather Outlook for Summer 2024

Apr 09, 2024 ·   Tournament News

Managers, as most of you know I was a high school teacher and love to do research on historical issues.  Even the 'weather' demands we look at the past and certainly the future, as it pertains to us, and softball lovers all over Florida and the Gulf States.  Here is the latest that I have read just in the past few days:   Whether you believe in global warning or not we have been going through some rough summers and falls in the past few years.  I am not here to debate that.  But, here is what the experts say abou ...


 

 

March 2024 Chairman's Notes

Mar 28, 2024 ·   Chairman's Notes

Managers, here we are at the end of March already.  Remember what my 'Grandfather' always said.  "The older I get , the faster time flies."  Truer words were never spoken my friends.  I have a few things for you.  Please share with your Team and fans so they will know what is going on when they come to the Tournament Sites.   DO NOT check in Players on Saturday that are not physically there.  If they come on Sunday then you come back to the table and sign them in on Sunday!  This past 50's tourname ...


 

 

The Art of Hitting in Softball

Mar 18, 2024 ·   General

The Art of Hitting in Softball: Balancing the 3T's with Linear and Rotational Techniques In the realm of softball, hitting is often described as an art form—a delicate balance between timing, technique, and technology. This concept, popularized by legendary Hall of Fame player Ed Rose, encapsulates the multifaceted nature of batting in a sport where split-second decisions can make all the difference. As players strive for excellence at the plate, they navigate between two primary hitting techniques: linear and rotational. Let's expl ...


 

 

Weather and Shortened Games

Mar 07, 2024 ·   Tournament News

Managers, as you know, Florida weather is difficult at best.  We lost 3 strait tournaments in December and January, and have been fortunate to get most of our games in since then, but only by going to what we refer to as 'shortened games.'     I know I do not have to explain Board policy every time we make a decision about rules and safety.  I hear that more than the whining about why we go to these short games at all.  But, once more, here it is.   One of my Player/Manager/Sponsors called me on Monda ...


 

 

Chairman's Notes - February 2024

Feb 08, 2024 ·   Chairman's Notes

Manager's, praise the Lord.  We finally played some real games this past weekend, and dodged some bad weather as well.  We were told last fall that the weather this winter would be cold and rainy, and the National Weather Service was right.  I am afraid that we will have to deal with this even more in the coming months.  My message to you is, "be patient, and tell your Players that as well."   Those of you who read my "Notes," and the emails that are sent to you know that we had a few contacts that were downright ...


 

 

Lee County Hotels

Jan 27, 2024 ·   Hotels

We have teamed up with a local non-profit, Lee County Sports Housing, to offer discounted hotel accommodations for this event. A team of local reservation specialists will share their knowledge of each property’s amenities; also the best beaches, attractions, shopping, and restaurants. Reservation specialists are available Monday through Friday, 9AM – 5PM Eastern Time by calling 239-541-1800. Discounted rates are only available by calling the above numbers or reserving DIRECTLY through the event’s website link. Please ...


 

 

Chairman's Notes - January 2024

Jan 25, 2024 ·   Chairman's Notes

Managers, I have a few things for you:   Your Team cannot play in a Tournament until you are registered and your Roster is in.   2023 is over, and in 2024, we will be playing with the Baden Ball only.  Any other ball used in the past is now not legal.  If you need additional balls at a tournament you can purchase them at your Site.   We will stop the bat testing in mass and will be testing your bats randomly.  In other words, your Site Director may come into your dugout at anytime and tell you to have yo ...


 

 

2023 60+ Teams of the Year announced

Jan 15, 2024 ·   General

The FHC Board of Directors is pleased to announce our 60+ Divisions Teams of the Year:   60's  -  Team Florida 65's  -  Ted Todd 70's  -  Florida Stingers


 

 

This weekend's 50's tournament is canceled due to impending weather

Jan 11, 2024 ·   Tournament News

UNFORTUNATELY: Due to the forecast for this weekend, we are cancelling the 50's FHC Tournament.    With a 69% chance of Thunderstorms and rain Friday; 59% chance of rain Saturday morning and 75% chance of rain Saturday afternoon/evening and a 77% chance of rain Sunday Morning...we have decided to cancel the tournament.     By making the decision today you will be able to cancel your hotel reservations.   We realize that the 50's were rained out last month as well and we all want to play, w ...


 

 
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