America's Premier Fastpitch Organization

  • 2014 All-Americans

    2014 All-Americans

    Congratulations to our five 2014 NCAA Division I All-Americans (read more)
  • LC and PWH

    Play With Honor

    Lauren Chamberlain shares with Firecrackers players and families.
  • John Dakes

    John Dakes Invitational

    Firecrackers and top teams come together to honor hero
    in a special weekend of softball.
  • LC at the Espys

    On the Red Carpet

    Lauren Chamberlain at the 2013 ESPY Awards
  • Reputation for Excellence

    A Reputation for Excellence

    Firecracker athletes compete at the highest
    levels, setting the bar for the fastpitch world.
  • Honoring Heroes

    Honoring Our Heroes

    Worth Firecrackers celebrate their Colorado
    victory with World War II veteran, Sgt. Harry Runtzel.
  • When Beauty meets Athleticism

    When Beauty Meets Athleticism

    Taylor Vanzee fires to first as she gets ready for
    the summer championship season
  • Beautiful & Strong

    Beautiful & Strong

    Firecracker alumnus Cheyanne Tarango (Tennesee) attacks the batter with confidence, focus and purpose at the Canada Cup.

Inside Your Game

With over 100 teams across the country, the Firecrackers are America’s premier fastpitch organization with players committed to or playing in 17 of the top 25 ranked programs in the NCAA.

Video Guidelines
Organizational Guidelines for Firecracker Parents, Coaches and Players

Tony Rico presents goals and strategies to Firecracker families.
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Events & Announcements
Weekly Skills Classes

Improve your infield, slapping and catching skills with specialized weekly classes. Attendance is limited. Huntington Beach High School
Firecracker Alumni – Tera Blanco – Michigan, Nicole DeWitt – Florida, Jenavee Peres – San Diego State were invited to USA JR National Team Try Out.


Read Tony’s Notes on this Course


Where Are They Now?

Former Firecracker/college players catch us up on their lives.


trading-pinOrder your Play With Honor trading pins. (ask your FC coaches for details)
The 2% Player

Georgia Firecracker, Haley Cook, talks about the traits of the 2% player.


Firecracker Gear Store

Get the latest Firecracker Gear online or visit the store in person!
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Your Firecrackers Gear Store is located at:
18211 Enterprise Lane, Unit D
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Store Hours
Mon-Wed 3:00-7:00 PM
Thursday 3:00-8:00 PM
Fri-Sun Closed

Alumni News
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3 Firecrackers Among Invitees for 2015 USA Softball Junior Women’s (19-Under) National Team

Alumni Tera Blanco (University of Michigan), Nicole DeWitt (University of Florida) and Jenavee Peres (San Diego State University) will represent the Firecrackers at the tryout camp in January.
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5 Questions for Firecracker Alumni

Some fun facts and insight from our college players.

College Watch

2014 WCWS Champions

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Congrats to Katie Medina and the Florida Gators for winning the 2014 WCWS Championship. Katie is the fourth Firecracker alumni in the last 8 years to be on a collegiate national championship team.

Lindvall on Hitting

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Janelle Lindvall powers Oregon over top-ranked UCLA. Her approach:

I’m trying to slow my mind down, so that I can see the ball well in my hitting zone. If it’s there, I attack it.

Academic & Athletic Recognition

Karley Wester/Notre Dame

Congratulations to our own Karley Wester for being one of three finalists for inaugural NFCA Freshman of the Year Award.
Karley had an outstanding freshman season at Notre Dame, where she was also voted an NCAA All American. The Wester bloodline still runs strong in the FC organization, with her sister Ali (also a Notre Dame commit), who plays for Firecrackers Rico, and her youngest sister Riley, who plays for Firecrackers Ensey.
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Mary Massei/Wisonsin

A big congratulations to our Mary Massei, who received the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor, which is given to the top male and female athlete at each Big 10 school who demonstrated excellence in academics and athletics. Mary is the first ever softball player at Wisconsin to receive the award. Mary is a two-time First Team Big 10 selection, and she also led the Badgers to their first ever conference championship last year. Mary has overcome some huge challenges to finish as one of the most respected players in the game.
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Missy Taukeiaho/CS Fullerton

Missy Taukeiaho receives Big West Conference Player of the Year Award as she breaks numerous records in her first playing year at CSUF. Missy is one of the most exciting players to ever come out of the Firecracker System. She was one of the most feared leadoff hitters in the country, belting 19 home runs in her first season with the Titans.
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Behind The Scenes

Batter up with former Olympian and Cal State Fullerton Titan Ashley Vanoxmeer

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InsidePitch.org recently caught up with former Olympian and Cal State Fullerton Titan softball player Ashley VanBoxmeer and got the InsidePitch on her new facility the “The Diamond Softball Academy,” her preseason Super Bowl prediction and her favorite softball cheer.
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Softball Heals Mary Massei

Mary MasseiMary Massei, played for the Firecrackers in 2009-11. Known as “Tenacious M”, she has battled back from extreme adversity with the attitude we all hope we’d have in the same situation.
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Be Thankful (by Lauren Chamberlain)

shults-and-chamberlainAs Lauren and her teammates at the University of Oklahoma balance the emotional impact of the recent devastation from the tornados and competing in the Super Regionals this week, I asked her to share her experience which not only helps us understand, but it also helps her by being able to share her experience with others.
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About the Firecrackers

Who We Are

The Firecracker Organization was formed in 1990 to provide a professional platform for young players to learn and develop the skills necessary to excel in softball and in life.

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Rico Foundation

The Rico Foundation was formed to provide assistance to players and programs that have limited resources and to help bring softball to those with the desire to play.

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Play with Honor

Play with Honor is a constant reminder that we are thankful to those that provided the things we have today.

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