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Mission Statement

Is to prepare all players, regardless of age and skill level, for high school and college softball.  The FireStix coaching staff is committed at all age levels to the enhancement of our players’ skill sets by applying fundamental and advanced techniques in all areas of fastpitch softball.  We are committed to providing a positive atmosphere for our girls to grow as players and people.  Our goal is to provide maximum exposure for our players to college softball programs, so they have the opportunity to play at the next level.

Most Important:  It's about the girls, and helping them succeed in a sport they love!

College Recruiting Process:  We do our best to help our players earn the opportunity to play college softball, which you can see on our College Commits Page.  We play the best competition possible in the Fall & Summer seasons, provide instruction and hundreds of reps through our winter workouts and communicate with numerous college coaches throughout the year.  We inform our players and parents about the college recruiting process, get them to the right camps & clinics, help them find quality private instructors for individual skills like pitching & hitting. 

Every High School aged player receives access to our Sports Recruits program.  Here they create player profiles, search for colleges that match their skill level and academic requirements and communicate with college coaches.  This robust platform tremendously eases the college recruiting process for players (and parents).  Sports Recruits allows college coaches to search for players that meet their needs as well. 

***Note*** The SportsRecruits program is included with your Firestix Player's Fee!  There is no additional charge for this service!

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Board Members

President: Kevin Babcock

Vice President: Bob Kukula

Secretary: Leon Wright

Mid-Michigan FireStix in the Community

Kevin Babcok Named 2015 Community Champion by the Flint & Genesee Chambers of Commerce

History

2016 early commits mid-michigan firestixThe Mid Michigan FireStix was founded in 2007 and since has developed a tremendous reputation of providing the best available fundamental instruction, quality competition and exposure for young athletes. The program was founded with honest values and has strived to be one of the best throughout Michigan.

The FireStix have developed an outstanding tradition based on success in some of the highest level tournaments locally and nationally.  Because of the consistent level of success, the FireStix name has become synonymous with high-caliber softball throughout Michigan.

The Mid Michigan FireStix has achieved a high level of success by using quality instruction.  Coaches range in experience from several years of high school and collegiate level skills.  Because of the brilliant reputation the program carries, the FireStix have gained an extensive following. From brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents at the younger levels to college coaches and softball junkies at the older levels.  The exposure from college coaches over the years has translated to more than 30 athletes that have continued their softball careers at the next level while gaining a college education.

The FireStix success on and off the softball field is because of its dedication to excellence and the athletic developments of young ladies from age 11 to 18 in their softball careers. The successful careers of returning players testify to the positive influence the FireStix have over their athletics and academic careers as well as their lives in general.