Welcome to Cal Nuggets Softball.
Haley Woods has decided to connect all the dots of her softball career and form her own organization - the Cal Nuggets.
Woods spent her youth career as a West Bay Nugget and her collegiate career as a Cal Bear so when it came to naming her own organization.......Cal Nuggets seemed like the perfect fit.
Cal Nuggets is a new fastpitch softball organization modeled after the highly successful Nuggets of the 90's. We are based out of Palo Alto, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area. Former Cal Berkeley standout catcher, Haley Woods is at the helm and the Cal Nuggets are ready to make an impact on the national fastpitch scene.
CAL NUGGETS COLLEGE COMMITMENTS:
KELSI MADAY SIGNS WITH UC SAN DIEGO
"I have always wanted to go to college in Southern California. When I visited UCSD I loved it because it had a beautiful campus and it is right on the beach! The coaches and players were very friendly and made me feel welcome! I am excited for my future at UCSD."
"Kelsi is a great player. I am very excited for her. She has worked incredibly hard to achieve her goal. I look forward to watching her play as a Triton."
- Coach Robin Flier
REBECCA FONG SIGNS WITH UH HILO
SPRING 2014 COACHES:
Emma Holden, Kelly McDonald, Ray McDonald, Frank Fano
Haley Woods, Val Arioto, George Marshall, Cassie Morales, Rick Wassmer
SUMMER 2014 COACHES:
Emma Holden, Kelly McDonald, Ray McDonald
14U MARSHALL COACHES:
George Marshall, Val Arioto
14U MORALES COACHES:
Cassie Morales, Rick Wassmer
16U WOODS COACHES:
Haley Woods, Frank Fano
16U BLUE COACHES:
Derek Johnson, Diane Leider
18 GOLD COACHES:
Robin Flier, Alyssa Smoke
*** CURRENT COLLEGE PLAYERS WILL BE COACHING WITH ALL SUMMER TEAMS
NUGGETS 14U GRAPETTES FALL SURVIVOR CHAMPIONS!!!
GREAT DAY FOR THE NUGGETS!!!
BOTH NUGGETS 14U TEAMS IN GOLD BRACKET SEMI FINALS!!!!
NUGGETS 14U MARSHALL WENT 7-0 ON THE WEEKEND TO WIN THEIR SECOND STRAIGHT TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP. THEY HAVE WON 15 STRIAGHT GAMES AND FINISHED THEIR FALL SEASON WITH A RECORD OF 26-3. GREAT FALL SEASON CAL NUGGETS MARSHALL!!!
NUGGETS 14U BLUE ADVANCED TO THE SEMI FINALS OF THE GOLD BRACKET AND WERE ONE RUN AWAY FROM MAKING IT A NUGGETS VS. NUGGETS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. THEY WENT 4-1-1 ON THE WEEKEND AND HAVE HAD A GREAT FALL SEASON. CAL NUGGETS BLUE WILL FINISH THEIR FALL SEASON NEXT WEEKEND AT THE ASA TURKEY SHOOT/TOYS FOR TOTS TOURNAMENT IN ROSEVILLE. GOOD LUCK GIRLS!!!
NUGGETS 14U ASA HALLOWEEN BASH CHAMPIONS!!!
CAL NUGGETS 14U MARSHALL WENT 7-0 TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE 14U GOLD BRACKET AT THE ASA HALLOWEEN BASH IN ROSEVILLE.
ALISSA HABER JOINS CAL NUGGETS COACHING STAFF
CAL NUGGETS ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THE ADDITION OF ANOTHER SOFTBALL GREAT, ALISSA HABER, TO THE COACHING STAFF FOR THE FALL SEASON.
For the USSSA Pride, of the National Pro Fastpitch, Haber was a great asset to the outfield for the Pride and brought her speed and versatility. When she was a member of the U.S. National Team, Haber helped lead Team USA to the 2009 Canada Cup Championship and captured the gold medal with Team USA at the KFC World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City. At Stanford, Haber is a three-time All-American and All-Pac10 selection. Haber entered her senior season with a .395 career batting average, a clip which stands only behind that of two time Olympian Jessica Mendoza in the Cardinal record books. In 2010, Haber led the Cardinals, hitting .448 with 64 hits, including 13 doubles, two triples, five home runs, and 29 RBI.
THE CAL NUGGETS ARE EXCITED TO HAVE A GREAT RESOURCE LIKE ALISSA ON STAFF AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT FALL SEASON WITH HER.
VAL ARIOTO JOINS CAL NUGGETS COACHING STAFF
THE CAL NUGGETS ARE THRILLED TO WELCOME USA SOFTBALL PLAYER VAL ARIOTO TO OUR 14U COACHING STAFF. SHE WILL ALSO OVERSEE THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALL CAL NUGGETS PITCHERS.
Val brings with her a tremendous amount of experience and impressive credentials: USA National Team Member, Cal Bears 4 year starter, Lowe's Senior Class Award Winner, Pac-12 Player of the Year, NCAA All-American, Pac-12 First Team.
"I am so thrilled to have a player that I had the opportunity to coach want to give back to the game and join the Cal Nuggets family. Val is one of my most favorite players I have coached because of her work ethic, determination, and love for the game. Val has so much insight and wisdom to offer, I can not wait for her to get out on the field with our Cal Nuggets" - Haley Woods, Director and Founder of Cal Nuggets
FALL TRYOUTS WERE A HUGE SUCCESS!!!
WE HAD A GREAT TURNOUT FOR CAL NUGGETS FALL TRYOUTS. WE HAD SOME VERY DIFICULT DECISIONS TO MAKE AND ARE FINALIZING OUR ROSTERS FOR THE FALL SEASON.
ROSTERS WILL BE POSTED LATER THIS WEEK ON EACH TEAM HOME PAGE.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT!!!
CAL NUGGETS WILL HAVE AN 8U TEAM
The team will be coached by Mike Garcia.
If you are interested in our 8u program please Contact Haley Woods for more information:
Robin Flier and Sorcerer Blue will be Cal Nuggets 18 Gold
The Cal Nuggets are thrilled to announce that Robin Flier and Alyssa Smoke are moving to the Cal Nuggets to coach 18 Gold in the fall. Robin has had a tremendous amount of success coaching in the 18 Gold division with the Sorcerer organization on a National level, and adds tremendous insight and top coaching to the Cal Nuggets organization. Robin and Smoke have played and coached the game at a highly competitive level and will instantly put the Cal Nuggets 18 Gold program on the map nationally. Director/Founder of the Cal Nuggets, Haley Woods says; “Having been in the softball world for over twenty years I know how difficult it is to find quality coaches that have not only played the game successfully at a high level, but also coached. Few softball players become great coaches and mentors, and Smoke and Robin have both proven that they are. We are thrilled to have them lead our 18 Gold program this fall."
NEWS: CAL NUGGETS WOODS NOR CAL ASA CHAMPIONS!!!!!
Cal Nuggets Woods went 5-0 on the weekend and brought home the 14u Nor Cal ASA Championship!!!! The 1st place finish earned the Cal Nuggets Woods team a berth in the USA/ASA National Championships in Normal, IL (July 28-August 4)
The weekend was a total team effort with all 14 players contributing to the 47 runs scored that led to the 5-0 record.
Cal Nuggets 12 - Lady Sharks Ray 4
Cal Nuggets 10 - Salinas Storm 2
Cal Nuggets 4 - Nor Cal Legends A. 3
Cal Nuggets 9 - Nor Cal Blast 8
Cal Nuggets 12 - LGSGSA Magic 7
SURF CITY TOURNAMENT JULY 11-14
CAL NUGGETS WOODS will be playing in the 16u Division of the Surf City Summer Showdown this weekend. Pool play schedule is listed below:
Thursday July 11 (Fountain Valley Sports Complex)
900am vs. Firecrackers - Field #4
Friday July 12 (Chino Hills Community Park)
940am vs. So Cal 3D - Field #4
100pm vs. So Cal Strikkers - Field #4
CAL NUGGETS BLUE will be playing in the 14u Division of the Surf City Summer Showdown this weekend. Pool play schedule is listed below:
Thursday July 11 (Artesia Park)
800am vs. So Cal Jets - Field 3
Friday July 12 (Artesia Park)
945am vs. SD Renegades - Field #3
115pm vs. SJ Lady Sharks-Ray - Field #3
GREAT WEEKEND FOR THE CAL NUGGETS!!!
CAL NUGGETS GOLD
Cal Nuggets Gold played in the 16u Grapettes June Classic and finished with a record of 5-1 and tied for 3rd place in the Gold Flight, losing in the semi finals to the eventual champion.
Nuggets Gold 6 - Grapettes Krueg 3
Nuggets Gold 5 - AASA GA 2
Nuggets Gold 8 - Easton Elite 4
Nuggets Gold 3 - NC Patriots 0
Nuggets Gold 12 - NC Blitz 1
Nuggets Gold 1 - OBS Monarchs GM 8
CAL NUGGETS BLUE
Cal Nuggets Blue played in the ASA Summer Spectacular Pre-Qualifier in Salinas and finished with a record of 6-1 and as the Runner Up losing in the Championship game.
Nuggets Blue 2 - CC Athletics (99) 0
Nuggets Blue 4 - Almaden Lightening 2
Nuggets Blue 3 - Nor Cal Blast (98) 0
Nuggets Blue 9 - Los Banos Tigers 2
Nuggets Blue 5 - CA Kryptonite NH 4
Nuggets Blue 4 - CC Athletics (99) 1
Nuggets Blue 0 - LGSGSA Magic 3
TRYOUT UPDATE: 12U, 14U, and 16U FOR FALL 2013
CAL NUGGETS ANNOUNCE 12U, 14U, and 16U TRYOUTS FOR FALL 2013.
For the Fall 2013 season, the Cal Nuggets will be having tryouts in the following age groups: 12u, 14u, and 16u.
Please check back for dates and times.
If you are interested in any of the following age groups or would like more information please email HALEY WOODS at firstname.lastname@example.org
CAL NUGGETS LAS VEGAS TOURNEY RESULTS
The Cal Nuggets '99 Spring Team made it to the semi-finals of the 60 team Las Vegas St. Paddy's Day Blast to finish tied for 3rd with a record of 6 wins and 2 losses.
Pool Play Results
(Record 2 wins and 1 loss)
Nuggets 9 - Colorado Crush 0
Nuggets 10 - LV Rage Peek 3
Nuggets 1 - So Cal Athletics Quarles 6
(Record 4 wins and 1 loss)
Nuggets 14 - American Pastime Cazeres 3
Nuggets 8 - Mizuno All American Stone 4
Nuggets 3 - Corona Angles 2
Nuggets 6 - Cal Cruisers Sievers 1
Nuggets 0 - Team Mizuno Granado 2
What is it like to play for Haley Woods:
What do Haley's players say?
ANNIE ALDRETE "My experience playing for Haley and Jess was one I will never forget. Both of them are great role models and act as a mentor on and off the field. While we spent countless hours at practice and conditioning getting killed, all the hard work was worth our success throughout the seasons. Being a part of the team Haley and Jess created taught me more than just how to improve my skills. They taught me how to be independent, hardworking, how to compete, and most importantly, how to be a better person. I will always look up to Haley and Jess and I know even though I don't play for them anymore, they will always have an impact on my life."
ANNIE ALDRETE (UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
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