About Yuma Fastpitch
Our mission is to provide Fastpitch Softball events and information to the Southwest area. Whether you’re looking for softball instructional, tournaments, friendlies, teams, umpire or recruiting information – Click on Yuma Fastpitch or contact us to help you.
Yuma Fastpitch is supported by:
JJ Jimenez: has over 10+ years of coaching experience in fastpitch softball and specializes in the recruiting of student athletes. He is a social media leader, managing over 12 websites and Social Media apps that enable softball users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. He takes pride in helping others reach their goals and dreams. JJ states “this is not about me, it’s about the kids and helping them succeed at the next level”.
Jesus (Chuy) Ontiveros: has been coaching competitive softball since 2006. His talents come from studying the game through the eyes of an umpire. He has served as Umpire in Chief for the last ten years for the Border Madness tournament. He is experienced in ASA and USSSA playing rules and codes. He excels with coordinating and scheduling games times and umpires for a successful event. Chuy has developed a mentoring program for youth umpires in the local recreational league. He states “it is important that we give our time in developing the next generation of umpires. The game relies on good umpiring”.
Joel Olea: having served as head coach for two competitive teams from 2001 through 2015. With the assistance of multiple coaches, He has taken both teams from 10U to 18U divisions. His teams competed in various sanctioning tournaments all over the Southwest including Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. He has successfully organized friendlies, showcases, qualifiers and tournaments for the last 10 years. He attributes all success to “anytime you surround yourself with good people – good things will happen”. I’ve been fortune to have players and coaches who believed in how and what we were teaching”. Multiple players have moved on to play in college such as; Arizona Western, College of the Desert, South Mountain, Mesa, Yavapai, Central, University of Jamestown, Saint Mary’s, Southern Arkanas University, Angelo State University and the University of Montana.
Jo Karla Jimenez: is our Director of Hospitality. Jo has played at the Collegiate Level (Vanguard University) and has played for the Firecrackers Organization (San Pedro). Additionally, she was a member of the 2013 PGF National Championship Team – Platinum Division – Strike Force Gold Softball. She has participated in many showcases, tournaments and friendlies. With her experience as a ball player, she knows the amenities, accommodations and activities that are favorable with travel ball families.
Joe Nunez: is our Director of Player Development. Joe has been a softball coach for over 15 years. Joe is the current Assistant Head Coach at Calipatria High School. Currently, Joe is being mentored by Howard Kobata who is nationally known as the Defensive Guru.
Javier Rojas: is our On Site Coordinator. Javier has been a baseball and softball coach for over 20 years. He has coached at Central and Imperial High School. Javier coordinates our practices and prospect workout events. Javi is very well organized and is very knowledgeable in both sports.
The Southwest region has proven to show continual growth with dedicated parents, players, coaches and officials. Please use our site as your vehicle to improve your game and our softball community.
For more info:
JJ Jimenez – President
Jo Karla Jimenez – Director of Hospitality