History

 

Background & History

The San Diego Renegades ASA-USA Junior Olympic Fast Pitch Softball teams are dedicated to
developing youths into future Olympic and College Stars. The Renegades are members of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) the governing body for USA Softball as well as the Canadian International World Series (Canada Cup) guidelines . We compete in Southern California ASA which traditionally has dominated every age group of softball at the National level. We believe that youth sports help promote team unity, character building, physical fitness and self-esteem in the players. Athletics prepare the players for the future and help develop skills to be used further in life. It has also been proven in various studies that female athletes perform better in academics and are less likely to have personal problems then the non-athletes. The current players on our teams are made up of players from San Diego County, Orange County, and Riverside County areas, deriving from all ethnic and minority groups. The San Diego Renegades operate as a non-profit organization and are funded solely by fund raisers, player fees, sponsors, and advertisers. We are based out of Rancho Peñasquitos, North County Inland, in San Diego, California,  currently there are teams at  10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18UGold levels. The San Diego Renegades have already proven themselves as San Diego’s premier girls travel organization.  Each of the San Diego Renegades team will play over 100 games a year.  Weekly, teams will play in Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside Counties in various friendlies and in double elimination tournaments.

Board of Directors

President/Treasurer Jon Stern   619-666-9704 | Jon.stern@sdrenegades.org
Vice President Kevin Pearlstein   619-987-6525 | Krmmpearl@cox.net
Secretary Josh Haessly   619-249-1874 | josh.haessly@sdrenegades.org
Player Agent Dave Whipple   619-929-1238 | dwhipmx@gmail.com
Member Rick Davila   619-813-6919 | sdrenegadesrickdav@gmail.com
Member Jeff Moody   760-208-0598 | Renegades07moody@gmail.com
Member Lance Paden

History

The organization was founded in 1996 when several
of the Rancho Peñasquitos Recreation All Stars began playing as a travel
team.  Rancho Peñasquitos recreation teams have been very successful
over the years and many of the top players were leaving for local Travel
teams.  In order to provide these girls with a travel program closer
to home, the San Diego Renegades were
formed. Kelly Petersen is credited for coming up with the
“Renegades” name.

In that first fall season in 1996; the Renegades finished
second in the 14U North County Winter Ball Association. The Renegades then began their first real year in Travel ball
in 1997. In 1997, two 12U teams and a 16U team joined the 14U&#039s and the San Diego Renegades became a
complete organization. Since that time, San Diego Renegades teams have won over 30 tournaments and 450 games between them. In
1997 two teams attended ASA Nationals and one team attended the TPS Triple
Crown Tournament.

Read more about our growing list of accomplishments on the Honors page.

In 2006, the Renegades organization had 4 teams qualifying for ASA Nationals at everyone age level including 18 Gold, 16U, 14U and 12U.

National Teams in 2006

 

Philosophy & Goals

The San Diego Renegades are committed to producing the finest softball players in San Diego County
and the Nation. Our objective is to provide the players with a
program that will increase their chances of obtaining a College
scholarship while receiving National exposure by playing only the best
teams and in the best tournaments. Only top quality, hard
working, dedicated players are asked to join our teams and parental
participation is encouraged. The San Diego Renegades teams constantly play in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas and set a
rigorous schedule to face as many top teams as possible in the toughest
tournaments