A professionally run softball organization with a personal touch.
Founded in 1990, Nevada Lightning Girls Fastpitch is the premier travel softball organization in northern Nevada. We strive to provide an environment conducive to the positive athletic, academic and social development of young women.
Nevada Lightning is dedicated to instilling a sense of good sportsmanship as well as creating an environment to enhance player development and inspire a positive self-image in young women ages eight through eighteen.
Our organization is well respected throughout northern Nevada and northern California and we are proud of the success and recognition earned by our fine northern Nevada athletes. Our teams have the opportunity to play against some of the best competition for their age level in local, regional and national tournaments.
Nevada Lightning is staffed by volunteers dedicated to providing quality coaching with a focus on player development and strong team dynamics. All of our coaches, managers and recruiters are registered with the American Softball Association (ASA) and are cleared through a Protect Youth Sports (PYS) criminal background investigation.
We have year-around access to indoor facilities with a full-infield, batting cages and pitching lanes that allow our players to maintain skill levels and continue athletic development throughout the year.
With established fundraisers in place, Nevada Lightning provides an opportunity for new and existing teams to raise funds to benefit the organization as well as the individual teams.
Our long history provides a solid foundation for the continued development of the organization as we continue to grow and build for our future.
Nevada Lightning Players Commit to the Next Level
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2017 Grad Galena
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2017 Grad Fortuna Union
Nevada Lightning Organization is Excited to Announce a New 16U ’01 Team Starting Spring of 2017
Coach Jim Moore will be the team’s head coach. He brings over forty years of fastpitch experience as a player and a coach. He has served as a Nevada Lightning coach previously when his daughter, Kathryn, played in the organization. He is a terrific leader, understands structure and does a great job explaining the why to his players. Coach Moore is passionate about athletic and intellectual development. He teaches the values of teamwork, respect, and sportsmanship. The goals for the 16U ’01 Moore team will be to teach solid fundamental fastpitch, and to develop their players through structured practices and competitive tournaments. Most importantly, our coaches want the girls to have a lot of fun while learning the game of softball.
Coach Moore will be looking for impact players with graduation years 2019, 2020 and 2021 for the Spring/Summer season. Coach Moore will be conducting Thursday night workouts over the winter from 7 to 9 PM at Bret’s. Please contact Coach Jim Moore at 775-848-8958 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the team or to arrange a tryout.
Nevada Lightning Organization is Excited to Announce a New 12U ’04 Team Starting Spring of 2017
The Nevada Lightning organization is in the process of transitioning their old 12U ’04 team into both a 14U and 12U team. The 12U ’04 team will need new players to round out its roster. We are in the process of hiring a coaching staff and already have a handful of girls from the previous team. If you are interested in getting more information on this team, please contact Bret Pagni at 775-843-5172
Nevada Lightning 10U ’06 Wilkins Looking To Fill 2017 Spring Roster
Nevada Lightning 10U is looking for some girls with birth years between 2006 & 2007 to come out and join a new and highly competitive travel team. Please contact Head Coach Sarah Wilkins at 775-342-3469 or email@example.com for information about the team or to arrange a tryout.
Nevada Lightning Organization Is Excited To Announce The 12U ’04 Dawson Team Will Branch Off Into Two Different Teams Starting In Spring 2017
Nevada Lightning 18U ’00 Betker Team Is Looking To Fill 2017 Summer Roster
Nevada Lightning 18U ’00 Betker Team Shows Well In The Las Vegas USA Preps Tournament
The Nevada Lightning 18U ’00 Betker team went 4-1 in the Las Vegas USA Preps Tournament over Martin Luther King weekend and has earned a birth to the USA Preps Nationals! The team knocked out two Southern California Batbuster teams in the showcase and played competitively in all five games. Numerous college coaches were in attendance. This is a solid accomplishment by our girls and coaches!
Special Thanks To Lightning ’98 Players And Families!
For the past decade, we have had the privilege of having the Lightning ’98 players, coaches and families a part of our organization. We are especially proud of all of our girls who will be moving on to play college softball this fall. This couldn’t have been accomplished without the great commitment made by our players over the years, they deserve all of the success they are achieving currently. We can only hope that our future teams can model the way they do their business like the ’98 team has done over the years. THANK YOU PLAYERS, COACHES AND FAMILIES FOR YOUR EXCELLENCE AND DEDICATION TO THE ORGANIZATION AND TO THE GAME OF SOFTBALL!
Nevada Lightning Organization Works With Play Up Athletics to assist with College Recruiting
The Nevada Lightning organization is working with Coach Chuck Lovitt from Play Up Athletics as their organizational Recruiting Coordinator. Coach Lovitt has committed not only to assist the individual players but will also train the individual Team Recruiting Coordinators to better assist the girls get to the next level.
Click here to learn more about Coach Lovitt and Play Up Athletics!
Nevada Lightning Organization Retains Bausernan Group as Organizational Marketing Consultant
The Nevada Lightning organization is excited to announce they have retained Kaitlin Madewell of Bausernan Group, to be the organizational marketing consultant. Kaitlin and her company will aid in the design, printing and distribution of marketing materials that will aid teams in recruiting new players and families. Bausernan Group will also assist the Lightning website design team in maximizing the SEO efficiency of the Lightning website, with a point of emphasis to make the site more Google friendly. The Lightning organization is excited about this partnership and has created another source of value for the Lightning managers, coaches and families for being a part of the organization!
Testimonial To Our Commitment
|FRC SOFTBALL ADDS AN ELITE BALL PLAYER FROM AN ELITE ORGANIZATION
The Feather River College Softball team has received a verbal commitment from one of Nevada’s best middle infielders. Jaime Romero will be joining the Golden Eagles in 2016 and will immediately contribute and add to the success of the team. She plays travel ball for Nevada Lightning 98 which is one of the top travel ball programs in the country. There organization is filled with great people and is led by Brad Betker. “These girls can play ball and everyone in the Lightning 98 organization has treated us with nothing but respect” is what Coach Marco Aragon said when asked about Romero and her travel ball team.
2014 – 2016 College Commitments
Congratulations to the following Nevada Lightning 2014-2016 graduates on their college signings!