What is Storm?
San Bruno Storm is the official Junior Olympic All-Star program that competes in various competitive tournaments during the summer. We field teams in various age levels including 8U, 10U, and 12U. The San Bruno Storm travel season begins after tryouts in early May and ends after ASA Western Nationals in early August. Storm requires a high level of time and commitment. Join a winning tradition!
10u (Depending on numbers there could be 2 teams)
Here you’ll find information regarding everything the Storm B/C program. San Bruno Storm is the official Junior Olympic All-Star program that competes in various competitive tournaments during the summer. We field teams in various age levels including 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16/18U. The San Bruno Storm travel season begins after tryouts in early May and ends after ASA Western Nationals in early August. Storm requires a high level of time and commitment. Join a winning tradition!
For more information or to keep up to date with tryout dates, visit us frequently, follow us on Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in the process of interviewing Managers. Should you wish to be a coach this summer, you must apply - please email email@example.com for more information.
All Managers & Coaches MUST be ACE Certified.
Who is eligible to play in Storm?
Players registered for the SBGSL spring season are eligible to try out for San Bruno Storm teams. The age eligibility cut-off date is Dec 31. The player’s age on December 31 is the age division the player qualifies for.
What is the commitment?
Attendance at all “Team” functions (practice, games, scrimmages, training, cage time, fund raising, etc.) is mandatory. Only the manager/coach can excuse a player. Excused absences must be discussed immediately with the manager/coach as soon as a player/parent/guardian is aware of conflict. Anyone committing to play, must also commit to Nationals week, should the team qualify.
What is the difference between A-ball and All-Stars?
A-ball programs (aka travel teams or club teams) were established to give a more concentrated level of skill building in a more competitive environment. While club teams do have tryouts, there is no restriction as to where they can pull players from. Club teams usually carry a higher cost due to heavy travel plans, and in some cases, the cost to pay college level coaches.
All-Stars teams (B-ball) are made up of players from their rec program. All-Star programs tend to offer a more competitive playing experience than in recreation play. The majority of the coaches are all volunteers, so the cost is lower. Teams usually play in 5-7 tournaments in the summer. Players must play together during a rec season to be eligible to tryout for all-star teams.
SBGSL is proud to announce the Storm Committee Members. The Storm Committee is the official advisory committee of San Bruno Girls Softball League.
Deanna Moreno, Committee Chair
Steve Borghello, Advisor
Lola Fotu, Secretary
Veronica Iniguez, Member
The Storm Committee is always looking for new members to join. Please contact us at the email below if you are interested in becoming part of the Storm Committee.
To contact the Storm Committee, email them
THE STORM IS COMING!
San Bruno Storm is the official ASA Junior Olympic (JO) Class B and C All-Star Program of the San Bruno Girls Softball League (SBGSL) that competes in various competitive tournaments during the summer. We field teams in various age levels including 8U, 10U, and 12U.
Why is this happening?
There has been a major change to the JO program in our local association, NorCal ASA.
In an effort to make the JO program more competitive at the Class B level, NorCal ASA has made changes to policies regarding team classifications and how teams can be formed.
The following are the NEW team classifications:
-Travel Teams (Class A & Gold)
-B-Program (Class B)
-All-Star Program (Class C)
-Interleague All-Star Program (Class C Only)
Travel Teams are comprised of select players not necessarily held to a tryout. These teams are not restricted to start dates and tend to play year-round.
B-Program, All-Star Program, and Interleague All-Star Program teams must be comprised of players that have participated in a Recreational League (like SBGSL) to be classified as Class B and C teams. These teams traditionally have only played during the summer tournament season.
As of this year, Recreational Leagues are now allowed to form a Class B team as of January 1st. Again, only Travel Teams have been able to form as of the beginning of the year. Before this change, all Recreational Leagues in the NorCal association could not form a team prior to May 1st. The belief here was that recreational play came first, then all-stars.
Class B teams that are formed as of January 1st can enter and begin to play in sanctioned Class B tournaments once teams are formed. However, players on a Class B team are required to still play in their respective Recreational League to continue to be eligible for Class B play.
As for Class C teams, they are still restricted from forming until May 1st. The belief here is that players will still be given a competitive platform on which to compete during the summer. Players that have been playing on a Class B team are not eligible to play in the Class C division. If a player tries out for the Class B team and is not selected, they will be eligible to try out for the Class C team.
Also, SBGSL now participates in the Peninsula Softball League (PSL) with our 10U and 12U recreational teams, and as a part of the PSL, SBGSL and the other Recreational Leagues that represent the PSL have agreed to not form Class B teams until April 1st. This decision was made in a collaborative effort to keep all our Recreational Leagues on the peninsula as competitive as possible.
Congratulations to the San Bruno Storm 10U B team for winning the "Benicia Outlaws Shotwell Tournament" in Benicia on July 12th and 13th 2014
Congratulations to the San Bruno Storm 10U B team for winning the "Marin Summer Slam" in San Anselmo on June 21st and 22nd 2014
Congratulations to the San Bruno Storm 10U B team for winning the "George Feely Classic" in San Mateo on June 7th and 8th 2014. Keep up the good work girls.