The Pacific Coast Fast Pitch League:
The Pacific Coast Fastpitch League (PCFL) originated from a group of the top California fastpitch organizations who banded together over the summer to form the California Fastpitch League (CFL). Following the announcement of the Texas Fastpitch League and Heart of America Fastpitch League, leaders from the Athletics Mercado, Batbusters, Corona Angels, and Firecrackers as well as some of the top event organizers on the West Coast came together to create a structure that promotes purposeful play and to bring unity amongst teams and events on the West Coast.
When The Alliance Fastpitch was formed in August, a void was left in some states on the West Coast. Recognizing the need for every state to be represented and recognizing teams normal schedules, the CFL expanded and rebranded to the PCFL adding Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
What Is the PCFL?
The PCFL is a regional league for fastpitch teams in the 10U to 18U age divisions. The PCFL represents seven states in the western half of the US including Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. Our mission is to bring an enhanced level of play and equal opportunity to all teams and players within the Pacific Coast.
How is the PCFL related to the other leagues?
The PCFL is a Member League of The Alliance Fastpitch. This means that the League Championship and top finishers in AFCS Qualifying Events will earn a berth to The Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series at the Tier I and Tier II divisions. Being a League Team inside of The Alliance Fastpitch means team standings will be calculated at each age division and team and individual stats will be recognized.
Additionally, this means all individual athletes and individual coaches will register as individual members of The Alliance Fastpitch. This membership includes insurance, background checks for coaches, and access to all Membership Benefits. See more about Alliance Memberships.
How do I earn points in the PCFL?
Teams will accrue points based on their finishes against other PCFL teams and how they finish in league endorsed events. PCFL league games will take place within existing West Coast tournaments. All West Coast tournament directors are encouraged to have their events included in the PCFL points structure. The goal is to include as many quality tournaments as possible throughout the region.
What do my points mean?
Points earned in the PCFL will seed teams into the PCFL League Championship events. These events will award berths to the Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series at each age division and Tier.