Fire N Ice is more than being on a competitive team and playing to get committed to a college team. This organization is a family where you will make great friendships and also be able to share your love for the game with your teammates. The coaching staff pushes you to be the best player that you can be, and makes sure you are ready to perform in front of college coaches. Having the opportunity to play for fire n ice is an honor and privilege. At fire n ice, it’s more than just softball.
- Alex Pina, player
Fire n Ice is an amazing organization. The coaches are great and help each player build in their own way. The coaches, parents and players were wonderful and welcomed us into the Softball family. We have seen our daughter grow as a player both mentally and physically. We owe this to the coaches and how they work on each players strengths and weaknesses. They don’t criticize the players if they make a mistake or error but will make suggestions which are always done in a positive way. We’re glad that we are a part of the Fire and Ice organization.
- David and Robyn Geremia, parents
The past 4 years with FNI have been the best years of travel softball for me. All of our coaches work with each player individually to sharpen the players skills and improve their game. I have made so many memories with the girls on the team and I'm really going to miss playing for this organization next year, but I wouldn't have wanted to end travel ball with any other team.
- Paige Concannon, player
The team felt like a family. This made it fun to play and gave us an edge over the other teams. We work together so well which made winning feel easy. I feel I have come such a long way since I first came to Fire n’ Ice 3 years ago. My hitting mechanics and abilities have improved immensely as well as my offensive skills. The coaches never stopped helping me improve either, I was given advice up until the very end of my time on fire n’ ice. Fire N’ Ice is more than just a team, it is a family. Everybody cares about everyone, and this ranges from all 3 teams we have. If someone makes a big play, they’ll get congratulated by the parents, players and coaches of all of our teams. The team chemistry is unbeatable, and this factor makes it that much easier to perform well. Being so close and working so well together makes it that much easier to win. Joining Fire n’ Ice 3 years ago was by far one of the best decisions I have ever made.
- Caitlin Murphy, player
Fire N’ Ice really shaped me into the player I always knew I could be but never reached that point. The coaching and constant support of my teammates made my confidence grow tremendously. I always felt like the girls had my back and I always had theirs and I think that’s so important. It was definitely the best 2 years I’ve had of my softball career. Even though there were 2 separate teams, I felt close with both of them despite only playing with 1 team during tournaments.
- Tori Young, player
After playing 1 season with the Fire N’ Ice organization, I have fallen in love with all of it. The coach staff, players and parents are all amazing. Coming into the program knowing I made the team with all older girls was a very nervous task for me to proceed with. The girls were very welcoming and made me feel like this is were I belong. I wish I found this program years earlier, so I could spend more and more time with the amazing players. This orginaztion will always have love and respect for every player who wore a Fire N’ Ice uniform, even if they graduated. This team has improved me as not only a player, but a better person in life.
- Lauren Geremia, player
This organization is by far the best I have been apart of. Not only is the level at which practices are run and the commitment to this team that to a college team, but just the environment itself is something I am so lucky to be a part of. I come to practice excited to learn something new and grow as a player while also having fun with all of my teammates. I am so proud to be apart of this amazing team which I can also call my second family.
- Hannah LaRose, player
I have been in the the Fire n' Ice organization for 7 years now and still in year 7, i am just as excited to come to practice and games as i was in year 1. The coaches are always prepared with a great practice plan that makes it run very smoothly and is adjusted week to week depending on which areas we need to approve on the most. Fire n' Ice provides a family atmosphere that is second to none. At every single team event or game you will not only see parents but also grandparents and siblings and many others supporting the team. It has been and honor to wear the Fire n' Ice jersey for so long and i have made many memories and life long friends I will never forget.
- Ally Beaton, player
I have played for several different organizations throughout my softball career and none of them have compared to the RI Fire N' Ice. The coaches all knew the game extremely well and prepared well thought out practices every week to help every player get better. The talent combined with the chemistry on the team made us an unstoppable force on the field. I only played one year with this team, and I met some of my best friends on it and had so much fun while becoming a better player at the same time. This team will become your second family, and it will definitely help you reach the next step in your softball career.
- Maddi Leite, player
The Fire n Ice Softball Program is so much more than a softball program. The coaches create a positive learning environment and improve the skills of every player to ensure a solid team. You also learn how to act as a team player and how to cheer on everyone and don't hang your heads even if you are losing. This past year I have grown as a player and a person. The family environment the Fire n Ice program creates makes the experience a truly great one. It was such a honor to have the privilege to play on this team.
- Alex Mitchell, player
Being on Fire n' Ice has been an extremely positive experience for my daughter this season. Fire n' Ice is an exceptionally well run organization with coaches who truly care about the success of each of their players. It has been wonderful to watch my daughter grow as a player, to see the girls bond both on and off the field, and to witness them quickly become a force to be reckoned with!
- Natalie Mitchell, parent
As new members to the team this year we felt so welcomed by all players, parents and coaches! This is a true testament to the leadership! You take the time to share your goals, expectations and plans and stick to them! Coaches demonstrate good sportsmanship and never give up on the players which clearly trickles down to the girls.
- Lisa Leite, parent
Fire n Ice is more then just a softball team its a family. Practices and games are always so much fun because of the people that you are with. The coaches are very good about working with you if you have something specific you need to work on and are very encouraging with the way they coach. The envrionment is always so much fun but we still all stay focused and work hard while having a great time with the other girls and the coaches.
- Paige Concannon, player
Fire n Ice is the 'sleeper cell' of softball. A humble, quiet organization with smart, talented players who always delivered on the field and at the plate, winning games as well as the respect of our competition. A wonderful organization with whom to grow and develop.
-Kerrie Atwell, parent
The amount of college coaches who would show up at our showcases was astounding. Many of them said they would gladly take any of our players based on the way the organization was run.
-Bruce Atwell, parent
When I first came to Fire N' Ice, I was hesitant to leave the organization I came from, but it ended up being one of the best decisions I've ever made. The coaching and the team atmosphere is unlike anything I've ever had. The coaches provide a variety of new drills each week, and a constant motivation to improve, while keeping the atmosphere at a happy medium where you never feel overwhelmed. Throughout my past 2 years on the team I've been able to not only enjoy myself and have fun, but improve as a player in all aspects of the game. Fire N' Ice is more than just a team, its a family, and I cant imagine playing for any other team.
- Caitlin Murphy, player
I saw my daughter, Vanessa grow as a player and leader with each game. Her coaches are fantastic. Practices were unbelievable, she learned so much each time. Best coaching she has ever had.
-Suzanne Venkataraman, parent
I've never had a better experience with a team. Being apart of and playing for FnI has opened up numerous opportunities for me and I can't imagine myself anywhere else.
- Jocelyn Bodington, player
After spending one year so far with Fire n Ice, I wish I tried out earlier. I learned so much from the coaches and the players were all so nice. It really helped me see the game in a new way. I also appreciate how the coaches focused not only on individual skills but also team skills. Fire n Ice was a great team and I wish to continue with the program to learn more from the team and coaches.
- Allison Ainley, player
Fire n Ice is a stand up organization. The coaches, players and parents are all supportive and helpful. The coaches are knowledgeable and willing to work hard with players to make them better both on and off of the field. Coming to Fire n Ice 2 years ago was the best decision our family could have made.
- Ellen Murphy, parent
The organization overall is by far the best organization I have ever played for. Each coach knows each player specifically and helps them improve as a person and player. The players are all also so invested in the game. Throughout each season here I have made countless memories while improving every season.
- Renae Lacroix, player
Fire n Ice allowed me to have fun on and off the field and sharpen my skills at the same time. Each practice, Coach Rob's motivation and organization inspired me to work at something and become a better player. It's very hard to find a team where the coach provides an environment where you can have fun, be very competitive, and also victorious 99% of the time....And FNI has all of those things. First time in a while I really enjoyed myself out on the field and even at practice. The game became a lot more fun for me and each tournament was a blast.
- Annie Mitchell, player
The girls coaches and parents are all enjoying themselves and it has transcended on the field and we are playing very well as a team. They are well coached and carry themselves very well on the field. Most of our games have been very well attended by various coaches and our recruit- able players are getting some good looks.
- Dave Mitchell, Parent
The team bond this year has been stronger than ever before, and we carry our team chemistry onto the field. I also enjoyed how every practice has been different and we cover all aspects of the game. I feel way more prepared come game time.
- Maddie Nees, player
I played with the team and couldn't imagine playing for any other team. FNI is like a second family. My growth and success as a player can be fully contributed to FNI.
- Emily Anderson, player
After playing for RI Fire N Ice for six years, I have fallen in love with the organization. Being able to showcase yourself to college coaches while still keeping the competition and teamwork aspect of the game alive is very rewarding to a player. The coaching staff is phenomenal, taking time to find the strengths and weaknesses of each individual player and working with them on those specific skills. In addition to that, the family atmosphere of Fire N Ice is unlike any other team. Not one Fire N Ice player has ever went to another team because they were unhappy with their experience here and that's because there is an astounding amount of respect for every member of the Fire N Ice "family."
- Emily Machado, player
I have played with the RI Fire n' Ice for about the past 7 years and it has been one of the best experiences of my life. After struggling to find a team for a few months, I stumbled upon the RI Fire n' Ice and decided to give it a try. I was a little nervous at first but the girls and coaches accepted me right away and I became a part of the family. Over the years some of the girls have aged out, but a few of us have remained together and they have become a part of my extended family. Not only did the "veterans" become part of my family, but even the newer players. Our team chemistry is amazing and I owe a lot of it to the coaches as well. Our coaches are able to somehow bring together a variety of different personalities with little to no problems within the members of the team. This team has helped me become a better player and person, and I will be forever grateful of that.
- Taylor Pacheco, player
Fire N' Ice Tryouts for the 2019-2020 teams are complete.
In addition, our 18U program is always interested in adding talented pitching depth to our organization. If you have not had a chance to tryout and would like to be considered, please contact Coach Rob Traverse at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 401-864-6770.
We would like to thank all of the talented players who have tried out for Fire n' Ice this year. Due to the overwhelming number of players that attended, we were able fill all of our of available roster spots. As a result, we have cancelled the remaining tryout dates as they are no longer necessary. Again, thanks to all who made the decision making process very difficult.
After careful consideration, here are the players for each team. Coaches will be in touch within the next couple of days.
(Revised on 8/9)
Thanks to all of the talented players who attended the tryouts. Congratulations to the following players who have been selected for the team.
(Revised on 8/11)
Here at RI Fire N' Ice, we recognize that the success of our organization rests on the quality of our coaching staff. Unfortunately, we have not found a suitable 14U coach so we do not intend to have a team this year. Thank you for considering our program!
(Revised on 7/29)
For all inquiries, please contact Coach Rob Traverse at: email@example.com or call: 401-864-6770