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In 2015, Alissa Haber and Steve Rianda wanted to develop a travel team that would not only play in competitive tournaments but would focus on the development of the player's mechanics, fundamentals understanding of the game and the recruiting process. We want help develop our players into highly competitive, fundamentally sound, hardworking, goal oriented young adults.   There are options for girls to play from 12U to 18U age levels.

Nor Cal Blast Coaches:


Starting Fall 2015, ALISSA HABER has taken over as the Director of Coaching for the NorCal Blast and Head Coach of our 16U team. Here are a few of Coach Haber accomplishments:


  • 2010 ISF World CAhampionship Gold Medalist- Hit .615 with 12 runs scored and 20 RBI (world record)
  • 2009 & 2010 World Cup Champion - 2009 Led team with .643 average, including two home runs
  • 2007 ISF Junior Women's World Champion


  • Winner of 2010 Cowles Cup
  • All NPF Team (2011)


  • Four-time All American
  • Four-time All PAC-10
  • Top 25 Finalist for NCAA Player of the Year (2009, 2010)
  • Academic All American
  • Top 3 Finalist for Lowe's Senior CLASS award (2010)

Read more about Alissa at the links listed below.

  • Player Bio: Alissa Haber - GoStanford.com - Stanford University
  • ESPNW: Softball opens the whole world for Alissa Haber
  • USSSA Pride - Alissa Haber


Steve has been coaching college softball for over 15 years at a variety of levels.  As the Head Coach at the college level Steve has gained a large resource of recruiting contacts across the country.  Getting the scholarships are important, but making sure it is the right fit for the student-athlete is the key and the process.

  • College of San Mateo (Junior College)
  • Notre Dame de Namur University (NAIA, Div. II)
  • Santa Clara University (Div. I)

"It is exciting to work with the local softball talent as they have the drive and desire to get to the next level."


Nicole Matson is one of our hitting instructors.  She is currently the assistant coach at Cal State East Bay, after a small stint with Notre Dame de Namur,   Menlo College and two years at San Francisco State.  Nicole graduated from the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, with her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012 and her B.A. from Pacific in Sports Sciences, 2011.  Nicole was an outstanding Division I player, earning Big West Freshman of the Year, second in career home runs, Big West Defensive Player of the Year, Big West First Team, UOP Most Valuable Player and All Academic Team.  After her college career, Nicole spent 2012/13 in Amsterdam and Prague with USA Athletes International

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