Florida’s premier fast-pitch softball program

GOLD COAST HURRICANES GOLD made history by capturing the most coveted title in all of Amateur Softball. They are the first FLORIDA Team to ever bring home the GOLD. Gold Coast Hurricanes founded by Marty Cooper is the premier Fast Pitch Program in Florida.

We remain the Top Gold Program in Florida with 7 "top ten" finishes in past 8 years, including a Gold National Championship.His dream began over 18 years ago to make Florida a dominant fast pitch region. It took a lot of believers, hard work and dedication to finally realize his dream. Today, some of the country's best ball players come out of Florida. His vision to take young athletes wherever the College Coaches were, flourished into his own Rising Stars Softball Showcase Tournament. Rising Stars has become the stage where not only Florida girls, but girls from all over our Country, can attain College Scholarships.

We are dedicated to the highest standards while developing character and top quality ball players.


Congratulations to our 2016 signing class:  

Check our Facebook Page for announcements https://www.facebook.com/goldcoasthurricanes/?fref=ts

Aliyah Andrews---LSU
Madison Canby---Columbia
Jade Caraway---NC State
Leslie Farris---Florida State
Brooke Hartman---USF
Kaley Hinds---Indian River
Alyssa Rivera---Auburn
Brianna Stella---Montevallo
Alea White---UCF


Aliyah Andrews---LSU  #GeauxTigers


Alea White flanked by GCH teammates 

Taylor Bump
Alea White
Alyssa Rivera
Madison Johnson


Jade Caraway joins the WolfPack at NC State

The Gold Coast Hurricanes, Florida’s elite travel fastpitch club, welcome Phil Schmalz to the family.  Phil will coach an 18U Gold team centered in Broward County Florida.  Coach Schmalz, a 20-year veteran, has led travel team organizations which have featured student-athletes who gone on to scholarships at schools such as Auburn, Jacksonville, Boston University, Princeton, Columbia, Stetson, Binghamton, Florida Golf Coast and Villanova, among others.  He also coaches high school ball where he was named Florida’s 8A-7A-6A Co-Coach of the Year in 2012 and won a state championship in 2009.  Coach Schmalz’s daughter, Lauren, pitched  at Auburn University 2008-2012 where she earned many accolades.

If you are interested in joining Coach Schmalz’s Gold Coast Hurricanes squad, please contact him at (305) 793-4573 for tryout information or a private evaluation.


Bailey Castro’s Hitting Clinics

Former Florida Gator’s Softball Player

Back- to- Back National Champion

Sunday’s from 12-4pm in Plantation

Max 5 athletes per hour in 4 separate groups

$30 per person

All ages

Email to reserve spot by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates: Oct 4, Oct 18, Nov 8 Nov 22 and Nov 29

Please wear black shirts, because black means business and I’m in the business of working hard!


The Gold Coast Hurricanes 2015-2016 squads are inviting national-level elite players to join our team.

We compete nationally for championships as well as prepare players for Division 1 college caliber play.

In addition to the National Events, we will attend top-shelf tournaments and showcases from Pennsylvania to Colorado to California.

Our 2015 graduating seniors join this fall on scholarship: University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Auburn, Penn State, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Arizona, East Carolina Univ. and Canisius College

We invite players from all over the country to contact Marty Cooper at 954-614-2744 for tryout information or a personal evaluation. 


Poker Night

2015 Poker & Blackjack Fundraiser

*all prizes derived from donations

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Triple Crown Rising Stars Rising Stars Fall Showcase event set for October 24-26, 2015 for 16 & Under A, 18 & Under A, 18 Gold, Elite TV 12, and Juco in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. TCS/USA Nationals is July 11-17th, 2016 in New York City.