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INFORMATION

Welcome to PRIME TIME Softball, your go-to destination for all things softball! We are thrilled to have you here on our website as we share with you everything you need to know about our exciting youth fastpitch softball organization.

 

At PRIME TIME, we are a community of passionate individuals who know and love fastpitch softball. Our organization is dedicated to providing a fun and competitive environment for players of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned player or just starting out, we have a place for you to showcase your talent and grow as an athlete.

 

Based out of the beautiful River Valley of Arkansas, our organization has become a hub for fastpitch softball enthusiasts. We believe in fostering sportsmanship, teamwork, and personal growth through the game we all adore. With a strong emphasis on fair play and camaraderie, PRIME TIME Softball is not just about competition but also about building lifelong friendships.

 

On this website, you will find comprehensive information about our organization’s history, mission statement, rules and regulations, schedules, team registration details, and much more. Whether you're looking to start playing competitive travel ball tournaments or you have been playing for years, we have a place for you

 

So get ready to step up to the plate and experience the thrill of youth fastpitch softball at its finest. Join us at PRIME TIME Softball where passion meets excellence on every diamond. Let's swing for the fences together!

MISSION AND VISION

Our mission is simple - to foster a love for fastpitch softball while promoting teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal growth. We believe that through this incredible sport, young athletes can develop valuable life skills that will serve them well both on and off the field.

 

We strive to provide the best playing environment possible for players, coaches and fans. From the time you decide to enter a PRIMETIME Softball tournament until you leave the ballfield, we want you to enjoy your time with us. We promise to work hard and provide the best staff possible to meet your needs. 

FOUNDER AND DIRECTORS

Get to know our Founder, Allison Akin, and Directors!

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ALLISON AKIN

FOUNDER

My name is Allison Akin. I’m from small-town Arkansas. My husband, Kenny and I have three grown children, one grandson, and three dogs. We are an officiating family. Kenny officiates baseball, softball, football, basketball & volleyball. I am a high school volleyball official and have officiated fastpitch softball at all levels from t-ball to college. I have been in every aspect of fastpitch softball, from parent, to coach to official to now tournament director. 

In our spare time we still end up at the ballfield or the gym, even on vacation. It’s in our blood. We love to travel, spend time with our grandson and have lively rules discussions. But there is no place I would rather be than at the softball field.

Contact Allison:

479-393-9708

Allison@primetimesoftball.net

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CHRYS TINSLEY

NE OKLAHOMA DIRECTOR

My name is Chrys Tinsley. I was born and raised in Tahlequah Oklahoma. My wife Courtney and I have 5 daughters and spend as much time with them as we possibly can. We have 3 dogs, 1 dachshund, and 2 golden retrievers. In my spare time I hunt, fish, and do anything outdoors, but most of my time is spent on the ball fields these days.

 

I have coached our 10 and 8 year old on the same team since the 10 year old was in 6U. When she got into 10U, a year earlier than planned, we got into the competitive travel ball scene a little bit and our softball world grew from there.

Contact Chrys:

918-931-5500

Chrys@primetimesoftball.net

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JOHN BERRY

UIC

My name is John Berry. I live in Dardanelle Ar. I have been married to my wife, Michele for 24 years. I have 2 children Madison (Bo) 23 and Hunter 18. I have officiated Baseball and softball for 23 years from league to high school. I coached both of my kids while they were playing baseball and softball. My first love was baseball but after getting into fastpitch I quickly fell in love. I enjoy hunting and fishing and being at the ball field.

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KEITH DESHAZO

UIC

My name is Keith DeShazo, a.k.a. “Ball Magnet” and have been on the field since I was 5.  I drew my first official umpire check in 1980 for $3.00 per game…wow!  My experience has privileged me with calling the World Series, the World Fast Pitch Championships, numerous regionals and state tournaments, high school and I am NCAA sanctioned.  I do this for the kids and for training new “blues” as they break into the game.  Located out of NWA in Springdale, I have served on the board of the NWA Fast Pitch Umpires Association and am a standing member of the National Umpires Association.  Raising two D-1 candidate ball players, I have coached a lot of teams and watched players elevate their games to higher levels.  Married to my bride Dawn, who is a road warrior fan as well, my passion is the game and being part of these young peoples’ lives as they create memories over their years of play.  A bad day at the field is always better than a good day at the office.

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