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REGISTRATION FOR 2023 SPRING REC SOFTBALL IS NOW OPEN!!!!
Age Groups planned are 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-16
Teams Form – Week of March 20th
Practices Start – Week of March 27th (field conditions / weather permitting)
Games Start – April 22nd Opening Day
Regular Season Games End By – June 2nd
We can never with complete confidence announce a game schedule for each age group until near the end of registration, or right after it closes, because it depends on the number of kids (and thus the number of teams) in each age group. Anticipate that your team will play most if not every Saturday during the regular season window, and one weeknight game plus an additional weeknight practice. Weeknight games always start at 6:00 p.m. (5:30 arrival for warm-ups). Weekend / Saturday games can start anywhere from 9 a.m. until late afternoon / early evening. Rain outs are inevitable, but we do try to make up as many as possible (Rain-Out makeups could be scheduled for ANY day of the week, based on coaches coordinating their own availability). Our target is usually to schedule 11 or 12 games for each squad, with the hope that everyone plays at least 9 or 10 of them factoring in rain-outs and make-ups.
In general, treat softball season like MLB baseball season only much shorter… be prepared to practice or play any day of the week for the BRIEF 7 to 8 week window that it’s active. If you have other activities going on, note that in the registration comments and maybe be willing to miss a little of that one and a few softball events to balance and do both! Just our suggestion… we want as many girls playing this fantastic (and incredibly difficult skilled sport) as we can get! 🙂
Age Group 4-6: Minimum one team practice a week (two possible based on coach schedule) and a Saturday morning “play day” for a half practice / half mini-game to start teaching them game situations
Age Groups 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-16: Will practice at least twice a week until games, then once a week after games start.
No umpires in 4-6 or 7-8 (though we will try to get umpires for 7-8 playoffs)
Ages 9-10, 11-12, and 13-16 will have ONE paid umpire calling each game. In the event an umpire is unavailable / cancels, coaches will share the duty of calling the game.
We ask that each player provide their own…
1) Helmet (with protective cage)
4) Cleats (NO METAL SPIKES; sneakers ARE allowed in lieu of cleats)
5) Fielder’s Face Shield (small cage that protects the face)