Happy Holidays CGSA Families!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this time with family and friends and I’m happy to say that Spring Softball is right around the corner! We are very much looking forward to welcoming the girls back to the fields for a wonderful Spring 2022 Season. For those of our families that are new to the league, or for those of you who forgot how a normal season runs, here is some important information to get you started:
First and foremost, I want to remind everyone that this League functions thanks to the countless hours that our wonderful volunteers dedicate to make sure this is a positive experience for these young ladies. We are still in desperate need of additional volunteers! We currently have openings on our CGSA Board of Directors (Registrar, 6U/T-Ball Division Coordinator, 10U Division Coordinator, Uniforms Coordinator, Fundraising/Sponsorship Coordinator, Snack Bar Coordinator). We also need additional managers/coaches for the 6U/T-Ball, 8U and 10U Divisions. If we do not have enough managers to hold a team for the girls who are signed up, we’ll have to turn away/refund those girls. I can guarantee you that Managing/Coaching a young team is some of the most rewarding years of my life! I started out having never even held a softball, let alone coach someone how to play. You will not be alone – parents will always step up to help and you have the support of the League. Let’s get these girls playing!
We will be holding mandatory Evaluations/Skills Assessments at Butterfield Park the week of January 17th through January 20th. We will be utilizing Field 6 and Evaluations will start at 6:00 pm, with check-in at 5:30 pm near the snack bar. If the weather is poor, we may combine dates or utilize additional fields at Butterfield to get everyone evaluated. ONLY 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and HIGH SCHOOL DIVISIONS NEED TO EVALUATE. If you would like to evaluate for a higher Division, you will have to show up to both evaluation dates and the Managers/Board of Directors will determine which Division would be most appropriate. NEEDED FOR EVALUATIONS: BAT, HELMET, GLOVE, LONG PANTS, CLEATS/ATHLETIC SHOES. We may have gear on hand to loan out for evaluations. Face masks are HIGHLY recommended. Catchers must bring their catcher’s gear if trying out as a positional player. Those intending to try out as a starting pitcher (and to be eligible to pitch during the season) will be required to pitch during evaluations and return to the pitcher call-backs (during the evaluation).
MONDAY, JANUARY 17th: 8U GROUPS 1 & 2 (PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAILS)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18th: 8U GROUPS 2 & 3 AND 12U
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19TH: 10U
THURSDAY, JANUARY 20th: 14U/HS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23rd: SELECT TRY OUTS
The week following evaluations will be Draft Week for our Managers. T-Ball/6U Teams are formed by friend requests/manager requests or by which school they attend. You will receive a call from your daughter’s manager no earlier than January 28th. If you have not heard from a manager by January 30th, please reach out to VP@cgsasoftball.org. The managers will set up a meet and greet for the team.
We are shooting to begin field practices the week of February 7th, and opening day is scheduled for February 26th.
Select Teams (8U-HS) will hold evaluations on 1/23/22. The Select Program is a Sunday-only Program that runs through the end of March that gives additional play time/instruction to those girls looking to play at a more advanced level. Some local travel and additional costs are associated with the Select Program and are at the discretion of the Select Manager.
If you have any further questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at President@cgsasoftball.org. I look forward to a rewarding, fun season!