WVGS Spring Softball 2017 General Information

 

 Welcome to another year of West Valley Girls Softball Spring Ball!

 

Please use this link to schedule your player evaluation on SignUp.com

Evaluation days are Sunday, January 08, 2017 and Saturday, January 14, 2017.

 

 Please note there are a few changes this year:

1) An early bird registration discount along with late fees for last minute registrants,

2) An honor system for the volunteering obligations without the collection of deposit checks, and

3) A referral program to help us obtain new players.

 

Spring Ball Overview

The focus of Spring Ball is competitive play along with player development. Fall Ball by contrast is more fun play and basic exposure.All games are played on Saturdays, and the practice schedule is set by your team Manager. Generally practices are 1-2 times per week but can increase with the older divisions. Once daylight saving time starts, there will be one weekday game in the evening.  As with Fall Ball all managers and coaches are volunteers.

 

Divisions

6U Tee-Ball - players 5* to 6 years old, born between 1/1/10 and 2/27/12 (*your daughter should be 5 years old by opening day)

8U Micro – players 7 and 8 years old, born in 2008 and 2009

10U Mini – players 9 and 10 years old, born in 2006 and 2007

12U Minor – players 11 and 12 years old, born in 2004 and 2005

17U Major – players 13 through 17 years old, born between 2000 and 2003

 

Registration Fees

 

Division

Early 10/8 to 12/7

Regular 12/8 to 1/5/17

Late 1/6/17 to 1/18/17

6U Tee-Ball

$185

$185

$185

8U

$215

$230

$245

10U and 12U

$235

$250

$265

17U

$235

$235

$235

 

Each player will receive a uniform (jersey and socks), a trophy or medal, and pictures.

 

Referral Program

If you refer 3 new players to the league AND they indicated as much during registration your daughter’s registration is free. In addition, for each new player you refer, your daughter will receive $20 in free snack shack tickets. This referral offer may not be used in combination with any other league offer.

 

 

Player Evaluation (formerly “tryouts”)

Evaluations will tentatively be held on Sunday January 08, 2017 and Saturday January 14, 2017. These times and dates may change. You will schedule your time by using SignUp.com, with a link located on the WVGS.org website. A link will also be emailed to you prior to January 08. During registration please complete your daughter’s skills self-assessment. We will use the information if your daughter cannot make either evaluation day for any reason.

 

Important Dates

Sunday, January 08, 2017: Skills evaluations at WVGS fields

Saturday, January 14, 2017: Skills evaluations at WVGS fields

Saturday, February 25, 2017: Opening Day

See WVGS.org for calendar as it becomes available

 

Family Volunteering

Each family is required to perform two – three hour volunteer shifts in the snack shack. If you have 2 or more daughters playing at WVGS, you do not do more volunteer hours than the basic requirement. A volunteer “buyout” is available during registration for $100. In years past a deposit check was collected which was returned after the volunteering duty was fulfilled. This year, volunteering will be on the honor system. However, for families that do not perform their 2 x 3 hour volunteer requirement, they will be billed $150 at the end of the season, will not receive a trophy, yearbook, and will be ineligible for Heat play. Please do your part to support volunteering at WVGS.

 

Spring Heat All Stars

Following the Spring season, we will have an All Star “Heat” Play program. These All Star teams compete with other ASA leagues and go through a tournament sequence beginning with Districts. From there they can go to State and even National tournaments. Spring Heat teams are selected for 8U, 10U and 12U divisions. There can be up to three teams per division, depending on the number of players.

 

Adult Background Checks

If you plan on coaching, managing, scorekeeping, or being a team mom, you must register yourself during registration. ASA rules require that any adult that has contact with the team needs to undergo a background check. If you would like to manage a team, contact Greg@wvgs.org as early as possible.

 

WVGS Board of Directors

If you have interest in joining the WVGS board, please email president@wvgs.org