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Fall Season FAQs

Q.     Why softball? Wouldn't baseball be as good or better for my daughter?
A.      Here's why!
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Q.     How is the fall season different than spring?
A.     Fall is different in a few ways, 1st there is no draft, players are assigned to a team. 2nd fall is intended to be an instructional league, the goal is to get players ready for the more competitive spring league and to acclimate them to the change in rules if they are moving to an older age division. Therefore, there is no tournament, no standings per se, and much more opportunity to try different positions.

 

Q.      When is fall season?
A.       Fall season registrations are in late July/early August. The Season will begin in August and run through October.

 

Q.     What age division will my daughter play in?
A.      Our age cutoff is January 1st. Your daughter’s age on January 1 will determine her age division. We recommend that your daughter play in the division she would play in the following spring. (Players may always “play up” one age division)
           I. If she turns 10 on December 31st, she should play in 10U
          II. If she turns 10 on January 2nd, she CAN play either 8U or 10U 

Q.     What is the difference in the age divisions?
A.      We offer the following divisions:
           I. WeeBall – 3-4 year olds just starting out
          II. TeeBall – 4-6 year olds
                              Played with an 11inch softball
                              Some coach pitch may be available for older players towards the end of the season
         III. 8U – coach pitch 
                       Played with an 11inch softball
         IV. 10U - Played with an 11inch softball
                        Players pitch
                        Players cannot walk, if they get 4 balls the coach will pitch them 3 more
          V. 12u and up - played with a 12inch softball
                                   Players pitch

 

Q.     When are practices? How are practices scheduled?
A.      Each team’s coach will set their own schedule; they will contact you with details. In general, you can expect 1-2 practices per week before games start and usually no more than one practice per week once games start. Again, this is totally up to each coach individually.

 

Q.     When are games? Are they always on the same nights?
A.      Games are scheduled based on number of teams in each division; we cannot set the game schedule until after registration. We TRY to keep each age division on the same night each week. You can expect one game during the week. This will change due to rainouts (it is an outdoor sport.) Younger players will get the earlier games.

 

Q.     Why are we practicing at parks other than Cardinal Run?
A.      Most coaches try very hard to get most of their practices at our park (Cardinal Run) however; we only have two fields, which means we do not have enough capacity. Hence, the additional parks, you can expect to have at least some of your practices at one of these supplemental parks.

 

Q.     Why can’t my daughter play with her friend? Why can’t we request a specific coach?
A.      She CAN! We honor player and coach requests in the fall season.

 

Q.     How much are fees?
A.     Fees are determined by the board each season, until that has been completed we cannot give you a cost.

 

Q.     Why are the fees so high? What do the fees pay for?
A.      GREAT QUESTION!
         The season fees are vital to Bluegrass Girls Fastpitch, we could not function as a league without them.
What do your spring registration fees cover?

·         Uniforms: the girls receive a colored jersey

·         Umpires fees

·         Upkeep to the park, which we as a league are responsible for, including:

·         Mowing

·         Dragging

·         Chalking

·         and providing grit for rain issues

·         repairing fences

·         Equipment

·         Game balls

·         Practice balls

·         MVP pins

·         Score books for coaches

·         Coaching aids and coaching clinics for volunteer coaches

·         Catchers gear

·         Tees for practices

·         Pitching machines

·         Hitting nets

·         Bases, and tools

·         Previously each parent was required to volunteer a certain amount of time in the concession stand, that is no longer required with the current fee structure

·         Field improvements

·         Completed:

·         tarps to help prevent rain outs

·         a new storage shed

·         landscaping

·         NEW SCOREBOARDS

·         Future: We are hoping to get

·         new pitching lanes

·         new nets for the batting cages

·         and many other projects

·         The fee also covers mandatory fund raising fees, which are $75 of the total fee.

·         We collect that fee with the registration and then you are provided raffle tickets, if you choose to sell them you keep the money from them to recoup your $75

·         It is difficult it is to keep track of 200+ families raffle monies. Collecting with registration eases the burden on the board, the coaches, and the team parent and allows the parents to choose whether or not they will sell the tickets

We want to do so much more, please consider donating to the capital fund to help us achieve these goals. 

 

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