For most of the girls, they will play where their age places them. However, it may be necessary, due to safety or coaching considerations, to allow players lacking sufficient softball experience to be placed in a lower age division. This will be determined prior to placement on a recreational team, with parent, coach, and board member(s) involvement.
There are no geographic boundaries in ASA girl's softball. Girls are welcome to play in CYS regardless of where they live. All we ask is that you keep in mind that practices and games will require attendance in Coronado 2-3 days per week throughout the season. If your player can get to Coronado, we'd love to have her!
1) What are the costs associated with the Spring Season?
8U, 10U, 12U, 14U - $165.00
2) Where are games and practices located?
Practices and games are typicaly held at either Tidelands Park, The Cays Athletic fields near the Fire Station, or Green Field at Coronado High School.
3) How often will the girls practice? How often are games?
The number of practice sessions each week is up to the coach. In the weeks from when practice can begin and Opening Ceremonies/First Game, the coaches can have a practice with the team up to three (3) times within a seven (7) day period.
Once games begin, girls in the higher divisions (8U-12U) will typically practice one (1) night a week as well as have one (1) game during the weekday period (Monday – Friday) and one (1) game on Saturday from the start of the season.
4) Will there be any additional fees?
Each team usually collects a small amount of money at the start of the season to cover additional costs such as a team banner to display at games, embroidery of the team and girls’ name on their visors, and/or custom team socks. This fee is up to the Team Coach and Team Manager but is usually between $15-20/per player. The team may also ask for funds towards the end of the year to cover costs associated with a team party at the end of the year and gifts for the Coaches, Manager and Team Mom.
5) How are girls selected for a team? Can I request a buddy?
Mandatory evaluations are scheduled prior to the beginning of the season for all players in age divisions 8U-14U. Girls in these age divisions are selected by the coaches in a draft format. Families with 2 or more girls playing in the same age division will be placed on the same team, unless otherwise requested.
6) Can my daughter request a particular coach?
In order to make the drafts for the 8U-12U Divisions as fair as possible, the League is not allowing Coach Requests at this time.
7) What is provided in the League Uniform?
The uniform that is provided by the league consists of a team jersey, socks and a visor. 12U and 14U may offer different options. Team moms will provide more information after teams are formed.
8) What equipment is needed?
The basic items your player needs will be cleats (soccer cleats are acceptable), helmet with an ASA approved face cage and chin strap, bat, and glove. Girls in higher divisions may also want to add knee pads and / or sliding shorts to protect them when sliding into a base.
The helmet can be purchased at any sporting goods store. The helmet must be worn while the batter is on deck, batting, or running the bases. The bat should come up to the child’s waist when placed on the ground next to the leg. To determine the weight of the bat, the child should be able to hold it parallel to the ground in one hand without much effort. A glove should be able to close around the size of the ball used in the age division in which they play. The T-Ball, Rookies, and 8U Divisions use a 10” yellow ball. 10U uses an 11” yellow ball. 12U and 14U teams use a 12” yellow ball.
9) How will I know what age group to register my daughter for?
The age divisions are determined by the ASA (Amateur Softball Association) and are determined by the age they are by December 31st of the registration period. For the 2015 Spring Recreation Season the Age divisions will be:
10) Can I request to have my Daughter Play up or Down a Division?
Yes you can request to play up, but it will need to be approved by the CYS Board and the player will need to go through evaluation process in 8U - 14U for both divisions as applicalble. No promises or guarantees it will happen, as it will depend on ability, space available, and draft. Request to Play Down will most likely not be allowed, unless it is a real safety concern, and will also need board approval.