Thursday, September 25, 2008

Schedule Change for Majors/Minors Oct 12

The rained out games from September 14 will be moved to October 12 and will replace those games. Please review the changes to the schedule for October 12 as marked in orange.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fall Juniors Schedule is Now Available

The Fall Junior League schedule is now available here. Any changes to the schedule from this point forward will be announced via the website to all email subscribers.

We're also keeping track of standings this Fall, so coaches, please remember to phone in your scores. You can read the instructions here.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

All Games Canceled for Sun-14-Sep

Due to the bad weather and poor field conditions, all Sunday's games are canceled.

You can read our standard weather policy here.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Correction to Fall Majors/Minors Schedule

The Fall Majors/Minors schedule posted yesterday contained an error that we have now corrected and shaded orange on the schedule.
  • On September 21, the 1:00pm Henkey vs Horjus game and the 3:00pm McCulloch vs Rohen game on the west field have been switched.
As a rule, whenever we make a change or correction to a schedule, we always announce it via email to make sure everyone knows. That means some of you might receive schedule change announcements for leagues not of interest to you. But hopefully you can understand the importance of notifying players, families, umpires and volunteers about schedule changes.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fall Juniors Schedule Coming Soon

The schedule for the Junior League this Fall is still being finalized. We have two teams in Juniors this Fall. The first game is Sunday, September 7, at 1:00pm. We will also be scheduling games with some teams from another league. Look for the schedule to be published early next week. If you're signed up to receive updates by email, you'll be automatically notified.

Fall Majors/Minors Schedule is Now Available

The combined Major/Minor League begins play on Sunday, September 7. You can see the entire schedule here. Any changes to the schedule from this point forward will be announced via the website to all email subscribers.

We're also keeping track of standings this Fall, so coaches, please remember to phone in your scores. You can read the instructions here.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fall Juniors

This is the page for the Fall Juniors League.

  • League Director:
    Bob Hams (633-5495)
  • Schedule
  • Standings (not tracked)
Not sure which league is appropriate for your child? Click here.

Fall Juniors Standings

  • These standings are up to date to include all the scores that have been phoned in and appear on the schedule page. If you see a discrepancy in the standings, first check the schedule page to see if scores are missing. If scores are missing on the schedule page, contact your coach, NOT the webmaster.
  • If you find this view of the standings inconvenient and would prefer to download it, print it, or view it on its own, you can do that here: pdf html text

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fall Majors/Minors Standings

  • These standings are up to date to include all the scores that have been phoned in and appear on the schedule page. If you see a discrepancy in the standings, first check the schedule page to see if scores are missing. If scores are missing on the schedule page, contact your coach, NOT the webmaster.
  • If you find this view of the standings inconvenient and would prefer to download it, print it, or view it on its own, you can do that here: pdf html text

Fall Majors/Minors

This is the page for the Fall Majors/Minors League.

  • League Directors:
    Ethan Rohen (318-4647)
    Joe Mead (322-7299)
    Bob Hams (633-5495)
  • Schedule
  • Standings (not tracked)
Not sure which league is appropriate for your child? Click here.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

More Fall Ball Sign-up Opportunities

The online sign-up link for Fall Ball is back up and working. Click here to sign up online. The deadline to sign up is August 28th. The cost for online sign-up is $65.00.

We will host another in-person sign-up session on Monday, August 25, from 7:00-8:00pm at Southern. The cost for in-person sign-up is $60.00. This will be the last in-person sign-up session.

Click here for more details in the original post.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Update on Fall Ball

You still have time to signup for Fall Baseball at Southern. This is a fun season consisting of 8 games played on Sundays. The time slots will be 1:00 and 3:00 and we will only use the 5:00 time slot if we absolutely need to. See the information and link on the website for more details and on-line signups.

NOTE: We have changed the start date to Sunday September 7th because many are still on vacation on August 25th and it is also the Finals of the Little League World Series that day. We will still play 8 games in 7 weeks, as every team will play 1 Double Header Sunday.

We will extend the on-line sign-ups until Wednesday August 28th. Make sure to sign up soon as slots are filling quickly in the younger ages. AGES 12 THRU 15 NEEDED. We still need players in that age group so call your friends and have them play some ball this fall.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Southern Little League Fall Baseball Information and Signups

Southern will again have a fall baseball league. These games are played on Sundays starting on August 25 and resuming on September 7. (No games on Labor Day Weekend.) Each team will play one game on Sunday with game times of 1:00, 3:00 or 5:00. The season will be 8 weeks of actual playing. The age breakdowns are as follows.
Players that were 8 to 11 this year will play on the small fields and teams will be divided by age and ability. Players that were 12, 13 or 14 this season will play on the Big Field and also will be split up by age and ability.

Online sign-ups is available here . The cost is $65.00. We will have an in-person sign-up on Wednesday night, August 13, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at Southern. The in-person cost is $60.00.

NOTE: WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE AND ALL SIGN-UPS MUST BE IN BY AUGUST 18 SO WE CAN ORDER SHIRTS.

Included in the sign-up fee is a team t-shirt that each player will get to keep. If you have questions please call Bob Hams at 633-5495 or email him at bhams@roofmelt.com

The concession stand will be open for these games as well.

Sign up soon and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Big-League All-Stars Now 2-1 Play Tonight

The District 9 Big League baseball team returns to action tonight (Thursday) at 7:30pm against the South team from Greenville, SC. After suffering a tough loss against the West on field 3 which is only 300 feet all around, (D-9 and the Southwest were the only two U.S. teams to play 2 games on this field) District 9 has no way of advancing to the finals round, even though they could be 3 and 1. With this scenario already determined it has not lowered the spirits of the D-9 team, as they will decide who gets in the U.S. final with tonight's game. The game will be broadcast live on the radio and you can access the link by going to bigleagueworldseries.org.
Interesting note: Total runs scored per game on field 1 (Stadium) 7.3. Total runs scored per game on field 3 - 18.0. Tiebreaker: total runs allowed divided by innings played.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

District 9 Big Leaguers Move to 2-0

District 9 Big Leaguers are now 2-0 with an impressive win over the East representative New Jersey. Kyle Schepel (GR Christian) was the starting hurler for D-9. He threw six innings allowing one unearned run in the first inning. Schepel struck out twelve in the impressive outing. Alex Beelen(Holland Christian) got the save when D-9 doubled off a runner on first with a 6-4-3 double play. JD Corey (West Catholic) and Tommy Okke (Union and GRCC) both homered in the game. JD Corey now has eight RBI's in the two games. Mike Slagter also doubled to knock in a run and then went on to score. It was a cool 101 degrees at game time, however a cold front is coming through and it should be around 96 at game time today.

District 9 continues action today at 4:00pm versus the West team from Anaheim, CA. Stay tuned to bigleagueworldseries.org for all of the action. Today's game is scheduled to be broadcast live on the bigleagueworldseries.org website.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Big Leaguers Win First World Series Game

District 9 Big League Baseball played it's first game Saturday against the Southwest(Louisiana) and won 12 to 7. Cody Westerhuis was the starting pitcher followed by 4 more pitchers with Tommy Okke getting the save in the 7th with a 1,2,3 inning. Back to back home runs in the 6th inning proved to be the final blow to a Louisiana team that had several very good hitters and would not throw in the towel. JD Corey led the inning off with a solo blast to make it 11 to 7, and with a new pitcher in for the Southwest, Kyle Schepel followed with another solo blast. Tommorrow is a day off for District 9, with the next game set for 4:00pm Monday against the East from New Jersey. Stay tuned to bigleagueworldseries.org for all of the action.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Congratulations Big League All-Stars!

With an impressive 11-0 win on Monday night, the District 9 Big League all-star team advances to the Big League World Series for the third time in the last five years. The team is currently in Easley, SC, set to open play at 1:00pm on Saturday. If you'd like to listen to the game or follow the scores, go to bigleagueworldseries.org.

Good luck, all-stars!

Fall Baseball is Coming Soon

We are planning another season of Fall Baseball. You can expect another announcement the week of August 4 with more details. We'll have on-line sign-up as well as a couple of in-person sign-up sessions. Stay tuned for more details.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Big League All-Stars Play Tonight for Championship

The District 9 Big League All-Stars with five players from Southern will be playing for the championship tonight at 8:00pm at Pinery Park for the chance to go to the World Series in Easley, South Carolina. The World Series will be played against five other US teams and six other Countries.

The five players from Southern are:
  • Alex Luke
  • Chris Blair
  • Tyler Berger
  • Kyle Schepel
  • Ben Cok
Please come out and support our local team tonight at Pinery Park.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Congratulations Seniors Softball All-Star Team

Congratulations to Southern's Senior All-Star Softball team finished runner-up in the District 9 championship losing 8-3 to Pinery Park in the finals.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Seniors Baseball District Team Tournament Assignments

Our teams have been assigned to the following tournament brackets:

Seniors Baseball (begins July 7)
A-1 - Schwenneker
A-2 - Huizenga
B - Banasczak
C - Nystrom
D - Snyder

You can track Southern's teams in the district brackets on the District 9 website here.

Congratulations Seniors Softball All-Stars

Seniors Softball All-Stars
Bethany Bates (GRCHS), Mallory Brouwer (GRCHS), Caitlin Carmody (FHC), Merin Cok (GRCHS), Hannah Cooper (GRCHS), Kellen Dewey (FHE), Brooke Hanson (FHC), Libby Mason (EGR), Brenna Parks (FHC), Kaylie Petrolje (GRCHS), Ashley Riemersma (GRCHS), Kristen Start (GRCHS), Aubrey Thompson (GRCHS), Kristi Zietse (GRCHS)

(Feel free to leave comments on this page if there are any misspellings or other corrections.)

Congratulations Seniors Baseball All-Stars

Seniors Baseball All-Stars
Trevor Krause, Ryan Elble, Tyler Lewis, Zach Schwenneker, Jay Ludlow, Jimmy McKeiver, Alex Huizenga, Brett Schepel, Sammy Nystrom, Murphy Ainsworth, Kyle Wollet, Josh Laarman, Jonathon Grit, Mitch Otte

(Feel free to leave comments on this page if there are any misspellings or other corrections.)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Congratulations All-Stars!

Junior Baseball East All-Stars
Joe Malewitz, Kevin Vicari, David Tuuk, MJ Oshinski, Zach Malewitz, Travis Kraai, Brandon Pott, Taylor Pruis, Nick Wojcynski, Derek Anthes, David Pluymert, Kyle Tietema

Junior Baseball West All-Stars
Brent Primus, Will Zawacki, John Nowak, Jacob Lewis, David Warners, Peter Buth, Alec Rossi, Wes Vaughn, James Karsten, Cohen Mead, Sam Eldersveld, Cory Ditmar, Joe Buth

Major Baseball East All-Stars
Brian Cain, Bradley Campbell, Ian Crowley, Dan Lubben, Brock Pogodzinski, Mitchell Sayfie, Christian Tepper, Ben VanScoyk, Kyle Vulpetti, Ryan Brown, Peter Stewart, Steven Gillespie

Major Baseball West All-Stars
Austin Batka, Tommy Doles, John (Patrick) Cvengros, Alex Hicks, Nathan Hollern, Austin Huizenga, Grant Knibbe, Sam Kuiper, Eric Monsma, Bower Snedeker, Sam Vaughn, Adam Warners, AJ Zawacki

10/11 Baseball All-Stars
Jack Bates, William Rea, Sean Campbell, Ben Brower, Zach Correl, Casey Horjus, Schuyler Pruis, Aaron Apol, Mike Clifford, Scott Boeve, Mason Banbury, Miles Kuperus, Matt Baas

Senior Baseball and Senior Softball will both have all-star teams to announce next week.

(Feel free to leave comments on this page if there are any misspellings or other corrections.)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Congratulations Juniors Baseball Team Tournament Champions!

Several of Southern's Junior Baseball teams won their district team tournaments!
  • Coach Kraii's team was the Class B champion
  • Coach Tuuk's team was the Class D champion
  • Coach Martin's team was the Class E champion
Congratulations!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Congratulations Team Tournament Champions and Runners-Up!

Congratulations to those Southern teams who won or placed second in their district team tournaments:

Major Softball
  • Coach Hoezee's team was the runner-up

Major Baseball
  • Coach Horjus' team was the Class F champion
  • Coach Danhof's team was the Class G champion
  • Coach Rossi's team was the Class I runner-up
  • Coach Casey's team was the Class J runner-up

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Minors Baseball All-Star Team

Congratulations to the players who made the Southern Minor League Baseball All-Star Teams:

West Team:
James Haverkamp
Sam McCulloch
Sammy Kaser
Harrison Rohen
Brennan Burke
Emmett Warners
Mark Primus
Ben Burrows
Alex Jennings
Quinton O'Connor
Tristan Ogdahl
Jack VanGessel
Jacob Witte

East Team:
Bryce Henkey
Jaret Allen
Ted Russo
Jonathan Winkle
Sam Ward
Will Kortz
Vince Tierney
EJ Sullivan
Brendan Oosse
Sean Leonard
Patrick Korte
Josh Rabideau
Rowan Corcoran
Parker Wood

You can track our teams on the District 9 Tournament website here. It may take them a few days before they post the tournament bracket.

(Feel free to leave comments on this page if there are any misspellings or other corrections.)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Still Time to Sign Up for Baseball Camp!

Baseball Camp starts on Monday, June 23. There is still time to sign up in person on Monday morning at Southern. You can get all the details here.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Summer Baseball Camp

Sponsored by: Southern Little League and Morgan’s Hitting Club
Location: Southern Little League
Dates: June 23-27
Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm
Cost: $185.00
  • Former professional baseball player and the area’s #1 hitting coach, Curtis Morgan
  • Former Major League pitcher, Steve Wojciechowski
  • Other college and professional baseball players and coaches
  • Lunch provided daily
  • Ages 6-14 welcome
  • Emphasizing fundamental hitting improvement and general game situation knowledge
  • Fun, games, Home Run Derby and other enjoyable activities
  • Limited to the first 100 sign-ups to ensure quality instruction
  • Also open to girls softball players. Curtis Morgan has helped place 26 girls into NCAA Division 1 softball programs!
Contact Mike Schwenneker to with any questions:
  • 633-5576
  • mikeschwenneker@comcast.net
There are three ways to sign up:
  • (there is a $10 convenience fee)
  • Or print this form, fill it out and mail it with your check to the address on the form
  • Or come in person to the first day of camp with your check

Thursday, June 19, 2008

District Team Tournament Assignments

Our teams have been assigned to the following tournament brackets:

Majors Baseball (begins June 14)
A - Cain
B - Hollern
C - Vaughn
D - VanScoyk
E - Lubben
F - Horjus
G - Danhof
H - Tolonen
I-1 - Weiss
I-2 - Rossi
J-1 - Casey
J-2 - Mudde

Juniors Baseball (begins June 21)
A - Primus
B - Kraai
C - Lewis
D - Tuuk
E - Martin
F-1 - Malewitz
F-2 - Buffinga

Majors Softball (begins June 18)
F - Hoezee

Juniors Softball (start date TBD)
B - Zietse

We'll make a separate posting for the seniors baseball once we have that information.

You can track Southern's teams in the district brackets on the District 9 website here.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Raffle Wrap-Up

From our raffle coordinator, John Belanger:

On behalf of the staff of Southern Little League, I want to thank you each of you who supported our raffle this season.

The winners were announced during Family Fun Day:
  • Laneuville Jung - Grand Prize Winner
  • Patty Malewitz - Second Prize Winner
  • Dan Ellison - Third Prize Winner
The top selling teams in each league win a pizza party:
  • 78er's - Craig Boeve's Cubs
  • Minors - Eric O'Conner's Marlins
  • Majors - Al Rossi's Fighting Blimpies
  • Juniors - Dave Tuuk's team
Contact me for details.

I encourage all of you to submit feedback to me on the Raffle. All comments welcome. Southern Little League needs the raffle to succeed EVERY year as part of our overall fund raising activities, so your opinion really does matter.

A special thank you to all the people who helped me out this year. I could not have done it without you.

John Belanger
520-3231

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Former MLB Pitcher to Coach at Baseball Camp!

We're happy to announce that former Major League pitcher Steve Wojciechowski will be coaching at our baseball camp later this month! Steve pitched for three seasons with the Oakland A's. Steve will be giving special instruction to pitchers who attend the camp.

You can read all the details including how to sign up here.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Don't Forget to Pick Up Your Pictures!

The photographer has asked us to remind everyone to pick up their photos at the concession stand. The following people have photos waiting for them there:

Team: Cubs -- Scott Boeve
  • Luke Diehm
  • Sam Farrington
  • Micah Hoekstra
  • Chris Owens
  • Matthew McMahon
  • Christopher Steers
  • Hayden Fuger

Team: Red Sox -- Boender
  • Matthew Thompson
  • Joshua Verstraete
  • Luke Walsh

Team: Brewers -- Otte/VanGessel
  • John Barcheski
  • Ezekiel Ramos
  • Xavier Ramos
  • Ted Duele

Team: East Hills -- Buffinga
  • Jacob Marco
  • Nathan Markham
  • Miles Roberts
  • Connor Colburn
  • Stephen Mendez

Team: Buckeyes -- Schipper
  • Justine Distel
  • Carly Romanowski
  • Aubrey Cok
  • Jill Woodhouse
  • Claire Brouwer
  • Sami Vanttoven

Team: Reds -- Tolonen
  • Ben Brouwer
  • Jake Gunnoe
  • Joseph Hall
  • Austin Batka
  • Antonio Darin
  • Trevor Poe

Team: McKendry -- Danhof
  • Joe Bell
  • Joey Ellis
  • Thomas Rietema
  • Jack Smith
  • PJ Tuitel
  • Manuel Morales
  • Drew Danhof
  • Greyson Schultz
  • Zack Vernum

Team: Cardinals -- Michael Bender

Team: LA Dodgers -- McBride
  • Jacob Davis
  • Samuel Ferrick
  • Trey McBride
  • Brandon Turcotte
  • Malik Cochrane

Team: NY Mets -- Embrey
  • Colin Beggs
  • Tim Brom
  • Lauren Conger
  • Aaron Embrey
  • Noah Groen
  • Nicholas Mull
  • James Klein
  • Brendan Leonard
  • Jackson Maitner
  • Drew Mollan
  • Jack Smith
  • Logan Jaglowski

Monday, June 9, 2008

Big League Registration is Open

The Big League season is starting soon.
  • Players must be 17 - 18 years old (calculate your official age here)
  • If your Little League does not have a Big League team, you are allowed to play with us!
  • Sign-up is open until June 6
  • Season starts around the second week of June
  • Teams play 15 to 18 games
  • Cost is $110
  • You can sign up and pay online by clicking here.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Family Day and Raffle Reminder

Our raffle coordinator, John Belanger, will be at Southern on Saturday from 8:30am to 6:45pm. He'll have a table set up near the concession stand where you can turn in your raffle ticket stubs as well as the proceeds from ticket sales.

As always, you can reach John on his mobile phone at 520-3231. Raffle details are here.

See you all at the park tomorrow for Family Day!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

All Star Line-ups for Baseball Majors and Minors

Congratulations to this year's Minor and Major Baseball All Stars!

The All Star games are on Family Day, June 7. The Minor All Stars play on the West field at 7:00pm. The Major All Stars play on the East field at 7:30pm.

(If you see any errors or typos, leave a comment below and we'll try to correct them right away.)

Minor League American Division:
  • from Coach Henkey's team:
    Bryce Henkey
    Jaret Allen
  • from Coach Sayfie's team:
    Ted Russo
    Corbin Johnson
  • from Coach VandenBerg's team:
    Dan VandenBerg
    Jonathan Winkle
  • from Coach Oosse's team:
    James Haverkamp
    Brendan Oosse
  • from Coach McCulloch's team:
    Jack Combs
    Sam McCulloch
  • from Coach Rohen's team:
    Sammy Kaser
    Harrison Rohen
  • from Coach Warners' team:
    Brennan Burke
    Emmett Warners
    Mark Primus
  • from Coach Jacobs' team:
    Patrick Korte
    Jacob Witte
Minor League National Division:
  • from Coach Seville's team:
    Ben Burrows
    Marcus Mathews
  • from Coach Sullivan's team:
    Ben Loos
    Alex Jennings
  • from Coach Berglund's team:
    Will Berglund
    Sam Ward
  • from Coach Vulpetti's team:
    Jonah Jansen
    Andrew Vernum
  • from Coach Kirchgessner's team:
    Will Kortz
    Vince Tierney
  • from Coach O'Connor's team:
    Quinton O'Connor
    Tristan Ogdahl
  • from Coach Matthews' team:
    Josh Rabideau
    Sam Mathews
  • form Coach VanGessel's team:
    Jack VanGessel
    Dylan Otte
Major League National Division:
  • from Coach Cain's team:
    Steven Gillespie
    Brad Campbell
    Brian Cain
  • from Coach Horjus' team:
    Michael Sayfie
    Noah Sullivan
    A. J. Zawacki
  • from Coach Weiss' team:
    Peter Stewart
    Scott Culbert
    Austin Huizenga
  • from Coach Danhoff's team:
    Adam Warners
    Sam Kuiper
    Greyson Schultz
  • from Coach Tolonen's team:
    Ben Brouwer
    Austin Baelka
    Zac Correll
  • from Coach Casey's team:
    Eric Monsma
    Kyle Vulpetti
    Eric Molenaar
Major League American Division:
  • from Coach Vaughn's team:
    Sam Vaughn
    Sam Boeve
    Tim Blewett
  • from Coach VanScoyk's team:
    Jordan Conser
    Ben VanScoyk
    Matt Baas
  • from Coach Lubben's team:
    Brock Pogodzinski
    Dan Lubben
    Drew Bremer
  • from Coach Rossi's team:
    Mason Banbury
    Alex Hicks
    Bower Snedeker
  • from Coach Hollern's team:
    Pat Cvengros
    Nate Hollern
    Grant Knibbe
  • from Coach Mudde's team:
    Jon Mudde
    Zach Markham
    Phil Apol
Come on out on Saturday night and watch your 2008 All Stars in action!

12th Annual Family Day

Family Day is this Saturday, June 7th. Thirty-one ball games and lots of other activities will be going on all day long, so bring the whole family.

Volunteers:
  • We still need lots of volunteers of all kinds at various times on Saturday.
  • Please sign up at the concession stand or contact Michelle at volunteer@southernll.org or 581-2164.
Enjoy our expanded menu:
  • Mom's Marinated Steak-on-a-Stick.
  • Marinated Chicken Breast Sandwiches
  • Hamburgers, Jumbo Hotdogs and Johnsonville Brats
  • Meal Deals
  • Famous sauteed onions and and all your favorite condiments
  • Corn-on-the-Cob
Activities for the kids:
  • Water Run - a bouncy runway that leads to a shallow pool at the end
  • Bounce Land - a place for kids to bounce around
  • 2 on 2 Basketball Challenge - keeps score, just like the one at Buffalo Wild Wings.
  • Watch for a visit from Griff, the Griffins hockey mascot!
Raffle:
  • Reminder: Please sell your raffle tickets before and turn in the money and stubs before the deadline on Saturday at 6:00pm.
  • The big raffle drawing will take place at 7:00pm.
All-Star Games:
  • Plan on staying for the Minor and Major Baseball All-Star Games at 7:00pm and 7:30pm.
Knock on wood for good weather! We hope to see everyone out at Southern this Saturday.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Small Schedule Correction for Minors Baseball

We recently discovered a typo in the Minor League Baseball schedule for Family Day, June 7. The schedule had mistakenly shown Vulpetti vs. Sayfie at 8:00PM. This was incorrect. The correct time for this game is 8:00AM. The schedule has been corrected and the change is shaded orange. We apologize for any inconvenience.

As a rule, whenever we make a change or correction to a schedule, we always announce it via email to make sure everyone knows. That means some of you might receive schedule change announcements for leagues not of interest to you. But hopefully you can understand the importance of notifying players, families, umpires and volunteers about schedule changes.

Schedule Change for Seniors Baseball

We have recently discovered a scheduling error for this week in Senior League Baseball. The games were originally scheduled for Tue-3-Jun. This was incorrect. The correct date for these games is Mon-2-Jun. The changes are shaded orange in the schedule. We apologize for the inconvenience and the short notice.

As a rule, whenever we make a change or correction to a schedule, we always announce it via email to make sure everyone knows. That means some of you might receive schedule change announcements for leagues not of interest to you. But hopefully you can understand the importance of notifying players, families, umpires and volunteers about schedule changes.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Raffle Update

From our raffle coordinator John Belanger:

As of May 28, I have 30 additional tickets to release to anyone who can sell them. Please call me right away and I will get them to you ASAP.

I will be at Southern this week as follows:
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Saturday 11:00am to 12:30pm and 5:00pm to 6:30pm
If you don't see me there call my cell phone at 520-3231 to arrange drop off of money and ticket stubs.

You can read all the details about the raffle here. Remember, all tickets and money must be turned in to me before Family Day, June 7th.

Thanks for all your efforts,
John Belanger

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Family Day Schedules for Majors and Minors Baseball Now Available

We have posted the match-ups for Family Day (June 7) for the Major and Minor Baseball Leagues. You can reach the updated schedules here.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Softball Junior League Final Schedule is Available Online

The schedule for the Softball Junior League is now available on the schedules page.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Senior League Schedule is Available Online

The schedule for the Senior League is now available on the schedules page. Coaches will be contacting players very soon.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Raffle Update

The 2008 SLL Raffle is in full swing and needs your commitment to make this important fund raiser a success.

We have great prizes this year providing for an option of a top cash award ($2,000) or a Fantastic trip to Chicago to see TWO baseball games in one weekend - including transportation, overnight stay at the Westin Hotel on Michigan Ave, and a host of other activities.

And don't forget the incentives lined up for this year - A limited edition water bottle for every player who sells 5 or more tickets and a Pizza Party for the Top Ticket selling teams in each league.

Please call me if you have any questions or concerns - including requests for additional tickets, ideas on how best to succeed is your sales efforts, and information on how to return ticket stubs and money.

Thank you all for your efforts - John Belanger 520-3231

Monday, May 19, 2008

Softball Senior League Registration is Open

The Softball Senior League season is starting soon.
  • Girls must be 16 years old or under as of 12/31/07 (calculate your official age here)
  • Sign-up is open until June 13
  • Season starts mid-June
  • Teams play 12 games, mostly double-headers
  • Cost is $110
  • You can sign up and pay online by clicking here.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Softball Minors and Majors Schedules Finalized

The schedules for softball Minors and Majors are now complete and available on the schedules page. The softball Juniors schedule is not finalized yet. As soon as it is, we will post it and announce it.

Softball Majors and Juniors will be entered in the District 9 Team Tournament. Southern will be scheduling a tournament for the softball Minors after June 14. Steve Parks will have details on the softball Minors tournament in the next week or so.

Schedule Change for Majors VanScoyk and Danhof May 23

At the request of the coaches involved, we have made a change to the schedule for the Major league on May 23. The changes are shaded orange below and on the schedule.
  • The VanScoyk vs. Danhof game originally scheduled for May 19, then rescheduled for May 23, has been rescheduled one more time for Saturday, May 31, at 7:00pm on the East field.
As a rule, whenever we make a change or correction to a schedule, we always announce it via email to make sure everyone knows. That means some of you might receive schedule change announcements for leagues not of interest to you. But hopefully you can understand the importance of notifying players, families, umpires and volunteers about schedule changes.

Raffle Update

Parents, Coaches and Team Parents:

All the tickets for the raffle have been distributed and the feedback so far has been very good. Thanks to you all for your efforts.

You may turn in your ticket stubs and money to John Belanger any time. You can usually find him at Southern most weekday evenings and most of the day on Saturday. Please feel free to contact him on his cell phone at 520-3231.

Remember, all tickets and money must be turned in to John before Family Day, June 7th.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Softball Schedules are Available Online

Schedules for the Minor, Major and Junior softball leagues are now available on the schedules page. These are still not the final schedules, so we will be augmenting these as we hear more.

Thanks, everyone, for your patience as our volunteers worked hard to resolve this as quickly as possible.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Schedule Change for Majors VanScoyk and Danhof May 19

At the request of the coaches involved, we have made a change to the schedule for the Major league on May 19. The changes are shaded orange below and on the schedule.
  • The VanScoyk vs. Danhof game originally scheduled for May 19 has been rescheduled for May 23 at 5:00pm on the East field.
As a rule, whenever we make a change or correction to a schedule, we always announce it via email to make sure everyone knows. That means some of you might receive schedule change announcements for leagues not of interest to you. But hopefully you can understand the importance of notifying players, families, umpires and volunteers about schedule changes.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Announcing the 2008 Raffle!

Grand Prize: a weekend trip for four to Chicago
  • Fri-8-Aug: Amtrak tickets to Chicago, tickets to the White Sox game, overnight at the Westin on Michigan Ave.
  • Sat-9-Aug: Go Chicago Card (free admission to museums and sites in Chicago), tickets to the Cubs game, overnight at the Westin.
  • Sun-10-Aug: Go Chicago Card, Amtrak back to Grand Rapids.
  • Alternative prize is $2,000 cash.
Second Prize: $1,000 cash

Third Prize: $750 cash

Click here for a printable flyer with all the details. Click here for a flyer for the players detailing prizes they can win for selling tickets.
  • Tickets cost $20 each.
  • The drawing takes place on Family Day, Sat-7-Jun.
  • Individual players who sell five or more tickets will win a Southern Little League sports bottle.
  • The team in each division that sells the most tickets will win a pizza party.
John Belanger will be at Southern on Sat-10-May to hand out tickets to coaches and team parents who still need them. Please contact John with questions at john.belanger@att.net or 520-3231.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

More News for Softball Players and Parents

We have struck a deal to play interleague play in softball with Pinery Park again this year. Sorry it took so long. The schedule posted yesterday for this weekend has been updated to reflect these two changes:
  • The Minors game originally scheduled for Mon-12-May has been canceled because the new Minor schedule that will come out will start on Monday May 12.
  • The following game has been added: Fri-9-May at 7:15 on the JC East field the Southern Majors will play one of the Pinery Park teams.
John Edgerle (District Administrator) will have the schedules completed in the next day or two so we can post them, but the Majors will play Friday whether schedules are done or not. Please check back soon for updates.

The Junior softball schedule will not start for a couple of weeks. However, we are scheduling a couple of games next week with another league and will notify the coach soon.

Thank you again for your patience in this matter.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Attention Softball Players and Parents

The Board of directors at Southern would like all of you to know that we are working feverishly to resolve the scheduling problems in our softball leagues.

We are including a schedule for this week for the Minors and a possible Minor/Major matchup. We will be working today and tonight to find other teams to play against and will have full schedules out in the next day or two. It is a possibility that our 3 Minor teams may play against each other for the year unless we can find other teams. Please accept our apologies and also know that we are working and willing to work to resolve any problems caused by this unfortunate circumstance.

Fri-9-May
  • 5:30pm on JC East - Minors: Team Braun (Teal) vs Team Schipper (Red)
  • 7:30pm on JC East - Majors: Southern vs. Pinery Park (TBD)

Sat-10-May
  • 9:00am on JC East - Minors Team Rozell (Green) vs Team Schipper (Red)
  • 11:00am on JC East - Minors Team Rozell (Green) vs MAJORS Team 1

Mon-12-May
  • 6:30pm on JC West - Minors Team Braun (Teal) vs Team Rozell (Green) CANCELLED
  • Official schedule begins

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Coaches and Team Parents: Raffle Tickets are Coming

John Belanger, our volunteer in charge of the raffle, will be at Southern this Friday and Saturday to hand out raffle tickets to team parents and/or coaches. If you have questions, please call John at 520-3231.

We'll be making a general announcement about the raffle soon. The raffle drawing will be held on Family Day, Saturday, June 7.

Schedule Change for 78ers Embrey and Tipping

Because of conflicts, 78ers coaches Embrey and Tipping have agreed to move their game originally scheduled for Sat-3-May at 11:00am to be played instead on Fri-2-May at 5:00pm on the JC East field. Please refer to the revised schedule. The rescheduled game is now shaded orange.

As a rule, whenever we make a change or correction to a schedule, we always announce it via email to make sure everyone knows. That means some of you might receive schedule change announcements for leagues not of interest to you. But hopefully you can understand the importance of notifying players, families, umpires and volunteers about schedule changes.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Significant Junior League Schedule Changes for Sat-3-May

Due to numerous calls from Junior League coaches about conflicts on Sat-3-May, all Juniors games originally scheduled for Sat-3-May have been rescheduled for either Fri-9-May or Sat-10-May. Rather than enumerate each change here, please refer to the revised schedule. The rescheduled games are now shaded orange.

Junior League coaches, now that there are no games scheduled on Sat-3-May, we have opened up new slots on the Junior Field practice schedule for Fri-2-May and Sat-3-May.

As a rule, whenever we make a change or correction to a schedule, we always announce it via email to make sure everyone knows. That means some of you might receive schedule change announcements for leagues not of interest to you. But hopefully you can understand the importance of notifying players, families, umpires and volunteers about schedule changes.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Concession Stand Volunteers

Thanks to all who have volunteered their time at the Southern Little League concession stand! As a reminder, due to safety and health department regulations, no children are allowed in the concession stand. Please make sure you have made arrangements for your children prior to volunteering your time! Again, thank you, we couldn't be successful without your time and efforts!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Change to Majors Schedule May 21 & 22

At the request of the coaches involved, we have made a change to the schedule for the Major league on May 21 & 22. The changes are shaded orange below and on the schedule.
  • On May 21, the original schedule showed VanScoyk vs. Lubben. This has been changed to Hollern vs. Lubben. The time and field are unchanged.
  • On May 22, the original schedule showed Vaughn vs. Hollern. This has been changed to Vaughn vs. VanScoyk. The time and field are unchanged.
As a rule, whenever we make a change or correction to a schedule, we always announce it via email to make sure everyone knows. That means some of you might receive schedule change announcements for leagues not of interest to you. But hopefully you can understand the importance of notifying players, families, umpires and volunteers about schedule changes.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Correction to Juniors Schedule

The Juniors schedule posted yesterday contained an error that we have now corrected and shaded orange on the schedule.
  • On May 13, the original schedule showed Kraai vs. Tuuk. This should have been shown as Primus vs. Tuuk. The time and field are unchanged.
As a rule, whenever we make a change or correction to a schedule, we always announce it via email to make sure everyone knows. That means some of you might receive schedule change announcements for leagues not of interest to you. But hopefully you can understand the importance of notifying players, families, umpires and volunteers about schedule changes.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Juniors Schedule is Now Available

The Juniors schedule is now available here. Games begin on Saturday, May 3. Please contact the webmaster if you see any errors.

You can always find the latest schedule and standings by clicking on the schedule and standings links along the top banner of our website, just under the big baseball.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Minor League Schedule Change for May 10

We have changed the scheduled time for two minor league games on May 10:
  • Vulpetti vs. Matthews is now at 9:00am on the West diamond (previously at 1:00pm)
  • Rohen vs. Sayfie is now at 1:00pm on the East diamond (previously at 9:00am)
These games have been shaded orange in the schedule now to indicate that they are different from the original schedule.

If you see any problems on the schedule that need to be changed, please make sure to contact the webmaster so we can make sure everyone knows about the change.

First Umpire Sign-Up Session April 19

Attention Umpires!

We will hold our first umpire sign-up session this Saturday, April 19. This is where the umpires sign up to umpire games scheduled for April 21-28.
  • Saturday, April 19
  • 8:00am
  • Southern Little League
  • Line up outside the umpire room

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Umpire Training Session April 20

Attention umpires!

We will be running an on-field training session for umpires this coming Sunday, April 20. Here are the details:
  • Date: Sunday, April 20th
  • Location: Southern Little League
  • Not mandatory but highly recommended
  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm – all first time umpires
  • 3:45pm – 5:15pm – all returning umpires
Any questions please call Jeff Elble (942-0956) or Phil Cusey (243-9581)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Small Schedule Corrections

We have detected and corrected a number of small errors on the schedules. So if you have printed out your schedule already, you may want to hold off on re-printing until nearer to the start of the season, in case the schedules are tweaked again. In general, it's always best to rely on the website for the most up-to-date schedule information rather than on a printed copy. Once the season starts, we will never change the schedule without making an announcement here about it.

Also, apologies to those of you still waiting for schedules for Juniors and Seniors baseball as well as for all levels of softball. The softball schedules are given to us by the district, and we do not expect to receive them until the third week of April. We will post these just as soon as we possibly can.

Coaches Reservations Page Updated

Coaches, we now have reservations for the two new batting cages at Southern up and running. You can access the reservations page for these via the Coaches page.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Schedules Posted for Majors, Minors and 78ers Baseball

The season schedules for the Majors, Minors and 78ers baseball have been posted. You can visit them here. You can always see the schedules by clicking the Schedules link along the top banner of the website. We still do not have schedules for Softball or for Juniors and Seniors Baseball. We will post these as soon as they become available.

This year, we're trying something new in an attempt to automate the standings. After each game, we'll be asking the coaches to phone in the score of the game. The webmaster will add the score of each game to the schedule page. So you can check back on the schedule page for your league to see game scores as the season progresses. The standings will be automatically generated from these scores. So if the coaches are diligent about calling in scores, the standings will be up to date too.

Coaches Reservations Page Updated

Attention Coaches: (Sorry everybody else, you can ignore this message. It's for coaches only, and this is the only way we can reach them all.)

We have updated the Coaches page. You can now reserve practice fields at Southern little League (only thru April 17) as well as at Lakeside Elementary School. Please email the webmaster for your password:
  • webmaster@southernll.org

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Rescheduled Clean-up Day is This Saturday

It finally looks like the weather is good enough for us to reschedule our clean-up day. If you can make it, please plan to come out to Southern Little League on Saturday, April 5th. We realize that many of you will be traveling for Spring Break, but we're hoping to have enough volunteers in town to clear away the leaves and other debris from the fields. We plan to get started at 10:00am. Please bring an extra rake if you have one. We're hoping to be done with the work by 1:00pm. So come out and pitch in!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Boys 9-12 Sign-ups are Closed

We have had so many 9-12-year-old boys sign up that we are no longer accepting sign-ups for that age group.

Clean-up Day has been Canceled

Because of the persistent wintry weather, we have decided to cancel the clean-up day this Saturday. If we reschedule it, we'll make sure to let everybody know. Happy shoveling!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Saturday is Clean-up Day

Please plan to come out to Southern Little League on Saturday, March 29th. We'll be working to clean up our facilities and prep the fields to get Southern ready to kick off the season. We need volunteers. The day will begin at 9:00 am. All help is greatly appreciated. Bring an extra rake if you have one. Also, please make a note that if it is canceled due to the weather, it will be posted on the website. So come out and pitch in!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Attention Girls Softball Players

We forgot to mention the tryout for 9 and 10 year old girls playing softball. The tryout is at 2:30pm on Saturday, March 22, in the gym at East Grand Rapids High School. We have updated the tryouts page here.

We are still looking for more girls to sign up for softball. If you or anyone else you know is interested, please call Steve Parks right away at 260-3191. You'll need to download the registration form here, print it, fill it out, and turn it in to Steve.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

2008 Tryout Schedule

First off, keep in mind that the term "tryout" here is a bit of a misnomer. It's actually more of an evaluation to help determine the appropriate league for each child. No one is omitted from participation based on this evaluation. We use the term "tryout" regardless, so bear with us.

To determine your child's official Little League Age, use their online age calculator here. Please use ONLY this official Little League age when considering which tryout session to attend.

If you have not shown your child's birth certificate at sign-up, please make sure to bring it along to the tryout.

Please notice that only kids in certain situations need to come to tryouts. Read the conditions below carefully. If you find that your child does not fit into one of these situations, then there's no need to come to tryouts. Get it?

Here is the schedule for tryouts: (Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot.)
  • Date: Saturday, March 22nd
  • Location: East Grand Rapids High School Gym (the arrow on this map points right at the door where you should enter)
  • 9:00am-10:00am: all 9 yr olds
  • 10:30am-11:30am: all 10 yr olds who were not in the majors last year
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm: all 11 and 12 yr olds who were not in the majors last year
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: all 13 and 14 yr olds who were not in the juniors last year
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm: all 9 and 10 yr old girls playing softball
  • 2:30pm-3:00pm: umpire sign-up and meeting
If you have any questions or concerns, or if you know your child will not be able to attend, please contact the director.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Calling All Umpires

Attention all players 13 years and older. If you are interested in umpiring please note the following dates:
  • Informational Meeting
    Saturday, March 22nd, 2:30pm
    East Grand Rapids High School gym
    We will hold a brief informational meeting to answer any questions and discuss the upcoming season. If you are unable to attend, please do plan to attend the on-field training below.
  • On-Field Umpire Training
    Sunday, April 20th
    Southern Little League
    Not mandatory but highly recommended
    1:30pm – 3:30pm – all first time umpires
    3:45pm – 5:15pm – all returning umpires
Any questions please call Jeff Elble (943-0956) or Phil Cusey (243-9581)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Last Chance to Sign Up Before March 15 Deadline

If you've already signed up for the 2008 season, thank you again! Sorry for the repeated emails, but it's still our most efficient way to reach our participants.

For those of you who have not signed up for the 2008 season yet, the deadline is fast approaching. There's still time to guarantee a spot before the deadline.
  • The deadline is March 15.
  • After March 15, the price goes up to $125, and you are no longer guaranteed a spot.
  • The in-person sign-up sessions are over, so.....
  • You'll need to sign up online.
  • All the other details you need to know are here.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

One More In-Person Sign-Up Session Added

If you've already signed up for the 2008 season, thank you! Sorry for the repeated emails, but it's still our most efficient way to reach our participants. Please do us a favor and encourage others you may know to sign up soon. The sooner we get an idea of the number of signups, the sooner we can start organizing the tryout and the coaching.

For those of you who have not signed up for the 2008 season yet, we've added one more in-person sign-up session this Saturday, March 8, from 10am to noon. The overall deadline is still March 15. If you can't make it to this session, you can always sign up online. All the other details are available here. Please sign up as soon as you can. It really helps us to get things organized.
  • Where: Southern Little League (address and map) (The Waalkes building is beside the diamond that's closest to Kalamazoo Ave.)
  • When: Saturday, March 8th, 10am-noon
  • A parent or legal guardian must be present at sign-up.
  • The child need not be present.
  • Please bring a birth certificate to the sign-up. (We just need to see it; we don't keep it.)
  • Cost is $110, payable by check or cash only.
  • You can fill out the form on-site, or save time and print your own form to fill out before you come. Click here to download the form. Please do not mail forms to us.
  • If you plan to coach or volunteer in any way, you will need to fill out a volunteer form. Click here to download the volunteer form.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

What Are You Waiting For?

If you've already signed up for 2008, THANKS! You can safely ignore this message. If you have not signed up yet, please read on.....

Last year about 700 kids signed up to play at Southern. So far this year we're still below 500. So that means more than 200 of you continue to procrastinate. If you could take a few minutes to sign up online sooner than later, it would help us out a lot.
  • If we have to send out reminder postcards in the mail, that costs a LOT of money and ends up raising prices for everyone.
  • The sooner we know how many kids there are, the sooner we can plan for coaches and schedules.
  • If you register soon, you can guarantee a spot. Waiting until after the March 15 deadline will put your spot at risk.
  • Even if there is still room after the deadline, the price goes up to $125.
Convinced yet? Don't put it off. Do us a favor and sign up online now by clicking here. All the other details you need to know are here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sign Up Before March 15 Deadline

Just a reminder that sign-up for the 2008 Little League season is underway. And if you haven't signed up yet, there's still time to guarantee a spot before the deadline.
  • The deadline is March 15.
  • The in-person sign-up sessions are over, so.....
  • You'll need to sign up online.
  • All the other details you need to know are here.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Sign Up for the 2008 Season

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking Southern Little League baseball.

Here's what you need to know. Please take the time to read this information thoroughly.
  • Deadline: You must sign up online or in person no later than March 15.
  • Cost: $110 per player before the deadline. $125 after the deadline based on availability. (No player will be denied based on inability to pay. Please see our sign-up staff for details.)
  • How to sign up: Online (click here) or at one of our sign-up sessions at Southern Little League (click here). The cost is the same either way. You cannot sign up by mail.
  • Age eligibility and divisions: Read more here.
  • Geographical boundary eligibility: See our official boundaries here. You must reside within these boundaries or have played in Southern last year to be eligible.
  • Tryouts: After signing up, players in certain situations MUST attend the player evaluation (aka "tryout") day. Click here for details.
  • Umpiring: Anyone 13 years old or older who is reliable and passionate about baseball can earn some extra cash umpiring at Southern. Sign-ups for umpiring will be held after tryouts at 2:30 on Saturday, March 22 in the East Grand Rapids gym.
  • Volunteering: Southern depends on volunteers for a wide variety of roles. Make sure to fill out a volunteer form when you sign-up. Learn more here.
  • Important dates:
    • In-person sign-up sessions: February 6, 9, 13 and 16
    • Sign-up deadline: Saturday, March 15
    • Player evaluation/tryout day: Saturday, March 22
    • Clean-up day: Saturday, March 29, 9am (we need lots of volunteers)
    • Practices begin: Week of April 2 (depends on coach)
    • Games begin: Saturday, April 19
    • Family day: Saturday, June 7 (volunteers needed)
  • Our website: We make all our weather and schedule announcements and we keep all our schedules, results, standings and other information here on our website. So bookmark us! Better yet, make sure to stay on top of all the latest news by signing up for automatic email updates here.
  • Questions? Call Mark Norton at 954-0504. Make your message only your name and clearly state your phone number twice.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Pitching Forms and Rule Changes

Coaches, you can download the forms you need to track pitchers here:
  • Pitching Eligibility Form (pdf)
  • Pitching Log (pdf)
There were also some rule changes in both baseball and softball for this season:
  • Baseball Rule Changes for 2009 (pdf)
  • Softball Rule Changes for 2009 (pdf)

Gearing Up for 2008

In spite of the snow and cold, the hardworking volunteers at Southern Little League have turned their attention to the 2008 season. We're getting ready to send out information about sign-up times. Stay tuned to this website for the very latest information about the upcoming season.

The easiest way to do stay informed is to sign up for email updates. Once you sign up, any time we post new information, you'll get an email. Click here to sign up for email updates now.

If you received this post via email, you're already signed up for email updates. If you no longer want to receive updates from Southern Little League, there is a link to unsubscribe right inside the email you received.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

2008 Online Sign-up

  • DEADLINE IS MARCH 15! Online sign-up will close after the deadline.
  • The cost is $110. After the deadline, the cost increases to $125.
  • You can sign up and pay online by clicking HERE. Please note: The online signup is hosted by a third party (active.com). There have been reports of high volume on their site. Please keep trying. There is nothing the Southern webmaster can do about this.
  • There is no additional fee for online signup this year.
  • New players will need to bring their birth certificate to their tryout. We just need to see it. We won't keep it.

Reservations for Southern Little League South Batting Cage

  • This batting cage is the one nearest the concession stand and farthest from the cemetery.
  • This batting cage has a pitching machine that works for baseball only, not softball.
  • Please limit your team to one reservation per week.
  • Click here to refresh this page.

  • To make a reservation, fill out the form below. Do not try to edit the spreadsheet above.
  • You WILL need a password. Please DO NOT attempt to make a reservation without a password. Email webmaster@southernll.org to get your password.
  • After you submit your reservation request, click here to refresh this page to see your name on the schedule in the requested slot.
  • You may need to wait up to 5 minutes before your reservation appears. Keep clicking here to refresh. BE PATIENT! PLEASE DO NOT KEEP SUBMITTING MORE REQUESTS!
  • If you decide you will not need a slot you have reserved, please remove your reservation so other coaches can reserve that spot.
  • If you have questions or problems, email webmaster@southernll.org

Click here to refresh this page.

Reservations for Southern Little League North Batting Cage

  • This batting cage is the one nearest the cemetery and farthest from the concession stand.
  • This batting cage has a pitching machine that works for both baseball and softball. But it requires significant reconfiguration to change from one to the other. The Southern grounds crew will set up the machine for you. All you need to do is indicate in the form below whether you want baseball or softball.
  • Please limit your team to one reservation per week.
  • Click here to refresh this page.

  • To make a reservation, fill out the form below. Do not try to edit the spreadsheet above.
  • You WILL need a password. Please DO NOT attempt to make a reservation without a password. Email webmaster@southernll.org to get your password.
  • After you submit your reservation request, click here to refresh this page to see your name on the schedule in the requested slot.
  • You may need to wait up to 5 minutes before your reservation appears. Keep clicking here to refresh. BE PATIENT! PLEASE DO NOT KEEP SUBMITTING MORE REQUESTS!
  • If you decide you will not need a slot you have reserved, please remove your reservation so other coaches can reserve that spot.
  • If you have questions or problems, email webmaster@southernll.org

Click here to refresh this page.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Reservations for Southern Little League West Practice Field

  • The field is located here.
  • This field is for all boys and girls teams up through the Major League level.
  • Please limit your team to one reservation per week.
  • Click here to refresh this page.

  • To make a reservation, fill out the form below. Do not try to edit the spreadsheet above.
  • You WILL need a password. Please DO NOT attempt to make a reservation without a password. Email webmaster@southernll.org to get your password.
  • After you submit your reservation request, click here to refresh this page to see your name on the schedule in the requested slot.
  • You may need to wait up to 5 minutes before your reservation appears. Keep clicking here to refresh. BE PATIENT! PLEASE DO NOT KEEP SUBMITTING MORE REQUESTS!
  • If you decide you will not need a slot you have reserved, please remove your reservation so other coaches can reserve that spot.
  • If you have questions or problems, email webmaster@southernll.org

Click here to refresh this page.

Reservations for Southern Little League East Practice Field

  • This field is located here.
  • This field is for all boys and girls teams up through the Major League level.
  • Please limit your team to one reservation per week.
  • Click here to refresh this page.

  • To make a reservation, fill out the form below. Do not try to edit the spreadsheet above.
  • You WILL need a password. Please DO NOT attempt to make a reservation without a password. Email webmaster@southernll.org to get your password.
  • After you submit your reservation request, click here to refresh this page to see your name on the schedule in the requested slot.
  • You may need to wait up to 5 minutes before your reservation appears. Keep clicking here to refresh. BE PATIENT! PLEASE DO NOT KEEP SUBMITTING MORE REQUESTS!
  • If you decide you will not need a slot you have reserved, please remove your reservation so other coaches can reserve that spot.
  • If you have questions or problems, email webmaster@southernll.org

Click here to refresh this page.

Reservations for Lakeside West Practice Field

  • This field is for all boys and girls teams up through the Major League level.
  • This field is located here.
  • Please limit your team to one reservation per week.
  • Click here to refresh this page.

  • To make a reservation, fill out the form below. Do not try to edit the spreadsheet above.
  • You WILL need a password. Please DO NOT attempt to make a reservation without a password. Email webmaster@southernll.org to get your password.
  • You may need to wait up to 5 minutes before your reservation appears. BE PATIENT! PLEASE DO NOT KEEP SUBMITTING MORE REQUESTS!
  • If you decide you will not need a slot you have reserved, please remove your reservation so other coaches can reserve that spot.
  • If you have questions or problems, email webmaster@southernll.org

Click here to refresh this page.

Sign Up for 2008 in Person at Southern Little League

You can sign up in person for the season at Southern little League.
  • Where: Southern Little League (address and map) (The Waalkes building is beside the diamond that's closest to Kalamazoo Ave.)
  • When:
    • Wednesday, February 6th, 6-8pm
    • Saturday, February 9th, 10am-noon
    • Wednesday, February 13th, 6-8pm
    • Saturday, February 16th, 10am-1pm
    • Saturday, March 8th, 10am-noon *** just added ***
  • A parent or legal guardian must be present at sign-up.
  • The child need not be present.
  • Please bring a birth certificate to the sign-up. (We just need to see it; we don't keep it.)
  • Cost is $110, payable by check or cash only.
  • You can fill out the form on-site, or save time and print your own form to fill out before you come. Click here to download the form. Please do not mail forms to us.
  • If you plan to coach or volunteer in any way, you will need to fill out a volunteer form. Click here to download the volunteer form.

Reservations for Lakeside East Practice Field

  • This field is for all boys and girls teams up through the Major League level.
  • This field is located here.
  • Please limit your team to one reservation per week.
  • Click here to refresh this page.

  • To make a reservation, fill out the form below. Do not try to edit the spreadsheet above.
  • You WILL need a password. Please DO NOT attempt to make a reservation without a password. Email webmaster@southernll.org to get your password.
  • After you submit your reservation request, click here to refresh this page to see your name on the schedule in the requested slot.
  • You may need to wait up to 5 minutes before your reservation appears. Keep clicking here to refresh. BE PATIENT! PLEASE DO NOT KEEP SUBMITTING MORE REQUESTS!
  • If you decide you will not need a slot you have reserved, please remove your reservation so other coaches can reserve that spot.
  • If you have questions or problems, email webmaster@southernll.org

Click here to refresh this page.

Reservations for Southern Little League Juniors Practice Field

  • This field is for Junior League teams only.
  • Please limit your team to two reservations per week.
  • Click here to refresh this page.

  • To make a reservation, fill out the form below. Do not try to edit the spreadsheet above.
  • You WILL need a password. Please DO NOT attempt to make a reservation without a password. Email webmaster@southernll.org to get your password.
  • After you submit your reservation request, click here to refresh this page to see your name on the schedule in the requested slot.
  • You may need to wait up to 5 minutes before your reservation appears. Keep clicking here to refresh. BE PATIENT! PLEASE DO NOT KEEP SUBMITTING MORE REQUESTS!
  • If you decide you will not need a slot you have reserved, please remove your reservation so other coaches can reserve that spot.
  • If you have questions or problems, email webmaster@southernll.org

Click here to refresh this page.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Boundary

This map shows the boundary for Southern Little League. Your child must reside or attend school within these boundaries or have played in Southern last year to be eligible. click the map to view it in full size.


Reserving Practice Fields (Coaches Only)

You can reserve slots for the batting cages and the various practice fields here.

Please read these very important instructions before you sign up:
  • Please limit your reservations as indicated on the signup system. Please don't make us get ugly about enforcing this. And don't be clever by using multiple different names to reserve for the same team. Clever abusers of this system will be banned for the entire season. If you see others violating this limit, please contact the webmaster.
  • Use your real name for making reservations. Only the head coach may make these reservations, not an assistant coach. Any reservations made with a name that does not match one of our active head coaches will be deleted without warning.
  • In the past, coaches have signed up for the same slots for the entire season, which was not fair to latecomers and encouraged coaches to sign up for slots they ended up not using. So we have been forced to open up slots a couple weeks at a time to prevent this. Once everyone has a crack at slots in the current 2-week period, we'll open up the next 2-week period, etc.
  • Once the season begins, batting cage reservations are no longer required. Instead, we assume that the teams playing games will be able to share the batting cages during the 90 minutes before their games begin.
  • If you are unable to use your reservation, please cancel it so others can sign up for that slot.
  • If you have any questions about the reservations system, please contact the webmaster.
  • Please note: If you sign up before 7:00pm on April 10 for any slots after April 20, your signups will be deleted without notice.
  • Now that you have read these instructions, click here to make your reservations for the small fields, or click here to reserve the Henwood (juniors only) big field.
Still looking for the link to make your field reservations? You must not have read the instructions very carefully!

Calling in Scores (Coaches Only)

At the end of each game, one of the coaches needs to call in the score of the game. This is the only way we can track standings accurately. It's easy to do, and we suggest you put this number on your cell phone speed dial so you can just call it in right away after each game. Here's the procedure:
  • We don't keep standings for 78ers or softball, so there is no need to call in scores for those games.
  • Call the Southern Coach's Score Reporting Hotline at 827-7882. Don't worry about calling too late, that number goes straight to voice mail.
  • Clearly state the coach's name, the league, whether you won or lost, and the final score. If you call in on the same date as your game, you don't need to include the date.
  • Here are some examples.
    "Coach Johnson from the Major League. We won 6-3."
    "Coach Robertson from the Minor League. We lost 5-4."
  • If either team calls in the score, that's fine. There's no need for both coaches to call in. But please make sure one of you actually does it. Better to have both call than neither.
  • Please don't use that hotline for anything else other than calling in scores. For all other issues contact the director or the webmaster.
  • If you neglect to call in your scores, the online schedule will show missing scores, these games won't appear in the standings, and your players will start complaining to you.
  • If you'd rather not call the hotline or if you forget, just email the webmaster.
  • If you're not sure if your score has been called in, just go over to the schedule page for your league and see if the score appears on the schedule. If not, be on the safe side and phone it or email it in.
  • After you phone in the score of your game, it may take a day or so for the webmaster to enter your score into the schedule. As soon as that happens, the game will count and appear in the schedule and in the standings.
  • If you're unsure or if you have any questions or problems, please email the webmaster.

Softball Standings for 2008

  • If you see a discrepancy in the standings, first check the schedule page to see if scores are missing. If scores are missing on the schedule page, contact your coach.
  • If you find this view of the standings inconvenient and would prefer to download it, print it, or view it on its own, you can do that here.

Softball Schedule for 2008

Please see our recent announcement about softball schedules here.

Coaches