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.