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.