Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sign Up for the 2009 Season

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about 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. This is the same cost as last year. (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 in-person sign-up sessions at Breton Village Mall (click here). The cost is the same either way. You cannot sign up by mail. You can download the registration form here.
  • Age eligibility and divisions: Read more here.
  • Geographical boundary eligibility: See our official league 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 their player evaluation (aka "tryout") session. 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 28, in the East Grand Rapids gym. Training will take place at a later date.
  • 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 4, 7, 11 and 14
    • Sign-up deadline: Saturday, March 15
    • Player evaluation/tryout day: Saturday, March 28
    • Clean-up day: Saturday, April 18, 9am (we need lots of volunteers)
    • Practices begin: After March 29 (depends on coach)
    • Games begin: Week of April 19
    • Family day: Saturday, June 6 (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. It really is the simplest way to make sure you don't miss an important announcement.
  • Questions? Call Mark Norton at 954-0504. Make your message only your name and clearly state your phone number twice.