Sunday, January 24, 2010

Field Location: Rockford River Valley


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Field Location: Rockford High School


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Field Location: Northeastern Huff


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Field Location: Forest Hills Northern


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Field Location: East Rockford Middle School


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Field Location: Belding High School


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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Aquinas Softball Clinic Sat-30-Jan

Aquinas is hosting their annual softball clinic on Saturday, January 30. Click here to download their flyer.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sign Up for the 2010 Season

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

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. If you'd like to fill out the player registration form before you come to register in person, you can download the player registration form hereYou cannot sign up by mail. 
  • Age eligibility and divisions: Signup is for all divisions of baseball and softball. 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 27, in the East Grand Rapids High School 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 3, 6, 10 and 13
    • Sign-up deadline: Saturday, March 15
    • Player evaluation/tryout day: Saturday, March 27
    • Clean-up day: Saturday, April 17, 9am (we need lots of volunteers)
    • Practices begin: After March 28 (depends on coach)
    • Games begin: Week of April 18
    • Family day: Saturday, June 5 (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.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

The volunteers at Southern Little League have begun planning another season of great baseball. Within the next few weeks, we'll be making announcements about how and when to sign up for the 2010 season. And we make all our announcements right here on this website. So in the meantime, if you haven't already, please take a moment to sign up to get email updates here. That way you won't miss any important announcements.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Umpire Schedule for Juniors Softball

  • Changes made after May 13 to the original schedule are shaded in orange below and will be announced via email.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

2011 Juniors Softball Schedule

  • Southern's Softball Director: Kristin Groenhout
    email: softball "at" southernll.org (replace "at" with @)
    phone: 308-0108
  • Southern does not track scores or standings for this league.
  • Southern does not announce schedule changes for this league.
  • You can find maps and directions to the away fields here.
  • Click here to view the schedule on its own page, download it, or print it.
  • Click here for instructions on how to print documents.

Umpire Schedule for Seniors Baseball

  • Changes made after April 15 to the original schedule are shaded in orange below and will be announced via email.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

Seniors Baseball Schedule

  • League Director: Jim Henwood
    email: seniors "at" southernll.org (replace "at" with @)
    phone: 901-9896
  • We will try to make up rain outs only if first place is involved.
  • Team Tournament starts July 5.
  • Home team will occupy the first base dugout.
  • If you see a discrepancy in the scores or missing scores, please contact your coach, NOT the webmaster. Games without a score in this schedule will not be included in the standings.
  • Changes made after April 20 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Family Day is Sat-4-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day. Please note that Family Day game times are shorter so that all Junior and Senior teams can play.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

Umpire Schedule for Majors Baseball

  • Changes made after April 15 to the original schedule are shaded in orange below and will be announced via email.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

Seniors Baseball 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.
  • Family Day scores do not count in the standings.
  • Click here to view the standings on their own page.
  • Click here to download these standings as a PDF you can print.

Umpire Schedule for Minors Baseball

  • Changes made after April 15 to the original schedule are shaded in orange below and will be announced via email.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

Juniors Baseball 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.
  • Family Day scores do not count in the standings.
  • Click here to view the standings on their own page.
  • Click here to download these standings as a PDF you can print.

Umpire Schedule for Majors Softball

  • Changes made after April 15 to the original schedule are shaded in orange below and will be announced via email.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

Umpire Schedule for Minors Softball

  • Changes made after April 15 to the original schedule are shaded in orange below and will be announced via email.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

Umpire Schedule for Juniors Baseball

  • Changes made after April 15 to the original schedule are shaded in orange below and will be announced via email.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

Juniors Baseball Schedule

  • League Director: Rob Henkey
    email: juniors "at" southernll.org (replace "at" with @)
    phone: 293-1607
  • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • If you see a discrepancy in the scores or missing scores, please contact your coach, NOT the webmaster. Games without a score in this schedule will not be included in the standings.
  • Changes made after April 20 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Family Day is Sat-4-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

Rosters

These are the rosters for the 2011 season. If you know of any changes or errors, please email the webmaster. Rosters without highlighting are not available yet. Stay tuned.

Minors Baseball 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.
  • Family Day scores do not count in the standings.
  • Click here to view the standings on their own page.
  • Click here to download these standings as a PDF you can print.

Standings

These are the standings for the 2011 season. If you know of any discrepancies in any of these standings, please contact your coach first.

Majors Baseball 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.
  • Family Day scores do not count in the standings.
  • Click here to view the standings on their own page.
  • Click here to download these standings as a PDF you can print.

Schedules

These are the schedules for the 2011 season. If you know of any schedule changes or errors, please email the webmaster. Schedules without highlighting are not available yet. Stay tuned.

78ers Baseball Schedule

  • League Director: Eric O'Connor
    email: 78ers "at" southernll.org (replace "at" with @)
    phone: 292-2388
  • We do not keep standings for this league, so there's no need to phone in scores.
  • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • Changes made after April 20 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Family Day is Sat-4-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

Minors Baseball Schedule

  • League Director: Ethan Rohen email: minors "at" southernll.org (replace "at" with @) phone: 318-4647
  • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • If you see a discrepancy in the scores or missing scores, please contact your coach, NOT the webmaster. Games without a score in this schedule will not be included in the standings.
  • Changes made after April 20 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Family Day is Sat-4-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

Majors Baseball Schedule

  • League Director: Joe Mead
    email: majors "at" southernll.org (replace "at" with @)
    phone: 304-8794
  • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • If you see a discrepancy in the scores or missing scores, please contact your coach, NOT the webmaster. Games without a score in this schedule will not be included in the standings.
  • Changes made after April 20 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Family Day is Sat-4-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

2010 Tryout Schedule

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE NOTE

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.

All of the time slots listed below are for baseball. There will not be a softball tryout session this year.

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 any of these situations, then there's no need to come to tryouts. Get it? If you're still not sure, you can contact the director.

Here is the schedule for tryouts:
  • Date: Saturday, March 27th
  • Location: East Grand Rapids High School Gym.
  • Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot.
  • 9:00am-10:00am: all 9 yr olds (baseball)
  • 10:30am-11:30am: all 10 yr olds (baseball) who were not in the majors last year and who wish to try out for majors this year. Also, any 10 yr olds (baseball) who are new to Southern this year must attend at this time. (For 10-yr-olds who were in minors last year and want to play in minors again this year, you do not need to attend the tryout.)
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm: all 11 and 12 yr olds (baseball) who were not in the majors last year
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: all 13 and 14 yr olds (baseball) who were not in the juniors last year
  • 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.

Sign Up In Person for the 2010 Season

You can sign up in person for the 2010 season. The in-person sign-ups will take place at Breton Village Mall, not at Southern as in prior years. The sign-up table will be located near the fireplace inside the mall.
  • Where: Breton Village Mall (near the fireplace)
  • When:
    • Wednesday, February 3rd, 6-8pm
    • Saturday, February 6th, 10am-noon
    • Wednesday, February 10th, 6-8pm
    • Saturday, February 13th, 10am-1pm
    • Saturday, March 6th, 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 player registration form on-site, or save time and print your own form to fill out before you come. Click here to download the player registration form. Notice that you can type your info directly into the form before you print it. 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.

Sign Up Online for the 2010 Season

  • DEADLINE IS MARCH 15! (Deadline for Seniors is May 10.) 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 sign-up 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 sign-up. The cost is the same as in-person sign-up.
  • New players who sign up online will need to bring their birth certificate to their tryout. We just need to see it. We won't keep it.

How to Print Documents

Some folks have had trouble printing schedules, standings, and other documents on our website. Here's the trick: Once you click on the link to the document, you'll see a Google docs page that shows the document. To print it, DON'T use your web browser's print function. Instead, use the File/Print option beneath the Google docs logo. Please let the webmaster know if you cannot open a document or if you're still having trouble printing it.

Official Rosters

Coaches, you can view the official team rosters including all player contact information right here on the website. Please email webmaster@southernll.org if you see any discrepancies or if you need to make any changes. All rosters are combined into a single online spreadsheet. The tabs along the bottom break out each league. We'll be keeping this document up to date as last minute changes are made, so revisit and refresh to see the very latest. Trades are not final until approved by Bob Hams and reflected on these rosters.

Please do not circulate this link. We try to keep this information limited to coaches and staff.

The rosters are grouped by level (Majors, Minors, etc.) and sorted within level by coach's last name. Click here to view or print the 2017 Fall rosters in your browser. Click here to download the full 2017 Fall rosters as an Excel spreadsheet.

Insurance Certificates

Click here to enter the password and reveal the hidden content. (The password is the same password as the one we use for field reservations. Be sure to use all lowercase. Hint: It starts with an f.) Email webmaster@southernll.org if you need password help.

2011 Minors Softball Schedule

  • Southern's Softball Director: Kristin Groenhout
    email: softball "at" southernll.org (replace "at" with @)
    phone: 308-0108
  • Southern does not track scores or standings for this league.
  • Southern does not announce schedule changes for this league.
  • You can find maps and directions to the away fields here.
  • Click here to view the schedule on its own page, download it, or print it.
  • Click here for instructions on how to print documents.

2011 Majors Softball Schedule

  • Southern's Softball Director: Kristin Groenhout
    email: softball "at" southernll.org (replace "at" with @)
    phone: 308-0108
  • Southern does not track scores or standings for this league.
  • Southern does not announce schedule changes for this league.
  • You can find maps and directions to the away fields here.
  • Click here to view the schedule on its own page, download it, or print it.
  • Click here for instructions on how to print documents.

Sign Up for Insiders-Only Email Updates

Coaches, assistant coaches, umpires, league directors, board members, and other Southern Little League "Insiders":

Often we post announcements that are intended for this narrower audience rather than for every player or parent. These special announcements will appear as normal announcements on the website but will not be emailed to our normal subscriber list. They will only be emailed to this "Insiders-only" subscriber list. If you'd like to receive these "Insider-only" announcements via email, you need to sign up below.

Because this list is separate from our normal email list, you'll still want to be subscribed to that one, too. Just to be clear: you'll want to be signed up for BOTH email lists.

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