Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sign Up for the 2012 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. (Seniors baseball: the sign-up deadline is not until May, and your price is still $130.)
  • Cost: $130 per player before the deadline. $150 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 in-person sign-up sessions at Berger Chevrolet (click here). The cost is the same either way. You cannot sign up by mail.
  • Age eligibility and divisions: Signup is for all divisions of baseball and softball. New for 2012: Girls 7 and 8 year old 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 26, 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. You'll have a chance to fill out volunteer information when you sign-up. Learn more here.
  • Important dates:
    • In-person sign-up sessions: February 8, 15, and 25
    • Sign-up deadline: Tuesday, March 15
    • Player evaluation/tryout day: Saturday, March 24
    • Clean-up day: TBA
    • Practices begin: After April 8 (depends on coach)
    • Games begin: Week of April 16
    • Family day: Saturday, June 2 (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. 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. You can also follow all our announcements by liking us on Facebook here.
  • Questions? Call Mark Norton at 954-0504. Make your message only your name and clearly state your phone number twice.