Friday, March 28, 2014

Tryouts are Saturday, March 29

This coming Saturday is tryout day at East GR High School Gym. Not every child needs to attend. Please take the time to read all the details here. If parents are fully informed, it really makes a huge difference in how smoothly this busy day runs.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Still a Few Open Spots!

Thanks to the hundreds of folks who have already signed up for this season. For those who let the deadline slip past, we still have some openings:


  • Coach Pitch – 3 spots open
  • Minors – 6 spots open
  • Majors – full
  • Juniors - open
  • Seniors – open

The deadline for these softball open spots is April 2. Please sign up right away to claim a spot.


  • Coach Pitch – 12 spots open
  • 9 thru 12 (Minors/Majors) – 4 spots open
  • Juniors – full
  • Seniors – open

9 thru 12 must be signed up by Thursday, March 27, so we can hold tryouts and drafts. Coach pitch please sign up by April 2nd.

Click here to read all the info and to get signed up.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Calling All New Umpires!

If you are passionate about the game of baseball and turn the age of 13 by April 30, 2014, then you are invited to a meeting at East Grand Rapids High School's gym on Saturday, March 29, at approximately 1:30pm -- and immediately following the juniors' tryout/evaluation. This meeting will last about a half-hour or so and will give you the opportunity to learn more about how to become a new umpire at Southern Little League for the upcoming season. Jim Weiss, Southern's umpire director, will host this meeting and address several topics including training dates, sign-up dates, pay scale, etc. This is an excellent opportunity for you to earn some money this spring, take on the responsibility of running a baseball game, interact with players and coaches, and enhance your future college application or job resume by becoming an umpire.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Concussion Awareness Certification Reminder

As a reminder, all coaches and assistant coaches MUST complete the concussion awareness certification training before they will be allowed to coach this season. Please click here for details on how to get certified.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

2014 Tournament Dates

This note is for coaches:

Here are the important tournament dates for 2014.

You can download this spreadsheet as a PDF here.

Concussion Awareness Training

This note is for all coaches and assistant coaches at Southern:

The state of Michigan has mandated that all coaches and assistant coaches be certified for concussion awareness. It's a simple 25-minute video you can watch online. When you finish, you send us your certificate, and that's it. It's easy, but it is mandatory.

Please understand that you will not be allowed to coach at all until you have completed this certification.

Click here to see the details and start your training.