Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Some Schedules are Available

Schedules are available for Baseball (78ers, Minors, and Majors). Just click the SCHEDULES link on the right sidebar of our website (southernll.org). Other schedules will be available as soon as we finalize them.

Baseball 78ers Rosters are Available

Rosters are now available for Baseball 78ers (7 and 8 year-olds, coach pitch). Just click the ROSTERS link on the right sidebar of our website (southernll.org). Coaches should be contacting players before spring break. Other rosters will be available as soon as we finalize them.

Coaches ONLY: Practice Field Signup is LIVE!

Coaches ONLY: You can now sign up to reserve practice fields at Southern. We will be adding more slots Lakeside schools after Spring Break. For now, we're opening up fields at Southern and at Lakeside for April 11 (the day after Spring Break) until April 20 (the day before opening day). Click the Coaches link on the right sidebar to make your reservations.

Please note: Any signups submitted before the email goes out will be deleted.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Some Rosters are Available

Rosters are available for the Softball (78ers, Minors, and Majors) and also for Baseball (Minors and Majors). Just click the ROSTERS link on the right sidebar of our website (southernll.org). Coaches should be contacting players before spring break. Other rosters will be available as soon as we finalize them.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tryouts are TODAY, March 25

TODAY is tryout day at East GR High School Gym. Not every child needs to attend, but attendance is MANDATORY for some kids. 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 21, 2017

Changes to Saturday Tryout Schedule

Two important changes to the schedule for Saturday's tryouts:
  • The tryout for incoming players in juniors baseball has been postponed until a later date. That means if your child is 13 or 14, he does NOT need to attend on Saturday. We'll announce the new date for juniors baseball tryouts later on.
  • The umpire meeting has been moved up an hour to 1:30pm. Here are the details on that meeting.

Calling All New Umpires

If you are passionate about the game of baseball or softball and turn 13 by April 30, 2017, then you are invited to a meeting at East Grand Rapids High School's gym on Saturday, March 25th, at 1:30pm. This meeting will last about 30 minutes and will give you the opportunity to learn more about how to become a new umpire at Southern Little League for the upcoming season.

Jack Conway, 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.

If you have umped before you don’t have to come to this meeting as Mr. Conway will be reaching out to last year’s umps. Also, take note of Mr. Conway’s new cell phone number of 616-916-4911.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Registration Update

Softball: Registration is now closed for girls softball. If you are desperate to register for softball, you'll need to contact the director, Wendi Moore at weemoore@comcast.net.

Baseball: We still have a few openings in the baseball divisions, but the $25 late fee is now in effect. If you still haven't registered, please do so immediately here.

Seniors Baseball: if you haven't registered yet, no problem. Please hold off on doing so until we post a final deadline for you. Your deadline is not until mid-May, so you won't pay a late fee until that deadline passes. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks, seniors.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

20% Off at Dick’s Sporting Goods THIS WEEKEND!

Get 20% off throughout the store with this coupon. Saturday, March 18, through Monday, March 20, 2017.

Late Fee Now In Effect

We still have limited room left for the 2017 Southern baseball and softball season. The late fee of $25 is now in place, and it is first come, first served. If you know of someone who forgot to sign up please ask them to do so as soon as possible.

Senior League Baseball: Please hold off on signing up until we send out an official email blast in another week or so.

Click here to read the details and to sign up.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sign Up Deadline is 11:59pm TONIGHT!

You only have a few more hours to sign up! Please sign up NOW for the 2017 baseball and softball season. After the 11:59pm deadline, the price goes up from $150 to $175. Click here to read all the details and to get signed up.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Thank You, Southern Supporters!

As chairman of the Fundraising Committee of the Board of Directors of Southern Little League and on behalf of my fellow committee members, Sara Stadel and Kari DeBoer, we would like to thank those of you that attended the Lead Off Party Fundraiser for 2017. Despite the lower number of parents of current and past players, we realized one of our most successful years to date. Thanks to a group of faithful patrons who did attend, we added nearly $15,000.00, after expenses, to the annual Southern Little League budget. It is because of the efforts of these loyal supporters that we are able to continue to keep the amount you pay for your child to participate to less than half of the approximately $375 actual annual per player cost. If you were unable to attend the party, but would still like to contribute, please visit our website, for a convenient way to make a donation.

Now that the new year of baseball and softball is almost here we can all look forward to making memories that last a life time. Thanks to the time and effort put forth by the many volunteers, coaches and players, we will make 2017 another great year for Southern Little League!

Tim Kolk, Sara Stadel & Kari DeBoer
Fundraising Committee for Southern Little League

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Southern Little League Appreciation Weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods

Get 20% off throughout the store with this coupon. Saturday, March 18, through Monday, March 20, 2017.