Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Sign Up for the 2018 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. Please note that the deadline for signing up is earlier this year.
  • Age Eligibility: Please use Little League's age calculator to determine your child's official league age. It's important that you do this and that you get your child's league age correct. Please don't just assume you know this. Please take the time to use the age calculator.
    • Here are the divisions we offer: age eligibility and divisions
    • Please note: We can only allow 6-year-olds to play coach-pitch baseball or softball if they have already played T-ball elsewhere. (Note: We do not offer T-ball at Southern.)
  • Cost: $150 ($100 for softball) per player before the deadline. $175 after the deadline based on availability. (No player will be denied based on inability to pay. Please come to one of the in-person sign-up sessions for details on financial assistance.)
  • How to sign up: Please sign up online (click here). If you are unable to sign up online, you may sign up at one of our in-person sign-up sessions at Blimpie next to Breton Village Mall (click here). The cost is the same either way. You cannot sign up by mail.
  • Geographical boundary eligibility: See our official league boundaries here. Your child must reside or attend school 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 24, 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: Saturdays, Feb 10 & Feb 17, 11a-1p
    • Sign-up deadline: Saturday, March 3
    • Player evaluation/tryout day: Saturday, March 24
    • Practices begin: Monday, April 9 or later (depends on coach)
    • Clean-up day: Saturday, April 14, 9am to noon
    • Coach and Team Parent meeting: Wednesday, April 11, 8pm
    • Games begin: Friday, April 20
    • Family day: Saturday, June 9 (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.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Save the Date!

Saturday, February 24 is the date of Southern's Lead-off Party.

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