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2020 Fall Season

FALL BALL REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

ALL NEW REGISTRATIONS WILL BE WAIT LISTED.

PLEASE CONTACT REGISTRAR@TUSTINGIRLSSOFTBALL.COM WITH QUESTIONS


manage a fall team

We depend on our parent volunteers. YOU make TGS the incredible environment that it is. Please click the below link to sign up to Manage a team. New to TGS? We'll give you everything you need to get started. If you did not volunteer with us in spring, be prepared to upload a picture of your driver license and the below background check form.  


FALL SEASON DATES (Subject to change due to the COVID Pandemic)

Date Event
September 4, 2020 Registration Closes
September 13, 2020 Evaluations
September 28, 2020 Practices Start
November 15, 2020 Season End

Information about the Fall 2020 Season

Welcome to Fall Ball 2020! Due to the COVID pandemic, games are currently not permitted. TGS is proud to announce a fall ball practice league at a discounted price. Should game play be permitted at any time during the season, we will schedule some games and have some fun. Should games be approved during the season, each player will be asked to contribute an additional fee to cover the cost of umpires. We ask for patience and grace as we work to provide safe opportunities for our players. 

Fall softball is for players who are looking for a fun, developmental environment. There are typically 1 or 2 practices per week. Should games be permitted, those games will be played on Sundays. Families may travel to other Orange County cities for games. Select players may travel farther.

This fall season TGS will will host recreation teams in the 6u , 8u, 10u, and 12u age divisions. Select teams will be formed by invitation in our 8u, 10u, and 12u age divisions. A Select team will be formed in our 14u age division should there be enough interest. Please contact president@tustingirlssoftball.com with questions regarding 14u.

1) What are the costs associated with the 2020 Fall Ball Season?

6U $60

8U - 14U $75

If we are approved for game play during the fall season, a small additional fee will be collected to cover the cost of umpires. Select players may have tournament costs as well.

2) Where are games and practices located?

During the Fall Ball season, home games and practices are held at either Tustin Sports Park located at 12850 Robinson Drive, Tustin, CA 92782 (Jamboree and Robinson) or Columbus Tustin Park (CT) located at 14712 Prospect Avenue, Tustin, CA 92780 (Irvine and Prospect). Families may also travel to other Orange County locations for games.

3) How often will the girls practice? How often are games?

6u teams will practice once a week. 8u-14u may practice up to twice a week. If games are approved, those games will be played on Sundays (no games during the week). 

The 10u, 12u, and 14u age divisions will play double headers on Sundays. The 6u and 8u age divisions will play one game on Sundays. In an ideal season, there are tournament opportunities. If that occurs, tournaments usually begin on Friday and end on Sunday.

4) How are girls selected for a team? 

Assessments for Fall Ball Recreation teams will be held. This is not a "try-out". Players skill levels are assessed in order to create balanced teams. 

Select teams are formed via invitation from the Select Manager. Typically, Select teams consist of All-Star players from the previous spring season. 

5)  Can I  request a buddy or a particular coach?

The 6u and 8u recreation age divisions may request a buddy. We will do our absolute best to honor every request but due to team balance, there may be requests we cannot honor. There are no buddy requests for 8u select teams. TGS does not honor coach or buddy requests in the upper age divisions.

6) What is provided in the league uniform?

This season, the uniform that is provided by the league consists of a dry-fit jersey-type tee only. Players will need to purchase their own pants. Sock purchases are normally facilitated by the team parents after teams are formed, but will not be necessary this fall season.

7) What equipment is needed?

The basic items your player needs are cleats (soccer cleats are acceptable), helmet with an USA Softball approved face cage and chin strap, bat, and softball glove. Girls in higher divisions may also want to add knee pads and/or sliding shorts to protect them when sliding into a base. Face masks for pitchers and infielders are suggested but not required.

The helmet can be purchased at any sporting goods store. The helmet must be worn while the batter is on deck, batting, or running the bases. The bat should come up to the child’s waist when placed on the ground next to the leg. To determine the weight of the bat, the child should be able to hold it parallel to the ground in one hand without much effort. A glove should be able to close around the size of the ball used in the age division in which they play. The 6U and 8U Divisions use a 10” yellow ball. The 10U Division uses an 11” yellow ball. The 12U and 14U Divisions use a 12” yellow ball.

8) How will I know what age group to register my daughter for?   

The age divisions will be assigned in the registration process and are determined by USA Softball (the governing body of softball in the United States). This fall season, TGS will permit players to play in their their Spring 2020 OR their Spring 2021 age eligible division. Some accommodations can be made with board approval. Proof of age in the form of birth certificate or passport must be received by TGS prior to the first practice.

Upon registration, the system will automatically place your player into the Spring 2021 age division. If you would like your player to be placed in their Spring 2020 age division, please email registrar@tustingirlssoftball.com and we will make the switch. 

Spring 2021 Birth Years:

2006 and 2007- 14u Select 

2008 and 2009 - 12u

2010  and 2011 - 10u

2012 and 2013 - 8u

2014 and 2015 - 6u

2016 - 6u (Must be 4.5 years old to play)

Spring 2020 Birth Years:

2005 and 2006- 14u Select 

2007 and 2008 - 12u

2009  and 2010 - 10u

2011 and 2012 - 8u

2013 and 2014 - 6u

2015 - 6u (Must be 4.5 years old to play)

9) What if my daughter would like to tryout for a Fall Select Team?

Any player wishing to play on a fall select team must come to evaluations. Players will then be invited to the team by the Select Coach. Please email president@tustingirlssoftball.com with questions about this process. 

10) What if I can't afford the fees for my daughter to play?

TGS will not be offering a payment plan for the fall 2020 season. However, we will offer a limited number of scholarships. Please fill out the scholarship application and email it to registrar@tustingirlssoftball for consideration. Scholarships that meet the criteria will be awarded in order of application received.

 

REFUND POLICY

We understand this season is unprecedented and that there are unforeseen circumstances which may lead you to decide to withdraw your player. Please keep in mind that this decision not only impacts the league financially, but it also affects team balancing and formation.

If a player requests a refund prior to team formation which occurs at the draft, they will be refunded their registration fee less a $25 processing fee. There are NO REFUNDS after teams have been formed. Some exceptions may be made with board approval. COVID situations excluded.


If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar at registrar@tustingirlssoftball.com.


COVID POLICY

All players and coaches will have temperatures taken prior to practice. Players, parents, and coaches shall wear masks to the field until a successful health screening is conducted. Players or coaches who have experience a direct and prolonged exposure with a COVID-positive person or are experiencing COVID symptoms will not be permitted to participate unless they receive a negative COVID test. Should a team member or coach become COVID positive, all exposed TGS participants will not be permitted to come to practice for two weeks, or until they receive a negative COVID test. Players and coaches will be required to hand sanitize regularly. Please understand that should a player become COVID positive, refunds cannot be made. 

We take the health and safety or our participants very seriously and depend on our community's commitment to this endeavor to provide a successful season.