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1) What are the costs associated with the 2023 Fall Ball Season?
8U - 14U Recreational $175
8U-14U Select $275 ($175 charged at registration. Additional $100 collected after roster confirmation.)
2) 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). TGS follows OC Fall Ball rules which dictate players will play in their Spring 2024 age eligible division. Other accommodations may 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.
3) How often will the girls practice? How often are games?
Rec teams will practice one day a week with one game on Sundays. Practices begin August 21st. Until the first game, teams will practice up to two (2) times within a seven (7) day period. Once games start, teams will practice one time per week. There will be one end of season tournament wherein games could be played Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Select teams will practice two times per week and will play a double-header on Sundays. Select teams will participate in two tournaments during the season wherein games could be played Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Players must compete in 50% of their regular season games to be eligible for the tournaments.
4) How are girls selected for a team?
Evaluations for Fall Ball Recreation teams will be held. This is not a "try-out". Player's skill levels are assessed in order to create balanced teams.
Select teams are formed via invitation from the Select Manager. Players interested in Select teams will need to attend a Select Tryout to be evaluated or make other arrangements with the Manager.
5) What is provided in the League Uniform?
This season, the uniform that is provided by the league consists of a dri-fit jersey and socks. Players will need to purchase their own pants.
6) Will there be any additional fees?
Each team usually collects a small amount of money at the start of the season to cover additional team costs such as special team socks or social events. The total team fees collected are up to the Team Parent but are usually between $30-50/per player.
7) Can I request a buddy or a particular coach?
The only age division that is able to request a specific coach or buddy is the 6U Division.
Friend and Coach requests may be submitted for 8u-12u Rec. We will try to accommodate as many as possible, but the primary criterion in forming teams will be to distribute talent evenly and to provide each team with sufficient specialty position players (Pitcher, Catcher, 1B). We cannot guarantee that any or all of these requests will be honored. Email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
8) What equipment is needed?
The basic items your player needs are cleats, helmet with an USA Softball approved face cage and chin strap, USA Softball approved 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. Click here for more information regarding equipment.
9) Where are games and practices located?
During the Fall Ball season, home games and practices are held at either Tustin Sports Park (TSP), Columbus Tustin Park (CT), or Veterans Sports Park (VSP). Families will also travel to other Orange County locations for games. Those cities include but are not limited to Newport Beach, Orange, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Aliso Viejo, and San Clemente.
10) What if I can't afford the fees for my daughter to play?
TGS offers a payment plan. You will pay 50% at the time of registration and the remaining 50% on August 11, 2023. Should your family require financial assistance, 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.
We understand that there are unforeseen circumstances which may lead you to decide to withdraw your player registration. 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 between August 1st and August 13th, they will be refunded their registration fee less a $25 processing fee. NO REFUNDS after August 13th.
If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar at email@example.com.