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2021 Spring Season

SPRING 2021 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Open to all girls ages 4.5 through 14 years old from Tustin, North Tustin, Santa Ana, Irvine, Orange, or any of our surrounding communities. 

****Important Note – due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County is still operating under restricted guidelines pertaining to youth sports. At this time, we are uncertain whether games will be allowed for the 2021 Spring Season. It is our hope that pertinent State and Local restrictions will be lifted. As such, we are moving forward with an optimistic approach and assuming we will be able to play games. If we are still unable to play games during the Spring Season, we will likely operate in the same manner as the Fall 2020 season (with practices only). In this scenario, TGS will be refunding a portion of your registration fees.****


REGISTRATION FEES

All registrations after December 31st will be put on a waiting list. 

  • 6U: $125

  • 8U - 14U: $225

6U - Birthdates 01/01/14 - 07/01/16

8U - Birthdates 01/01/12 - 12/31/13

10U - Birthdates 01/01/10 - 12/31/11

12U - Birthdates 01/01/08 - 12/31/09

14U - Birthdates 01/01/06 - 12/31/07

*Fielding one or more 14u teams is contingent upon enrollment numbers.

**Proof of age in the form of birth certificate or passport must be received by TGS in order to play on an Select or All-Star team.


Important Spring Dates (Weather and COVID Restrictions Permitting)

Date Event
December 31, 2020 Registration Closes / Waitlist Registration Begins
January 11 - 15, 2021 Weeknights Evaluations
January 9, 2021 Spring Clinics hosted by the Flames
January 12, 2021 Draft (Managers Only)
January 15, 2021 Coach Introductions
January 25 - 30, 2021 First Practices
February 27, 2021 Opening Day
March 15 - 19, 2021 Spring Break
May 9, 2021 Season Close

SPRING SEASON GAME DAYS (GAME PLAY CONTINGENT ON STATE REGULATIONS)

6U: Saturdays with  a couple weeknight games introduced mid season

8U: Tuesday Evenings and Saturdays

10U: Monday Evenings and Saturdays

12U: Thursday Evenings and Saturdays

14U: Double header games on Saturdays


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you do not see your question below please feel free to submit your question to our Registrar at registrar@tustingirlssoftball.com.

1) Where are games and practices located?

During the Spring Season, practices and home games are held at Columbus Tustin Park (CT) located at 14712 Prospect Avenue (Irvine and Prospect) or at Tustin Sports Park (TSP) located at 12850 Robinson Drive. 6U games will be played at CT.  8U-14U games will be played at CT or in adjacent cities such as Irvine or Newport Beach.  

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

The number of practice sessions each week depends on the age division. 6U will practice one night a week with a weekly game on Saturday. Upper divisions typically practice twice a week. Games are twice a week with one weeknight game and one Saturday game. A practice schedule will become available in late January once teams are formed.

3) Will there be any additional fees?

Each team usually collects a small amount of money at the start of the season to cover additional costs such as a team banner to display at games, team socks, hair bows, and the team party. This fee is usually about $45 per player.

There is an additional fee of $60 if you would like to "Buy-Out" of your volunteer duties. This is fee is optional. The Volunteer Policy is posted at the bottom of this page.

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

Yes. The 6U division is grouped geographically, by coach request, and buddy request. We try as much as possible to have girls play with their friends.

TGS cannot accept buddy or coach requests for 8U-14U.

5) How are the 8U-14U teams formed?

8U though 14U will start the season with an on-field evaluation in early January. All girls go through the evaluation process which allows the league to rate the girls’ skill level. These evaluations allow for teams to be evenly drafted by our coaches. Every girl who registered will be placed on a team. The drafting of teams takes place in mid-January and the coaches will contact their teams shortly thereafter.

6) What is provided in the league uniform?

The uniform that is provided by the league consists of a team jersey and pants. Sample uniforms will be made available to be sure your player orders the right size. Team moms will provide more information after teams are formed.

7) What equipment is needed?

The basic items your player needs are:

  • cleats (soccer cleats are acceptable in the younger age divisions)

  • helmet with an USA Softball approved face cage and chin strap

  • USA Softball approved bat

  • glove 

*Facemasks are highly recommended for pitchers and infielders.

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. The bat must be printed with the ASA or USA Softball approval. 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) Can my daughter “play up”? 

Girls are typically placed in the division which represents their current age, however, sometimes adjustments are made to play up or down in unusual situations based upon skill levels or safety concerns. The TGS Board must approve any change in playing division and has the final decision. Please make your request to move divisions via email to registrar@tustingirlssoftball.com.

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

TGS offers a payment plan. You will be required to pay half at the time of registration. The remaining balance will be charged to the same card on December 31, 2020. 

We also offer a limited number of scholarships for financial hardships which are rewarded in order of receipt. Please review the scholarship application to see if you qualify. Completed applications should be emailed to registrar@tustingirlssoftball for consideration.

10) Does TGS offer a sibling discount?

TGS does offer a sibling discount. Our online registration system will automatically discount 10% off any additional siblings registered during the same transaction. Please contact registrar@tustingirlssoftball.com should you experience a problem.

11) Will I have to fund raise?

Yes. Our registration fees do not cover our annual operating expenses. This makes fundraising crucial to our league's continued success. Every family is required to fund raise. Details of that fundraising will be made available in February. 

12) What is the TGS Refund Policy?

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 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.

13) What is the volunteer commitment?

All parents or guardians are required to volunteer. TGS has a point system where every family is required to fulfill four points per player. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to: coaching, being a team mom, score keeping, prepping fields, and working in our snack bar. 

Families may "Buy Out" of volunteer duties for $60 per player.


Volunteer Policy

Please click here for our Volunteer Policy. Buy outs can be given to your team moms.