Spring 2020 Registration is
Tustin Girls Softball is proud to announce Spring Registration is now open.
***Players in age groups 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U may participate in the Spring Recreation program.***
If you do not see your question below please feel free to submit your question to our Registrar at email@example.com.
1) What are the costs associated with the 2020 Spring Season?
There is tiered pricing depending on how early you register.
The cost for this program is:
Through October 31st
Ages 4-6 (6U) $125
Ages 7-8 (8U) $225
Ages 9-10 (10U) $225
Ages 11-12 (12U) $225
Ages 13-14 (14U) $225
November 1st through January 3rd*
Ages 4-6 (6U) $150
Ages 7-8 (8U) $250
Ages 9-10 (10U) $250
Ages 11-12 (12U) $250
Ages 13-14 (14U) $250
*Placement is NOT guaranteed for registrations received after
January 3, 2020 and there will be a $25 late fee.
2) 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, Tustin, CA 92780 (Irvine and Prospect). Upper Divisions can expect to travel to other Orange County cities to play.
3) How often will the girls practice? How often are games?
The number of practice sessions each week depends on the age division. Players typically practice one to three times a week during the Spring Season. Games will be played on one weeknight and on Saturdays. A practice schedule will become available in late January.
4) 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 and custom team socks. This fee is up to the Team Parent, but is usually $40 per player. The team may also ask for funds towards the end of the year to cover costs associated with a team party at the end of the season and gifts for the Coaches, Manager, and Team Mom.
5) How are girls selected for a team? Can I request a buddy?
The only age division that is able to request a buddy is the 6U Division. There are no guarantees of buddy requests, but the League tries its best to accommodate our players.
TGS cannot accept buddy requests for 8U-14U. Weather permitting, we will hold evaluations for those divisions in January 2019 (exact date TBD).
6) Can my daughter request a particular coach?
In order to make the drafts for the 8U-12U Divisions as fair as possible, the League is not allowing coach requests at this time. A coach may be requested in the 6U Division.
7) 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.
8) What equipment is needed?
The basic items your player needs will be 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, and glove. Girls in higher divisions may also want to add knee pads and/or sliding shorts to protect them when sliding into a base. Pitchers and infielders should wear face masks.
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.
9) How will I know what age group to register my daughter for?
The age divisions are set by USA Softball (the governing body of softball in the United States) and are determined by the age players are on December 31st of the registration period. For the 2020 Spring Recreation Season, the age divisions will be:
|Division for Spring 2020:||6U (TBall)||8U||10U||12U||14U|
Age of child on or
|4.5, 5 & 6||7 & 8||9 & 10||11 & 12||13, 14 & 15|
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.
10) What if I can't afford the fees for my daughter to play?
TGS offers a payment plan. You will be required to pay $75 at the time of registration. After that, the system will automatically take the remaining balance in equal increments on the 15th of every month until February 15, 2020.
Complete payment must be received by February 15, 2020 or your player will not be eligible to play on a Spring Recreation team. Proof of age in the form of birth certificate or passport must be received by TGS.
11) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org should you experience a problem.
12) What is the volunteer commitment?
All parents or guardians are required to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities include coaching, being a team mom, score keeping, prepping fields, and working in our snack bar. Details on how to "Buy Out" of volunteer duties will be made available closer to the Spring season start.
12) Will I have to fundraise?
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 fundraise. Details of that fundraising will be made available in February.
14) 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 $50 processing fee. There are NO REFUNDS after teams have been formed.
If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar at email@example.com