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2020 Spring Season

Spring 2020 Schedule and Rules

Spring Season Game Days

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


Important Spring Dates (Weather Permitting)

Date Event
January 3, 2020 Registration Closes / Waitlist Registration Begins
January 11, 2020 Spring Evaluations: 8u-14u
January 14, 2020 Draft (Tenative)
January 17, 2020 6U Coach Meet and Greet & 6U Uniform Fitting
January 17, 2020 Players will start hearing from their coaches.
January 18, 2020 Complimentary 8U and 10U Clinic
January 18, 2020 Make-Up Uniform Fitting 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CT Snack Bar
January 21, 2020 10U Select Try-outs 6:30 p.m.
January 24, 2020 Final Uniform Fitting - CT Snack Bar 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
January 25, 2020 All Ages Clinic Opportunity with Celina Gozalez
January 26, 2020 12U Select Try-outs 9:00 a.m.
January 26, 2020 Coach Clinic - Classroom Format (Tustin Senior Center)
January 27, 2020 Practices Start this Week
February 1, 2020 Complimentary 12U and 14U Clinic
February 15, 2020 Pitching and Catching Clinic (Only $5 to Attend) RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 8th
February 20, 2020 Field Prep Clinic at 6:00 a.m. CT2
February 21, 2020 Sliding Clinic - Celina Gonzalez Academy (Only $5 to Attend)
February 22, 2020 Pitching and Catching Clinic (Only $5 to Attend)
February 28, 2020 Field Prep Clinic at 6:00 a.m. CT2
February 29, 2020 Opening Day
March 1, 2020 Picture Day
March 8, 2020 Pitching and Catching Clinic (Only $5 to Attend)
March 13, 2020 Sliding Clinic - Celina Gonzalez Academy (Only $5 to Attend)
April 26, 2020 Angel's Day
May 3, 2020 All-Star Selections
May 9, 2020 Closing Ceremony and Coach Game

VOLUNTEER POLICY

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


Spring season information

***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 registrar@tustingirlssoftball.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:

 

Now 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. Upper divisions typically practice twice 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 once teams are formed.

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, 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.

5) 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.

6) 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 January and the coaches will contact their teams shortly thereafter.

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. 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.

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

before 12/31/19:

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. We also offer a limited number of scholarships. Please fill out the scholarship application and email it to registrar@tustingirlssoftball for consideration.

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 registrar@tustingirlssoftball.com should you experience a problem.

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. 

13) 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.

14) 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.