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2023 Spring Season

SPRING 2023 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER.

SPRING 2023 AGE DIVISIONS

  • 6U: Birthdays between 1/1/2016 and 6/30/2018
  • 8U: Birthdays between 1/1/2014 and 12/31/2015
  • 10U: Birthdays between 1/1/2012 and 12/31/2013
  • 12U: Birthdays between 1/1/2010 and 12/31/2011
  • 14U: Birthdays between 1/1/2008 and 12/31/2009

Spring Season 2023 Registration Costs 

*** EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! REGISTER BEFORE NOVEMBER 31, 2022 TO RECEIVE 10% OFF THE BELOW PRICES! AMOUNT AT CHECKOUT WILL REFLECT THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. ***

6U $125* ($112.50 before November 30th)

8U-14U $275* ($247.50 before November 30th)

*A $40 Fundraiser fee will be added to your registration amount at checkout. After practices begin, families will receive eight $5 tickets that they can keep or sell to recoup that $40 fee.

10% Sibling Discount

**Players who register after December 31st are not guaranteed placement. 14u may fill and close early due to coach availability.**

The Registration fee includes USA Softball membership, field costs, umpire fees, team photo, uniform (jersey, softball pants, softball socks) and yearbook.


SPRING SEASON INFORMATION

  • 6U will practice once per week and play one game on Saturdays.
  • 8U-14U will practice twice per week until games start. When games start they will practice once per week, play one weeknight game, and one Saturday game per week. Weeknight game schedule below. An optional cage day may be introduced.
  • Teams are drafted with the goal of creating even teams. Players participate in an evaluation so we can access skill level prior to the draft. There are no refunds after teams are drafted.
  • Games start on Opening Day, February 25, 2023 and conclude by the first week of May. Closing Ceremonies are May 6th.
  • Games are played at Columbus Tustin Park. Practices could be conducted at Columbus Tustin Park, Veterans Park or Tustin Sports Park. Upper Divisions may travel to play in adjacent cities.
  • Families are required to volunteer at least 6 hours of time per season or "buyout". Spring 2023 Volunteer Policy coming soon.
  • Families are required to fundraise. Fundraising information coming soon.

 


important Spring Dates - Subject to change. More Dates will be added as spring season planning continues.

DATE EVENT
December 31, 2022 Guaranteed Registration Closes
January 7, 2023 Mandatory Evaluations and Uniform Fitting
January 15, 2023 Select Workout 1 of 2
January 21, 2023 Coach and Player Clinic with Morgan Stuart
January 17, 2023 Draft Night
January 18, 2023 Draft Night
January 20, 2023 6u Orientation Night
January 20, 2023 Rec Teams Announced
January 22, 2023 Select Workout 2 of 2 (tentative)
January 24, 2023 Announce Select Teams
January 30, 2023 Practices Start
February 25, 2023 Opening Day & Picture Day
March 12, 2023 Tustin Girls Softball event at the Anaheim Duck's Game
March 25-26, 2023 Mid Season tournament
April 23, 2023 Angels Day
April 28-29, 2023 End of Season Tournament Games
May 1-4, 2023 Semi-final and Championship Games
May 6, 2023 Closing Ceremonies

Spring Season Game Days

6U: Saturdays

8U: Tuesday Evenings and Saturdays

10U: Monday Evenings and Saturdays

12U: Thursday Evenings and Saturdays

14U: Double header games on Saturdays

Select: Double header games on Sundays (in addition to Rec games)


SPRING SELECT 2023

For girls who are looking for additional competitive play, select teams may be a fun way to get in extra games for your passionate player.

A Spring Select Team is a collaboration of TGS players from all recreation teams who are interested in playing at a more competitive level against other Select teams from leagues all over Orange County and surrounding counties. 

Select Select teams are formed after a tryout and will play double headers on Sundays in addition to their weeknight and Saturday games. 

Select tryouts will be January 15th. Schedule to be announced.

Coaches: Please apply HERE to coach a Spring 2023 Select Team.

CLICK HERE for more information about the 2023 Spring Select program.


Spring 2023 FAQ's

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, home games are held at Columbus Tustin Park (CT) located at 14712 Prospect Avenue. 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.  Practices are held at Columbus Tustin Park, Veterans Park, or Tustin Sports Park.

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 until games start, then practice once a week from then on.  8u-14u games are twice a week: one weeknight game and one Saturday game. A practice schedule will become available in late January once teams are formed. Managers (head coaches) create their own practice schedules so we will not know when your practice is until your team is drafted.

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 $50 per player.

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. Team equality is our top priority. Coaches draft their own teams. With that said, please make your requests to registrar@tustingirlssoftball.com and we will notify coaches of those requests during the draft.

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

  • softball glove 

*Fielding face masks 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 Executive Board must approve any change in playing division and has the final decision. We recommend consulting president@tustingirlssfotball.com when deciding the best division for your player.  

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

TGS offers 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.

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?

We value our volunteers and depend on them to create the incredible TGS environment we hold so dear. Whether you volunteer your time coaching, prepping fields, being a team mom, or working the snack bar... YOU make a difference in our league. Each family must complete four volunteer hours per player.