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2023 Spring Softball Player Evaluations

PLAYER EVALUATIONS
Saturday, February 11th 

All Registered Players:
Please plan on attending the player evaluations scheduled below. Player evaluations is an important tool to help balance teams and gives coaches a chance to meet the players. All registered players will be placed on a team. 

SOFTBALL EVALUATIONS: 
Field Assignments
6U   Field 2 – 9:00am – 10:30am
8U   Field 2 - 10:30am – 12:30pm
10U Field 1 - 9:00am to 11:00am
(Pitchers & Catchers stay after)
13U Field 1 - 11:00am to 12:30 pm
(Pitchers & Catchers stay after)

Registration Listing - Adult Coed Slow-Pitch Softball

2023 Spring Adult Coed Slow-Pitch Softball



Games will be played on Friday evenings.
Ages 17+ (Age as of January 1, 2023)
TARGET SEASON START: LATE FEBRUARY EARLY MARCH
 
Due to overwhelming response from groups wanting to play as a team, the League has moved from individual registration to team registration this season. For Individuals that are interested in playing and are not on an existing team, the League has created a Free Agent List.
 
TEAM REGISTRATION:
INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP A TEAM, PLEASE EMAIL KEN SCHIPPER @ [email protected]
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A REQUEST IS FEBRUARY 11th, 2023.
 
LEAGUE FEE FOR TEAMS: $500.00
League will provide championship shirts for the top team.
League fees do not cover umpire fees: Pay-at-the-Plate - each team will pay the umpire directly at the beginning of each game. $25 per game.
Teams must provide one new ball per game.
 
FREE AGENT LIST:
Players from the list will be added to teams if they need additional players to fill their roster.
If space allows, the League Commissioner will put together teams from the Free Agent List.
There is no fee to place your name on the list. If you are picked up to play with a team, you will then contribute to the team league fee/expenses.
Adding your name to the Free Agent List does not guarantee you will have an opportunity to play this season.
 Free agent list will close on February 11th, 2023.
 
General Rules:
  1. Game length will be 65 minutes or 6 innings.
  2. Hitters will start with a 1-1 count (1 ball and 1 strike).
  3. Core .44 or lower ball will be used.
  4. Arc-Pitch Softball. Extended plate.
  5. Teams are responsible for their own uniforms. Uniform will not be required.
  6. Ten players on the field with all players attending in the batting order (round robin order).
  7. Specific rules regarding minimal women required to be on defense will be determined after registration.
 
PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEASON THE MGR WILL MEET TO DISCUS RULES AND SCHEULE FORMAT.

Free Agent List

Registration closes on 02/11/2023 at 11:00 PM
Season Dates: 02/24/2023 to 05/26/2023
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$0.00

2023 Spring Softball

2023 Spring Softball
Ages 5-13

Registration is OPEN and will CLOSE on January 31st
Practices will begin mid-February
Season will end mid-May

To ensure a place in the league do not delay your registration. Registration may close earlier for some age groups that reach the maximum numbers. Once maximum numbers are reached a waiting list will be created. We will add players from the waiting list if players drop or if we are able to host additional teams in the age group. Late registration will only be accepted to balance individual age group numbers; a $25 late fee will be added to your registration.

5-year-old girls are encouraged to register for 6U Coach-Pitch Softball.
Registration for 3- & 4-year-old TBall and 4-& 5-year-old Coach-Pitch is done
through Baseball.  Baseball league age is how old you are on April 30, 2023


SOFTBALL LEAGUE AGE IS DETERMINE BY HOW OLD YOU ARE ON January 1, 2023


Team Assignments:

Players will be evaluated and then drafted by Coaches. All players registered will be drafted. To help balance the teams, our policy is not to allow player request to play with certain coaches or players.  Player Evaluations is scheduled for Saturday, February 11th.  Times and field assignments will be announced.

Coaches:
NWRAA is a volunteer-based organization, and we rely on Parents’ involvement. Our player evaluations and player drafts are geared to help first time coaches. During the registration process there will be a section where parents can indicate their desire to coach. If you have any questions, please contact your age group commissioners. The list of age group commissioners can be found on the Softball webpage.

Practices:
During pre-season, teams will be assigned one weeknight slot and one weekend slot. Once games begin; teams will practice once a week. We cannot arrange for specific practice days. Coaches will select times slots when they receive the team roster.

Concession Duty: 
We are a volunteer-based organization and rely on parents to help run Concessions. A Concession Work Deposit (CWD) fee of $25.00 will be added to your league fee. The CWD will be refunded to you after the completion of your work shift. Prior to the start of games, you will have an opportunity to sign-up for a concession work shift that works best for you. Work shift are approximately 3.5 hours. If you are unavailable to work a shift, your CWD will be used for your Concession Buyout, and you will not receive a refund. More information can be found on the web site. Being assigned as a Head Coach qualifies for refund.

Games:
Games will be played twice a week and teams will participate in the End of Year Tournament

Uniforms:
Each player will receive a game jersey.

Age Groups and Fees:

5 - & 6-year-old: 6U: Coach-Pitch Softball  
Game length is 60 minutes or 6 innings. Teams will bat round robin (all players attended will be in the batting line up). Everyone will play defensively. Normal Coach-Pitch rules will be played with a few age-appropriate variations.

7 - & 8-year-old: 8U Coach-Pitch Softball
Game length is 60 minutes or 6 innings. Teams will bat round robin (all players attended will be in the batting line up) with ten players on the field defensively.

9 - & 10-year-old: 10U Kid – Pitch Softball 
Teams will bat round robin (all players attended will be in the batting line up) with nine players on the field defensively. Pitchers throw in windmill delivery from 35 feet. There may be away games at neighboring ball parks.

11 - 13-year-old: 13U Kid-Pitch Softball 
Teams will bat round robin (all players attended will be in the batting line up) with nine players on the field defensively. Pitchers throw in windmill delivery from 40 feet. There may be away games at neighboring ball parks

 

Registration Listing

No Programs are Currently Displayed

There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

Spring Softball Concession Duty

Concession Duty Obligation  

NWRAA is a volunteer-based organization and we rely on Parents’ involvement.  We need Parents to volunteer, whether it is working a concession shift or working a gate during a tournament, your involvement is important.  A Concession Work Deposit (CWD) fee of $25.00 will be added to each participant during registration.  The CWD will be refunded to you after the completion of your work shift.  If you are unavailable to volunteer for a shift, your CWD will be used for your buyout and you will not receive a refund. There will be no formal Concession Work Schedule.  Parents will have the opportunity to coordinate a work shift which best fits their schedule.  Typical work shift is 3.5 hours.   The League plans on hiring backup concession workers to fill in to keep the Concession Stand properly staffed.  The CWD will be used to fund additional staffing. 
 
Baseball/Softball Board
 

2023 DICK'S Discount days

NWRAA BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

20% OFF SHOP EVENT
TWO WEEKENDS
Fri. 2/10/23- Mon. 2/13/23
Fri. 217/23 - Mon. 2/20/23
Flowood Location 

Save the date!
Our partner, DICK’S Sporting Goods, is offering you a 20% off discount throughout the store to help you gear up for the season!  
Be sure to use the coupon linked below, as this is specific to our organization.
The coupon is valid in-store on the dates above and should be shown at the register during checkout.

CLICK HERE FOR COUPON

2023 Spring Season Age Group Commissioners

2023 Spring Season Softball Age Group Commissioners

If you have any questions or would like to coach, please contact your age group commissioner

6U Coach-Pitch Softball
Kendol Collins
[email protected]

8U Coach-Pitch Softball
Brad Lane
[email protected]

10U Softball
Chase Belk
[email protected]


13U Softball
Casey Westbrook
[email protected]


Adult Softball
Ken Schipper
[email protected]

Softball Commissioner
Bryce Hopkins
[email protected]

Overall Baseball and Softball Director

Ken Schipper
[email protected]


 

NWRAA Softball Rules and Documents

Rules: 
NWRAA Softball is affiliated with USSSA Softball
USSSA Fast Pitch Rules
ADULT SOFTBALL RULES - updated fall 2022

House rules supersede USSSA rules:
6U/8U Additional Fall 2022 Rules
6U Rules
8U Rules
10U Rules

12u Rules

Recreation Softball  

Player Assignment Procedure 
All-Star Selection Procedure

Select Softball forms (Rampage)
Select Softball Guidelines - Rampage Softball

Coach Forms
2022 Fall Sponsor Form
Coach's Background Check Permission form
Coach's Code of Conduct form
Concussion Training 
Heads up Certificate Link - http://WWW.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

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