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How to Receive Text Messages from NWRAA

PLEASE SIGN-UP TO RECEIVE TEXTS ALERTS FROM NWRAA BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL -
COMMUNICATION AND FIELDS CLOSURES.

NWRAA uses a text messaging system to communicate with Members. To receive TEXT messages from NWRAA (Northwest Rankin Athletic Association) on your CELL PHONE 1) Start by sending a text to: 662-947-4007. 2) After you have entered the number then type the message NWRAA -No spaces between. 3) In a short time you will receive a TEXT message welcoming you to the NWRAA Text Club. Then stay tuned for upcoming announcements, game delays or other important reminders.

Discount Weekend for NWRAA Members

DICK’S Sporting Goods has extended the savings.  The coupon will be good Friday - Monday, all weekends through the end of March 2021    
 



NORTHWEST RANNKIN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION           
20% OFF SHOP EVENT
Friday, February 19th - Monday, February 22nd


Flowood Store Location 

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

NWRAA Softball Rules and Documents

Rules: 
NWRAA Softball is affiliated with USSSA Softball
USSSA Fast Pitch Rules

House rules supersede USSSA rules:
6U Rules
8U Rules

10u Rules
12u Rules

Recreation Softball  

Player Assignment Procedure 
All-Star Selection Procedure
Sponsor Form

Select Softball forms (Rampage)
Select Softball Guidelines - Rampage Softball
Select Agreement Form - Parents and players

Coach Forms
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

2021 SPRING BALL

REGISTRATION IS OVER TEAMS HAVE BEEN FORMED

2021 SPRING SOFTBALL

Ages 5 - 18

Practices will begin mid-February and Games will conclude 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.

LEAGUE AGE IS DETERMINE BY HOW OLD YOU ARE ON JANUARY 1st, 2021

Ages 5 and 6:
Games will be played on Saturday and possible a few games during the week.  Teams will participate in the End of Year Tournament. Players will be evaluated and then drafted by Coaches. All players registered will be drafted.  Our policy is not to allow player request to play with a certain coach or player.  Please do not ask, Thank you 

Ages 8 – 13:
Games are played twice a week and will participate in the End of Year Tournament. 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.  Traveling may be required; a few games may be scheduled at neighboring ball parks.

Ages 14 -18:
Player evaluations may not be held for this age group. Traveling will be required.  There will be away games at neighboring ball parks.

The Baseball Program host COED leagues for 3 to 5-year-old.  Please visit the Baseball Webpage for more info. League age for COED Leagues are determined by how old you are on April 30, 2021.  5-year-old girls are encouraged to play 6U Coach-Pitch Softball. Softball age cut off is January 1st.

Coaches:
NWRAA is a volunteer-based organization and we rely on Parents’ involvement.  First time coaches are welcomed.  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 under the baseball webpage.  Head Coaches will receive their Concession Work Deposit refund and will not have to work a shift in the concession stand.

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. Once season games begin there will be no assigned practices for the T-Ball age group.

Concession Duty: 
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 volunteer for 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.

Age Groups and Fees:

5 and 6 year old: 6U: Coach-Pitch Softball FEE $110.00
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 and 8 year old: 8U Coach-Pitch Softball FEE $115.00
Teams will bat round robin (all players attended will be in the batting line up) with ten players on the field defensively. Normal Coach-Pitch rules will be played.

9 and 10 year old: 10U Kid – Pitch Softball FEE $120.00
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. Normal Softball rules will be played.  There will likely be away games at neighboring ball parks.

11 - 13 year old: 13U Kid-Pitch Softball FEE $120.00
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. Normal Softball rules will be played.  There will likely be away games at neighboring ball parks

14 – 18 year old: 18U Kid -Pitch Softball FEE $120.00
Pitchers throw in windmill delivery from 43 feet. Normal High School Softball rules will be played.  Traveling will be required; there will be away games at neighboring ball parks.

2021 Softball Schedules

2021 Softball Schedules

6U Softball
8U Softball
10U Softball -posted soon
13U Softball - posted soon

Age Group Commissioners

Softball Age Group Commissioners

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

6U Coach-Pitch Softball

Kyle Sephton
[email protected]

8U Coach-Pitch Softball
Chase Belk
[email protected]
10U Softball

Brad Lane
[email protected]

13U Softball
Chase Belk
[email protected]

18U Softball
Softball Commissioner
Casey Westbrook
[email protected]

Overall Baseball and Softball Director

Ken Schipper
[email protected]



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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
 

Softball Field Status

The NWRAA Baseball/Softball Board notifies its parents and coaches of field closures via a text messaging system.  Please text "NWRAA" to 662-947-4007 in order to receive instantaneous field status information!

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Northwest Rankin Athletic Association

PO Box 5176 
Brandon, Mississippi 39047

Email Us: [email protected]
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