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Northwest Rankin Athletic Association

2022 Spring Softball

2022 Spring Softball

Ages 3-13

Registration
January 10th - January 31st @11pm

Practices are scheduled to 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.

SOFTBALL LEAGUE AGE IS DETERMINE BY HOW OLD YOU ARE ON January 1, 2022


3 to 4-year-old: COED T-Ball and 4 to 5-year-old: COED Modified Coach-Pitch Baseball
REGISTRATION IS THROUGH BASEBALL - (age as of April 30, 2022)
Five-year-old girls are encouraged to register for 6U (5 & 6 yr. old) Coach-Pitch Softball

Team Assignments:

6-year-old and up: Coach-Pitch Softball and Kid-Pitch Softball
Games are played twice a week and teams 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.  Please do not ask, Thank you

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 under the baseball 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.  

Adult Softball

2022 NWRAA BASEBALL/SOFTBALL
SPRING SEASON


COED
ADULT
SLOW-PITCH
SOFTBALL  

Registration
January 10th - 31st @11pm

waiting list will be created once
max registration numbers are met

Games will be played on
Friday Evenings

UPDATED RULES

Registration Listing

2022 Spring Softball

REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, JANUARY 31st @ 11:00PM
Practices will begin mid-February and Games will conclude mid-May

Late registration will only be accepted to balance individual age group numbers. A $25 late fee will be added to your registration. 
 
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

COED T-BALL LEAGUE (3–4-year-old) AND COED MODIFIED COACH-PITCH (4–5-year-old) REGISTRATION IS THROUGH THE BASEBALL PROGRAM.
5-year-old girls are encouraged to play 6U Coach-Pitch Softball.

League age is determined by how old you are on January 1st, 2022

Age Groups
 
6U: 5 and 6-year-old Coach-Pitch Softball
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.
8U: 7 and 8-year-old Coach-Pitch Softball
Teams will bat round robin (all players attended will be in the batting line up) with ten players on the field defensively.
10U: 9 and 10-year-old 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.
13U: 11 - 13-year-old 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




10U Softball

Registration closes on 01/31/2022 at 11:00 PM
Season Dates: 02/19/2022 to 05/16/2022
$125.00

13U Softball

Registration closes on 01/31/2022 at 11:00 PM
Season Dates: 02/19/2022 to 05/16/2022
$125.00

6U Softball

Registration closes on 01/31/2022 at 11:00 PM
Season Dates: 02/19/2022 to 05/17/2022
$115.00

8U Softball

Registration closes on 01/31/2022 at 11:00 PM
Season Dates: 02/19/2022 to 05/16/2022
$115.00

2022 Spring Adult Coed Slow-Pitch Softball

COED ADULT SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL

REGISTRATION MAY CLOSE EARLY.
WE HAVE FOUR RETURNING TEAMS. THE PLAN IS TO GET ENOUGH PLAYERS THAT ARE NOT ON A CURRENT TEAM TO MAKE ONE OR TWO MORE TEAMS. IF REGISTRATION CLOSES A WAITING LIST WILL BE STARTED. PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO THE LIST.

Recreational League: The program is intended to give our members an opportunity to have fun and play some ball!
This is not a league for established/competitive teams.

Players may request to be placed together. The league will do its best to honor all requests.
If you would like to arrange to have a large group to play together, please contact Ken Schipper at [email protected]

Games will be played on Friday evenings.

We will need a volunteer to act as team captain. If interested, please indicate such when registering.
Team captains will represent their team in league meeting and make the initial contact to all players on the team.

General Description:
  1. Arc-Pitch Softball. Extended plate.
  2. Pay-at-the-Plate - each team will pay the umpire directly at the beginning of each game ($20.00 per team).
  3. Teams are responsible for their own uniforms. Uniform will not be required.
  4. League will provide game balls.
  5. League will provide champion shirts for the top team.
  6. League format will depend on the number of teams.
  7. Ten players on the field with all players attending in the batting order (round robin order).
  8. The number of men to woman required to be on the field will depend on the registration mix of men vs women.
  9. Teams will be divided by the league.
  10. During the registration you will be asked specific question to help determine your skill level.
  11. Update League Rules are posted on the website. New rule: Base-length is 70'.

REGISTRATION MAY CLOSE EARLY.
WE HAVE FOUR RETURNING TEAMS. THE PLAN IS TO GET ENOUGH PLAYERS THAT ARE NOT ON A CURRENT TEAM TO MAKE ONE OR TWO MORE TEAMS. IF REGISTRATION CLOSES A WAITING LIST WILL BE STARTED. PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO THE LIST.


Adult Coed Softball

Registration closes on 01/31/2022 at 11:00 PM
Season Dates: 02/19/2022 to 04/30/2022
$40.00

2022 Spring Season Age Group Commissioners

2022 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

Brad Lane
[email protected]
Chris Lyles
[email protected]

8U Coach-Pitch Softball

Chase Belk
[email protected]

10U Softball
Kyle Sephton
[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]


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
 

2022 DICK'S DISCOUNT WKNDS FOR NWRAA




NWRAA BASEBALL & SOFTBALL
20% OFF SHOP EVENT
Two Weekends
2/11 - 2/14 & 2/18 – 2/21
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.

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2022 Spring Softball Schedules

GAME SCHEDULES

Game Schedules will be posted once league numbers are set

NWRAA Softball Rules and Documents

Rules: 
NWRAA Softball is affiliated with USSSA Softball
USSSA Fast Pitch Rules
ADULT SOFTBALL RULES

House rules supersede USSSA 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
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

How to Receive Text Messages from NWRAA

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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.

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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Brandon, Mississippi 39047

Email Us: [email protected]
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