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2020 Fall Softball

2020 NWRAA BASEBALL & SOFTBALL FALL SEASON          

Registration Dates: Aug. 1, 2020 – Aug. 25, 2020

                          

  • Practices will begin early September
  • Season will end mid-late November

5/31/20 update - Play Ball

 Baseball and Softball families

Please click the link to review.  It is essential that all parents review both documents
MS Executive Order 1491
NWRAA Guidelines to Return to Play

With the announcement of the ‘Safe Return Order’ starting June 1st, we are ready to begin playing again.  Our season will begin Thursday, June 4th.   Schedules are being generated and will be posted when completed.  To maximize the amount of games in a shorter season some age groups will play 3 games a week.  Saturday games are to be expected.   

‘Safe Return Order’ (Executive Order 1491) has spelled specific guidelines that must be followed to allow ballparks to resume playing games.  The Order specifies that all families be provided with the Executive Order (link above).

Please review NWRAA Guidelines to Return to Play (link above).  Our guidelines follow the recommendations from the Executive Order with a few minor adjustments to fit our facility.  All guidelines must be followed to allow us to continue with the season.

Looking forward to the first pitch!

Ken Schipper
NWRAA Baseball and Softball Director

2020 SPRING SOFTBALL

Registration is Closed
Games begin late March

2020 SPRING SOFTBALL 

Registration: WEDS., JANUARY 8TH – WEDS., JANUARY 29th
EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd -11:00PM est


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, 2020 

6U Coach-Pitch:   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  

Softball Age Groups 8U through 13U:  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.  Please do not ask, Thank you 

18USoftball:  Player evaluations will not be held for this age group. Traveling will be required.  There will be away games at neighboring ball parks.
 
NOTE: 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 30th, 2020 
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 web-page tab

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:  NEW PROCEDURE FOR SPRING 2020
NWRAA is a volunteer-based organization and we rely on Parents’ involvement.  We need Parents to volunteer to work a concession shift.  New this year we are adding a Concession Work Deposit (CWD) fee of $25.00 to each participant. The deposit will be added to your league fee. 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.  More info on the new program can be found on the web site.

Age Groups and Fees: 
6U: Coach-Pitch Softball (5 and 6 yr. old):  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. 
   
8U: Coach-Pitch Softball (7 and 8 yr. old):  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. 

10U: Softball (9 and 10 yr. old): 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.

13U: Softball (11 through 13 yr. old):  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

18U: Softball (14 through 18 yr. old):  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.

Content

2020 - Spring (Summer) Schedules

End of Year Tournament 
ages 6 and up
Thursday, June, 25th thru Sunday, June 28th
Tball 3/4 yr. old
4/5 yr. old 
6U Softball
8U Softball

10U Softball - not ready
13U Softball - not ready

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

2020 Spring Age Group Commissioners

2020 Spring Softball Age Group Commissioners

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

6U Coach-Pitch Softball
Chase Belk
[email protected] 

8U Coach-Pitch Softball
Kyle Sephton
[email protected]

10U Softball
Brad Lang
[email protected]

13U Softball
Kerry Weilbaecher
[email protected] 

18U Softball
John O'Hara
[email protected]


2020 Spring Concession Duty

Concession Duty Obligation (Pilot Program)

New this year we are adding a Concession Work Deposit (CWD) fee of $25.00 to each participant.  The deposit will be added to your league fee. 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.

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.  If a family is unable to volunteer the CWD will be used as a ‘concession buyout’ like the option we have had in the past.  

This is a pilot program and will be evaluated at the end of the season.  
 
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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