All players in the 8U through Middle School age groups must attend a player evaluation at Joe Michell K-8 School on August 23rd or August 26th.
The evaluation schedules are shown below. You only need to attend one evaluation day.
August 23, 2017
Please arrive 30 minutes early to check in and warm up with a parent.
August 26, 2017
Please arrive 30 minutes early to check in and warm up with a parent.
If you want to play but haven't registered yet, you must register online -- we will not be registering players at evaluations.
Please assume that evaluations will proceed as planned unless you hear otherwise from us. We will assess the fields early each morning. Make sure to check your email before heading out.
Uniforms: Uniform samples will be available for sizing at both evaluation days. We will have a list showing the sizes you've requested. This is your last opportunity to make changes!
All age groups: We will be accepting payments and birth certificate copies.
T-Ball: T-Ball players do not attend these evaluations. Girls who are six years old (as of Jan 1 2017) and have already played at least one T-Ball season are eligible to attend the 8U evaluation (see separate post for details).
10U & Middle School: If your daughter wants to play catcher and has her own catcher's gear, please bring it with you.
All players attending evaluations:
Arrive early to check in.
Players should wear athletic clothing and cleats, and bring their softball gear.
Uniforms: The uniforms are the same as last Spring. We strongly recommend trying them on to verify the sizes you selected in the registration form. Samples are available at evaluations.
Playing up: If your daughter is trying out for an older age group, she must attend an evaluation for the older age group and an evaluation for her registered age group. Whether a player can move up depends on two things: there must be room in the older age group, and she must be drafted by a coach in that age group. If there's no room, or she doesn't get drafted, she will stay in her registered age group.
Q & A
We've answered a number of frequently asked questions about evaluations below.
Why is there an evaluation?
Teams in 8U and up are formed by a draft. The evaluations give the head coaches an opportunity to see the players in a few basic drills before they draft their teams.
Do we need to attend both evaluation days?
No. A player only needs to attend once.
What equipment is necessary for the player evaluations?
At a minimum, players should wear athletic clothes and shoes. We recommend baseball/softball pants and cleats (soccer cleats are acceptable). If she doesn't own a glove, bat, or batting helmet, she can borrow league equipment during the evaluation.
What drills will the players be asked to do?
Just the basics: running the bases, fielding grounders and fly balls, hitting and pitching. The drills will be age and skill-level appropriate.
My daughter doesn't know how to pitch. Does she really have to pitch at evaluations?
Yes, every girl needs to throw a few pitches. It's OK if she doesn't know how. Yes, the coaches will be looking for girls who can already pitch, but they're also looking to see who they might be able to develop into pitchers. Keep in mind that the league offers pitching clinics throughout the season, and we want to develop as many pitchers as we can.
Will players be sliding during the player evaluations?
They won't be required to slide, but they can if they want to.
What happens if we don't attend evaluations?
Your player will be placed on a waiting list. She will only be assigned to a team if we still have roster spots available in her registered age group.
Does my T-Ball/7U player need to attend?
No. You're still welcome to come by as we'll have uniform samples available, and we'll also be accepting payment for registration fees. The only reason a player who's already registered in 7U would need to attend is if she's trying out for 8U. We'll have a separate evaluation in January for six year old players who have already played a year in T-Ball and want to play in 7U.
Can I register on the day of evaluations?
No. You must register online by 6pm the night before. We will not be accepting player registrations at the evaluations.
Can my player try out for an older age group?
Yes. She must attend the evaluation for her registered age group and the evaluation for the older age group. If she doesn't get drafted onto a team in the older age group, she'll enter the draft for her registered age group. Players must check in at the desk prior to each age group evaluation.
Is this a try out? Is there a chance my player won't be placed on a team?
No, every player that attends evaluations is guaranteed a place on a team in her registered age group. It's only considered a "try out" for players hoping to play in an older age group.
We'll form teams in the 8U through Middle School age groups after the second day of player evaluations, and then you'll be contacted by your head coach. T-Ball teams will be formed after the older teams. Practices will start soon after the teams are formed.
Contact info@LivermoreGirlsSoftball.org if you have any questions.
We still need head coaches in all age groups. For the 8U through Middle School age groups in particular, if we don't have enough coaches by the draft date, league representatives will draft additional teams as necessary to keep the team sizes reasonable, and the parents on these teams will have to take over. Now is the time to volunteer so that you can do your own evaluation of the players and draft the team you want. Also, if you'd like your daughter to play up an age group, coaching a team is the only way to guarantee that will happen.
LGSA is offering a Fall Recreational season again this year. Registration is already open, just click here to get started.
Q & A
Is previous experience required?
Is this travel ball?
No, this is a recreational program.
How does it compare to the Spring Rec season?
The Fall season will be shorter than Spring and there won't be playoffs, otherwise it will be pretty similar. Most if not all games will be played at Joe Michell.
What are the age groups?
T-Ball, 8U, 10U, and Middle School. League age is based on the player's age as of January 1, 2017. School grades are for Fall 2017.
What's the season calendar?
Registration opens in April
Player evaluations (for 8U through Middle School) in August. Tentative dates are Wed Aug 23 and Sat Aug 26. You only need to attend one.
Teams formed in late August
Practices start late August/early September
Games start late September
Season ends late October/early November
What are the registration fees?
The fees are $125 for T-Ball and $150 for all other age groups. The registration fee includes a team jersey.
When is payment due?
Payment is due in full prior to team formation in August.
How many teams will there be?
We want to have at least four teams in each age group. Register soon to reserve your spot!
Can my daughter move up to an older age group?
She can try out for an older age group by attending the player evaluation for her normal age group and the evaluation for the older age group. If she doesn't get drafted in the older age group, or no roster spots are available, she will have to stay in her normal age group.
Do you need coaches?
Yes! With fewer age groups than Spring, we expect there to be a lot of demand for a limited number of coaching slots. Click the Register Now button and register as a coach to indicate your interest.
You've already got an account in our registration system if your player participated in our 2014-2017 seasons. Prior to registering, we recommend that you make sure you can still access your account. See our account help page if you need to reset your password.
Once you've logged in, click the Register Now button to get started. Registration should go quickly for you since we already have all of the information about your family members. Just verify that everything is still correct and update any missing information.
Welcome! Just click the Register Now button to get started. You'll be prompted to create a family account where you give some information about yourself, then you can add another parent if you like and then your player.
Need more information?
Still have questions? Email registration@LivermoreGirlsSoftball.org.
Smoke 14A ended their summer season with a Championship
Smoke 14A Ends Their Summer Season with a Championship
Smoke 14A ended their summer season with a Championship win in the Gold Bracket at the USSSA Queen of Diamonds Tournament on July 23, 2017. Smoke battled their way all weekend with only 9 players, taking 1st place in an international tie breaker against Norcal Thunder. Smoke 14u came out on top with a 5-4 win. Smoke didn't commit a single error in the infield during their championship game. Way to battle ladies! We are very proud of your hard work and dedication!
Top Row: Coach George Gumataotao, Coach Paul Schrader, Emily Simon, Christiana Gumataotao, Meleana Kaheiki-Farias, Erin Schrader, Macy Hoeke, Manager Aaron Castro, Coach Dan Figlenski. Bottom Row: Zoey Figlenski, Keana Castro, Erika Beakey. Naomi Lin.