What is Recreational Softball?
The Recreational season is played in the spring. This season is meant to develop our athletes. Girls will learn the rules, techniques, and mechanics of softball. We will abide by ASA Rules, but also have drafted some "local rules", too. You can check these out on the Local Rule Exceptions tab above. We also hope to teach life lessons such as respect for all (our self, our teammates, our coaches, our parents, and the officials), perseverance when the game gets tough, and dedication to being there because every player matters.
*Exceptions to local play:
10U, 12U and 14U divisions may interleague with other local leagues.
Where/When is Rec Ball played?
The Spring/Recreational season is played primarily on local 4S fields. This includes the 4S Ranch Sports Park located at 16118 4S Ranch Parkway and Stagecoach Field located at 10265 Camino San Thomas (both in zip code 92127). There are on average two games a week, with a minimum of one practice. Games will be played both during the school week and on the weekends. The practice schedule will be posted on the tab above. (Note that on the practice schedule, we may also use the local elementary school fields for practices.)
Who Can Play Rec ball?
All girls are welcome to play 4S Ranch Softball. We will draft girls from ages 5 - 14 for the 2013 season. We will hold mandatory assessments on January 12, 2013 so that we may form balanced teams. 6U players are not assessed, and we will do our best to honor requests for friends to play together at the 6U level.
We will field teams at each of these divisions: 6U (T-Ball), 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U. Your daughter's birth year determines what division she'll be in. The breakdown is as follows:
T-Ball - 2006 and 2007
8U - 2004 and 2005
10U - 2002 and 2003
12U - 2000 and 2001
14U - 1998 and 1999
If your daughter is interested in playing up a division, please note this on your registration form. You will not be permitted to change the age division in the online system - it is based on birthdate. Girls who are interested in playing up must assess (January 12, 2013) at both age divisions so that she can be placed in the most appropriate division based on her skill set.
Who Will Umpire the Games?
Board members as well as moms and dads from the league who have gone through ASA Umpire training will umpire the Rec season games. These volunteers will ump 10U, 12U, and 14U games. Please show your neighborly spirit and thank him/her after each game. These moms and dads from the community are volunteering their time. (If one of these volunteers cannot make a game, we will bring in an ASA trained umpire.)
Additionally, a few of our 12U and 14U girls will be given the wonderful opportunity to umpire 8U and 10U games. This helps our league in various ways. It gives our older girls a bird's-eye view of the game, which in turn makes them better players. It builds a passion in our younger players to see older girls behind the plate.
How Do I Register?
For Spring 2013 Registrations, you may sign up online through January 10, 2013, by clicking on the Registration tab above. Online registrations may only be paid by credit card. If you would like to pay by cash or check, you need to attend one of our walk-up registration dates. Please see the attached form to complete (you will also be able to access the registration online at the walk-up location): Spring 2013 Registration Form. If you would like to be put on the Wait List after January 10, 2013, please email email@example.com for additional information.
All players (online and walk-up) must also sign the Parent Pledge Form that is required by the County of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department.
Any new players also need to submit a copy of her birth certificate (we also need this if it is not already on file with the league).
ASA RULES TO BE CONSIDERED A RECREATION LEAGUE
'C' RECREATION LEAGUE
The purpose of the Jr. Olympic 'C' program is to provide a recreational program and championship tournaments for recreational teams registered with ASA.
II. CATEGORIES OF ELIGIBILITY
All teams must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the 'C' Championship Tournament Program:
A. Recreation League Teams:
These 10U - 18U teams must represent a recreational league. A recreational league is defined by the following criteria:
- A recreational league is an organized league associated with a recognized neighborhood or community
- Where participation is open to any interested youth
- Where tryouts or demonstration of skills is required for participation
- Where some type of draft, draw or other acceptable method is utilized to ensure distribution of talent among the league teams
- AND the team(s) must be approved by the league's Board of Directors.
B. Leagues who divide their age groups into split divisions based on skill or player "impact" are NOT eligible for 'C' classification
4S Ranch Girls Softball By-Laws
Del Norte Nighthawk Softball Clinics
Del Norte High School will be holding softball clinics starting Sundays on January 20, 2013. The Del Norte Varsity Coaches will be leading the clinics along with returning Del Norte softball players. This is a great opportunity for your daughter to get coached by experts! You have to register in advance for the clinics and each class is kept to a maximum of 20 players. Sign up now! See attached flyer for more information.
Winter Speed and Agility Classes for Softball
4S Ranch Girls Softball has partnered with Velocity Sports Performance to put together a winter program focused on speed and agility drills for softball players. This is a great way to keep the girls skills current until our practices start in February. You can still sign up! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hitting Clinics at Frozen Ropes
Ages 7-13, $15.00 per Clinic
Fridays, Starting November 16 - Clinic Runs 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Get more info at www.sdfrozenropes.com.