Player evaluations will take place for the 8U through Middle School age groups on January 10th, weather permitting. The evaluations will be held at Joe Michell K-8 School.
We'll post here and send an announcement when the day's schedule is finalized.
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 pick their teams.
Do we need to attend both evaluation days?
No. A player only needs to attend once. Pick whichever date works best for you.
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.
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.
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.
Are you having separate 9U & 10U age groups?
Yes, we have enough players registered to make at least four teams in each of these age groups, so we are moving ahead with 9U and 10U as separate divisions. However, we will still have a joint 9U/10U evaluation. A limited number of 9U players may be able to move up to 10U. When checking in at evaluations, we will ask parents of 9U players if they are willing to be considered for the 10U draft. If you decline, your player will stay in 9U.
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. She doesn't necessarily need to attend both age group evaluations on the same day.
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.
With the weather complications, we won't be able to form teams in 8U through Middle School until the week of January 10th at the earliest. T-Ball and 7U teams will be formed in late January. Practices will start soon after the teams are formed.
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.
Registration for LGSA's Spring 2015 Recreational season is open. We're making several exciting changes for the upcoming season:
Early Bird Discount
New 7U and 9U age groups
Lighter T-Ball season to make it easier on players, parents and coaches
You've already got an account in our registration system if your player participated in our 2014 season. 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 from last season. 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.
We're now accepting coaching applications for the Spring 2015 Recreational season. Don't let a lack of experience keep you from applying, you don't need to be a softball expert to coach a team.
LGSA wants coaches who:
Are good with children
Can instill a love for the game
Create a positive team environment
Help players improve their skills
Communicate effectively with parents
Delegate to your assistants!
Experience coaching youth sports is preferred, but the league will provide mentoring and other resources to help those who need it.
How to Register
We require all coach applications to be submitted online so that you can complete a brief background check. This process is very straightforward and only takes a few minutes. Click here for more information about our background checks.
To submit your application, click on the Register Now button and follow the prompts to register in our Coaches program.
If you were a coach in our 2014 season, you'll skip the background check this year! Make sure that you can still access your LGSA account - see our account help page for more information. After logging in, click the Register Now button to register as a coach.
If you have any questions about coaching, please contact