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Updates from the Commissioner

***Registration Is ongoing until August 23, 2019 for the 2019 Fall Softball Season. Please get your daughter signed up***

Softball tryouts will be Saturday and Sunday August 24th and 25th 2019 at the following times:

  • Saturday August 24
    • 8u 10-11:30 Field 5
    • 10u 12-1:30 Field 5

    Sunday August 25
    • 12u 10-11:30 Field4
    • 16u 12-1:30 Field 4

Rain makeup day is August 26 starting at 5:30pm.

Game start date is TBD until after the park commissioners meeting. 

Please contact Softball Commissioner Jim Hester at [email protected] with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration: Opens January 2019
Registration fee: 
$100 and $45 Annual NYSA Family Membership Dues
Season: March to June

Ages: 
8-17 (you can be 17 and play during the season, once you turn 18 you are ineligible to play, and you cannot be a pitcher)
Age Divisions: 8u, 10u, 12u, 16u

What is included with my registration fee? 
Your child’s game jersey and matching socks are included in the cost of registration. 

What forms of payment do you accept for the registration fee? Credit/Debit cards when registering online. We accept Cash or Checks when registering in person in the front office.

What other expenses may I incur? You are responsible for providing your child’s glove, bat, batting helmet, cleats, pants/belt (Coaches will let you know what color/s to purchase).   It is not recommended to purchase a bat until you have gone through the drafting process and have been placed on a team. It is good to have the child evaluated by their coach before purchasing a bat to ensure it isn't too heavy or too light.  

Are there tryouts? 
This is an evaluation, every child plays on a team.

How do signups work? We will limit each team to a maximum of 12 players. Once we have 12 girls signed up there will be a waiting list until we have 12 more girls signed up. This process will continue until the registration closes. It is strongly recommended to sign up early and try not to wait until the last day of sign ups as there is a potential for your child to be on a wait list until there is enough girls to form another team.  We will do our best to keep registration numbers and wait list numbers current and up to date throughout the registration process so you have enough time to see where the age groups stand as far as numbers are concerned.  I will post these at the top of this information page.

How are team rosters constructed?  All players will be placed on a team. We hold evaluations a few days after registration closes, so that the coaches can evaluate the girls and then draft their teams. Each coach is allowed to "freeze/protect" up to 5 players going into the try outs - the frozen child's parents must sign a form that provides permission for their child to be frozen to that coach. Coaches kids are considered freezes. There will be NO additional freezes regardless of situations (such as kids will only play for a certain coach, travel arrangements, etc. ) We will separate pitchers and catchers during try outs and they will be placed on teams to keep it fair and consistent across each age group.   PLEASE note that we understand that your child has friends and they want to play with their friends but in order for our park/program to stay competitive and fun within our park, and with other parks, we must keep it as fair as possible between the level of players on each team. If your child is drafted to a team that maybe they didn't want please encourage them to keep an open mind. Our goal is to keep the teams as even as possible so teams are not stacked. 

When does the season start and end? Games will start TBD in march and end TBD June.  This is based of season sechedule

What ages are permitted to play? 8 years -17 years (you can be 17 and play during the season, once you turn 18 you are ineligible to play, and you cannot be a pitcher)

Can my athlete play up to a higher age bracket?  If you are wanting to move your child up to a higher age division - please discuss this with the coaches or commissioner prior to making the decision. Please note that all children age eligible for a division will get those spots before a child is allowed to move up to a higher age division. For example: your child is 8 years old and is age eligible for 8u and you want them to play 10u - but there are more age eligible players that need to be in 10u then that player will not be allowed to move up that season 

How many games are there? Each team will play 10-15 games with 2-3 games a week.

When are games played? 
  Games will be played on Tuesday's and Thursday's. Additional games on other days of the week may be scheduled between parks.  Game times are typically 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM. We will try to keep the younger teams (8Uand 10U) playing the earlier games and older teams (12U and 16U) playing the later times

Where are the games played?  We will be playing in the Gulf Coast Girls Softball Alliance, so there will be traveling involved to further parks than normal (such as Pensacola, Myrtle Grove and Pace). Mid-season and All Star tournament locations will be announced at the park commissioners meeting.

What if a game is cancelled?  It is very common for us to have cancellations due to rain or lack of players, etc.. We try our hardest to make up these games but it often does not get made up due to schedules being full for each park.

What league is NYSA softball associated with? We will be playing in the Gulf Coast Girls Softball Alliance, so there will be traveling involved to further parks than normal (such as Pensacola, Myrtle Grove and Pace). During the fall season, there is no mid-season or all-star tournaments.  We follow the GCGSA by-laws and the USSSA rules


Volunteers/Coaching

This program is strictly run on VOLUNTEERS and we applaud all of the volunteers - coaches, team moms, parents helping with concession stand duty, etc. THANK YOU!  Please also note, these are kids, they will not be going to the pro's out of the NYSA, scholarships will not be handed out here so please do not coach through the fence.  If you would like to coach, or be an assistant coach let us know.  Also our coaches are volunteers and are very approachable, if you have an issue with your players coach, speak to him/her privately after practice/game to resolve, not yelling at them through the fence during practice or a game.  Umpires also make mistakes, if you would like to be an umpire please get with me and I can help get you in touch with the UIC.  We could always use more umpires.

All field maintenance is done by volunteers - 99% are the coaches. They are out there all the time trying to maintain the fields. Dragging the fields before practices and games. It is very important for all members of the NYSA to understand that without these volunteers and the dedication from the coaches/parents we would not be as successful as we have become! 

Contact Softball Commissioner

Jim Hester 
[email protected]
(850) 396-3987

Park Addresses

 

Park

Address

City

Tiger Point

1370 Tiger Point Lane

Gulf Breeze

Molino

2320 Crabtree Church Rd

Molino

Perdido

2020 Bauer Rd

Pensacola

Myrtle Grove

99N 61st Street

Pensacola

NEP

555 E Nine Mile Rd

Pensacola

Pace

5976 Chumuckla Hwy

Pace

East Milton

8600 Bobby Brown Rd

Milton

Gospel Projects

6331 Chestnut St

Milton

Gulf Breeze

800 Shoreline Dr.

Gulf Breeze

City of Pensacola/Exchange Park

3200 Lakeview Ave

Pensacola

Cantonment

681 Well Line Rd.

Cantonment


Coaching

Have some time to dedicate to the sport? Want to see the impact you can make on the sport and the girls? If you have experience playing this sport and would like to coach or assist coach please contact [email protected]. It is very important for coaches to have a FULL understanding of the game.  If you are interested please fill out a background check and leave it in the softball commissioners box in the NYSA front office

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