NYSA Softball hosts 2 seasons per year: Spring and Fall
Spring opens January 2022, Fall opens July 2022
Registration normally stays open for 3-4 weeks.
Spring: $150 (plus the $55 Annual NYSA Family Membership Dues, when applicable)
Fall: $125 (plus the $55 Annual NYSA Family Membership Dues, when applicable)
*** $25 Late Registration Fee for all late sign-ups, no exceptions.
Age Divisions: 8u, 10u, 12u, 16u
*17 year old players can roster as 16u per GCGSA rules. 17 year old's cannot pitch or catch and become ineligible on their 18th birthday.
What is included with my registration fee? (not including NYSA Membership dues)
Your player's registration fee covers:
-$45 per player goes to NYSA to cover insurance, utilities, and office expenses.
-Full uniform (jersey, pants, socks, belt)
-Field maintenance and upkeep (including field chalk, marker paint)
-Practice and game gear (practice balls, game balls, nets, tees, screens, scorers books, etc)
-(Spring only) Entry into our annual GCGSA Mid-Season Tournament ($150 per team)
What other expenses may I incur? Can my athlete play up to a higher age bracket?
-Parents/Guardians are responsible for providing their player's glove, bat, batting helmet, facemask, cleats, and bat-bags.
-Any additional items or events will be determined by, and funded by, each team. Examples include: bows/headbands, snacks, names on jerseys, team banners, end of season party, rings/trophies, etc.
-All-Stars Tournament fees and jerseys, unless sponsored.
What forms of payment do you accept for the registration fee?
Credit/Debit cards when registering online; Credit/Debit cards when registering online. However, you may select the option to "Pay by check", and pay at the NYSA office with Cash or Money Order, as the NYSA does not take personal checks.
How are team rosters constructed?
All players will be placed on a team. Evaluations are scheduled within 1 week after registration closing and are a necessary step to give coaches an opportunity to evaluate strengths and weakness before drafting their teams.
Spring: Each Coach is allowed to "freeze" up to *6 players prior to evaluation start time. Parents must sign a permission form verifying that they agree to their child being frozen by that Coach. Coach's children are automatic freezes and will count as 1 freeze each. After freeze forms are submitted and players have gone through evaluation drills, each Coach will take turns choosing players until their roster is complete. There will be NO additional freezes, beyond *6, regardless of special circumstances.
Fall: Per GCGSA rules, there are no limits on freezes for the Fall Seasons. All freeze forms must be submitted prior to evaluation start time. Parents must sign a permission form verifying that they agree to their child being frozen by that Coach. Coach's children are automatic freezes and will count as 1 freeze each. After freeze forms are submitted and players have gone through evaluation drills, each Coach will take turns choosing players until their roster is complete.
*Subject to change at Commissioners discretion. Advanced notice will be given if freeze limits are changed.
Yes! You know your player better than anyone and if you feel like she would benefit more by playing with an older age group, then contact one of the commissioners prior to evaluations to discuss.
All division eligible players will be given priority when being placed on a team before a player is allowed to move up to a higher age division.
For example: your child is 8 years old and is 8u eligible but you feel like 10u would be a better fit. If 10u is at max compacity then your player will not be allowed to move up that season.
How many games are there?
-Spring: Each team will play 12-15 regular season games, 1 Mid-Season Tournament, and, if selected, 1 All-Stars Tournament.
-Fall: Each team will play 8-10 regular season games and, if the Coach decides to participate, up to 4 AAYS tournaments.
When are games played?
The majority of 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.
Where are the games played?
NYSA Softball is a member of the Gulf Coast Girls Softball Alliance and will play fellow members of the alliance. Member parks are located in south Santa Rosa Co (Tiger Point, Gulf Breeze), central Santa Rosa Co (Milton, Pace, Jay, Gospel Projects) , Pensacola (NEP, NWE, Perdido) and Okaloosa Co (Baker). There will be traveling involved but Commissioners primarily schedule games with the parks closest to Navarre.
What if a game is cancelled?
It is very common to have cancellations due to weather. Commissioners will make every effort to re-schedule games but there are no guarantees. In park games (Navarre vs Navarre) will not be canceled, unless there’s bad weather, since sister teams can work together to fill 2 rosters.