Registration: Opens January 2022 (Spring Season)
Registration fee: $150 and $55 Annual NYSA Family Membership Dues
Season: Jan - Jun
Ages: 5-17 (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 player's full uniform is included in the cost of registration. Entry into our annual GCGSA Mid-Season Tournament is also included.
What forms of payment do you accept for the registration fee? Credit/Debit cards when registering online; Cash or Check when registering in person at the NYSA office.What ages are permitted to play? 5
What other expenses may I incur? You are responsible for providing your child’s glove, bat, batting helmet, facemask, and cleats.
Are there tryouts? No. Every player that registers will play! We do require an evaluation on draft night to ensure teams are split equally, giving every player a better experience.
How do signups work? Each team will have a maximum of 12 - 14 players. Once there are 12 players signed up, there will be a waiting list until we have 12 additional players 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 registration because there is a chance that your child will be on a wait list until there are enough girls to form another team.
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 they draft their teams. Teams will be split as evenly as possible. Each coach is allowed to "freeze" up to 3 players prior to draft night. Parents must sign a permission form verifying that they agree to their child being frozen by that coach. Coach's child(ren) are automatic freezes. After freeze forms are submitted, each Coach will take turns choosing players until their roster is complete.
There will be NO additional freezes, beyond 3, regardless of special circumstances.
When does the season start and end? A typical Spring season runs from March-June
years -17 years (17 year olds can play until the day they turn 18 but are not permitted to pitch)Can my athlete play up to a higher age bracket?
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?
Each team will play 15-20 regular season games (2-3 games a week), 1 Mid-Season Tournament, and, if selected, 1 All-Stars Tournament.
When are games played?
Games will be primarily 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. Younger divisions typically play the early games, while older divisions play the later games. 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.