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Navarre Youth Sports Association

Navarre Youth Sports Association

Updates from the Commissioner

Evaluations: Tues, August 23 6:00pm @NYSA
AGENDA
6:00 -Check-In at Pavilion beside Football Concessions
-Complete uniform fittings/Gear Bundle sizing
6:30 -Parent/Guardian meeting at Football bleachers
6:45 -Dismiss to Evaluations. See map below for Field designation
7:00 -Evaluations begin. Pitchers/Catchers plan to stay longer
8:15 -Coaches begin Draft

-> Players should wear cleats and bring their facemask, glove, and batting helmet.
Bats are optional but recommended if your player has theirs for the season already.
**We will have extra gear on hand to borrow for evaluations
-> 8u: wear athletic clothing or softball uniform.
10u, 12u, 16u: Softball pants are not required, but highly recommended for sliding.



Frequently Asked Questions

NYSA Softball hosts 2 seasons per year: Spring and Fall

Registration Dates:
Spring opens January 2022, Fall opens July 2022
Registration normally stays open for 3-4 weeks.

Registration fee:
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. 

Ages:
7-16* 
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)
-Umpire fees
-Field maintenance and upkeep (including field chalk, marker paint)
-Practice and game gear (practice balls, game balls, nets, tees, screens, scorers books, etc) 
-End of Season Certificates 
-(Spring only) Entry into our annual GCGSA Mid-Season Tournament ($150 per team)

What other expenses may I incur? 
-Parents/Guardians are responsible for providing their player's glove, bat, batting helmet, facemask, cleats, and bat-bags. An Equipment Bundle, that includes a batting helmet, facemask, glove and bat-bag, may be checked out from NYSA Softball. A $200 security deposit, in the form of a check made payable to NYSA Softball, and a signed contract is required. Security deposit checks will not be cashed/deposited and will be returned at the end of the season when equipment is returned. If items are not returned, the security deposit will be forfeited. Please contact a Commissioner if you are interested in checking out equipment. 
-Catchers Gear Sets can also be checked out from NYSA Softball. Sets include catchers helmet, chest protector, and leg guards. A $300 security deposit, in the form of a check made payable to NYSA Softball, and a signed contract is required. Security deposit checks will not be cashed/deposited and will be returned at the end of the season when equipment is returned. If items are not returned, the security deposit will be forfeited. Please contact a Commissioner if you are interested in checking out equipment. 
-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; Cash or Check when registering in person at the NYSA office.

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 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. Teams will be split as evenly as possible.
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. 

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? 
-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. 


Important Dates

Calendar of Events

7/21 - 8/20 - Fall Softball Registration
8/23 - Evaluations @6pm: All Divisions
8/29 - Practices Begin
9/20 - Picture Day
9/20 - Games Begin

VOLUNTEER CORNER

Navarre Youth Sports Association is a non-profit 501.3(c) corporation and an all-volunteer youth recreational sports association serving our community. All Board of Directors, Commissioners, Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers, and Event Staff are volunteers and give their time to maintain and improve the experience of every athlete at our park. 

Every family from NYSA Softball is expected to contribute to the program in some way during the season! This includes volunteering for Field Day, evaluation night, concession duty, fundraisers, field prep on game days, picking up trash after games, snack schedules when applicable, keeping scorebooks during games, planning and attending team parties, contributing to tournament prep, summer camp etc. We are all here for the growth of your athlete but the admin cannot do it alone. If there is a certain area that you would like to volunteer for, please contact a Commissioner to go over protocol for that area. 

Player safety is our number one priority at all times! Volunteers who are on the field, in any capacity, must complete 2 requirements:
1.)  All Commissioners, Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers, and Committee members are required to submit permission forms for a background screening.  This service is provided at no cost to the volunteer and is required before entering the field of play. Forms can be downloaded from the links below or a hard copy can be picked up at the main NYSA office at 8840 High School Blvd. Forms must be turned in to the park secretary, located at the same office. 
2.) All Commissioners, Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers, and Committee Members are also required to complete a Sexual Abuse Prevention System training course. Completion of the course is provided at no cost to the volunteer and is required before entering the field of play. Instructions for course login and completion will be provided to all admin at the scheduled Coaches and Team Mgr meetings. 

PARK ADDRESSES

Tiger Point 1370 Tiger Point Ln, Gulf Breeze
Gulf Breeze 800 Shoreline Dr, Gulf Breeze
Gospel Projects 6331 Chesnut St, Milton
NEP 555 E Nine Mile Rd, Pcola
PARA 5976 Chumuckla Hwy, Pace
Perdido 2020 Bauer Rd, Pensacola
Molino 2430 Crabtree Church Rd, Molino
Jay 5259 Booker Lane, Jay
Baker 1450 Charlie Day Rd, Baker
NWE 4760 HWY 99A, Walnut Hill

Contact NYSA Softball

Amanda Newcomb 850-266-0166
Justin Alexander 210-623-0342


[email protected]

Please allow up to two business days for a response.

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Navarre Youth Sports Association
8840 High School Blvd. 
Navarre, Florida 32566

Phone: 850-939-5202
Email: [email protected]

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