Media Area Girls Softball Travel Evaluations

Media Area Girls Softball Travel Evaluations will be held on the following days:
 
10-under division (Born after 1/1/2005)
Friday February 19th @ 6 PM (fielding, throwing, running) 
Friday February 26th @ 6PM (batting)
 
12-under division (Born between 1/1/2003 and 12/31/2004)
Friday February 19th @ 7:30 PM (fielding, throwing, running)
Friday February 26th @ 7:30 PM (batting)
 
14-under division(Born between 1/1/2001 and 12/31/2002)
Sunday February 21st @ 9:30 AM(fielding, throwing, running)
Sunday February 28th @ 9:30 AM (batting)
 
Pitching Evaluation (only for players that have pitching experience or are seriously interested in pitching)
Sunday February 28th @ 11 AM
 
All evaluations will be held in the Davidson School Gym at Elywn. 
 
A few items of importance:
1. All travel players must attend at least 1 evaluation. 
2. Failure to attend at least one evaluation, will disqualify a player from being placed on a roster. 
3. Players must be evaluated in the age group they should be playing in based on their birthday
        Exception: If you know you can not attend the correct evaluation, arrangements to attend a different age group must be made with me ahead of time
4. No player will be added to a roster after evaluations.
 
Please keep in mind (and please stress this to your daughters): These are evaluations not try outs.  As an organization we have made a decision that we will not cut.  So, the evaluations simply serve as the best way for us to see what players we have and how we can build the most competitive teams. The only time we will recommend a player staying in intramural is when the numbers just don't work and we do not have enough players for 2 teams but too many for 1 team. In my 4 years of doing this we have never had to turn a player away.
 
In advance of this, please register on the MAGS website.  Click here for the online form.
 
Finally, we still have 2 weeks of indoor practices before the evaluation.  For those who have not been attending, this is a great opportunity to shake off the off season rust and get back to softball.  Practices are the same day of the week and time as the evaluations listed above for each age group.
 
Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
 
Thank you 
Matt Broomall

2015 Season Banquet Sunday January 31

Media Area Girls Softball Announces the 2015 Season Celebration

Sunday, January 31, 2016, 1:00PM-4:00PM

Media Community Center

301 N. Jackson Street, Media, PA 19063

 

Food will feature pizza, soda and cake

 

The Line Up

·         Opening Remarks

·         Presentation of Pete Thomas Service Award

·         Walter J. Pileggi Scholarship

·         Travel Division Presentation and Recognition

·         Intramural Division Awards

o    Junior Division – 1st Place

o    Intermediate Division – 1st Place

o    Senior Division – 1st Place

·         Door Prizes

·         Closing Remarks

 

Cost:    - $10.00 Child/Player and Asst. Coach

RSVP:  Saturday, January 17, 2015

To sign up for the banquet click the link in the upper right corner

 

Questions – Contact:  Keith Hartman 610-283-1931 or Jenn Metzger 484-802-5544

 

 

WINTERBALL 2016

Media Area Girls Softball and the Penncrest Lions Softball Team Present WINTERBALL 2016!!!

Winterball is a softball clinic available to all girls in Kindergarten thru 5th grades.  Winterball is a chance to come inside on a cold winter night and work on fielding, throwing, hitting and the fundamentals of the game with high school players and coaches.  Winterball is a time to have fun, play games and think spring.

• When:  January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 12

• Time:    7:00 to 8:00 PM (K, 1st & 2nd Grades)

8:00 to 9:00 PM (3rd, 4th & 5th Grades)

• Where:  Penncrest High School Auxiliary Gym

• Registration Fee: $40.00 

• To register click the registration link in the upper right corner of this page

All participants will receive a Winterball T-shirt.  For More Information Contact Keith Hartman at 610-283-1931 or e-mail keith.hartman@mediasoftball.org

 

MAGS in the Media Santa Parade 11/29/2015!

MAGS was part of this years Santa's Parade & Fun Run/Walk!  Sunday November 29th: Players, alumni, coaches, board members were all enroute with Santa and the Mummers

We also collected food for Media Food Bank, and gifts for Toys for Tots.

 https://www.facebook.com/Media-Area-Girls-Softball

 

 

MAGS Travel Indoor Clinics

Once again,  Media Area Girls Softball will be holding our weekly indoor clinics for any player interested in playing travel in the spring.  The clinics are designed to teach or reinforce fundamentals and as we progress through the winter to work on more advanced skills.  This year we will also have a stronger focus on batting than we have in the past.   We alternate weekly between batting and fielding throughout the winter. 

The times and age groups are as follows

Pee Wee (U-10): Born after 1/1/2005

Friday 6 PM to 7:30PM

Clinics start on Friday November 6th.

 

Midget (U-12): Born between 1/1/2003 and 12/31/2004

Friday 7:30 PM to 9PM

Clinics start on Friday November 6th

 

Intermediate: Born Between 1/1/01 and 12/31/2002

Sunday 9:30 AM to 11 AM

Begin Sunday November 8th.

 

Please note: Please feel free to attend a different clinic time that better suits your schedule if the need be.  But please only attend a session that is one age group up or down from your child's actual age group.  It would not be useful for a U-10 player to attend the U-14 clinic and vice versa.

The sessions are held in the Elwyn Education Center Gym.  See the map associated with the following link http://www.elwyn.org/images/uploads/ElwynMapFin_2.pdf.  The Education Center is building 27 on the map.  The parking lot is exactly where the words, "Education Ctr" appear on the map.  Please note: This is NOT the gym in the Zier Recreation Center with the carpet on the gym floor where Rose Tree Soccer has their winter soccer program.    

THERE IS NO COST FOR THESE CLINICS!!!  The intent of the clinics is to prepare our players for the spring season.There is no obligation to play travel softball in the Spring if you participate. 

The girls should bring their gloves, face masks, helmets, bats, and a water bottle.  They should wear sneakers.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the clinics.

Thank you for your continued support of our organization.

Matt Broomall

 

Vice President- Travel Division

Fall Field Cleanup Saturday November 7 9:00AM-12:00AM

Media Girls Softball will be having their fall field cleanup on Saturday November 7, from 9:00-11:00.  Please bring rakes, flat shovels, and a strong back!

Rain date is Sunday November 8.

Coaches who do not plan on returning for the 2016 season can return their equipment on this day.

 

Fastpitch Pitching Clinic

In addition to our indoor clinics this winter we will again be holding our Indoor pitching clinics.  Again this year our pitching instructor will be Stephanie D'Ortone

The clinic will be held on Sunday mornings from 11 AM to 12 PM.  The clinic will be split into 2 sessions. 

11 AM to 11:30 AM- Advanced Pitching clinic

This session will be for players who have been pitching for more than 2 years.  This will allow for more instruction in minor mechanical issues, more advanced training techniques and learning new pitches. 

11:30 AM to 12 PM-Beginner/Novice Pitching Clinic

This will be for players who have 1 year of experience or are just starting out.  The clinic will stress the fundamentals of pitching.

Cost:  $10 per session

Location: The sessions are held in the Elwyn Education Center Gym.  See the map associated with the following link http://www.elwyn.org/images/uploads/ElwynMapFin_2.pdf.  The Education Center is building 27 on the map.  The parking lot is exactly where the words, "Education Ctr" appear on the map.  Please note: This is NOT the gym in the Zier Recreation Center with the carpet on the gym floor where Rose Tree Soccer has their winter soccer program.

PITCHERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN CATCHER!!! It can be a parent, older sibling, or friend.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you for your support of our players and organization.

Matt Broomall

Media Area Girls Softball    

 

Vice President Travel Division

2015 Fall Ball Recap

The 14U fall ball team had a terrific season.  We started off 1-3 but went 4-1 in the second half to finish above .500 (5-4).

 

The goal of fall ball is to use game situations to practice and improve for the coming season – which we did effectively.  We made sure everyone got an approximately equal amount of playing time, and everyone got some innings in the infield.  

Media Intermediates Win Delval Season-Ending Tournament!

We entered a team in the in the Intermediate Division (14 and under) Del Val League Season Ending Tournament this weekend.  The team was made up of players from both our 14U teams and 2 12U players and was coached by Art Whittemore, who was the driving force for putting a team in.  

Saturday was a round robin format with the team going 1-1.  Both games were decided by 1 run.  Sunday morning the team beat a good Prospect Park team, again winning by 1 run.  In the championship game, they faced a Ridley team that was basically an All Star team from a few of the different organizations in Ridley.  Once again our team pulled out another one run win.  

It was another great showing for our girls, who have now won the 2 Del Val tournaments this year.  And a big thank you to the coaches.  Art Whittemore put a lot of time into this weekend and really set the girls up for success.  Also thanks to Matt Broomall, Jeff Morris (in his final MAGS games), Erik Pasnak and Peter Mroz for their help coaching this weekend.  

 

Unified Game Pictures!!!

 

Click here for more pictures.

The date for the Unified game was Wednesday, June 17th.  Girls who are in Intermediate and Senior intramural, and 12U and 14U travel were eligible to play.

This game is where we match up with kids from the Elwyn school and help them to field, hit and run the bases.  This is a great way to give back to the community and it is a great experience for our kids.  We have been doing this for many years and the girls love it.  They enjoy helping and getting to know the player they get matched up with.

Media Softball FUN DAY!

You're Invited: Media Softball FUN DAY!

Who:  All MAGS Players

When: June 6th 4-6PM

Where: Barrall Field

What: Join us for fun games, skill competitions, prizes, food, raffles & music!

 

* Food: Hot dogs & Chicken Tenders. Snack bar will be open as well.

* Fun Games: Bean Bag Toss, Toss Across, Tug of War, Speed Pitch(?)

* Skill Competitions:

Throw for Accuracy

Throw for Distance

Hit for Distance 

Run the Bases for Speed 

Prizes: Fun prizes for carnival like games. + Medal for winner of each competition in each age category, Sweatshirt prize for player with highest total in each age category. Competitions will be in age groups: 

PK-K, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Grade 7-8, Grade 9-10, Grade 11-12.

Raffles:Gift cards, tickets (Donations welcome/being collected). 

Coaches: We need an RSVP of how many players to expect from your team - by Thursday 5/28. Please forward this invite and collect responses. And, coaches K-8th grade - we NEED HELP.  Please email me. Parents, and high school players also welcome to help- have them contact me: jennmtzgr@gmail.com / 4848025544 f they'd like to volunteer. 

THANKS!! Hopefully the weather cooperates. RAIN DATE: June 7.

 

* SENIOR ALL STAR game will be that evening.

Media Softball Champs of Del Val Early Bird Tourney

The Media Softball team recently won the championship of the 2015 Del Val Early Bird Tournament.  Congratulations to the girls!

2014 Season Banquet Pictures!!!

The 2014 Season Banquet was a great success.  Tasty food was provided by Double Decker, an inspiring speech was given by Jillian Loyden, door prizes, and trophies.

Pictures can be seen here.

2014 Fast Pitch Fall Ball Pictures

The 2014 fast pitch fall ball season has finished.  We had teams in the U14 and U10 divisions.

U14 Fall Ball Team

U10 Fall Ball Team

Travel Team (Fast Pitch) Winter Clinics at Elwyn

MAGS will be holding weekly practices through the winter for all girls interested in joining one of the fast pitch Travel Teams this spring.  The travel teams play other towns throughout Delaware County.

PRACTICES WILL BE BEGIN FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7TH.

Practices times will be held based on the age group your daughter would play in in the spring:

 

U-10 (BIRTHDAY IS AFTER 12/31/2003): FRIDAY  6:00 pm TO 7:30 pm

We will start with the basics(fielding, throwing, hitting) and work our way up to some advanced skills.  We also incorporate fun activities at each practice.

 

U-12 (BORN BETWEEN 1/1/2002 AND 12/31/2003): FRIDAY 7:30 pm TO 9:00 pm

Reinforce and build upon skills to develop better knowledge of what to do based on game situations (bunting, stealing, making the smart play in the field).

 

U-14 (BORN BETWEEN 1/1/2000 AND 12/31/2001): SUNDAY 9:30 am TO 11:00 am

Advanced skills in all aspects of the game

 

The practices are run by the travel team coaches and are completely FREE.  They are also optional.  However, we have found that those who attend the practices are better prepared for the spring than those who do not attend. The practices are also a great way for the girls to get to know each other and develop a team spirit.

 

Practices are held in the Davidson gym at Elwyn School.  Click here for directions.

Unified Game New Date Thursday June 26 6:00PM

The new date for the Unified game was Thursday, June 26th.  Girls who are in Intermediate and Senior slow pitch, and 12U and 14U fast pitch are eligible to play.

This game is where we match up with kids from the Elwyn school and help them to field, hit and run the bases.  This is a great way to give back to the community and it is a great experience for our kids.  We have been doing this for many years and the girls love it.  They enjoy helping and getting to know the player they get matched up with.

Here are some pictures from this years game:

2014 Fast Pitch All Star Games

The DelVal Fast Pitch All Star games were held on Saturday, June 7.  Two players from each MAGS Fast Pitch division were selected to play, which included 10U, 12U and 14U teams.  To see more pictures click here.

 

Pink Day to Honor Breast Cancer Survivors

Juniors teams Pinocchio's and Morroni Technologies hosted a Pink Day on Saturday May 10, in honor of breast cancer survivors in the families of the teams and to honor Mother's Day.  

 

Winterball 2014 Pictures are here!

As you can see, the girls had a lot of fun at the Winterball Clinic!

Media Area Girls Softball 2013 Season Banquet

The new location for the MAGS banquet was a resounding success.  Pictures can be seen here.

 

12U Fall Ball Pictures

To see more pictures of the 2013 12U fall ball team click here.

Media's 12UC Roes Rebels Triumph over South Marple in Championship Game

Congratulations to Roes Rebels, who defeated South Marple in the championship game for the 12UC bracket!

12U and 14U in DelVal Tournament 4/13 and 4/14

Thanks to all who participated in the Del Val tournament last weekend.  Congratulations to the 12U team who advanced a round, and to the 14u team for making it to the championship.  Unfortunately we lost to Glenolden.

Pictured below is the 14U team:

 

Banquet pictures are posted!

The Media Girls Softball Awards Banquet was held on 1-28-2013 and was enjoyed by all.

Pictures from the event can be seen here.

12U Fall Ball Team Pictures

Here is the team picture of the 12U fast-pitch fall ball team.  Click the link below to see more pictures from the Media-Rutledge game.
 

Challenge Game 2012

There are many more pictures from the Challenge 2012 Game posted here:
 
 

2012 Junior All Star Game Picture

If you have more pictures from the game please send them to peter.mroz@mediasoftball.org
 

2012 Intermediate All Star Game Pictures

2012 Senior All Star Game Pictures

More pictures from the Senior All Star game posted here.
 
 
 

2012 Opening Day Pictures Posted

Pictures have been posted from opening day, April 14, 2012.  Click the link below to see them.

http://mags2012.snapfish.com/snapfish/otsc=SYE/otsi=CRI

2012 Winter Clinic Photos Posted!

The photos for the 2012 Winter Clinic have been posted.  Click on the following link to see them

2011 Intermediate All Stars

2011 Junior All Stars