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OREGON YOUTH SOFTBALL TRYOUTS

Tryouts for all U10-U12 will be Saturday, March 11th from 9am -11am

The Mandatory Parent meeting  for all registered softball families (Squirts - U14) will be at 9:15am in the Netherwood Knoll Elementary Commons.  This meeting is very important for all softball families to attend!

The alternate tryout date will be on Monday, March 13th from 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Displaying small LOGO WHITE background.jpgOregon/Brooklyn Girls Fastpitch-Softball Association (OGFSA)

2017 Register On-Line:  www.oregonyouthsoftball.com(right side)

Questions Email:  oregonyouthsoftball@gmail.com

Registration Currently Open for Kindergarten through 8th grade

We are a non-profit organization committed to providing opportunities for recreational and competitive softball to all girls in the Oregon/Brooklyn area school district.

 

FREE WINTER WORKOUTS:  Netherwood Knoll Big Gym

 

Winter Open Gyms:  Sundays in Jan/Feb.  January 8 – March 5

Where:  Netherwood Knoll Big gym…enter off of Main Street. Doors to the right.

                                                            3:30 – 4:45................... Birth years 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009

                                                            4:45 – 6:00................... Birth years 2004 and 2005

                                                            6:00 – 7:30................... Birth years 2002 and 2003

Important Note:  We do not assume responsibility of your child while she attends.  We are not responsible for her safety or attendance.  There will always be an adult there to supervise and the activities are structured except for open gym.  If you chose to leave your child there unattended it is your responsibility to ask another adult to supervise her behavior/safety.  Softball can be dangerous…sometimes they catch with their face and not with their glove. 

Additionally, we love to put parents to work especially if you want to be involved in coaching come spring.  Helping out in winter gyms will give you additional credibility for that honor. 

SAVE THE DATES:

Team formations are at Netherwood Knoll Gym for those who want to play competitive U10 and U12 ball.  At the U14 age, a club team has already been formed, but we will place additional girls on a team if numbers allow.  We endeavor to do our best to place players on the appropriate teams based on commitment level, ability and age. 

§                                                                    Saturday, March 11th – times to be determined

§                                                                    Monday, March 13th – Alternate date for team formations; 6 pm

We are hoping, once again, to sponsor a clinic in cooperation with the Edgewood College Softball team.  This is also a fundraiser for the program.  You will be able to sign up for different clinics such as Catchers, Pitchers, Defensive, Hitting.  More information to come.

§                                                                                                                                                                                                                       February/March: Date TBD

Our main fundraiser is the Oregon Spring Smash tournament.  Our competitive U10, U12, and U14 teams play in this tournament.  For those not opting out of volunteer hours you need to sign up for your time once it is posted.  You may also make up time in other ways, contact oregonyouthsoftball@gmail.com for additional information.

§                                                                                                                                                                                                                       June 2nd – 4th

REGISTRATION IS ACTIVE JANUARY 8TH

You must register before team formations.  Please go to:  www.oregonyouthsoftball.com.  Upper right corner.

Questions:  oregonyouthsoftball@gmail.com.  Dana Leikness, President:  608-444-8595

Registration closes for 3-8 grade March 13TH

Payment (or other arrangements) must be made prior to or day of tryouts.

                  Send checks, made payable to OGFSA, to:  Sheila Baron, 390 Lynne Trail, Oregon WI 53575                                                                                                                                                                          

Oregon-Brooklyn Girls Fastpitch Softball Association (OGFSA)

Register On-Line:  www.oregonyouthsoftball.com              Questions: oregonyouthsoftball@gmail.com

 

Leagues:                                                              Current Grades:  Kindergarten – Junior year

§                              Birth Years:

Squirts:               2010, 2011 and 2012 (fall/winter)

U8:                      2008, 2009 and 2010 (fall/winter)

U10:                    2006, 2007 and 2008 (fall/winter)

U12:                    2004 and 2005

U14:                    2002 and 2003

High School:      Registration in the spring

§        Badger League:  This is a recreational program.  League play only, no tournaments.  For U12 and U14 games are generally once a week.  U10 will have games on Monday and Wednesdays.  This league is open to all players.  Rules are modified, such as pitching and runs scored, and the pace of the game is less intense.  For players with multiple commitments or just starting out this league offers flexibility and development.  Practice starts in late April and league games are June-July.

 

§        South Central/Metro:  These are competitive league where players must attend team formations/tryouts in March to be selected.  These leagues are for players who are committed to softball during the summer months, April – July.  There is an expectation that players will make 80% of practice and games as well as work outside of practice as required.  Team eligibility is determined by age of player as of 12/31 and commitment level.  Example, if your player is 10 on January 1st, 2015, then she is eligible to play U10 even if she is a 5th grader.  The South Central teams may play in 4-6 tournaments depending upon team votes.  The Metro teams may play in 6-8 tournaments depending upon team votes.  Tournaments may start in May.

 

Playing time is not equal but fair based on ability, attitude and attendance.  Players focus on a couple core positions and overall development.  They will play about 10-14 league games and practice once to twice a week once games start.  These teams shall also play in tournaments.  It is expected that you are able to make 50% of the tournaments for South Central and 75% for Metro.  Additional fees are assessed for tournaments to cover the costs of entry.

 

Player Registration Fees:                                                                                                           


§                                                                                                  Squirts & U8:                                                                         $65

§                                                                                                  U10:                                                                                       $110

§                                                                                                  U12:                                                                                       $130

§                                                                                                  U14:                                                                                       $130

Register On-Line:  www.oregonyouthsoftball.com

Send Checks to:  Sheila Baron, 390 Lynne Trail Oregon WI 53575


§  If your player “plays up” then the older group rate shall apply and we will notify you of the difference owed.

§Scholarships are considered but not guaranteed even if on reduced lunch.

§Must pay on or before tryout date.


Volunteer Requirement:

All families are required to participate in supporting the program either through fund raising, coaching, special projects, field up keep, etc.  The program does allow families to “opt out” of this requirement through a $100/player or $150/family fee.  For those not opting out each player needs to earn “credit hours” towards their commitment.  Please see the website for complete program details. 

 

Team Formation/Skill Evaluation at NKE Big Gym…enter from back off of Main Street


§                                                                                                  Sunday, March 11th or

§                                                                                                  Monday, March 13th

Contact: Dana 608-444-8595

Email: oregonyouthsoftball@gmail.com


 

 

The distribution and/or display of these materials should not be understood to constitute the endorsement or approval of the Oregon School District.

2016 Parent Volunteer Expectations

Our program fees are set to cover the operating expenses of the program. Additionally, we have
downsized the fundraising efforts; however we need to ensure that all families are part of the program’s
success and development. In the past many of our parents have done their fair share, if not more, in
supporting the program in our fundraising efforts, such as field clean up and the June tournament.
However, often it has been 30% of the families doing 70% of the volunteering.

U10, U12, U14 players are responsible for earning three (3) credits or five (5) credits per family. Squirts, U8 and High School families shall earn two (2) credits. Credits can be earned by participating in the following activities:

-- 3 credits for head coach
-- 3 credits for a 3 hour shift at the Tournament (May 29-May 31)
-- 5 credits Tournament Committee (spend most of weekend at park)
-- 2 credits for 2 hour shift for Field Clean Up Day

--2 credits for 2 hour shift for the clothing drive.

Additional credits for ideas you may have that raise funds for the program such as corporate

sponsorships, leading a fundraising campaign, or something out of the box -- just ask Dana.

You may opt out of this expectation by paying $100 (a player) or $150 (a family) during registration.

We will continue to communicate on this program. You will need to determine at registration whether 
or not you will participate or opting out of the program. If you have any questions, please email

oregonyouthsoftball@gmail.com