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ASA Softball Fastpitch Umpire Clinic

Sunday, April 19th
11:00am - 04:00pm (Check In starts at 10:30am)
Netherwood Knoll School Cafeteria -- 224 North Main, Oregon, WI 53575

CLICK HERE to print a copy of the registration form

This clinic is directed primarily toward those aspiring to break into umpiring in summer leagues
and tournaments. The clinic will provide training in the rules of fast pitch softball, as well as
umpiring techniques, mechanics and teamwork.    

Successful completion of the clinic will qualify the participant for ASA Umpire Registration

Registration Fees

-- $10 for registrations postmarked on or before April 14th

-- $15 for registrations postmarked after April 14th

-- Make check payable to OGFSA and

-- Mail to Dawn Spierings 730 South Perry Pkwy | Oregon WI 53575

Need More Information? 
--
Contact Dave Gratz by phone (608) 347-5269 or email gratz5us@yahoo.com


 

Registration Is Now Open!

Registration for the 2015 softball season is open now! 

CLICK HERE to register players kindergarten through 8th grade.


 

Sign Up Now For The Edgewood Softball Clinic

Saturday, March 21st
Oregon High School Field House, 456 N. Perry Parkway, Oregon WI 

The Oregon Girls Fastpitch Softball Association is teaming up with the Edgewood 
College Softball program to host the 2015 Try Out-Tune Up Softball Camp. 

The goal of this camp to provide each athlete the opportunity to improve their skills and 
prepare for the upcoming softball season. The camp will focus on the on-hands learning of 
fundamentals for hitting, fielding, pitching and catching. 

Group 1: Grades 3-6
-- Hitting Clinic: 8am-10am
-- Throw/Fielding Clinic: 10:30am-1pm
-- Pitching Clinic: 1:30pm-3pm
-- Catcher's Clinic: 1:30pm-3pm

Group 2: Grades 6-12
-- Pitching Clinic: 8am-10:15am
-- Hitting Clinic: 10:30am-12:45pm
-- Catcher's Clinic: 1:30pm-3:30pm

This camp is open to girls in all school districts. Space is limited and we have traditionally
run out of room, so please submit your registration form right away.

Proceeds will go towards player and field development. 

 

CLICK HERE to view the Edgewood College Softball Clinic brochure.


 

Softball Assessments Ending Soon!

Sunday, March 1 and Saturday, March 7
Netherwood Knoll Big Gym 
 

-- Enter from back off of Main street.  Times are estimated, dependent on number of kids in attendance.
-- Please arrive at least 15-20 min prior to make sure all registered and go through stations.
-- Players may come to one or both sessions. We would average scores if you do.
-- 2nd graders with winter birthdays (the previous December) are encouraged to come for assessment in case they ready to play u10 recreational ball. As you get older, December and prior birthdays have less options.

We are looking for volunteers from high school and 8th graders to assist with the U10 and U12 tryouts. 

 
Sunday, 3/1

-- 3:30 – 4:45pm: U10…2nd/3rd/4th – along with 5th graders that are 10 as of Jan 1st and looking to make competitive team
-- 4:45 – 5:00pm: Parent Meeting in NKE cafeteria
-- 4:45 – 5:15pm: Pitchers and Catchers for all age groups
-- 5:15 – 6:45pm: U12…5th/6th – along with 7th graders that are 12 as of Jan 1st and looking to make competitive team

Saturday, 3/7

-- 10:00am: All Ages…go until done.  Could be one hour or two.  Depending on numbers of players.
-- 10:00am: Parent meeting at 10:00 am
-- Pitching will be at the end. (Parents should be around to catch for player. Catcher encouraged to attend as well.)

Notes

-- Folks will be available for questions if you new to the program.
-- Parents are not allowed in gym of age group player trying out for.  
-- Volunteers are not allowed to coach or provide feedback to any players.
-- If your player is a pitcher, you should attend that gym time to catch for them if there are not enough catchers available.

If you cannot attend either of sessions and would like to be considered for a competitive/tournament team, please contact Dana via oregonyouthsoftball@gmail.com

 

League Information

Our leagues can be confusing. The Metro/South Central league (competitive) is based upon your age as of January 1st

-- U10 is for 10 and under and U12 is for 12. That means a 5th grader with a birth date of 1/1 or after (player is 10 on 12/31) can play U10 competitive league. However a 5th grader who wants to play in the Badger league, which is more developmental or recreation, cannot play U10 Badger and must play U12 Badger. 

-- This is the same for 7th graders that have spring birthdays. (If you are confused by this email/call me or another Board/Parent Rep.)

-- If your player is a 5th grader and is age eligible wants to be considered for either U12 Badger, U12 competitive or U10 competitive then she needs to come to both U10 and U12 tryouts

 

Squirts - Current Grades K-2:

Registration for Squirts will remain open through March. Please have your friends register! There is no tryout or team formations for this group. If we can get enough 2nd graders we would like to pull them out and create a U8 league that is a bit tougher for the girls.  If you are an advanced 2nd grader and/or winter bday you may be considered for U10 badger but you need to come to tryouts to ensure it is not a safety issue.

Attention Squirts K-1: You do not need to attend the assessment unless you are a 2nd grader and want to be considered for u10 badger/recreational program. You also do not have to attend the Parent Meeting. We will provide future communication.

 

U10 - Badger Grades 3-4 and Competitive ages 10 and under:

Based on initial numbers we will probably have one Metro team, one South Central team and one Badger teams but this is depending upon registration numbers. You must tryout for competitive teams and those teams will be based on tryout scores.  We hope the Metro team will do 6 tournaments with one sleepover and the SC team 3 tournaments.  The Metro team will be registered for the Oregon Tournament May 30-June 1.  The SC potential may be but will be dependent upon ability to have pitchers ready.

 

U12 – Badger Grades 5-6 and Competitive ages 12 and under:

It looks like there should be two competitive U12 teams and hopefully one Badger team. One competitive team will play Metro league against tournament teams and the other in South Central which is more town team based. We would expect both competitive teams to play tournaments, but it is not required that the player attend them all. We expect 80% attendance for Metro. We will be providing more information on expectations for competitive to you prior to you having to accept a team.  We are also considering employing head/assistant coaches with college experience. This would be an additional expense by the players but would be voted upon as a team. This is an idea that will be discussed nothing required. I did this on my u12 team last year and it worked well. The girls got more out of the experience.

 

U14 –

If players register we will try to have a league team but not a tournament team this year.


 

Oregon Spring Smash Tournament - Sign Up Info is here

May 29th - May 31st

Looking for ways that you can help? 
-- 
CLICK HERE to make food donations

-- CLICK HERE to sign up for a volunteer position


 

Important Information For All Softball Families

CLICK HERE to see what is happening with Oregon Softball.


 

Oregon Youth Softball News

We are still looking for additional board and parent reps. Only a few current Board members
have kids in the program.Sheila and I have been the President and Treasurer for the past decade
plus a few years and 3 others have kids no longer playing league with Oregon. It is time for others
to learn and be trained on all the activities that occur year-round to run the program. 
 
We could use the following committee members. Note that these activities count toward your
volunteer hours.
 

-- Open Gym Coordinator
-- Umpire Coordinator
-- Tournament Coordinators (cleanup, umpire, volunteer, field crew, apparel, awards)
-- Field Management
-- Edgewood Clinic Coordinator
-- Field Clean up Day Coordinator 

If your player is playing with a club team, she is always welcome to come to open gyms as well as
well as play league. Do what works for your family. All is good.

 

2015 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 players (Badger and South Central) 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
-- 2 credits for a 3 hour shift at the Tournament (May 29-May 31)
-- 5 credits Tournament Committee (spend most of weekend at park)
-- 1 credit for 2 hour shift for Field Clean Up Day

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 $75 (a player) or $100 (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


 

Season Timeline

-- Tryouts held in March 

Squirts
-- Games and practices run June and July
-- Exact dates are determined by the coaches in early June

Badger
-- Practices start in May
-- Games played in June July

South Central
-- Practices start in April
-- Games played in June and July
-- 4-6 tournaments from May through early August