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Commissioners and Coaches

Our next meeting is schedule for July 26th at 7pm at the Greentown Athletic Hall

*See Details Below For Your Meeting Times*

 

SCGSA MEETING DATES

 

JULY 26TH 7PM

AUGUST 9TH ANNUAL BANQUET 5PM

SEPTEMBER 27TH 7PM

( talk about any new rule changes for 2016 )

ALL SCGSA MEETINGS ARE AT GREENTOWN HALL

  

 

 TOURNAMENT  DATES

 18U - JULY 25,26

 

 2015  DIVISION AND LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

 

 2015 DIVISION WINNERS:

8u EAST A - (06) MINERVA #1

8u EAST B - DIVISION CO-CHAMPS

(12) PLAIN LOCAL #1

(11) CANTON SOUTH #3  

8u WEST A - (19) PERRY #1

8u WEST B - (29) JACKSON #1

 

10u A -  (02) DOVER

10u B1 - (11) MINERVA #2

10u B2 - (30) RICHVILLE #2 

10u C - (42) MASSILLON

 

12u A - (02) STRASBURG

12u B - (16) NAVARRE

12u C - TBA

 

14u A - (01) STRASBURG 

14u B - TBA

 

18u - (06) ALLIANCE #3

 

2015 TOURNAMENT WINNERS:

8u 1st Place: (19) PERRY #1

      2nd Place: (23) TUSLAW #1

      3rd Place: (34) GREEN #3

 

10u 1st Place: (02) DOVER

       2nd Place: (04) JACKSON #1 

       3rd Place: (30) RICHVILLE #2

 

10u C 1st Place: (36) SEBRING #1

           

12u 1st Place: (02) STRASBURG

        2nd Place: (05) DOVER 

        3rd Place : (20) LOUISVILLE

 

14u 1st Place : (01) STRASBURG

        2nd Place: (06) JACKSON #2

        3rd Place: (05) JACKSON #1 

 

18u 1st Place: (08) PLAIN LOCAL 

 

Fall Ball Tournament info, please look under BULLETIN BOARD

 

 COMMISSIONERS –

 Ohio’s Return-to-Play law. 

 **As of 4/26/13,  SCGSA implemented the following - 

 Ohio House Bill 143, Part 4 states:  The athlete IS NOT PERMITTED to return to play until they have been accessed and receive written clearance by a physician or by any other licensed health care provider approved by the youth sport organization.  With this requirement to the law, SCGSA is stressing that it is each Charter’s responsibility to put in place a procedure by which a girl may return to play if she is suspected of having a concussion. 

 Stark County Girls Softball Association Executive Committee

MANDATORY SINCE APRIL 26, 2013 IT IS STATE MANDATED THAT ALL COACHES AND UMPIRES MUST COMPLETE THE ONLINE CDC CONCUSSION TEST. THIS PROCESS SHOULD TAKE APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES (READING/REVIEWING VIDEOS AND COMPLETING THE REQUIRED QUESTIONS). ONCE YOU COMPLETE THIS, YOU WILL THEN BE ABLE TO PRINT YOUR COMPLETION CERTIFICATE WHICH IS VALID FOR 3 YEARS. THIS CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED TO BE IN YOUR POSSESSION AT PRACTICES AND GAMES. TO COMPLETE THIS PROCESS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO TAKE THE FREE ONLINE CONCUSSION TRAINING

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/youth.html

 

 The Stark County Girls Softball Association (SCGSA) is a fast-pitch girl's softball league that has been in existence since 1973. The league started with approximately 20 teams and has grown to over 120 teams. This is a summer league that runs May through July with five age divisions of 8 and under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18 followed by a Tournament Playoff at the end of the season. Every year we average 12 to 16 girls per team, which means that each summer there are 1400 to 1600 girls that are actively involved in our program. The SCGSA helps build character and leadership qualities in girls who participate by allowing them to work in a team-setting among their peers. If you might be interested into playing FALL BALL, please look at the FORUM MENU as for who will be having a FALL BALL LEAGUE or SOFTBALL CLINICS

Since the SCGSA is a Stark County association, all cities, villages and townships in Stark County may participate in our program. Areas outside the county may apply and play in the league with approval. In 2009, we grew to 22 charters. The league is a roster ball organization and no "travel ball or hand-picked all-star" teams are permitted.
The SCGSA has been a feeder system for many local high school softball programs and is an excellent asset to our community. Our president, Grace Shanower, has led this association since its infancy. There are other elected officials who help Grace run the league, and yearly elections are held for all offices.

In 2008, we lost a very special person in our Association, Terry L. Murphy. In his honor, the Association has started the Terry L. Murphy Scholarship Award. We are going to award scholarships at our ANNUAL APPRECIATION DINNER in AUGUST for high school girls pursuing a higher education. Please see Handout section for the instructions and scholarship applications (under Terry L. Murphy Scholarship Award).

Our website also contains other information on the organization itself including rules, by-laws, maps, and the business minutes. Our website is always being updated. We have an open forum that you can ask a question or leave a comment. Please go to the FORUM on the homepage.


Coaches or parents are welcome to come to our associations meetings, which are held on every 4th Sunday of the month at 7 pm at the Greentown Athletic Club on Cleveland Ave NW. ASA Umpiring classes are held in the Spring, please contact Lynn Brooks for details.

2014 TERRY L. MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 

Ten local area high school graduates received scholarships from the Stark County Girls Softball Association on August 10, 2014

Sara Cogan (Minerva High School), Stark State College, Mackenzie Brenner (Massillon Washington High School ), Ashland University, Mellisa Crogan (Strasburg High School), Kent State University, Olivia Baxter (Alliance High School), Mount Union, Jordan Monnot (Louisville High School), Walsh University, Anna Sharier(Northwest High School ), Muskingham University, Ashley Murdock (Perry High School ), Bowling Green State University, Hannah Crew (Perry High School ), Salem International University, Danni Murtaugh (Dover High School), Walsh University, Ashlee Moore (Strasburg High School), Kent State University