Last Updated: January 28, 2015
Last Updated: January 28, 2015 
  • NOTICE: Online Registration Ends February 2nd
  • Workday & Showcase on February 9th at Beale Park
  • Want your business' LOGO displayed on the SRA Web Site? Contact Heather Ray to find out more!!
  • Interested in serving on the Board of Directors or on a committee? WE NEED YOU! Contact us!!!
  • Members, Please Support our Sponsors!! Look under the Menu & click on the "Sponsors" link.
Workday & Player Showcase
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2015 Spring Ball
Spring 2015 Baseball & Softball Registration Form
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UPDATE: 2015 BAT RULE CHANGES - BASEBALL
Increased Security at Beale Park
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Sponsor Information
Sponsorships & Advertising - Interested in seeing your Logo on our Web Site?

Smithfield Recreation Association


Pony (14U), Colt (16U) & Palomino(18U) Update

The Board is pleased to announce that we will continue to offer baseball and softball for our older (more mature) age groups for the Spring 2015 season:

Softball -- We anticipate fielding a combined 14U/16U team (or two) that will interlock with other area 14U/16U teams as well as possibly participate in a local sanctioned tournament.  Practices will be structured to accommodate high school participants. We do not anticipate fielding a 18U softball team at this time unless we have enough interest.  If you are interested in managing at this level, please contact Commissioner Tom Dawson (see contact page)

Baseball -- We anticipate fielding teams at all three (3) levels.  Similar to softball, practice schedules will be constructed to compliment high school participants.  Please contact Commissioner Justin Hardwick with any questions you may have about baseball.

Please be sure to sign up during the regular registration timeline so we can have an accurate count of players.


 

Upcoming Important Dates!

Registration
•Online Registration Closes on February 2nd at midnight.•Payment must be received by February 6th either online or in the mail to be included in the draft.  Late Registrations(and Payments) will be placed on the waiting list to be added on a space available basis as determined by the Commissioners.

Beale Park Workday  - February 7th and February 14th•Will start at 8:00 a.m. and end by 1:00 p.m.
•Anyone with Shovels, Wheelbarrows, or Shop Brooms would be useful to assist with moon dust & material movement.
•Anyone with roofing experience would be helpful as we are re-shingling the old concession stand.
•Your first opportunity to fulfill the 6 volunteer hours requirement for this season!

Showcase Day - February 7th 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (following the First Beale Park Workday)
•Shetland (Tee Ball) will not participate in the Showcase.
•Pinto (8U) through Bronco (12U) will be scheduled by February 1st; times will be posted online and emailed.
•Pony/ Colt/ Palomino baseball - will likely have a separate showcase date.
•Attendance at the Showcase is highly recommended as it can affect your placement in the primary versus secondary draft.

Draft Week The Commissioners have announced that the draft will take place during the week of February 9th.
Times for the various divisions will be announced after February 3rd.
Players should be contacted by their new coach no later than Sunday, February 15th.

Scrimmage Saturday - March 21st
All Smithfield teams will play at least one (1) sixty minute (60) game.

Opening Day - March 28th


 

Coaches List


SRA Family,

Here is the current list of coaches. if there is a specific coach that you would like to select for your child, please put their name down during the registration process.

We are always looking for additional coaches, so if you would like to coach, please let us know by contacting Justin or Tom.

Current Coaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Spring 2015 Registration Update - 1/25/2015


Spring 2015 Registration Update (1/25/2015)(RBF)

NOTICES:
Online Registrations OPEN until February 2nd.

If you intend to mail a check, you should still complete the online registration process and then mail your check to the P.O. Box.

Payments must be received by February 6th whether by PayPal or Mail.

 

Questions?  Click Here to Email to:smithfieldrec@gmail.com


 

Board of Directors and Committee Opportunities Available


In preparation for the 2015 season, the Board of Directors are currently looking for qualified individuals to fill the following board & committee positions through September 30, 2015:

  

Board of Directors Position Available:

 

  • Concessions - The Concessions Committee shall consist of a chairperson and such other Association members or non-members as the Concessions Chair may determine, who shall have charge of all refreshments and concessions of every kind, and facilities used in affording refreshments and/or concessions.

 

Committee Positions Available:

 

The Board of Directors and respective Committee chairs are seeking volunteers to serve on the following committees:

  • Building and Grounds
  • Publicity & Sponsorships
  • Equipment, and
  • Concessions

Interested?

 

If you are interested in any of these positions, please email your name, contact information and position for which you are interested to the Nominating Committee Secretary, Rhett Franklin c/o smithfieldrec@gmail.com.  If you are interested in specific committee positions, please feel free to contact the Chairperson directly by visiting the “contact info” page on our website:  www.smithfieldrec.org .  Concessions committee volunteers should contact Chris Kennedy or Rhett Franklin.


Sponsorships & Advertising - Interested in seeing your Logo on our Web Site?


If are interested in having your Logo displayed on the SRA Web Site and at Beale Park, contact any SRA Board Member to find out how you can become an SRA Sponsor. When advertising with SRA, you show that you support youth sports in our community. In addition, your business is exposed to hundreds and hundreds of families from Smithfield, Windsor, Surry, Holland, Suffolk, Nansmond River, just to name a few.

So what are you waiting for? Contact SRA by sending an email to smithfieldrec@gmail.com today!! We want to see your business' Logo on our site all year long!!


Increased Security at Beale Park

In light of the recent concession stand burglary, the Board of Directors has authorized the installation of a multi-camera security system and additional security lighting.  In consultation with the Smithfield Police Department, the cameras will be distributed in key areas around the buildings with continual video coverage.  Additional measures to secure Beale Park will be implemented at the close of the Fall season, including the locking of the Lumar Rd. gates.  This will limit access to the Barcroft Dr. entrances.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this effort to secure our facilities.

We would ask that SRA members who drive by the facility in the evenings report any suspicious activities to the Smithfield Police Department.


SRA on Facebook

SRA would like to invite all members to go and check out the new SRA Facebook page. This page will provide information for members and folks in the area to see all the great things happening within our organization! You will see events for upcoming registrations, tryouts, fundraisers, and much more.

This is just the beginning of many great features to come. Check us out and like the page at Smithfield Recreation Association on Facebook!


Subscribing to SRA Alerts

SRA Members,

You can now subscribe to alerts from SRA to easily get updates on game times, delays, news, and events via email and text message.

  1. Locate the "My Account" section on the left hand side of the web page and select "sign up."
  2. Click on "Create New Account."
  3. Enter the required information and click on "Create Account."
  4. An email verification will be sent to the address you provided during account creation, check your email and enter the verification code from the email and log in.
  5. Click the link "Get Text Alerts" which should now be an option on the "My Account" menu.
  6. Select which alert groups you would like to subscribe to and save the changes. You will now receive alerts to your email address.
  7. To also receive the alert via text message click on "Manage Phones."
  8. Click "Add New Phone" on the right.
  9. Enter your phone number and carrier and a verification code will be sent via text.
  10. Enter you verification code and you will now receive alerts via text as well as email.

Who is SRA?

Smithfield Recreation Association (SRA) is a local non-profit organization that runs baseball and softball for children (ages 5-16) in and around the Smithfield area. We are not a part of IWC Parks and Recreation. We do not receive any funding from either the Town of Smithfield or Isle of Wight County. We do "borrow" some County/School fields, when available.

Beale Park resulted from a Land donation made by the late Carl M. Beale over 40 years ago. Through his generous donation and many volunteers and supporters over the years Beale Park has developed into the facility it is today.

SRA MISSION STATEMENT

To encourage, in all of the children who participate in our program, the development of sportsmanship, athletic skill, teamwork, self-reliance, self-discipline, and the ability to win graciously and to lose with dignity.