2018 Season FAQ

·      When does registration usually open?
Registration for the spring usually opens by January 1st and closes late February/ early March.

 

·      How long is the season?
Practices usually start after April 1st, games begin the 3rd week of April and run through early June.

 

·      What age groups do you offer and what are the age cutoffs?
We have a clinic/8U level, 10U, 12U and 17U. We follow the guidelines below, but are flexible on placement based on the skill level of the player.

 

Clinic/8u - 01/01/2009 and 05/01/2012

                        10U - 01/01/2007 and 12/31/2008

                        12U - 01/01/2005 and 12/31/2006

                        17U - 01/01/2000 and 12/31/2004

 

·      When are practices /  games played?
Each level will play one of two nights each week and one Saturday. This is the typical schedule, but may change based on field availability.

 

                        Clinic/8u – Tues/Thurs

                        10U – Mon/Wed

                        12U - Mon/Wed

                        17U – Tues/Thurs

 

·      Are uniforms provided?
Yes, clinic and 10U receive jerseys, shorts, socks and a visor. 12U and 17U receive jerseys, pants and socks.

 

·      Is equipment provided?
We provide bats, helmets and balls, but you may bring your own if you wish. Each player MUST have a glove.

 

·      Where are the games played?
Most games will be played on the fields between Westchester elementary and Catonsville Middle.

 

·      How do you choose teams?
For 10U, 12U, 17U we hold evaluations in early March. Coaches meet and hold drafts with the intent of keeping teams as evenly matched as possible. We do our best to accommodate requests, but we cannot guarantee team placement.

 

·      Can I coach if I don't have experience?
Yes! Please contact catonsvillesoftball@gmail.com for information. A background check is required, and we will be happy to give you advice and help if needed.

 

·      What's your mission?
To provide a fun, safe, environment for girls from ages 6 to 18 to play softball by learning teamwork, skills, and strategy. We follow a positive-coaching philosophy.

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·      How can I help?

We are 100% volunteer-run, and are always looking for new faces to help out! Below are examples of some of the kinds of help we need and what is required. We are a fun group and welcome new ideas! Please contact catonsvillesoftball@gmail.com with questions. Just a reminder that Rec and Parks requires a background check every year.

 

Coach

Assistant Coach

Level Director – makes the schedule and organizes an age group

Board – Treasurer, Secretary, general help – attends 4-6 meetings a year

Fundraising – organize one restaurant-based fundraising night, assist with team sponsorship, any other ideas they might have (very light work)

Opening Day – helps organize picture day (approximately one day of work)

Closing Day – helps organize closing day (a few hours of prep and approximately one day of work)

Fourth of July Parade – coordinate participants (one day)

Field Crew – help prep the fields occasionally, particularly after bad weather (as needed)

General Help

            Snack Shack – be back up help for the Snack Shack (as needed)


 

Spring 2018 Registration is OPEN!!!

Please follow the link below to register for the 2018 season!

https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/crpc/17-18/Welcome.html

   
   

Spring 2018 Registration is OPEN!!!

Please follow the link below to register for the 2018 season!

https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/169563

 

We will be using TeamSnap for registration this year. If you have ANY issues with registration - pause your progress and email me. It's much easier for me to address problems before you complete your registration.

If you see any mistakes, let me know! Please take a look at our FAQs for answers to many of your questions. This year we have some basic spirit wear on the registration form... My hope is to do everything online this season to keep things simple, but there is a possibility that we will offer spirit wear on paper.

We are in need of coaches and other volunteers - particularly for several simple, one-day events that will help us run things more smoothly. Check all that you'd be interested in on the registration form and we will be in touch. We will also be having a volunteer meeting on January 24th at 7pm - more info to follow.

Registration will close on February 28th at 10pm, and we are tentatively slated to hold evaluations the following 2 Saturdays.

If you are on the PTA at one of our local schools and are willing to share our registration info through your distro list, please let me know. 

Can't wait for the season to begin! See you soon!

- Jen and the CGS Board

Catonsville High Softball

3/29 - The Catonsville Commets Softball hosts Carver Center for Arts and Technology this afternoon at 4:00 PM

3/27 UPDATE:  Varsity wins their opener in the top of the 7th inning by holding Dulaney (ranked 4th in the Baltimore Sun poll) to 4 runs.  Final score was 6-5.  Way to go Comets!!!

3/26 - The Catonsville Comets high school varsity and junior varsity softball squads host Dulaney High School today at 4pm in their season opening games.  GO COMETS!

 

 Other softball news...

3/25/18 Maryland Terps Softball wins its first Big Ten series since 2016 with 4-3 victory vs. Penn State

CCBC Softball Hosts Lakeland Community College in Double Header this Saturday, March 31st at  12:00pm and 2:00pm 

Two former Catonsville Chaos players are on the roster of the Division 3 top ranked Virginia Wesleyan Marlins – freshmen Maria Weddle and Danielle Stewart.  The Marlins just opened up their conference schedule with two victories over Lynchburg. 

http://www.vwuathletics.com/sports/sball/2017-18/releases/20180324vo3zwf

Also, Chaos alum Hannah Goodman hit two homeruns over the weekend to lead the Division 2 Coker College Cobras to a two game sweep over Tusculum.  Jordyn Goodman, Hannah's sister and fellow Catonsville Chaos alumnus, is expected to join the Coker roster next season as a freshman pitcher.

http://www.cokercobras.com/sports/sball/2017-18/releases/20180324s672h0

Pitching Clinic

CGS pitching clinic (hosted by Carey Jacobson) is held every Sunday in April at the WES/CMS fields, location TBD.  Since good pitching is critical to successful games, we'd like to help our pitchers pitch their best!

  There is no cost for the clinic however each participant will need someone to catch for them.  Please click here to RSVP Today

Participants must be registered for the 2018 season before attending due to Baltimore County Rec and Parks liability requirements.