FAQs - NPGS Spring Softball

When is the playing season for Newbury Park Girls Softball?
The Spring recreational season begins with evaluations in January. Games for all divisions begin in February and the 6U division plays every Saturday. Games for 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U are one during the week (beginning at 5:30pm) and the usual game on Saturday until the season ends. 

When can I register my daughter(s)?
Online Registration begins October 1, 2017 and is open until December 31, 2017 with no late fee assessed. Late registrations are accepted from January 1, 2018 through January 16, 2018 with a $25.00 late fee assessed. Please see our home page for Walk-Up Registration events or more general NPGS information.

When is the deadline for registration?
The deadline is December 31, 2017. Late registrations are accepted from January 1, 2018 through January 16, 2018 with an additional $25.00 late fee. Scholarships are available so please contact the NPGS Player Agent for more information.

In what age division do I play?
A player’s age on December 31st of the current year determines the age classification in which the player is eligible to participate. 

Is a TRY-OUT required?
There are two player evaluation or "skills assessment" days for the Spring season, where all of the girls are evaluated by all of the coaches in their age division. You must attend one of the days, not both. It is required that all girls in divisions 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U participate. 6U Division players do not participate in the player evaluation This date is usually early January, please see the NPGS Calendar for more information.

My child must play for a specific coach or with a friend for carpool reasons. Will that be a problem?
No league can guarantee that a child will play on a specific team, and our league is no different in this regard. In divisions 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U, players are selected through a draft in an effort to keep the teams balanced.

In the lower divisions (6U and 8U), parents are advised to make their requests and preferences in writing at the time of registration. Divisional Commissioners will make an effort to accommodate requests.

What will I have to buy before the playing season starts?
The league provides a complete uniform which includes: a team jersey, softball pants, socks and headband as part of your enrollment fee. The players need to provide their own sliding shorts or knee pads, a glove and a pair of cleats. We do have some helmets available, but it is recommended that each player have their own.

When do practices begin?
Spring season practices may begin in early February. Each coach will determine the day(s) of the week and time of the practice.


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