Youth Girls Softball (YSB)

Starkville Parks & Recreation Youth Girls Softball offers softball for girls ages 5-18 (school age only – no college students).
(Must be 5 years old as of April 1, 2018, and not be over 18 years old or in college by April 1, 2018)

2018 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Monday, January 22nd – Friday, February 16th
*registrations after February 16th will be charged a $10 late fee if accepted*
**late registrations are only accepted if registration number necessitate – sign up early!**

Registration Fee:
$50 per player
For families registering multiple children, there will be a $5 discount for each child registered after the first (i.e. 1st child-$50, 2nd child-$45, 3rd child-$45, etc…only applies to siblings)
*registrations after February 16th will be charged a $10 late fee if accepted*
**late registrations are only accepted if registration number necessitate – sign up early!**

Online Registration:
Click HERE! Available 24 hours a day from Monday, January 22nd, until Friday February 16th, at www.starkvilleregistration.com.

Clinic & Evaluation Day (Divisions 7 and Older Only):
Saturday, February 24th (Sportsplex Softball Fields – 9:30-11:30am)
*ALL Players should plan to attend our evaluations
*Clinics will be position specific (pitching/catching clinic, fielding clinic, base running clinic, hitting clinic), and are not mandatory*

Coaches Clinic:
Option 1:
Feb 10th 11:30am-2:00pm (lunch provided – SPRD will pay fee for any rec coach that attends)
The Dugout (Cliff Gookin Blvd/Jeff Homan St, Tupelo, MS)
All Age Group Coaches (T-Ball included)
*Bring a glove and dress accordingly to participate in a few drills (may want to bring something to write with/on – will not be provided)
*Please email wpochop@starkvilleparks.com if you want to attend this clinic by February 6th*

Option 2:
TBD

Draft Dates:
10 & Under Division – Thursday, March 8th @ 5:45pm
12 & Under Division – Thursday, March 8th @ 6:45pm
18 & Under Division –  Thursday, March 8th @ 7:45pm
*T-Ball and Machine Pitch teams are auto-assigned*

 

Season Dates:
Practices Begin ~ March 19th
Games Begin ~ April 14th
Season Ends ~ June 1st: Regular Season ; June 15th: Postseason
– There will be a single-elimination tournament at the conclusion of the regular season (excludes T-Ball)
– Tournament seeding will be based on regular season standings
– In the event of a tie in the standings, tie breakers are: 1) Head-to-Head result(s); 2) Point Differential (difference between points forced vs points allowed); 3) Similar Opponent Results

Division Game Days and Times (subject to change)
T-Ball (5-6yr olds) – use an 11″ Incrediball (soft, light weight, polyurethane core w/ synthetic leather cover)
– Monday’s at 5:45pm, 6:45pm
– Tuesday’s at 5:45pm, 6:45pm
– Thursday’s at 5:45pm, 6:45pm

Machine Pitch (7-8yr olds) – use an 11″ Incrediball (Pitch is delivered by a pitching machine with minimal arc mimicking fastpitch rather than slowpitch trajectory )
– Monday’s at 5:45pm, 6:45pm
– Tuesday’s at 5:45pm, 6:45pm
– Thursday’s at 5:45pm, 6:45pm

10 & Under** (9-10yr olds) – use an 11″ .47 cor, red stitched, yellow ball (fastpitch pitching by the girls begins from 35′)
– Monday’s at 5:45pm, 6:45pm
– Tuesday’s at 5:45pm, 6:45pm
– Thursday’s at 5:45pm, 6:45pm

12 & Under** (11-12yr olds) – use a 12″ .47 cor, red stitched, yellow ball (fastpitch pitching by the girls continues from 40′)
– Tuesday’s at 5:45pm, 7:15pm
– Thursday’s at 5:45pm, 7:15pm

14 & Under / 16 & Under / 18 & Under** (13-18yr olds) – use a 12″ .47 cor, red stitched, yellow ball (fastpitch pitching by the girls continues from 43′)
– Tuesday’s at 5:45pm, 7:15pm
– Thursday’s at 5:45pm, 7:15pm

All games will be played at the Starkville Sportsplex Youth Softball (North) Quad located at 405 Lynn Lane.

Coaches:
Click HERE to sign up to coach for the 2018 Youth Girls Softball season. All registrations must be completed with a background check by Friday, February 16th, 2018.

Sponsorships:
Sponsorships are $200/team, or Package Price.

Click HERE to download a sponsorship form.
Please submit this form by 5pm February 16th, 2018.
You may mail it to:
Starkville Parks and Recreation
Attn: Athletics
405 Lynn Lane
Starkville, MS 39759
You may also submit at our office at the Travis Outlaw Center (405 Lynn Lane), or by email.

Season Management:
Click HERE to keep up with all scores, schedules, standings, and more!
Click HERE to view the league rules packet. (will be posted soon!)

Other Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I sign up? 
Registration is available online at www.starkvilleregistration.com from January 22nd – February 16th.

How do I find out what team my child is on?
In order to ensure proper communication between parents and coaches, PLEASE provide a current/working telephone number AND email address on your child’s registration form.  Coaches are asked to initially establish contact by telephone.  Coaches will call his/her team members within 72 hours of receiving his/her roster (Approximately completed on March 10th).  If you do not get a phone call from a coach within 72 hours of March 10th, you may contact our office at 662-323-2294 to inquire about your child’s placement on a team.

How often will my child have practice?
SPRD will allow each coach to schedule up to FIVE (5) pre-season practices (as field space/weather permits) to be held at the Softball Sportsplex Softball Complex. These are to be scheduled through the SPRD Athletics Office.

When will my child receive her uniform?
SPRD will have uniform jerseys for the coach to pick up before the first scheduled game.  Typically, coaches pick up his/her team uniforms the day of the first scheduled game and will issue shirts (according to size indicated during registration) prior to game time on the first game day.  SPRD only provides uniform tops (dri-fit softball jersey).  We do not require a certain color uniform bottom; however, it is typical for teams to decide amongst themselves what color/style pants to wear as part of the uniform.

What do I do if my child’s shirt does not fit?
Our first suggestion is to make sure you were issued the size that was ordered for your child (which will be reflected on the team roster that is issued to the coach).  Next, see if someone on your child’s team could possibly trade in order to fulfill the needs of a uniform for each child.  Better a shirt be too big than too small.  Lastly, if you are still dissatisfied with your child’s uniform shirt, please contact our office with your child’s name, team name, and desired size at 662-323-2294.  Please allow up to 14 business days for a replacement shirt to arrive.  We strongly urge that you make absolute certain of the size your child will need and place that size on your registration form.

How do the rules differ among age divisions?
SPRD has updated the rules and regulations for the Youth Girls Softball program.  We strongly suggest you make yourself familiar with these rules and regulations. You may download a copy of the current rules and regulations by clicking HERE. (will be posted soon!)

Contact William Pochop at 662-323-2294 for more information.

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DO THESE THINGS:
1) Go to your App Store on your phone and search for the “SI Play” app. Download and sign into this app to access all of your team’s information.
2) Text the phrase “@sprdysb” to the number 81010 to receive updates on the Softball league and games.