Youth Girls Softball (YSB)

Starkville Parks & Recreation Youth Girls Softball offers softball for girls ages 3-18 (school age only – no college students).
(Must be 3 years old as of March 30, 2019, and not be over 18 years old or in college by April 1, 2019)

Registration Dates
Monday, January 1st – Friday, March 1st
*registrations after March 1st 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 March 1st will be charged a $10 late fee if accepted*
**late registrations are only accepted if registration number necessitate – sign up early!**

Included With Registration:
All players will recieve a Jersey.

Online Registration:
Click HERE! Available 24 hours a day from Monday, January 1st, until Friday, March 1st, at www.starkvilleregistration.com.

Season Dates:
Practices Begin ~ March 25th
Games Begin ~ April 8th
Season Ends ~ May 31st: Regular Season ; June 14th: 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)
Start Smart (3-4yr olds) – Co-Ed Developmental Group
Start Smart Programs, created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, help kids get ready for sport and succeed in life. It is an innovative step-by-step approach that builds confidence and self-esteem in a fun and safe sports environment

Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally appropriate introductory baseball program for children 3-4 years old. The program prepares children for organized tee ball, baseball, and softball in a fun, non-threatening environment.

Start Smart Baseball prepares children and their parents for organized baseball and softball without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment from Franklin Sports® is used in teaching throwing, catching, batting, running and agility.

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

Coach Pitch (7-8yr olds) – use an 11″ Incrediball
– 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 15th, 2019.

Sponsorships:
Sponsorships are $200/team or $400/team+field banner.
CLICK HERE FOR A SPONSORSHIP FORM.
Please submit this form by 5pm March 1st, 2019.
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.

Other Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I sign up? 
Registration is available online at www.starkvilleregistration.com from January 1st – March 1st.

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 .

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

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