Time commitment is two evenings per week. As of now, it is anticipated that practices will be on Monday with games on Friday. Due to scheduling conflicts and rain dates, there may be very few practices as practice days will serve as make-up game days.
All middle school female athletes (grades 6th – 8th) are eligible to tryout. One team will be formed for each participating middle school from players that attend that school or are homeschooled but live in the attendance boundary for their school. Schools may be combined if numbers do not support adequate team size or at the league's discretion.
Each participating league will be responsible for managing tryouts, field allocations, coach selection, team selection, practice schedules, and uniforms for the middle schools in their jurisdiction. Games will be officiated using Virginia High School League (VHSL) rules.
What is the cost to play in the Middle School Softball Program?
The cost will be determined by each league (typically around $130-$150) and must be paid when registering for tryouts. This fee covers the player jersey and socks, along with coach's equipment, field fees and umpires. Middle school players must provide their own gear and black softball pants.
Can a player simultaneously play in both Middle School Softball and other Softball programs?
Yes, but there may be times where Middle School Softball may conflict with other commitments. The leagues will work to minimize the impact of potential scheduling conflicts as much as possible. Additionally, it will be very important that each player discuss their situation with their coaches to set expectations.
Should I register my player in both house league (if not a travel player) and Middle School Softball?
Yes, but only if the player is not an active player with a travel team. If your player is selected for the middle school team, she must play for the house team as well, unless she is an active player on a travel team.
How will team selection be determined?
Player selection and team size will be determined by individual coaches and the process established by participating leagues.
What happens if my player is not selected for the Middle School team?
If a player does not make the middle school team, the middle school registration fee will be refunded.
Who can I contact if I have questions not answered here?
AGSL – Cory Saylor | firstname.lastname@example.org
LGSL – Bill Bacci | email@example.com
DSYS - Mitzi Taylor | firstname.lastname@example.org
LLGSL – Max Hechter | email@example.com
WLGSL – Chris DeLancey | firstname.lastname@example.org