2013 Fall Softball Information
Registration Period: Monday, August 5th – Friday, August 23rd
Temporary Fitness & Program Facility Business Office
(Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm)
809 Greensprings Highway
Homewood, Alabama 35209
(Former Jefferson County Courthouse)
Costs: $30 Homewood Residents / $40 Non-Homewood Residents
Age Divisions: 8 and Under / 10 and Under / 12 and Under
*Fall Ball playing age uses the age group you will play in the spring of 2014.*
Evaluations / First practice will be Sunday, August 25th as follows:
West Homewood Park — Field 6
** Bring swimsuit for swim party after your softball session on August 25th **
Registrations will not be taken on August 25th
Girls Softball – Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the League’s Philosophy?
Our only purposes are to provide each player with the opportunity to learn the game, make new friends, and have fun in an atmosphere of friendly competition.
2. What is the 3 day rule?
Each team will not practice or play game(s) more than 3 days per week unless approved by Homewood Parks. The weeks will run from Monday – Sunday.
Examples: 2 practices and 1 game = 3 days or 1 practice and 2 games = 3 days
3. What days are practices and games held on?
We can’t tell you exactly when your practices and games will be. However, this season we can tell you that the teams will not practice or have games on Wednesday’s, Friday’s or Saturday’s.
4. How often are practices?
Most teams will schedule 1 or 2 practices per week. The number of practices is left up to the coach. Coaches are encouraged to hold practices during the season. Some teams have many practices during the season and others don’t have any once the season starts.
5. Do I have to make every practice?
The coaches ask that the girls attend as many practices as possible. During the fall season the coaches understand that the girls have a lot going on and would like for them to attend every practice if possible but if they can only make it to one per week it is understandable.
6. What do I wear to practices?
Uniforms are not worn during practice. It is recommended that loose, comfortable, weather appropriate clothing be worn.
7. How often are games?
On average, a team will play approximately 1 or 2 game per week during the regular season. However, there are times when a team will play more than two games per week, especially if there are a lot of weather related rescheduling of games or the team is playing in a Tournament.
8. Can I use my own Equipment?
You may use your own bat as long as it is approved for softball and states so on the bat. Girls may use their own batting helmets as long as it has an attached facemask and has a chinstrap. Catchers may use their own equipment if they so desire. Please have your coach check it for condition. Players are responsible for providing their own mitt which should be of proper size and in good condition. Please see your coach if you have any questions about proper glove selection.
9. Do I need to get a uniform?
Girls are supplied with a uniform shirt and socks. Girls are responsible for supplying pants and footwear, (non-metal cleats only or sneakers). Most girls do wear cleats although they are not required. Cleats for other sports (soccer, football) are acceptable. Many girls like to wear a hat or visor due to the position of the sun at the fields we use.
10. Which field is #6 and which one is #5?
Both fields are located at West Homewood Park. Field 6 is at the upper set of fields next to the swimming pool. Field 5 is located at the lower set of fields near the tennis courts.
11. My daughter is going to miss a game/practice. Do I need to tell someone?
Yes. Common courtesy dictates you tell the coach as far in advance as possible if your daughter is going to miss either a game or practice for any reason.
Jakob Stephens at 332-6709 (or) email@example.com