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Olathe Girls Softball 2019 League Preview

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General Information:

  • OGSA offers beginner and competitive leagues in all age groups.
  • All league games will be scheduled to be played on weeknights (Monday through Friday).  Make up games will be played the last week of the season and you could play on any night.
  • Exact schedules and evenings of play for each age group/league will not be known until registration is complete.  At that time the total number of teams in each league will be known and the scheduling process can begin.
  • OGSA is a member of USA Softball.  USA Rules form the foundation of OGSA Rules.
  • Age cut-off for all age groups is January 1st.
  • Players in T-ball, 8U, 10U and 12U do not need to be a member of a team to register.  OGSA will form teams in those age groups.  OGSA will assist individual players in the 14U to 18U age groups to find a league team, but we don't accept individual registrations for these age divisions.
  • Competitive/tournament teams hold tryouts for players; OGSA will not assign players to competitive teams from individual registrations. Players looking for a competitive/tournament team can select "Recruiting" under the "Extras..." button on this website.
  • Managers may form a team using the "team registration" or the "optional team registration" in the T-ball, 8U, 10U and 12U age groups.
    • "Team registration" are for teams that have a complete roster. OGSA will not add players to your team if you register this way. Coaches are responsible for uniforms and insurance under this option. Proof of insurance will need to be shown before you will be allowed to practice/play games.
    • "Optional team  registration" is for coaches that may need players added to their teams, or for coaches that don't want to be in charge of insurance or uniforms. Insurance and team T-shirts are in the price of this registration. The fees will be split between 12 players (the individuals fee will be charge to any extra players about 12 added to the roster. If you don't have 12 players on your roster, OGSA is allowed to add players to your team. If you do not want players added to your team, you need to register under "team registration".
  • Managers may check out team equipment with a refundable deposit of $250 (assuming all of the equipment is returned on time and un-damaged).
  • All teams should register in the age division and level they wish to compete.
  • Teams can use any fields or batting cages on a first come/first serve basis through March 15th. Assigned time slots for team practices begin March 18th, with one field and one batting cage time slot per week for 8U and Kid/Coach pitch. Others will have 2 field nights available.

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Types of Leagues:

T-Ball / Coach Pitch - This league is for beginner players 4-6 years of age. The league is non-competitive with learning basic fundamentals of softball being the goal of this league. Their schedule will include 10 games and will begin the week of May 6th. Tball games can be on any night of the week, depending how many teams we have register.

Registration closes April 15th - games will begin early May

8U Machine Pitch League - This league  is for players 6-8 years of age. The schedule will include 12 games.  Players will be divided into teams within their age group and playing experience. Games can be on any night of the week, depending how many teams register. Last year, teams were split into two divisions - one playing on Monday, with Wednesdays as overflow - the other group playing on Tuesday, with Thursday as overflow. Again, we won't know which nights of the week the 8u league will take place until we see how many teams/individuals register.

Registration closes March 15th - Games will start Mid/Late April

10 & Under League - This league is for players 9-10 years of age. The schedule will include 14 games. These games will be double headers.

  • 10U Player / Coach Pitch League - This league type is for players with little experience in competitive fastpitch softball.  Each team's pitcher will pitch to batters until there are 4 balls on the batter.  A team coach will then pitch to the batter until the batter is out, or the ball is put in play.  There are no walks in this league. This schedule will include 14 games. This league will play double headers. Last year this league was played on Monday nights. We will try to stick with this, but if we have a lot of registrations for this division, we may need to add an overflow night.
  • 10 A League - This league is designed for teams playing at the highest level within their age division. Last year, this league was combined with the B division and games were played on Thursdays. We will try to keep this the same, but it will ultimately depend on how many registrations we get in this division.
  • 10 B League - This league is designed for teams with a good foundation of softball skills. Last year, this league was combined with the A division and games were played on Thursdays. We will try to keep this the same, but it will ultimately depend on how many registrations we get in this division.
  • 10 C League - This league is designed for teams that are teaching basic softball skills.  There are slight modifications to the rules in this division to allow the players to continue to develop their softball skills - those rules can be found under the "league rules" tab. Last year, these games were played on Tuesday nights. We will try to keep this the same, but it will ultimately depend on how many registrations we get in each division.

Registration closes March 15th - Games will start Mid/Late April

12 & Under League - This league is for players 11-12 years of age. The schedule will include 14 games. These games will be double headers.

  • 12 A League - This league is designed for teams playing at the highest level within their age division. Last year, this league was combined with the B division and games were played on Wednesday nights. We will try to keep this the same, but it will ultimately depend on how many registrations we get in this division.
  • 12 B League - This league is designed for teams with a good foundation of softball skills. Last year, this league was combined with the A division and games were played on Wednesday nights. We will try to keep this the same, but it will ultimately depend on how many registrations we get in this division.
  • 12 C League - This league is designed for teams that are teaching basic softball skills.  Last year, these games were played on Thursday nights. We will try to keep this the same, but it will ultimately depend on how many registrations we get in each division.

Registration closes March 15th - Games will start Mid/Late April

14 & Under League - This league is for players 13-14 years of age. We will be doing something different for this division this year. Once registration closes (on May 1st) we will see how many teams we have signed up in each division and build the schedule off of that. We know that a lot of the 14u teams are traveling for tournament starting in May, so we are adapting our league so that people can still get some league games in for some practice. Team fees will be determined once we figure out how long the season will be. 

Registration closes May 1st

Premier League -. This league is offered to highly competitive, elite travel teams who are registered A or Gold, and in the age groups of 14U, 16U or 18U. This league's focus is to offer scrimmage opportunities for teams competing at the highest level regionally and nationally, while giving OGSA members of all ages and skill levels an opportunity to see the game of fastpitch softball played at a high level.  Games are played one night per week, and will be scheduled with busy team travel schedules in mind.  The number of games played and dates of play will be tailored to each team's needs. Please contact Jenny or Dan for more information on this league: jenny@ogsa-ks.com / kcpeppers@hotmail.com

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE REGISTRATION PAGE

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