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Spring

SPRING SEASON

Spring season is for players who are looking to play softball in a competitive environment. Our Spring season will run approximately 12 weeks beginning with practices in February and ending in May.

This season is for new and returning players who are looking to play softball in a competitive and fun environment. We will have teams for girls of all age divisions including T-Ball, 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 16U (depending on available coaches and interested players).  Prior to the start of the season, there are typically 2-3 practices/week. Once the season begins, expect 1-2 practices/week and also 2 games per week. A total of 4 team events per week. 

All adults who work directly with players must register through the online system AND will fill out and submit a background check form on an annual basis through USA softball.

volunteer (calling all parents)

We here at RC ACE are excited about what has been taking place as we gear up for seasons to come! As a league run by volunteer support, we're looking for managers and team staff for the upcoming season. There’s so much we can do to make the league outstanding and a model of fun and sportsmanship for our community, but we need help!

Without adequate managers and team staff, we can only roster so many girls. Please consider applying as a manager or team staff member and help contribute to the success of your player(s) and their team. 

MANAGER APPLICATION FORM

This form is used for any volunteer wanting to put in an application to be considered for manager.

schedule

Season - Practices will start the Monday following our draft day and games will start in February and will be played during weekdays and on Saturdays for all teams (T-Ball only plays Saturday).

Prior to the start of the season, there are typically 2-3 practices/week. Once the season begins, expect 1-2 practices/week and also 2 games per week. A total of 4 team events per week.

  • Practice schedule - Team specific
  • Clinics – TBD

assessments

Divisions 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 16U will attend required general assessments prior to the beginning of the season.  All players MUST attend one of the assessment days offered (they don't have to attend both). Please make sure your player knows that the assessments are nothing to be nervous about.  They simply allow our team managers the ability to draft their respective team(s) properly according to their rankings, and that the teams are created with fairly equal abilities.

Pitching Assessments (8U, 10U, 12U, 16U)

All players who would like to pitch during the Spring season MUST attend pitching assessments (except for players who have never pitched in a game or take lessons). This also includes players who have pitched at any point in any season, regardless of time or who have taken any kind of pitching lesson. This process enables our league to make educated decisions regarding their pitching staff during the draft process.

*Assessing as a pitcher does NOT guarantee pitching time at any point during the season*

Catching Assessments (8U, 10U, 12U, 16U)

Catchers DO NOT have to assess to be able to catch, though we encourage it as catchers are one of the more integral positions on the field and need to be assessed properly. This process enables the managers to make educated decisions regarding their catching staff during the draft process.

*Assessing as a catcher does NOT guarantee catching time at any point during the season*

play up requests - 8U, 10U, 12U and 16U

A player can request to play up but the ability to play up to the next division is not guaranteed.  In order to play up, the player must:

  1. sign up in their age appropriate division
  2. fill out a petition form via online linked below requesting to play up
  3. attend both the age-appropriate and the play-up division assessments
  4. be chosen in the draft within the top 5 draft rounds by a team

If a player is not chosen in the top 5 draft rounds in the play-up division, she will be placed in her age-appropriate division.

PETITION FORM

This form is to be utilized if you'd like to petition your player(s): against a certain manager, playing up/down in division, sibling request, etc...

SPRING - age guidelines

division birthdate
T-BALL Born in the year 2015 & 2016
6U Born in the year 2013 & 2014
8U Born in the year 2011 & 2012
10U Born in the year 2009 & 2010
12U Born in the year 2007 & 2008
16U Born in the year 2003 to 2006

SPRING - REGISTRATION FEES

DIVISION COST DATE
T-BALL (EARLY BIRD) $75 11/11/19 - 11/30/19
T-BALL $85 12/01/19 - 01/20/20
6U - 16U (EARLY BIRD) $105 11/11/19 - 11/30/19
6U - 16U $127 12/01/19 - 01/20/20

SPRING - IMPORTANT DATES

date information
NOVEMBER 11TH EARLY BIRD SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS
NOVEMBER 30TH EARLY BIRD SPRING REGISTRATION ENDS
JANUARY 20TH REGISTRATION CLOSES
JANUARY 11TH ASSESSMENTS #1
JANUARY 25TH ASSESSMENTS #2
FEBRUARY 1ST DRAFT DAY (MANAGERS ONLY)
FEBRUARY 3RD PRACTICES BEGIN
FEBRUARY 22ND OPENING CEREMONIES / PICTURE DAY
FEBRUARY 24TH GAMES BEGIN
MAY 9TH GAMES END
MAY 11TH CLOSING CEREMONIES

PLAYER REGISTRATION INCLUDES

  • Team jersey (pants and socks not included)
  • USA Softball Insurance
  • USA Softball Registration
  • Umpire Fees
  • Season Medals
  • Tournament Trophies
  • All-Star Medals (Players who qualify)

Refund policy:

Refunds will be issued within 10-14 business days from request. Refunds requested prior to assessments will be refunded at 100%, prior to draft will be refunded at 75% and no refund after draft due to uniform ordering, no exceptions.

Registration is not guaranteed:

Please note, starting in our 2020 Spring season, there is no option for wait list when registering. Though there's no wait list when registering, this doesn't mean we will guarantee everyone to play. We are allowing everyone to register through the online system, though participants will be selected on a first come first serve basis dependent on the number of managers we have per division. 

If we are short managers for a division, girls after the cutoff will be placed onto a wait list and parents will be contacted to consider taking a team to get girls off of the wait list. If managers and team staff are not found by the time assessments are here, those girls who are still on the wait list will be refunded in full.