Mon County Girls Softball Association: Welcome

Welcome to Mon County Girls Softball

(Please scroll down to see the latest news)

The MCGSA is a community based, volunteer organization committed to providing a safe, family friendly environment to foster the highest ideals of good sportsmanship, teamwork and respect while nurturing each young person physically and emotionally to make them better softball players, good citizens, and prepare them for the challenges of life.

We are primarily a recreational girls fast pitch league, though we work to offer additional opportunities to play tournament and travel team softball.  For more information use the menu to the left for specific topics or read on for some of the latest information.

In addition to this website we also have a facebook page here and a Twitter feed (@MonCtySftball)

Please note that updates to this page are added the bottom.  This includes items added to most of the menu items on the left.  So for example. you can go to latest news to see the latest items posted.  Most, if not all of these, also show up on the front page, but are listed chronologically from oldest to newest.  So please scroll to the bottom of the page to get the latest information.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us using the Contact Us page to the left or calling 681 214 0530





Friday, July 31
MCGSA Annual Pool Party and Membership meeting



It has been a great season of softball at MCGSA.  While the 2015 season is not completely over, we are nearing the end and to celebrate we will once again be having an end of the season POOL PARTY at the Marilla Park Pool.

The party is being held on 9 August 2015 at 6:30PM. We want to make this a bit of a pot luck event so please feel free to bring a dish to share with your teammates and friends in the league. The league will supply drinks.

This is open to all league players and their families to come on down and celebrate our great season, the teamwork and the camaraderie that we developed all season long. We do want to try and get a handle on how many people will be attending (to make sure BOPARC has enough life guards on hand) so please go use this link (Pool Party RSVP) and sign up for a great evening of swimming and fun!

In addition to the pool party, we take this opportunity to have our yearly general membership meeting during which we will be holding elections for board positions. The elections are held in August and most board member terms run from 1 Jan through 31 Dec.

We hold the elections in August to give incoming board members a chance to work with outgoing board members with respect to transitioning information and responsibilities. Nominees are needed for the 2016 MCGSA board. If you are interested in serving on the board and are a member of the MCGSA in good standing or you know someone that is, please use this link (nominations) to nominate them or yourself for a board position.  Anyone that is nominated will be contacted to ensure they understand the responsibilities of the position and are willing to accept the position if they win.

Information about the available board positions can be found by following the above nominations link or by going to the this MCGSA Organization link.

Nominations are due by 7 Aug 2015. Elections will be held during the pool party on 09 Aug 2015.

If you have any questions about the process or board positions please let us know.



Thursday, June 4
8U Tournament Team Try Outs



This Saturday, June 6, 2015 there will be a try out for the MCGSA 8U tournament team.

This try out is open to all currently registered 8U players that are interested in participating in softball tournaments over the summer.

Players should arrive by 1:30PM at field 2.

There is no cost to you to try out. Team costs are still being determined and will be driven somewhat by the number of tournaments attended. The coaches are still working out what tournaments we will attend.  The information may be available by the time of the try outs.

Bring at least a glove and batting helmet to the try outs and be prepared to have some fun.

The MCGSA tournament program is committed to the development of MCGSA softball by providing an affordable tournament team option for league players. The program is intended to be a step above league ball, yet below the select/ A-ball level. The program is designed for players who wish to further advance their skills in tournament play. The season extends MCGSA softball into the summer. This means commitment to a tournament team will require some extra practice and participation in tournaments beyond the usual MCGSA league season. Tournament ball should not interfere with league events, all players will be committed to their league teams before tournament activities.



Monday, March 9
2015 Coach Registration now available



Thank you for your intertest in wanting to be a Mon County Girls Softball coach.

The coach registration form is now available.  Click on the following link to access the form.

2015 MCGSA Coach Registration Form

 

This form is used for those interested in recreational team coaching as well as coaching a tournament/travel team.  Please keep in mind that you still need to take and complate the ACE Coach Certification course including the background check before you will be able to coach.



Friday, May 29
MCGSA 10U Tournament Team Try outs!



Short notice, but this Sunday, May 31, 2015 there will be a try out for the MCGSA 10U tournament team.

This try out is open to all currently registered 10U players that are interested in participating in softball tournaments over the summer. Those players interested in pitching and/or catching are asked to arrive by 1PM. All other players should arrive by 1:30PM. There is no cost to you to try out.

Team costs are still being determined and will be driven somewhat by the number of tournaments attended. Below is a list of some of the tournaments that are available nearby. Please be prepared to discuss your availability at the tryouts.

Weirton, WV July 2-5

Glenville, WV July 10-12 (ASA Class B WV State Championship)

Saxonburg, PA July 24, 25 & 26, 2015

Uniontown, PA Aug 1-2

White Oak, PA Aug 14-16

Bring at least a glove and batting helmet to the try outs and be prepared to have some fun.

The MCGSA tournament program is committed to the development of MCGSA softball by providing an affordable tournament team option for league players. The program is intended to be a step above league ball, yet below the select/ A-ball level. The program is designed for players who wish to further advance their skills in tournament play. The season extends MCGSA softball into the summer. This means commitment to a tournament team will require some extra practice and participation in tournaments beyond the usual MCGSA league season. Tournament ball should not interfere with league events, all players will be committed to their league teams before tournament activities.



Thursday, May 28
Last night for 16U evaluations and registrations!!!!



Last Call for softball!!!!!

We finish our evaluations for the year tonight with our second 16U evaluation.

They are scheduled from 6:00-8:00PM at the Granville Town Park softball fields.  This is only for 16U players.

If you still need to register your daughter, you can do so at the evaluations. Registrations and check-in starts at 5:30PM.  You can also pay tonight if you still need to pay.

A player only needs to attend one of the evaluation nights so if you came on Tuesday you DO NOT need to come again tonight.

If a player cannot make either one of the evaluations, she will still be placed on a team. We like to have everyone at the evaluations as it makes it easier to form teams, but not being there will not keep you from being on a team.

Each player should bring at a minimum a glove and a batting helmet to the evaluations. Cleats are always a good addition, especially if it happens to be wet out on that day (though that does not appear to be an issue today).

Dress for the conditions. If there are changes in the dates due to weather, we will announce them on Facebook, Twitter, here and via rainedout.com.

Please sign up for rainedout.com. We use this system as one of the quickest ways to note changes in events such as this and later in the season rain outs and other items.



Tuesday, May 26
16U Evaluations are this week!!!



Good morning everyone!

Please note updated times.  Registrations now at 5:30PM tonight with evals starting at 6PM.

As noted last week, we are doing 16U evaluations tonight from 6:00-7:30PM and on Thursday from 6-8PM. Please note that this is only for 16U players.

If you still need to register your daughter you can do so at the evaluations. Registrations and check-in starts at 5:30PM on both days.You can also pay tonight if you still need to pay.

The evaluations will take place at the Granville softball fields. A player only needs to attend one of the evaluation nights. If a player cannot make either one of the evaluations, she will still be placed on a team. We like to have everyone at the evaluations as it makes it easier to form teams, but not being there will not keep you from being on a team.

Each player should bring at a minimum a glove and a batting helmet to the evaluations. Cleats are always a good addition, especially if it happens to be wet out on that day. Dress for the conditions.

If there are changes in the dates due to weather, we will announce them on Facebook, Twitter, here and via rainedout.com.

Please sign up for rainedout.com. We use this system as one of the quickest ways to note changes in events such as this and later in the season rain outs and other items.



Wednesday, May 20
More 12U Evaluations on 21 May 2015



The 12U evaluations on 19 May went well.  Thank you to our evaluators and to everyone that participated!

We have another 12U evaluation on Thursday 21 May 2015. Check ins/registrations start at 5:30PM and the evaluations start at 6PM.

Please note that EVERYONE that is registered needs to participate in the evaluation. The output of the evaluations are used in the team formation process. We do this to accomplish a couple of goals. Primarily, we do it to provide us with input to creating balanced teams. With balanced teams the overall game play is better and we believe more fun for everyone involved.

We have also learned that with the evaluation information being used to create balanced teams, we are also able to honor more requests for players to be on the same team. This is not to say that every request will get honored, but it does provide us with a mechanism to honor most of them.

But this is all based on having as many of the registered players as possible participating in the evaluations. So please attend and participate in the evaluations. It is an important part of our team formation process and helps not only us but everyone in the league.

Thanks!



Tuesday, May 19
12U Evaluations tonight!!!



Good morning everyone!

As noted last week, we are doing 12U evaluations tonight from 6-8 PM and on Thursday from 6-8PM. Please note that this is only for 12U players.

If you still need to register your daughter you can do so at the evaluations. Registrations and check-in starts at 5:30PM on both nights. You can also pay tonight if you still need to pay.

The evaluations are currently planned to take place at the Granville softball fields. A player only needs to attend one of the evaluation nights. If a player cannot make either one of the evaluations, she will still be placed on a team. We like to have everyone at the evaluations as it makes it easier to form teams, but not being there will not keep you from being on a team.

Each player should bring at a minimum a glove and a batting helmet to the evaluations. Cleats are always a good addition, especially if it happens to be wet out on that day. Dress for the conditions.

If there are changes in the dates due to weather, we will announce them on Facebook, Twitter, here and via rainedout.com.

Please sign up for rainedout.com. We use this system as one of the quickest ways to note changes in events such as this and later in the season rain outs and other items.

The 16U evaluations are being planned so please stay tuned for information on those events.



Wednesday, May 13
12U and 16U Registration day this Saturday 16 May 2015



We will be holding registrations for the 12U and 16U divisions this Saturday 16 May 2015 from 10AM to 12PM at the Granville softball fields.

Remember you can register online (12U/16U Online Registration) and come down on the registration day to pay and get your fundraising tickets.

Alternately, if you want to fill out the form, it is also available here (2015 registration form) on the website.

Print it out, fill it out bring it on down on Saturday to get signed up.

 Ages for 12U are that you must have been 11 or 12 years old on 31 Dec 2014.

Ages for 16U are that you must have been 13-16 on 31 Dec 2014.

12U evaluations are next week! The season will start soon after.

16U evaluations are contingent on the end of the high school season. Please watch this page or the website for more info on 16U.

Thanks!



Tuesday, May 12
6U-10U Picture Day Schedule



This coming Sunday is picture day for our 6U-10U divisions.  The schedule is posted below.  If possible please some a little early so that you can fill out any paperwork for buying pictures.  Having this filled out beforehand is very beneficial to keeping things moving along.

 Thanks!

Photo Schedule Sunday 17 May 2015
  • 1:45 Dalton
  • 2:15 Sikora
  • 2:30 Hoke
  • 2:45 Williams
  • 3:15 Smith
  • 4:00 Kraynak
  • 4:15 Park
  • 4:30 Campbell
  • 4:45 Watkins 6U
  • 5:00 Phares 10U
  • 5:15 Phares 8U
  • 5:30 Henkins
  • 5:45 Rounds
  • 6:00 Nuzum
  • 6:15 Watkins 10U
  • 6:30 Wisman


Friday, May 8
12U/16U Registrations !!!



With the belief that Mon County Middle School softball will conclude this weekend, we are pushing forward with the continuing registration of anyone interested in playing summer recreational softball.

First up, you can register online now using this link.

12U/16U Online Registration

This only gets your name into the system.  You will still need to pay prior to the evaluations or at the evaluations.  If you have already registered and paid, you are good.

Player evaluations are being planned for two nights

May 19 and May 21st at 6PM at the Granville Softball fields. 

You do not need to attend both nights, but everyone needs to attend. Even if you have been on a team and will be on the same team, it is important that you attend and participate in the evaluations. 

If you have not registered, you can also register then (but if you can do it online it saves us a lot of typing later on).  You will also be able to pay at the evaluations.

Based on this schedule, we are then looking to have 12U team formation on May 22nd with practices starting that next week.  We had originially looked to start games on the first Monday of June, however, that may be delayed a little to give the teams a touch more time to practice. 

The 16U league information is still up in the air based on how UHS does in continued state tournament play.  As soon as we get a sense of how things are progressing there we will update you.  In the meantime, if you are interested in playing 16U ball you can still register.  We will not hold any participatory events until the high school seasons are complete.

As always, please stay tuned for upates!

 



Tuesday, April 14
Umpire Clinic on 25 April 2015



On Saturday 25 April at 4:30PM there will be an umpire clinic at the Granville Town Park. If you are interested in ASA umpiring please plan to attend the clinic. We will cover mechanics, difficult sitiuations, angles and distances, rules changes and the 2015 umpire test.

You can get a copy of the 2015 umpire test at this link: 2015 Umpire Exam

 

We look forward to seeing you there!



Sunday, March 29
Registrations for 6U-10U are now CLOSED



Wanted to update the website and let everyone know that registrations for 6U-10U are now CLOSED.

We have been working hard to get girls signed up and organized so that we can put the teams together. It has been a lot of hard work and our Player Rep, Jason Corbin, has been doing an outstanding job managing a lot of data and keep things moving along.

But as noted previously, there has to be an end to everything and we have reached that end.

The next steps in the process are to finalize the coaches and then form the teams. We will finish this no later than this weekend and hopefully practices will be under way next week.

Keep in mind 6U-10U is closed.  We will have more registration opportunities for 12U and 16U here in the future.  We may also bring back some sort of online registration as we have learned a lot during this 6U-10U registration process.  Keep watching the web site and the Facebook page for updates. 

As always, if you have questions or concerns please let us know. 



Thursday, July 9
A message for all of the 12U & 16U players and parents out there.



First off, let me apologize for the delay in getting the season started. There have been numerous obstacles this year from the weather to the uniforms that have affected our ability to get the season started. And even now with 3 games in, the weather is still reeking havoc on the schedule.

I will also apologize with respect to the uniforms. We could have started (pending weather) some of the 12U games without the uniforms. We did this with the 16U players last year and we could have done it with the 12U players this year. However, I thought it important that the players have their uniforms and delayed some of the start because of that decision. My apologies again.

Having said all of that the schedules are now in the hands of your coaches for one final look over before they get uploaded to the website. The goal is to upload them this evening pending coach feedback.

The schedule is aggressive and it involves a lot of playing. There is no real room for days off but there is a little room for making up rain outs. I do hope you players like playing softball and you enjoy watching softball as there is a lot of MCGSA softball on the table in the next few weeks.

Thank you again for your patience. We have learned a lot from this and are currently looking at making some major changes in the way we do registrations and scheduling that may help prevent this from happening or at least minimize the impact in the future.

Please keep watch here and on the Facebook page for more information.

Thanks, Ken