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





Tuesday, March 31
Team Formation This Week!



Another late night update....

A couple of things. It seems we have reached the point where we now have coaches for all of our 6U - 10U teams. E-mails have been sent out to all of the coaches (or will be shortly) to let them know. So later this week team formation will be taking place (looks like Thursday night for 6U and 10U).

With this in mind you should hear from a coach by this Sunday for 6U and 10U. We are still trying to schedule 8U team formation, so it may be a couple days past Sunday before you hear from an 8U coach.

Second, we have indeed closed registrations for 6U through 10U. We do want apologize to those of you that got the late announcements through the school system. We can control when we provide the schools the flyers, but we do not control when they distribute them. If you did not make the 6u - 10U registrations this year, please keep us in mind for next year. We look forward to having you participate.

Lastly, as team formation takes place, please keep in mind that practices will start soon and opening day is planned for Saturday May 2nd. Once team formation is complete we will start developing the schedules to include the opening day schedule.

Keep watch on the Calendar page (click here) for the most up-to-date schedule information! 

So stay tuned because the fun is just beginning!



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. 



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.



Monday, March 16
2015 WV ASA meeting notes



This past weekend we participated in the WV ASA annual meeting and state umpire clinic. We got to meet some of the other WV ASA members (slow pitch commissioners and junior Olympic commissioners) as well as discuss rules changes for this year and the upcoming ASA tournaments for this year as well as the National Qualifiers, the National Championships and the Eastern Territory Championships.

Here is the schedule of the planned ASA sanctioned tournaments for this year in West Virginia.

 

  • May 23 - 24 ASA Memorial Day Tournament Glenville, WV
  • Jun 13 - 14 ASA Wheeling Summer Bash Wheeling, WV
  • Jun 20 - 21 ASA Sue Morris Complex Tournament Glenville, WV
  • Jun 26 - 28 ASA West Virginia Class A State Championship Glenville, WV
  • Jul 3 - 5 Firecracker Frenzy Charleston, WV
  • Jul 10 - 12 West Virginia ASA Class B State Tournament Glenville, WV
  • Aug 1 - 2 ASA Glenville Fall Ball Classic Glenville, WV

 

All of these tournaments support 10U through 18U age groups and in a couple of them there is even an 18U+ age bracket. More information about the tournaments can be found at the WV ASA website.

The rule changes for Junior Olympic fast pitch were few and somewhat impacting but do not affect our association. While we use the ASA rule set as the starting point, we make changes that help our game management here at the local level. The official ASA rules are primarily used in qualifying and championship play. So if you are a coach looking to take a team to the state championship, then you should read up on the changes.

Beyond that there was an umpire clinic primarily attended by umpires from the local Glenville area and a few that had come from Shinnston and Lewis County. It was a good clinic overall. We hope to host a local clinic here in Morgantown soon. Watch Facebook and the umpire page here on our website and the calendar for date and time.

If you have any questions about anything else about this meeting and clinic, please feel free to ask.