Maplewood - South Orange Softball: Welcome

Welcome to MSO Softball !!!

Wednesday, April 16

Announcing 2014 Summer Villagers Tryouts

Maplewood and South Orange girls ages 14 & under are invited to try out for the MSO Villagers Summer Softball travel teams.  Teams will be selected after holding competitive tryouts.  Each girl’s playing age will be determined by her actual age on January 1, 2014.  Summer Villagers tryouts will be held for the following age divisions:

8U Team (for girls 8 & under as of January 1, 2014)
10U Team (for girls 10 & under as of January 1, 2014)
14U Team (for girls 14 & under as of January 1, 2014)

NOTE:  Tryouts for the 12U Team were announced earlier this year and held in March.  The next 12U Villagers tryout will be in August for the Fall Villagers team.

The Villagers registration forms are located in the Handouts section of the website.  Players must turn in a Tryout & Commitment Form at the first tryout session.

Tryouts for the Summer Villagers teams will take place as shown below.  Players must try out for the age appropriate team and should attend all tryout sessions.

8U Team - Tryout Schedule
Head Coach:  Dan Secor (email Coach Dan with questions)
Location(s):  TBA
Date(s) / Time(s):
Friday, May 9th, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, May 10th 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Registration Fee of $200 is due upon selection to the team.

10U Team - Tryout Schedule
Head Coach:  Elise Joy (email Coach Elise with questions)
Location(s):  Memorial #1
Date(s) / Time(s):
Friday, May 9th, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, May 10th 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Registration Fee of $200 is due upon selection to the team.
IMPORTANT:  Players interesting in trying out for the 10U Villagers are asked to pre-register for tryouts by filling out the form on the Summer Villagers page.

14U Team - Tryout Schedule
Head Coach:  Alex Nicholas (email Coach Alex with questions)
Location(s):  TBA
Date(s) / Time(s):  Tuesday, May 13th, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Registration Fee of $100 is due upon selection to the team.

Questions

Contact the MSO Softball Committee for more information.



Wednesday, March 19
Recreation Softball - Game Days & Season Start

IMPORTANT NOTE:  All of the following season start dates are TENTATIVE and may need to change depending on the conditions of the fields.  Games that need to be rescheduled due to weather may be scheduled on weekdays that are different from those listed below.

The snow has finally melted and opening day for the 2014 Rec Softball season is just around the corner!  The following a list of days on which each division will play as well as the planned opening day for each division.

T-Ball / Coach Pitch – Wednesdays (6:30pm) & Saturdays (various times) starting April 12th
UPDATE – Due to field availability, the Rookie Division weekday games have been moved to Thursdays.
Rookie DivisionThursdays (6:30pm) & Saturdays (various times) starting April 10th
Junior Division – Mondays (6:00pm) & Saturdays (various times) starting April 5th
Senior Division – Mondays (7:30pm) & Fridays (7:30pm) starting April 4th



MSO Softball

Maplewood-South Orange (MSO) Softball is a non-profit, volunteer organization which is committed to the promotion of girls’ softball within the towns of Maplewood and South Orange.  We strive to develop great young women both on the softball field and in our communities.  We aim to provide a strong foundation in the development of fast pitch softball and prepare the girls to play in a competitive environment while still having fun.  We encourage players to be supportive of their teammates, be coachable, and be enthusiastic.  We seek to provide a positive, challenging and rewarding experience for all players.

The Maplewood-South Orange (MSO) Softball program is open to all girls from Kindergarten to 8th grade who live in either Maplewood or South Orange.  MSO Softball provides girls with an opportunity to play in either the town recreation softball program or travel softball program.  In addition, MSO Softball provides educational and training opportunities for players, coaches and umpires.  See the relevant links below and in the left-hand menu for more information on all of the MSO Softball programs:

Recreation Softball

Villagers Travel Softball

Be sure to come back often to check the Calendar for important dates as well as the MSO Softball News page for information on upcoming events.

Questions?

See the FAQs page for answers to all your MSO Softball questions OR contact the MSO Softball Committee at msogirlssoftball@aol.com.



image_name2

Umpires Wanted for 2014

MSO Softball is looking for students age 14 and up, as well as adults, who are interested in Umpiring the Rookie Division games.

Completion of the 2014 Umpiring Class qualifies students for a preference of game assignments and $5 extra per game.  Register for the umpire class through the South Orange Recreation department at the Baird Center.

For more information contact the MSO Softball Committee.

Handout:  Umpires Wanted



Weather Updates: Code-a-Phone & Twitter
(South Orange Fields ONLY)

If the weather or field conditions are in question, there are two ways that you can be informed:

Code-a-Phone - Call the Code-a-Phone at 973-762-0748 to hear a recorded message about cancellations or postponements.  If there is no anouncement for the current day, then all activities will take place as scheduled.  Messages are generally posted by 4 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. on weekends.

Twitter - Set up “twitter” account to receive notifications.  To do so, go to http://www.twitter.com/, create a free account, and follow “SOrangeRec”.  Again, if you receive NO notice, then all activities will take place as scheduled.

NOTE:  You can also get updates sent to your cell phone without a Twitter account.  Just send a text message that says "Follow SOrangeRec" (without the quotes) to 40404 and you will start receiving tweets from us on your device.



Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Sat 5/3 star Softball & Baseball Parade 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM New Waterlands (start) to Cameron Field (end)
Thu 5/8 Clipboard Summer Villagers Tryouts - 10U TBA TBA
Thu 5/8 Clipboard Summer Villagers Tryouts - 8U TBA TBA
Thu 5/8 Clipboard Summer Villagers Tryouts - 14U 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
Sat 5/10 Clipboard Summer Villagers Tryouts - 10U TBA TBA
Sat 5/10 Clipboard Summer Villagers Tryouts - 8U TBA TBA
Sat 5/10 Clipboard Summer Villagers Tryouts - 14U 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM TBA
Tue 5/13 star Team Photos 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Baird Center
Wed 5/14 star Team Photos 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Baird Center
Subscribe to this site