Maplewood - South Orange Softball:     MSO Softball News

Friday, July 4
Softballs
Announcing Fall Villagers Tryouts

Maplewood and South Orange girls age 14 & under are invited to try out for the 2014 MSO Villagers Fall Travel teams.  Tryouts begin this weekend - see the Fall Travel page for details on tryouts dates, times and locations.

IMPORTANT:  Due to the aggressive timelines set forth by the Cranford Fall Softball League, we need to have a complete list of all girls who will tryout for Fall Villagers by the middle of August.  Therefore, it is MANDATORY that all players who intend to tryout for the Fall Villagers pre-register no later than August 9th.  All age groups will have an additional tryout in late-August or early-September to accommodate girls who are returning from summer camp.



Umpire

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



Coaching and Volunteer Opportunities

Help Wanted

The success of the MSO Softball Program rests with the many volunteers who help out in a variety of ways.  Adult volunteers are needed for all teams to serve as coaches, assistant coaches and team managers.  If you are willing and able, please sign up when you register your child!

PARENT OF A NEW PLAYER?  Don’t let inexperience keep you off the field.  MANY VOLUNTEERS are needed in coaching and supporting roles for our T-Ball and Rookie Leagues (the more the merrier)!  MSO Softball will offer coaches’ training and instruction to support all our new and returning coaches.

If you have any questions, please come to one of the registration sessions - coaches will be on hand to describe the program in detail.

HEAD COACH – The Head Coach has the primary responsibility of dealing with players and parents.  He/she has final decision in all softball matters.  Coaching volunteers are required to attend the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (one time only).  Information on the Rutgers’ clinic dates and times will be posted in the Coaches' Corner section once it is available.

ASSISTANT COACH – An Assistant Coach has the responsibility of helping the Head Coach.  Coaching volunteers are required to attend the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (one time only).  Information on the Rutgers’ clinic dates and times will be posted in the Coaches' Corner section once it is available.

Handouts:  Coaching & Volunteer Forms



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