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2017 Recreation Softball Evaluations
Evaluations for Recreation Softball will be held in the Maplewood Middle School gym on Saturday, 3/4 and are mandatory for all players in the Junior Division (4th & 5th grades) and Senior Division (6th, 7th & 8th grades).  As a reminder, these are not tryouts, but rather a way to evaluate players' skill levels so that fair and balanced teams can be selected during the player draft.  See the FAQ page for more details on the evaluation process.

In order to help the evaluations run smoothly and limit the time spent waiting, the players will be broken down and evaluated in groups as follows:

 Grade  Last Name   Time 
 4th & 5th  A - J  12:30 PM
 4th & 5th  K - Z  2:15 PM
 6th, 7th & 8th  A - J  4:00 PM
 6th, 7th & 8th  K - Z  5:15 PM

Players MUST attend during their designated time slot.  If for some reason a player is not able to attend the evaluations during the time slot for their age group, then she should attend the make-up session session for their division on Monday, 3/6 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Junior Division - 4th & 5th grades) or 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Senior Division - 6th, 7th & 8th grades).



Coaching and Volunteer Opportunities

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 date and time 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 date and time will be posted in the Coaches' Corner section once it is available.

Forms: Volunteer FormRegistration Form, Background Check Authorization form (for first time coaches only)



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