Spring Area Youth Softball: SAYS News

Monday, March 17
Thank you to our spring season sponsors!!

Our season is off to a great start and it wouldn't be possible without the support of our sponsors! Thanks to the following business for supporting Spring Area Youth Softball:

Primrose of Spring Klein

Rod Wall Executive Transportation

DW Electric

FMC Technologies

Alexander's Academy

Majestic Roar

US Auto Logistics


Shugabee Lane

Lone Star Products & Equipment

G&B Electric

Royal Car Wash

Houston Northwest Medical Center

Enstep Technology Solutions

Dr. Dexter Turnquest M.D., F.A.C.S

Delta Drafting Services

Eastex Collision Center

Chili's Bar and Grill

Garza Custom Fabrications

TranspoTrade International

Sweet Couture Candy Buffet

Lift Service Now

Waffle House

Thomas & Betts

*You can find additional information about our sponsors by clicking on the Sponsors tab on the left.

Tuesday, October 11
Rainout line - NEW NUMBER
League Weather Line 832.987.2971 NEW

Friday, January 24

January 25th (Saturday)

8u and 12u tryouts - 9am - 11am

10u and Mixed tryouts - 11:30 - 1:30

Pitchers and Cathchers will tryout first in their division. Please report 30 minutes prior to tryout for check in.

**We are closely monitoring the weather and will update the site with any changes to the schedule. All tryouts will be held as currently scheduled.

Sunday, January 19
Coaches Background Check form

Coaches, please follow this link to complete your Background check authorization form.  Once completed, please email to lisa@springsoftball.org.  Thanks! 



Thursday, January 9
'01 Stampede Select Tryouts

****'01 Softball Players****

Interested in trying out for the '01 Stampede select team?

Come out this Saturday, January 11th

2pm-4pm on the Red Field

See you there!


Wednesday, January 8
Important Spring Season Dates


We are gearing up for our Spring Season!! Please note some important upcoming dates.....

January 11th & 18th - 9am - 3pm (Saturday)

January 15th - 6pm - 9pm (Wednesday)

January 21st - 6pm - 9pm (Tuesday)

January 25th (Saturday)

8u and 12u tryouts - 9am - 11am

10u and Mixed tryouts - 11:30 - 1:30

*Blast Ball registration - $50
   All other divisions - $150


Tuesday, December 31
'03 and '04 Select Team Tryouts

Attention all '03 and '04 Players


Select Tryouts are coming up in January!

Tryouts will be held at Bayer Park (24811 W. Hardy Road in Spring)



Saturday, January 4th from 9am-Noon on the Red Field


Saturday, January 11th from 1pm-4pm on the Red Field (if necessary)

Contact Darla Temple @darlabill23@aol.com or 832.605.3204 for further information.  As warranted due to conflicts, contact Darla to discuss scheduling a private tryout. 


'03 Players

Saturday, January 11th from 8am-Noon on the Blue Field


Saturday, January 25th from 1pm-4pm on the Blue Field




Friday, November 8

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR SPRING!!  November 9th and 10th

Parents - take advantage of early bird pricing and register your daughter for the spring season this weekend. 

Visit the registration table on Saturday from 10am - 6pm to register


Thursday, October 24
End of Season Tournaments - Parent and Player

Player and Parent Tournaments November 8th-10th

 This year's tournament will be held on the 8th, 9th, and 10th of November.  The girl's tournament should end on Saturday, and the Parent/Sibling tournament will begin on Sunday morning (Single Elimination).  

Please contact your coach for more details!!

Monday, October 14
Attention Coaches : Positive Coaching Seminar
 The Positive Alliance Coaching seminar has been scheduled, and will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the JP2 room, St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, 22800 Aldine-Westfield Rd., Spring, Texas 77373.
The seminar is mandatory for all managers, and highly encouraged for all assistant coaches and board members (non-coaches). 

Friday, September 13
University of Houston Skills Camp - RESCHEDULED FEBRUARY 1, 2014

UPDATE on University of Houston Softball Skills Clinic!



The U of H clinic is rescheduled for February 1, 2014.  Parents will receive an email communication from the league with additional information.  PLEASE NOTE: This  only applies to participants that were registered for the October 6th clinic.  We are not accepting additional registrants at this time. 

Handout: Clinic Information

Friday, September 27



Stampede 03 Select Softball team in the Spring area is looking to fill three roster spots. Looking for a catcher, outfielder and infielder. If you are interested in bringing your daughter out for a try-out, we have practice on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 on the blue field. Bayer Park, 24811 W. Hardy Rd. Spring, TX 77373. Contact manager Leslie Barnhouse at 281-639-9093 with any questions or for more information. 



Friday, May 24
New Board members for the 2013-2014 season:

Chris Burks
Alexa Carrasco
John Cervantes
Sherry Doolittle
Brian Dowling
Eric Hagebusch
Alex Morris
Mike Nollkamper

 Deanna Orsak
Lisa Orso
Diana Ortega
Todd Spurlock
Darla Temple
Crystal Wardell
Mark Williams

Sunday, April 28


Jeralsica Albiter, Ashtyn Alexander, Jessica Battiste, Arwin Callaway, Crystal
Capetillo, Gracie Comeaux, Isabella De Los Santos, Allie Hagebusch, Kyliee
Lanclos, Jasmine Martinez, Rachel Ross, Delana Temple, Emma Vincent.


Mixed Division:

 Makayla Sanchez,  Nadiya Taylor,  Aziah James,  Brelyn Senegal,  Kayla Prusmack,  Kiera Prusmack,  Gabby Vasquez,  Mariah Jarmolaski, Kimberlee Kunschick, Danielle Ferreira,  Evie Garcia, Kalista Murillo, Brittany Vazquez 

Thursday, September 27
Here is the link to the announcement on TV about Avery Dowling making the finals of the Pitch,Hit,Run http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/kids/mlb_pitch_hit_run.jsp This is the National finals that she worked her way into starting at our park this past Spring. Avery place 3rd at the Nationals, we are all very proud of her accomplishments, and the dedication of her parents.
  1. Photo: Avery went through several competitions first at SAYS and won 1st place then Conroe 1st place then Minute Maid Park 1st place and out of 650,000 participants she won a all expenses paid trip with companion (me) to Kansas City, MO to compete! Monday we went to MLB All-Star brunch, met several MLB players and mascot from several teams, went to Fan Fest, watched the All-stars warm up, had the Pitch Hit and Run competition, shagged balls for MLB All-stars Home Run Derby (she was on TV) and Tuesday back to Fan Fest for awards Ceremony , had some free time there, went to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and then went to the 83rd MLB All-Star game! These 3 days in Kansas have been amazing and the best experience for myself and Avery. She received so many awesome things from Aquifina Pitch, Hit,Run. They treated us likes kings and queens. We met a lot of wonderful people who we will continue to keep in touch with! I am proud to say that Avery received 3rd place in this competition and I am so very proud of her! This is a memory of a lifetime!

Mixed Aggies
Tuesday, April 23
12U Aggies

S.A.Y.S. Teams in Metro Rec.

6u Bearkats      2nd Place

8u Aggies         3rd Place

12u Longhorns  2nd Place

12u Aggies        3rd Place

MIX Owls         3rd Place

Mix Aggies        4th Place


8U Aggies

Wednesday, September 19
Candrea on Coaching
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Candrea on Coaching

On behalf of the Amateur Softball Association, welcome to the September issue of the ACE Coach monthly email from ASA Director of Coaching Education and two-time Olympic Coach Mike Candrea: Candrea on Coaching. As a youth sports coach, you naturally want to prepare your team to win as many games as possible, and as a Responsible Coach, you want to prepare your players to win off the field, too. The Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program is proud to bring you this series in which Coach Candrea will provide you with coaching tips and resources that you can use for the betterment of your youth softball team.
September 18, 2012
Volume II, Issue 32

Searching for Role Models
As we look around the world today, it is common to become disappointed, hurt, or confused when someone you have admired as a role model or leader fails to live up to your expectations. A constant concern we hear in the athletic arena is the lack of leadership or the absence of great role models. Has it become a question of being cautious to be a role model in case we fail ourselves? Is it too much to ask of someone to make good choices all the time? To a point where peer pressure will discourage our potential leaders and they will choose to run away from the challenge of leading and becoming a positive role model. It becomes very hard to lead when people do not want to be led!

We are living in a society that lacks trust in others. From the constant violence we see around the world and at home to the constant disappointment felt by our leaders in sport and society. It has become much easier for most to turn their back and not stand up for what is right. Role models and leaders are essential in building success. Whether it is in the athletic arena or at home, people must be willing to set the right example 24/7 each and every day by making good choices and living their lives by principles built around trust, honesty, hard work, caring for others, and having a positive effect on people. These are the characteristics of role models and leaders that lead to not only success but happiness in life.

As coaches, parents, and teammates, we must be willing to be that role model and leader. It comes down to making the right choices and encouraging others that the right way is the only way to have a positive effect on people. Who knows- maybe 1 by 1, we can develop leaders and role models both on and off the field.

In simplest terms, we are talking about great people that have great character. I know they are out there!

Until next month,
Coach Candrea
Coach Candrea

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In This Issue
Role Models

Building Success

Positive Effect

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