Vestal Girls Softball: VGS Site News

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Registration 2016

***We have a new registration platform this year which should aide everyone. When clicking the registration button on our website, you will need to create a profile for your daughter. Once the profile is completed you can then register her for the 2016 season.

1 new addition to online registration is the option to pay in full or select a payment plan which will automatically bill your card for the balance in 3 installments.

The other addition this year is to OPT OUT in participating in the league fundraising. The OPT OUT fee is $60 and you can select that option by selecting the radio button next to it. Opting out includes the selling of the annual raffle tickets and not having to participate in the usual 2 concession stand assignments for your team. This fee is in addition to the registration fee.

We look forward to another exciting season of Vestal Softball, Winter workouts are scheduled starting in February and listed on our league calendar online. ***

Thank you, VGS Board

NEW PLAYING FORMAT FOR the MINORS DIVISION this season. UMPIRES WILL BE EMPLOYED (as they should be) to help game progression and an even playing field for all! Players will pitch until until 4 balls, with coach finishing until a strike out or hit. However a truer strike zone by an umpire will mean more at bats for everyone. The players will be encouraged to swing making for a much more entertaining and faster pace of game for everyone. 3 out or 6 run limit per inning, final 10 runs after 5 innings.


 All, Based on new restrictions imposed by email clients such as AOL, Yahoo, Gmail and others, which have began blocking bulk emails sent from 3rd parties (like VGS eteamz). We strongly suggest liking our Vestal Girls Softball Page on facebook in order to keep up to date for workouts, sign ups, team assignments, game scheduling, weather cancellations etc... This page is managed by more than one person with information and is the quickest form of communication available at this time.

 This is totally out of VGS's control and due to these new restrictions we are forced to find alternative means for getting our information out to everyone. During the season communication will still be sent from our site, but will also be posted on facebook and sent to the coaches to forward and notify players as well. This way there will never be a question when information is needed to be sent out.

Thank you for your understanding,

VGS Board


We have made some changes to our Division names to be more in line with other area leagues and to help eliminate confusion in the future. The new names and age listings are below. 

8U AAA Division
Softball for girls 8 and under and in school. This is an instructional league designed to teach the fundamentals of softball to girls.

Minors Division 
 Semi-Competitive softball for girls 12 and under.

All 8-12 yr old players

Players will be placed on previous (if possible) or on equal teams based on playing ability. Considerations include Schools, friends etc...


Majors Division
Competitive softball for girls 10 to 12

All evaluated skilled players who have shown the ability to handle live pitching in a competitive environment.

All girls entering this division must be evaluated to verify the needed skill level to compete.
VGS has the right to ask that a player develop more in the minors, if their skills need more attention or if there is a safety concern, or Call a player up if they have evaluated strong enough and if they can physically participate in this division. Players may be drafted or placed on teams depending on #'s and new teams created.


Teener Division
Competitive softball for girls 13-17

All 13-17 yr old players, Girls 12 yr and/or if they are on a school team they automatically qualify and are eligible to tryout for this level. However, based on the number of players and ages, they may not be guaranteed to make the teams and may be asked to return to the 12U division. Any girl wishing to play up in this division will have to attend the mandatory player assessments. This will aide in placing of the players on the appropriate teams and divisions based on their age and their playing ability. All players 13 yrs and above will be placed on teams.

U10 Vipers All Stars
All Star Softball for girls 10U

All of our 2016 10U All Star player selections will be invited to tryouts (date TBA) following the conclusion of the VGS Rec Season.
Invites based on coaching selection throughout the season.
U12 Vipers All Stars
All Star Softball for girls 12U

All of our 201612U All Star player selections will be invited to tryouts (date TBA) following the conclusion of the VGS Rec season. Invites based on coaching selections throughout the season.

Coaches for 2016

If interested in coaching a team for the 2016 season, whether Head Coach or Assistant Coaching position... Please visit our Forms and Downloads section to obtain the Coaching Letter of Intent and the Coaching Code of Conduct and return to VGS by one of the options given. Or contact William Duff . We are accepting applications for all divisions 8U, Minors, Majors and Teeners for 2016! Coaches will be reviewed and teams assigned after board approval.

Vestal Girls Softball Frequently asked Questions and Answers Information

Question: When is the league going to start?
Answer: The league practices will start up April 1st depending on field and coaching availability.  Games will start typically the first week of May, but may be sooner depending on weather and continue through the third week of June. This may include cross over games @ Endicott and possible other areas.

Question: Can my daughter play with this other girl or coach?
Answer: We will try to accommodate your request at the AAA level; however, we are trying to balance the teams as evenly as possible and can't guarantee that every request can be filled. Majors Division usually drafts players, in the event that players are placed in Majors, your request will be considered. Minors teams will be placed or redrafted depending on the number of players and teams available.

Question: Do I have to go to the evaluation?
Answer: If your daughter wishes to play in the Majors division (12U), and did not play in this division last year, she will need to go through an evaluation.
If your daughter is 8 or under AAA or will play in the Minors division (8-11) she will not need to go through evaluations and will be placed on teams.  

Question: When will we know who the coach is?
Answer: The coaches will contact you and we will post the teams on the Internet as soon as we have formed all the teams.

Question: Where are the games played?
Answer: All home games, unless makeup’s for rain outs, will be at Harold Moore Park.  Some rain outs etc... 8U games may be played at the WSKG fields. Any Cross-over games will be on the road @ Glendale Park in Endicott and Muth Park in Apalachin.

Question: When are games?
Answer: Each team will play at least two games per week Monday - Friday.  Majors Minors and AAA games start at either 5:30pm or 6:00pm. Teener League (16U) games are to be determined because of cross over with Endicott League, but games typically start at 6:00pm.

Question: How many raffle tickets do we need to sell?
Answer: Each player will initially be given 5 $10 raffle tickets that they must sell. Every 5 tickets sold, the player will receive 1 raffle ticket to enter in their name for the players raffle for a number of prizes, to be drawn at our closing ceremony. Additional tickets are available for more chances to win. See your coach or league official to request more 5 packs.

Question: What do we need to buy for our child to play?
Answer: Each player should have a leather softball glove, usually a 12” -13" model is best at the Majors level. 11 ½” is usually used at the Minors level. All depending on the size of the child. Bats are provided by the league, but if you want to purchase your own that is ok as well. Helmets are provided to each team, however most players tend to purchase their own as the season progresses. This avoids any health concerns by sharing helmets and the child has their own for practices and games. Each Majors division player should buy Sliders if wearing shorts or softball pants to protect them when sliding. These can be purchased as low as $5 at Zapps on the corner of Main St and Front St. in Vestal. Fielders masks should be purchased for all players at all levels. VGS requires any pitchers or 3rd baseman to wear masks at the 10u and 12u levels. All other positions it is strongly advised. If for any reason you may need assistance in registration or obtaining equipment for your child, Please contact league president William Duff we may be able to assist.

Question: Where will I need to Volunteer this year to help out?
Answer: Each parent is expected to volunteer in a few areas this season. One will be at our league wide field clean up day date TBD, where we will clean the concession area and ready the fields for playing. 2nd is each team is responsible for assisting in the concession stand during any home games, and preparing the fields for playing. A schedule will be made and sent out to sign up. If you are unable to attend during the assigned time, it is up to the parents to swap or arrange with other parents to cover during their assigned team time.
Any further questions feel free to contact us



Parents, Players, and Coaches:
In an effort to provide the best Softball fundraising experience for the players and parents, the VGS Board of Directors will have 2 fundraising events this year. First will be raffle ticket sales for a number of great prizes. Each child will sell 5 $10.00 raffle tickets to a NY Yankees Game. If all 5 tickets are sold the child’s name will go into the Players raffle to win a listed prize. More tickets will be available when all 5 have been sold. Sell more for more chances to win. Drawings will be held during our closing ceremony Saturday June 6th.
stands before actual games begin. Second we will have our annual bottle and can drive. This will be held on our end of year party date. All teams and parents should participate in the readying of our fields and concession With your support, these fundraising events have the potential to provide greater revenue than ever before for the league. The proceeds of these events will provide much needed funds for updated equipment, help in uniforms, important field upgrades and field maintenance and continued playing throughout the year, All of which will result in the betterment of the softball experience for you and your child this season and in future seasons. Please lend your support and encouragement to these critical fundraising efforts.
Vestal Girls Softball would like to thank both our parents and athletes in advance for working so hard to sell the Raffle tickets. When everyone works together, everyone benefits!
 The Team that sells the most raffle tickets and have them turned in before the last game of the season will win a Pizza Party! 
 Raffle Tickets this year are for : 

Grand Prize $1,000

 Second Prize  $500

Third Prize     $250 


PLAYER PRIZES (Player Drawing / Sell more for more chances)

1st Prize - 4 Tickets to Camel Beach

2nd Prize - Fitbit Fitness Tracker

3rd Prize - $50 Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Certificate - 2 winners

4th Prize – (2 Winners) VGS Player Registration Fees Waived in 2017


Vestal Beverages & Redemption Center has been kind enough to assist VGS in starting an on
going bottle and can drive to assist with the upcoming field maintenance,
player equipment, and player assistance for the 2016 season. If you
would like to help donate your bottles and cans, they can be taken to
Vestal Beverages & Redemption Center 1696 Route 26 (by Vandevort Services on Juneberry), Vestal, NY 13850.

When delivering the cans and bottles, please make sure to state that they are for "Vestal Girls Softball" You'll get a receipt for your tax deduction and we get 6 cents credited to our organization for every can or bottle donated!

Please help to pass the word along to others, any
help is greatly appreciated. Thank you, VGS Board

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