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2014 VGS RAFFLE




 
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 7th.
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!
Raffle Tickets this year are for : 
GRAND PRIZE (Raffle tickets for) 
Trip for 2 to the NY YANKEES vs. Cincinnati Reds at Yankee Stadium JETER'S FAREWELL TOUR w/ Transportation 7/20/14. Courtesy of Tom and Jerry Sports Trips  
 
PLAYERS PRIZES (Player Drawing / Sell more for more chances)
·         1st Place Prize – Ipad Mini
·         2nd Place Prize – Beats by Dre Headphones
·         3rd Place Prize -- Ipod touch
·         4th Place Prize – 2 winners $50 Gift Card to Dick’s Sporting Goods

 



Coaches for 2014



If interested in coaching a team for the 2014 season, whether Head Coach or Assistant Coaching position... Please visit our Forms and Downloads section http://www.eteamz.com/vestalsoftball/handouts/ 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 wduff11@yahoo.com . We are accepting applications for all divisions 8U, Minors, Majors and Teeners for 2014!



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 Minors and 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

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 5:30pm or 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. If for any reason you may need assistance in registration or obtaining equipment for your child, Please contact league president William Duff wduff11@yahoo.com 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  wduff11@yahoo.com

 



VGS- BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE 2014



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 2014 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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Divisions



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. 

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 2013 10U All Star player selections will be invited to tryouts (date TBA) following the conclusion of the VGS Rec Season.


U12 Vipers All Stars
All Star Softball for girls 12U

All of our 2013 12U All Star player selections will be invited to tryouts (date TBA) following the conclusion of the VGS Rec season
 


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