girls slow-pitch softball
Posted by kimee (+51) 12 years ago
I heard on KATL something about girls softball for ages 6-18 I think. Does anyone have information on it? This would be my daughters first year, she is 9. We moved up here from Forsyth so we would like any information on it, like how much...etc.
thanks
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Posted by Tina Bean (+417) 12 years ago
Me too please!! My daughter would love to play!!
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Posted by Sharlys (+208) 12 years ago
The summer girls' softball program is fast-pitch softball for ages 6 through 18. Sign-ups will be on March 3th and 4th at Universal Athletic from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. I am checking on the cost (I believe it was around $35 or so) and will post once I find out.
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Posted by kimee (+51) 12 years ago
oops sorry fast-pitch softball I guess that would make more sense! lol thanks for finding out information for us!!!
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6041) 12 years ago
I still wish that CCDHS had softball. There have been opportunities ...
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Posted by Patrick Petroff (+70) 12 years ago
CCDHS did add Girls' Softball.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6041) 12 years ago
Well, I'll be go to hell!

Guess I hadn't heard that ... my bad. Great news! Thanks for the update. Back to the rock I've been under I go ...
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Posted by Bridgier (+9198) 12 years ago
So this means they won't be competing for the North Dakota state title?
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6041) 12 years ago
Dare I ask ... what kind of bats will they be using? (No, I am not trying to start anything ... I'm just curious.)
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 12 years ago
Bridgier:

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Yes. But only against teams like Mayville-Portland, Crosby, Watford City, and Nowhere.
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Posted by Sharlys (+208) 12 years ago
Found out the cost for the summer girls' softball rec league. It will be $30 per player, however, if you have more than one child playing, it is $30 for the first child and $20 per child for additional children.
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Posted by kimee (+51) 12 years ago
thanks so much it helps a lot!!!
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Posted by TL (+19) 12 years ago
I could be wromg, but i think that up to age 7 is t-ball, and i think they can start as early as 4 yeasr old for that. Then at age 8 they play machine pitch. I'm not sure if that is an age 8-10 group, or higher.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9198) 12 years ago
Actually Bob, I assumed they'd be taking on the likes of Hebron, or Carson-Flasher. I hear Crosby's tough.
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Posted by Keli A. (+105) 12 years ago
TL-
They have taken t-ball out this year. They will start with machine pitch, then coach/player pitch, then to the regular fast pitch for the older girls. If anyone is worried about the machine pitch, it is really not bad. I have coached this level for 2 years and you can adjust the machine to different speeds for the size of the child. One of the coaches runs the machine at all times and the ball is always going straight! The girls have had a great time playing and we have lots of fun!!

Hope to see everyone at sign-ups!!
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 12 years ago
Actually Bob, I assumed they'd be taking on the likes of Hebron, or Carson-Flasher. I hear Crosby's tough.

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I dunno, the Hebron Brickmakers and the Flasher Perverts could pose a threat as well...
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Posted by Sharlys (+208) 12 years ago
Just a reminder to everyone that the sign-ups for the girls' fast pitch summer softball league is tonight and tomorrow night (3/3/09 and 3/4/09) from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Universal Athletic Service.
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Posted by Jody Burman (+35) 12 years ago
what are the age brackets this year?
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Posted by Sharlys (+208) 12 years ago
Ages 6 to 18. I believe they are splitting them up in these groups:

Ages 6-8
Ages 8-10
Ages 10-12
Ages 13-18
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Posted by kimee (+51) 12 years ago
My daughter turns 10 on April 5th so which bracket will she be put into her current age as of today or in April? Just so I know thanks!!
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Posted by Sharlys (+208) 12 years ago
I am not definite on the age splits. The individuals doing the sign-ups will have all of the info. Since softball doesn't start until this summer, I am sure they will put her in the group with 10-year-olds. I know I overlapped ages - it was just an estimate. I think I am pretty close , but not positive. Sorry I can't tell you for sure!!
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Posted by kimee (+51) 12 years ago
do you know when practice usually starts? How are the coaches and do the girls get along for the most part? My daughter is nervous about it so I'm hoping to calm her nerves. Sorry to bother you.
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Posted by Sharlys (+208) 12 years ago
I don't believe practice starts until after school is out. Coaches change each year, as it is a volunteer basis. Kids for each team are picked in a draft once the coaches are all decided and we figure out how many girls are in each age group. I am not aware of there being many problems with the younger girls. There is some drama with the older girls, of course, but most of the kinks usually get worked out. When my daughter was your daughter's age, she had girls on her team that were very good and some that weren't so good, but they all got along for the most part. That is part of the coaches job - to make sure the kids play as a "team" and encourage each other, not cause problems.
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