Before You Register

Updated Thursday January 26, 2017 by Iowa City Girls Softball.

BEFORE YOU REGISTER please read through the following information about Team Selection and Important Dates.
 

TEAM PRACTICE information is provided as a general guide and is subject to change depending on registration numbers and fields available for play. Practice session times will vary from actual game play due to available daylight hours, but the days should remain the same based on field availability.

T-Ball (K-1st) teams play on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.

Primary (2nd-3rd) teams play on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.

Intermediate (4th-5th) teams play on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Junior (6th-8th) teams play on Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Senior (9th-12th) teams play on Mondays & Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

 

TEAM SELECTION PROCESS
It is essential that returning players register using the same email/account previously used. This will assist us in returning players to the same team when requested.
T-Ball (K-1st) & Primary (2nd-3rd): Team selection consists of grouping like elementary school players together on teams. We do this with the intent of providing players on the team with girls they may already know. These teams are not exclusive and are usually a combination of schools, depending on registration numbers.

Intermediate (4th-5th)/Junior(6th-8th)/Senior(9th-12th): These teams play for wins/losses and are selected based upon player ability. Every attempt is made to evenly distribute pitchers and ASA players based upon information gathered during registration. Priority placement is given to: 1) daughters of the head coach, assistant coach and team sponsor 2) siblings and 3) players returning to same team.

A word about Carpooling: Games for each Division are scheduled at the same time which allows for carpooling, but not necessarily assignment to the same team.

REGISTRATION FEES:
Registration Fees (per player):  $50 - For Grades K-3; $55 - For Grades 4-12

Family Registration Plan:

$50 for daughters 1 & 2 (each) Grades K-3
$55 for daughters 1 & 2 (each) Grades 4-12
$40 Discount for each additional daughter
 
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE WHEN REGISTERING

Important Dates for 2017:

  • 2/1 - 3/31: Registration
  • 2/1: Eat Out for ICGS
  • 2/11: Mini-Clinic at Alexander Elementary School - 2-4 PM
  • 3/13 - 3/17: Spring Break
  • 4/4: Coaches Meeting
  • 4/10: Practice Starts
  • 5/1: League play begins - 15 or 16 games (No games on Memorial Day, Monday May 29)
  • 5/20 Terry Trueblood Tournament for Intermediate, Junior & Senior Divisions. This is a midseason tournament just for fun - no official seeding will be used.
  • 5/31 & 6/1: Team Pictures
  • 6/16: End of regular season
  • 6/26 - 7/1: Season ending tournament for Intermediate, Junior & Senior Divisions
  • 7/6: Umpires vs. Coaches Grudge Match - it really is just for fun!

FRIDAY NIGHT CLINICS AT NAPOLEON PARK FIELD #8
5:30-6:30 Basic Pitching techniques. Each Pitcher will need to bring their own Adult Catcher.

Player pitching begins in the Intermediate Division (4th & 5th grade) but Primary players interested in learning how to pitch may attend as well. These clinics are tailored to the needs of each pitcher - Intermediate, Junior and Senior Division pitchers are all encouraged to attend. Pitchers MUST bring their own catcher.

VOLUNTEER!
ICGS attempts to create enough teams to maximize everyone’s playing time in each division. To accomplish this goal, we need coaches for all divisions. The more coaches that volunteer, the more teams we can support. If you have never coached, we encourage you to consider trying it. It’s a fun and rewarding way to spend time with your daughter, and it doesn’t require much time. The success of ICGS depends on parents who volunteer to coach. All you have to do is sign up online and register yourself as an Adult.

Clarification on Adult volunteer roles when registering online:

Coach: Each team has one official Head Coach.

Assistant Coach: Each team has one official Assistant Coach.

Team Parent: For those interested in helping out with practices and/or filling in when needed.

FIELD IMPROVEMENTS FUND
We are continuing our fund-raising campaign to make the Napoleon fields the best they can be for our players. If you or someone you know would like to contribute to this worthwhile project, please see the section available during online registration or contact an ICGS Board Member. Fundraising goals include:

Lights for fields 7 & 8

Scoreboards for fields 5, 6, 7 & 8

CONCESSIONS
Concessions will be provided by Marco's. ICGS is very grateful for Mark Paterno's support. We hope you will enjoy the variety of items at the ballpark!

Come out and share in your daughter’s excitement this season!
We hope to see you at the park!

ICGS Board of Directors