1) When is registration?
Registration for Spring 2017 is Monday January 9 through Sunday February 12, 2017. Late registration is February 13 through 19, 2017 plus $25 late fee (no late fee for 6U division) and no guarantee of return to prior spring 2016 team.
NOTE: As of 2/17/2017, roster spots are still available. Registration has been extended to 2/22.
2) Who is eligible?
Girls born between 1/1/2001 - 12/31/2012
3) How do I register?
Select Online Registration in the drop down menu under the Registration tab and follow the instructions. Payment by credit card or debit card is the only option for online registration.
4) When is the season?
Practices begin the week of March 1, 2017. Games start Saturday April 1, 2017 and end by May 31, 2017.
5) What are the fees?
If you register by February 12, 2017, fee is $105 for Coppell/CISD residents & $125 for all others. After February 13, 2017 a late fee of $25 (no late fee for 6U division) is added and fees are $130 for Coppell/CISD residents and $150 for all others. Payment by credit card or debit card is the only option for online registration. Fees include uniform jersey (no longer providing shorts).
6) What is the DFW MidCities Interlock?
CGSA teams in the 10U and older age divisions will participate in the DFW MidCities Interlock league. The Interlock teams will play teams from neighboring associations in Flower Mound, Grapevine, Southlake and Haslet. Roughly half of the games will be played in Coppell and the other half will be played in partner cities. If we do not have enough players to keep 6U and 8U within Coppell, those age divisions may participate in the Interlock league.
7) What is age cut-off for each division?
The CGSA will now use calendar year cut-off for determining play divisions to more closely align with the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), Coppell Lightning All-Star teams, and other nearby softball associations.
|2010 - 2012||6U|
|2008 - 2009||8U|
|2006 - 2007||10U|
|2004 - 2005||12U|
2001 - 2003
8) Does a girl have to move up to the next age division if her team moves up but she is still eligible for her previous age division?
No, she does not have to move up. If she is not ready to move up and is still eligible for the lower age division, she may remain and will be assigned to a new team.
9) How is team placement determined?
All new players are entered into the draft. Returning players that are registered on time by February 12, 2017 will be given priority to return to their spring 2016 team, or may request to enter the draft. Girls can also request to return to their fall 2016 team IF there is roster availability on that team. To REQUEST to RETURN to the prior Spring or Fall team, please note in the special request section. Teams will be formed at the end of registration on February 13. If registered late (February 13 or after), girls are NOT guaranteed to return to their spring 2016 team, and will be placed where there is roster availability.
10) 8U Coach Pitch
This season CGSA will no longer use pitching machines in the 8U Division Games and will be coach pitch only. This change has been made to be consistent with other nearby associations, and because of inconsistency and maintenance of the pitching machines.
11) 10U Modified Kid/Coach Pitch (10UC) and 10U Full Kid Pitch (10UK) Divisions
If returning player, check with your coach to see if team is staying together and will play in 10UC or 10UK divisions described in detail below. You can choose to return to that team if on prior spring 2016 and they are playing in desired play division. If not playing in desired play division, you may enter the draft as described above.
10UC - This modified kid pitch/coach pitch division is the developmental league. The rules are modified in that each batter receives pitches from a player/pitcher until she puts the ball in play, strikes out, or receives 4 balls. After receiving four balls, the coach/pitcher for the batting team enters and assumes the strike count.
10UK - While still a recreational league, the level of competitiveness in this division is considerably higher. It is recommended that girls have played for at least one year and one to two seasons of the modified kid pitch/coach pitch league before participating in this division. There will be no coach pitching. Four balls thrown by pitcher will result in a walk.
12) Can I play with a friend?
New players and former players may request a team with a current player of same age. Two new players of the same age may request to be on the same team. Subject to date of registration, roster availability, and meeting age requirements.
13) Can we form a new team with friends?
Yes, girls that have not played previously can ALL request to be placed on a team together. So get your friends from girl scouts, soccer or any other group together and form a new team. Please contact CGSA Registrar if any questions. Subject to approval by the CGSA Registrar.
14) How do I register to coach?
Select Spring 2017 Registration and follow the instructions. All CGSA coaches must pass a background check prior to being assigned to a team.
15) Important dates for the Spring 2017 CGSA season:
• 1/9 - 2/12 - Registration Open
• 2/13 - 2/19 - Late Registration
• 2/26 - Coaches Meeting
• 4/1 - Opening Day Saturday