Dear NYS Families,
Another successful Summer softball season is coming to a close. The NYS board is always looking for ways to improve our program, whether it be increasing participation, building better fundamentals with the girls, or fielding more competitive teams. To that end, we have decided to make a change to the Summer tryout and selection process. Rather than wait until next Spring to hold tryouts and select teams, we are going to hold tryouts for Summer 2019 immediately after the 2018 Summer season ends.
There are several reasons behind this decision:
- Choosing the core of the teams early will allow for more time to work with the girls and build basic fundamentals which are crucial for success
- Determining interest in the program as early as possible will allow the board time to recruit and fill the maximum number of summer teams
- Allowing more time to foster a team atmosphere outside of games
This is not a move to make softball a year-round sport. The “offseason” commitments will be light and non-mandatory. The exact details will vary from team to team and be communicated when the teams are selected.
Initial Tryout Dates:
Sunday Sept 16 – 9am to 12pm
Girls must attend one of these tryouts to be eligible to be selected for a Summer Ball team.
If you are at all interested in Summer 2019 softball please signup for tryouts OR let us know if you are unable to attend. If necessary, there will be another tryout in Oct to capture any that missed September. The link to sign up for the tryouts is https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d44aeaa2da2fe3-summer.
The core of the Summer 2019 teams will be selected from these tryouts but we will leave spots open for a final tryout at the end of Winter Clinics.
Please reach out to the NYS board or Trevor Calvey (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Nipmuc Youth Softball Board
SOME ADDITIONAL INFO:
The location for both tryout sessions is at Memorial Field in Mendon.
Any girl that wants to play summer softball in 2019 at the U14 (birth years 2004 & 2005), U12 (birth years 2006 & 2007), and U10A (birth years 2008 & 2009) levels should attend one of the tryout sessions.
Girls born in 2010 will be eligible for the U10B team and will not need to attend these tryout sessions. More information will be made available for the U10B team at Winter Clinics (February or March).
The link to sign up for the tryouts is https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d44aeaa2da2fe3-summer.