Q: When is registration held?
A: Registration for the fall season typically takes place in August and spring registration takes place in January. All players, new and returning, are required to register online.
Q: What is the registration fee? Are there family discounts available?
A: The registration fee varies by age division: 4U - $30, 6U - $110, 8U-18U - $165. There is a sibling discount of $10/player for ages 6U-18U.
Q: What is included in the registration fee?
A: The registration fee pays for a uniform, trophy, team photo, and insurance for each player. Money from registration also pays for umpires, field maintenance, utilities, and other league operation expenses. (4U registration fee covers the cost of a t-shirt, player insurance, team picture & weekly games/practices)
Q: What equipment do players need?
A: Players need a glove, batting helmet with face guard, and cleats. It is also recommended that players have their own bat (4U players must use league-provided safety bat). Some players choose to wear a defensive face mask but this equipment is optional. The league provides softballs and catcher's gear.
Q: How many games are played during the season?
A: A typical fall season consists of 10 games, while there are usually 12 regular season games in the spring. Both the fall and spring seasons usually begin with practice games and conclude with an end-of-season tournament. During the spring season, teams that qualify may also compete in the Metro Rec tournament.
Q: On which days of the week are practice/games held?
A: Practices and games are held on a combination of Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursday evenings (typically 6:00 pm or 7:30 pm) and on Saturdays (9:00-4:30 pm). Extra practices may be scheduled by coaches as needed.
Q: How are teams formed?
A: Players are evaluated by coaches prior to the season and all players are assigned a team. Teams in the 8U-12U+ divisions are then formed by a draft selection process (see the Registration, Evaluations, & Draft Standing Rule for details). Players in the 4U and 6U divisions are divided up onto teams by the respective Division Directors. The goal in forming teams is to balance the talent as much as possible so that all teams are competitive.
Q: Can I request a certain coach or that my daughter be placed on a team with a friend?
A: Special requests may be indicated on the online registration form; however, only sibling requests are guaranteed.
Q: Can my daughter play up or down a division?
A: Players must play in their age division unless they qualify to play up (see the Registration, Evaluations, & Draft Standing Rule for details). Players are not permitted to play down in a younger age division.
Q: What happens if a practice/game is rained out?
A: Practices that are rained out are not rescheduled. Rained out games are rescheduled at the earliest possible date. In some cases, practices may be canceled in order to make up a missed game. Coaches will notify their teams in the event of a rain out.
Q: Where are practices/games held?
A: The KGSA fields are located in the Northpark Recreation Area (4302 Woodland Hills Dr.) behind Kingwood Park High School. The softball complex includes 4 lighted softball fields as well as pitching lanes and batting cages.
Q: Is there a league fundraiser?
A: KGSA is a completely self-funded, non-profit charitable organization. All operation expenses are paid through registration fees, sponsorships, and fundraisers. In order to provide the best playing experience possible, we encourage families to participate in our fundraising efforts. These include the Opening Day raffle and silent auction, as well as, spirit nights held throughout the season at local restaurants. KGSA welcomes any and all monetary and in-kind donations. (Donations are tax deductible.)
Q: Can I volunteer to help out the league?
A: Yes! KGSA is an all-volunteer organization. We need dedicated individuals to fill many roles including coaches/assistant coaches, concession stand workers, Team Mom/Dad, scorekeepers/scoreboard operators, field maintenance workers, fundraisers, and board members. For more information on volunteering, please contact a KGSA Board member.