Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost for the 2020 season?
T-Ball - $90 Midgets - $100 Rookies, Minors and Majors - $130
Are scholarships available?
Yes a limited number of scholarships are available please email email@example.com for more information.
When are teams formed?
T-ball and Midgets are formed towards the end of January. Rookies and Minors are formed via draft that usually occurs a day or two after assessments. Majors will be formed after assessments in mid-February after High School Tryouts. Returning players do not need to be assessed if they are returning to the same age division. T-ball and Midgets players are only assessed if requesting to play up.
Does my daughter need to be assessed?
If your daughter is new to, or requesting to play up to Rookies, Minors or Majors they need to be assessed.
What do they do at assessments?
Players will be assessed on fielding fly balls and grounders. They will throw to first base usually from short stop or third base. They will be given several pitches to hit as well. Players wishing to pitch will be asked to stay after and demonstrate their pitching ability.
Can my daughter play up to an older division?
Girls can be assessed to play up one division if they have played the previous year in the appropriate division based on age. Girls will be assessed based on skill to make sure playing up to the next division is safe and appropriate. Play ups are evaluated on an individual bases and not guaranteed.
What equipment is needed?
A softball glove is required. Bats and helmets are recommended but each team does have a few league issued. Face masks are required on all batting helmets starting at Midgets. Fielding masks are required for pitchers and strongly encouraged for all other players Midgets and above.
What is provided?
T-ball receives a jersey and visor. Midgets and up receive a jersey.
When do practices starts?
Practices start the first full week of February and will typically be two or three times a week until games begin. Once games begin coaches will determine if and when they practice.
When do games Begin?
Games will begin in early March and will be played during the week and on Saturdays. Not every team will play each week or on every Saturday. No games the week of Spring Break for CRPUSD.
How long does the season last?
The season usually ends the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. This is subject to change because of Rain.
How are coaches selected?
Coaches are selected each year by the RPGSA board. This is done at a closed door meeting and all discussions are confidential. Some of the factors determining whether a manager is given a team includes number of teams in a division, feedback from surveys in prior years, as well as umpire feedback. All coaches must be approved by the board, and pass a background check and training through USA softball.
I want to coach but don’t how is there somebody who can tell me what to do?
Absolutely, many of our experienced coaches had no experience when they started. We try to hold a coaches clinic each year to teach basic drills and rules to new coaches. Our division directors and board members are also willing to help teach our newer coaches tips and tricks to get them started.
What is Rebels?
Rebels is our competitive travel ball program Girls will need to tryout for the team and are not guaranteed to make the team or play in every game. Tournaments are varied throughout the summer.
Where do my fees go?
Each year fees from registration, fund raisers, and sponsorships go to keep the league running. In addition to uniforms, and equipment the league must pay for umpires, field rentals for games and practices as well as insurance and other administrative costs. We make every attempt to keep costs as low as possible each year.