As the holiday season wraps up, it’s time to count down to the warm summer days of playing on the ball diamond and cheering for our athletes. Registration for all House League divisions for players and coaches is open as of January 1, 2020. Please read through this email as there have been some changes to the registration and divisions for the 2020 season.
The age for athletes playing in Tyke U8 has been changed this year to include 7 & 8 year old children. This would apply to children born in 2012/2013. Athletes born in 2013 will have the option to register for Coach Pitch or U8 Tyke for the 2020 season. In U8 Tyke, the focus is on the development of strategic fielding/running as well as introducing the players to pitching. Players will begin pitching to the opposing team but also allows for the coach to step in to pitch in order to progress the game while the children learn through the transition. U8 Tyke is a great way to get your child introduced to pitching at a young age and develop some more advanced skills early.
Registration for U8 Tyke has also been split out between boys and girls. Any one can register for the boys division. U8 Tyke girls will either play against Tyke boys or Atom girls - further details will be provided as registration closes and we can determine the number of girls/teams registered.
Effective for our 2020 season Wilmot Softball Association along with all other minor sports associations are required to have in place a concussion policy and protocol for removal from play and also return to play. All athletes are required to review and acknowledge our code of conduct prior to registering. At the beginning of the registration, the athlete will be required to review and sign the Concussion Code of Conduct. Children over the age of 18 years will also require a parent signature.
In an effort to make sure we have a place for everyone to play in 2020 and also that team size do not exceed 11 or 12 players max, we will be taking registrations on a first come first served basis from Tyke U8 through Midget U19. So please make sure you register early to guarantee your spot. The number of spots has been determined this year based on last seasons registration numbers and vary at each age level. After a division has been filled, we will open a waiting list for that division for which you can register. Once we have enough players to fill an additional team, we will contact you.
Registration will close March 13, 2020 for U8 Tyke - U19 Midget. Those registering after March 13th will be charged a late fee. Once registration closes on March 13th we intend to meet with other associations to discuss our registration numbers and see how we can build teams together rather than turning players away entirely. Depending on how the numbers work out, late registrants may be required to play in other centres.
Registrations for Tyke (U8) through Midget (U19) are separate for boys and girls. Anyone can register for the boys division.
Registration for Blastball, T-Ball & Coach Pitch will close April 10, 2020
If you have any questions or are unsure which division to register your child in, please reach out to our Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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