Welcome to San Rafael Girls Softball
Our objective at San Rafael Girls Softball is to provide a positive learning environment where young and developing players can learn about and participate in the sport of fast pitch softball, while boosting their self esteem, self confidence, and learning about being part of a team. Our goal is to provide each of these girls with a positive youth sports experience that we hope they can carry with them for years to come.
We need volunteers to keep this great program running.Please consider joining us. SRGS is an all volunteer organization dedicated to Girls Softball in our community. Our success and continued growth is dependent upon our generous volunteers. No experience necessary - just dedication to girls softball! Contact SRGS President, Scott Younkin firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Season Plan
2021 San Rafael Girls Softball Season Outline
SRGS is committed to providing all of our players and their families the best possible experience for the 2021 softball season. We know how important it is for our players to be active, socialize, and have fun in a safe environment.
So, with that in mind, we wanted to lay out the plan for the season ahead so that there is complete transparency into how we will make this work.
First and foremost, registration for the 2021 season will open on November 14th, 2020. The early bird registration period finishes December 15thand registration closes midnight January 15th, after which players will be placed on a waitlist.
Registrations received before December 1stwill receive a 2021 commemorative practice t-shirt for each player (separate from their team jersey) and a $25 early bird discount on the full registration fee.
Nov 14th– Dec 1st Early Bird Registration
January 15th Registration Closes
January 25th Confirmation of Season Type
Remaining Registration Fees Processed
February 5th Teams Announced (Latest)
February 6th Practices Can Commence
Mar 13th Games Commence (subject to change by scheduler)
Mar 14th Opening Day Ceremonies
Late Apr All Star Weekend 10u/12u/15u (Date TBD)
Late May / Early June Playoffs and End of Season
2. Season Registration Fees
At the time of player registration, a $25 deposit will be processed. Depending on the season type, full or practice/scrimmage, the following registration fees will apply:
If we are allowed to proceed with a full season, including games between teams, registration fees for the season will be processed on January 25thas follows (these fees include the #25 deposit):
Age Group Register before 12/15 Register after 12/15
6u $225 $250
8u $260 $285
10u, 12u, 15u $275 $300
b.Practice / Scrimmage Season
If we are allowed to proceed with a practice and intra-team scrimmage season (scrimmaging only your team cohort) , registration for the season will be processed on January 25thas follows (these fees include the $25 deposit).
Age Group Register before 12/15 Register after 12/15
6u $125 $150
8u $160 $185
10u, 12u, 15u $175 $200
Should the season be cancelled before commencement of practices a full refund of registration fees (minus the $25 deposit used for insurance fees). Players will be able to keep their practice t-shirt.
3. Team Structures, Coaching, and Jerseys
In order to maximize the experience for all players, and in the event we are unable to play games between teams, the number of players per team will be increased to enable intra-team scrimmaging. To add legitimacy to these scrimmages our team jerseys this year will be two-color reversible with logos and numbers on both sides so that when teams scrimmage amongst themselves it will feel more like a real game.
Our coaches will also be trained on new drills and practice plans that have been proven to make a non-game playing season more fun – even though we may play no other teams.
4. Cancellation Policy
Should your player decide not to proceed with the season the following cancellation policy applies.
Cancel before January 25th Full Refund less $25 deposit
Cancel before February 15th Full Refund less $100
Cancel After February 15th No Refunds
5. COVID Safety Protocols
San Rafael girls Softball will operate these practice sessions under the youth sports guidelines set down by Marin Health and Human Services. These guidelines evolve each month and will be distributed to all families prior to the commencement of the season.
SGRS Opening Weekend and Parade!!
We are looking forward to our annual opening day and parade!
SRGS 2020 Opening Weekend will be March 14th and 15th.
The opening weekend games for most teams will be Saturday March 14th.
Opening Day Parade and Team Photos will be Sunday March 15th!
SRGS Equipment Swap
SRGS will offer an equipment swap again this season - stay tuned for date and time.
If you have a player that would like to register and have any questions please contact San Rafael Girls Softball via email address listed below
Multiple Player per family discount is $25 off per player starting with the second player
$25 referral bonus for any player new to the league - if you refer a new player have them note it in the registration referral area and receive a $25 refund on your registration cost!
2017 MGS 10u All Star Champions
2017 MGS 10u All Star Champions
- San Rafael Girls Softball is for all girls ages PreK - 15.
- Season runs from Late February to May/June depending on age group and playoffs. Practices will begin in February with games starting in mid March.
- All home games are at Bernard Hoffman field in Terra Linda (452 Las Colindas Rd., San Rafael).
- Snack Bar is available at all home games.
PRACTICES AND GAMES:
6U Division: Practice 1x/wk for 45-60 minutes with one game per week on Saturday.
8U Division: Practice 1-2x/wk 60-75 minutes with one game per week on Saturdays.
10U Division: Practice 2x/wk for 90 minutes with 2 games per week - both weekdays and Saturdays.
12U Division: Practice 2x/wk for 90 minutes with 2 games per week - both weekdays and Saturdays.
15U Division: Practices and Games dependent on coach and league schedule.
Most practices will start late February and games will begin mid March for all divisions dependent on weather.
How are Teams Selected?
6u & 8u: Players are assigned where possible to teams comprised of players from their local school district or neighborhood for ease of commuting as well as keeping school friends together.
10U & 12U: Teams are selected through a draft process following a skills assessment with the intent of having equal teams where possible. Pitchers and catchers are rated and assigned accordingly so that our SRGS teams have parity between them.
15U: If there is more than one team in this division players will be drafted following the same ratings as the 10u & 12U draft with an eye towards competitive balance.
Are there tryouts?
No - everyone is placed on to a team - we want to provide every girl who signs up a positive youth sports experience - there are no "cuts" - this is not a travel league. We welcome all players of all skill levels to our league.
However we will be having a skills evaluation session for 10u, 12u, and 15U (if necessary) which will tentatively take place on either January 27th or 28th prior to team formation (details to come - weather permitting). This skills evaluation is to help the league and our coaches in creating parity among the teams.
Evaluations will be held at Bernard Hoffman Fields in Terra Linda. Official dates are times and will be communicated by early January.
Sponsorship and Donations Questions:
"Can I sponsor a team or be a League sponsor?" Yes! Sponsorship are a key fundraiser for the league, allow us to give the girls the proper equipment, maintain the fields, and keep the league fees one of the lowest in Marin. We can not provide the same type of meaningful experience for the players were it not for our very generous Sponsors through the years. We appreciate all of them greatly.
Please contact Scott Younkin at San Rafael Girls Softball with any sponsorship questions.
SRGS Age Group Coordinators are available to answer any questions or help handle any concerns you may have during the softball season. You can should contact them first when an issue arises and they will help to get a resolution or answer for you. If an issue is deemed to need disciplinary action it will go in front of the SRGS disciplinary committee before it is referred to the MGS Board.
6u/8u - Nick Beament - email@example.com
10U - Matt Sagues - firstname.lastname@example.org
12u - Randy Kaplan - email@example.com
15u - Sam Lewis - firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinic Times, Locations, & Cost will be posted as schedules are set.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Please email any questions to email@example.com.
SRGS Pitching and Hitting Clinics!
Pitching and Hitting Clinic schedule is TBD and will be mailed out to the league once the days and times are set.
8u Only Pitching
Coach Sami Mericle: