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Hello! We recognize that you must have lots of questions before, during, and even after the season. It is very likely that other parents have those same questions. Below, you will find some of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). This document will be updated continuously as we get additional questions or if policies/rules change.
How long will registration be open?
We are opening registration in mid-Oct and will close on January 15, 2022. Register by December 15, 2021 to receive a $25 early bird discount!
How do we register?
To register, please click on the "Register" button at the top of this screen. While the platform we are using remains the same as we have used for the past couple of years, there has been a change to the way you will log in. The first time you log in for this season you will be prompted to create new login credentials using your email address that is associated to the account. All users (new and existing) will need to verify their email address one time, via a "Verify Email" email. You will need to do this before you access your account to complete your registration.
What is required to register?
In order to complete your registration you will need to provide the payment of all league fees and upload your player's birth certificate.
When will the season start?
We are planning to have practices start in February. We are aiming for a March 4 opening night. Closing ceremonies are roughly scheduled for May 14.
Will the snack shack open in the 2022 season?
What if I have more questions?
In addition to reaching out via email We will be hosting parent Q&A nights so you have a chance to ask questions. Otherwise, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the important dates to know for this season (subject to change)?
When and where will practices be held?
When will games be held?
Where will games be held?
What are all possible fees for softball?
We remain the most affordable softball league in the area, we offer family discounts and have scholarships available for those that need financial assistance. For scholarship information please reach out to email@example.com.
Early Bird Prices (Register before December 15, 2021 to receive this pricing)
The price for each division goes up by $25 on December 16, 2021.
Your Head Coach or Team Parent may ask for parent contributions to cover team expenses such as team banner, softball hair bows, team sweatshirts, coach gifts, fun socks, and/or end of season party. These vary from team to team. However, many parents contribute to enhance their daughter’s softball experience and participate in sharing these costs.
What type of equipment will my child need?
What are softball clinics?
When are the softball clinics scheduled for and is my daughter required to attend?
What are the age divisions for softball and in what division should I register my daughter?
* (4 yr olds that would like to play in this division will need to be evaluated by the 6U player agent)
If I want my daughter to play up in the next division, what should I do?
What volunteering am I required to do for PAL?
What is the snack shack and what are the responsibilities of the snack shack?
How do I get a hold of someone to buy out a shift?
I would like to be in the pool of snack shack workers, what are the responsibilities and requirements?
What type of volunteering can I do for PAL?
What is required of a volunteer?
Volunteers are considered to be: Board Members, Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Team Parents. All adults involved in the league are required to:
NOTE: Scorekeepers are not required to adhere to the volunteer requirements above.