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ABGSL provides fun recreational and competitive softball for girls in grades K-9 on fields all across Albany and Berkeley, CA. The league's main recreational season runs from March til June with competitive and additional recreational programs at other times of the year. Founded in 1983, ABGSL is a non-profit, all volunteer league that offers a positive softball experience for every girl who wants to play.
Micros Division is for Kindergarten and First Grade kids. Micros meets every Saturday of the season from 9-11 am at Jane Hammond Field in Codornices Park. After the first few weeks of practice, teams will practice the first hour and play games the second hour each Saturday.
Younger Division is for Second and Third Grade kids. Younger Division players meet three times a week - kids can sign up for M/W/Sat or T/Th/Sat. The times for the weekday practices are 5:30-7, and Saturday practices are 90 minutes starting at either 11, 1, or 3. Games begin a few weeks into the season and can occur on weekdays or Saturdays. Weekday games are 5-7 and Saturdays can be 11-1, 1-3, or 3-5.
Middle Division is for Fourth and Fifth Grade kids. Older Division is for Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade kids. Middle and Older Division players have the same schedule as the Younger Division players noted above, except that Saturdays have practices and games in the 9-11 time slot in addition to the 11-1, 1-3, and 3-5 time slots.
TRYOUTS FOR 2018 SUMMER AND FALL STING 10U, 12U, AND 14U TEAMS
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League (ABGSL) is announcing open tryouts for its 2018 Summer and Fall softball 'Sting' travel teams.
Any player interested in playing for Sting in the Summer and Fall of 2018 must attend tryouts, and must register for tryouts here. Forms must be submitted by Friday, April 27th in order to tryout.
The tryout information is as follows:
Sunday, April 29, 2018, Cougar Field East, behind Albany Middle School
10U (players born 2007 or after) 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pitchers & Catchers: 8:45 Check-In & Warm-Up, 9:00 start Other Positions: 9:00 Check-In & Warm-Up, 9:30 start.
12U (players born 2006 or 2005) & 14U (players born 2004 or 2003) 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pitchers & Catchers: 10:45 Check-In & Warm-Up, 11:00 start. Other Positions: 11:00 Check-In & Warm-Up, 11:30 start.
Please fill out the online form to pre-register for tryouts. This form must be completed by midnight on Friday, April 27th in order for your daughter to tryout.
The teams will practice and play in tournaments together from May through the end of July 2018. The teams will practice two to three times a week at fields in the Albany-Berkeley area. Each player will be assigned to at least 4 tournaments depending on the size of the roster, all sanctioned by USSSA, TCS, PGF, or ASA. Most of the tournaments will occur in Northern California.
The team will be coached by a softball player who has played at the collegiate level with prior coaching experience.
All positions are open. All players are welcome, so long as they meet the age requirements. Ages are based upon your age as of December 31st, 2017.
If you have any questions about tryouts please email the Sting Commissioner, Guy Fong, at email@example.com.
WHAT IS STING?
Sting is ABGSL’s competitive travel softball program. It is designed to give players who want to play at a higher level an opportunity to develop their skills and compete against teams from all over Northern California. Teams are coached by former college softball players (including some ABGSL Sting alumni). Playing for Sting does require the payment of registration fees (which includes tournament fees, coaching, clinics, etc.), uniform costs (if new to the program), and incidental costs associated with team snack, travel and lodging for tournaments out of the area (usually 2-3 out of area tournaments per season).
Due to rain, there will be no clinics on Friday, 4/6.
The game starts at 3:00 pm on Sunday March 25. Tickets are only $3 per person. Let your team manager know how many tickets you would like.