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TRYOUTS FOR 2020 SPRING STING 14U TEAM

Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League (ABGSL) is announcing open tryouts for its 2020 Spring Sting softball travel team.  

Any 14U player interested in playing for Sting in the Spring of 2020 must attend tryouts, and must register for tryouts here. The online tryout form must be submitted by Friday, October 25th in order to tryout.

Tryouts:
Sunday, November 3, 2019, Cougar Field East (NOTE: Date is subject to change. All players who register will be notified via email of confirmed tryout date and time by Friday, November 1st)
Pitchers & Catchers 2:45pm Check-In & Warm-Up, 3:00pm start
Other Positions: 3:15pm Check-In & Warm-Up, 3:30pm start

Players should be on time, prepared to participate in drills, and attend with their softball equipment, including, but not limited to, cleats, helmet, glove, and water.

Eligibility: For players born in 2005 and 2006 or age eligible 9th graders who do not plan to play for their high school team.

Playing on the Spring 14U Sting team does not guarantee a spot on the Summer or Fall Sting teams. Players must try out separately in the spring for those seasons.  

Please fill out the online form to pre-register for tryouts.  

The team will play in tournaments together from February/March through the end of May 2020. The team 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, all sanctioned by USSSA, TCS, PGF, TCS or ASA.  Most of the tournaments will occur in Northern California.

Typically, the team will be coached by a former college softball player, with prior coaching experience.

All positions are open. All players are welcome, so long as they are 14 years old or younger on December 31st, 2019. ABGSL players who are eligible to play on the ABGSL Sting 12U "B" Teams are not eligible for the Sting 14U "A" team. (In other words, only girls born in 2005 or 2006 are eligible for the 14U'A' team.)  Players planning on playing for their high school teams are not eligible to play during the spring season.

This team is NOT restricted to players that have previously played in ABGSL and other Oakland ASA affiliated Recreational Leagues.  Sting A Team players do not need to meet the same spring Recreational League requirements as they would playing on a 'B' Sting Team.  Playing on the 14A Sting team during the Spring season does not guarantee a spot on the Summer Sting team.  Separate tryouts will be held for the Summer and Fall seasons in spring 2020.

Help us spread the word about our 14U Spring team.  Please send to any of your age eligible 8th or 9th grade friends that are interested.

Fall 2019 Skills Clinics!

ABGSL Fall clinics are right around the corner! Join us at Cougar Field East (behind Albany Middle School) for focused instruction and skills building featuring Coach Bo.

Sunday September 29 and Sunday October 13

9–10 am — Kindergarten and 1st grade players (Micros)
10–11 am — 2nd and 3rd grade players (Younger Division)
11–12 pm — 4th and 5th grade players (Middle Division)

12–1 pm — 6th–8th grade players (Older Division)

 
Sunday, October 27

9–10 am — Kindergarten and 1st grade players (Micros)
10–11 am — 2nd and 3rd grade players (Younger Division)
11–12 pm — 4th and 5th grade players (Middle Division)
12–1 pm — Pitching clinic [pitchers must bring their own catcher]
1–2 pm — 6th–8th grade players (Older Division)

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.

Division Descriptions:

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. Saturday times vary throughout the season, but the full schedule is set and available on Opening Day.

Middle Division is for Fourth and Fifth Grade kids. Older Division is for Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Grade kids. Middle and Older Division 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 9-11, 11-1, 1-3, or 3-5. Saturday times vary throughout the season, but the full schedule is set and available on Opening Day.


ABGSL is a 501(c)(3) organization that solely relies on volunteer and community support. All donations to us are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Make a donation by clicking the Donate button.

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