TRYOUTS FOR 2019 SPRING STING 14U TEAM
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League (ABGSL) is announcing open tryouts for its 2019 Spring Sting softball travel team.
Any player interested in playing for Sting in the Spring of 2019 must attend tryouts, and must register for tryouts here. Forms must be submitted by Friday, December 14th in order to tryout.
The tryout date and times are as follows:
Sunday, December 16, 2018, Cougar Field East, behind Albany Middle School.
Pitchers and Catchers: 9:45 a.m. Check-In & Warm-Up, 10:00 a.m. start.
Other Positions: 10:15 a.m. Check-In & Warm-Up, 10:30 a.m. 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.
Please fill out the online form to pre-register for tryouts. This form must be completed by midnight on Friday, December 14th in order for your daughter to tryout. The link to the Sting pre-registration form is below:
The team will play in tournaments together from February/March through the end of May 2019. 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, 2018. 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 2004 or 2005 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 April, 2019.
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).
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