The 46th year of girls fast pitch softball is underway! Due to the disposal of our previous software program by our supplier the board decided to utilize a program by Sports Engine.
This will also help with the often fluid task of scheduling and any changes that inevitably always occur but allow EVERYONE to be aware instantly.
As with anything new, there is the need to adjust accordingly. So as YOU register your girls you’ll be basically be starting from scratch, like we are from the information standpoint.
Returning players will be treated as new ones to build the new database.
Girls will be returning to their previous teams unless they are moving up because of their ages so that will be the same as it’s always been.
You will be asked to submit a picture of birth certificates for EVERY player being registered. With today’s technology and a smartphone it is a breeze for everyone.
As with any new system there will be some quirks but so far things seem to work pretty smoothly with our test registers so far.
We have made arrangements and will be going with different uniform suppliers that are known and experienced people with proven capabilities.
We have utilized a different insurance program as well that has streamlined that process as the former one had become quite cumbersome to deal with.
The demands placed on our coaches have been adapted as well as they are any league’s greatest assets.
Everyone will still be required criminal background checks and receive instruction on how to conduct themselves correctly with OUR kids!
They will also be given guidance from some of the most successful coaches in our area. It’s no small wonder why folks in multiple states have heard of Niles in the softball world for years!
Setting all this up is and has been no small task! The efforts that have been made to make this all happen have and will always fall on a select few as it has for the last 46 years!
There will be some “tweaks” to the ground rules in multiple divisions to bring a more staged progression in competition and development of our players as all will see.
We will still be striving to deliver No Better Girls Softball Anywhere at the NBGSA!
There has been a cost increase of $5 per player across the board. There hasn’t been any increase in years and we all know how EVERYTHING costs more nowadays software and insurance people included. Yet, we’ve kept it pretty minimal. There is, as always, a discounted fee for multiple players from any one family.
So, sit down at your computer or stop texting on your phone for a few minutes and get OUR kids registered. We won’t be stuck in Siberia for long and it’s gonna be time to
Our objective is to implant firmly in the youth of the community the ideals of Good Sportsmanship, Honesty, Loyalty, Courage, and Respect, so that they may be happy, strong and well-adjusted youth and will grow to be good, decent, healthy, trustworthy adults.