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Spring FAQ

What division will my child be in?

The SCYSA recreational league is comprised of five divisions:

  • Rookies: T-ball for players ages 4-6 as of January 1, 2020. 
  • 8U: Players who are 7 or 8 as of January 1, 2020. Second year players who are 6 years old as of January 1 may try out for 8U.
  • 10U: Players who are 9 or 10 as of January 1, 2020.
  • 12U: Players who are 11 or 12 as of January 1, 2020.
  • 14U: Players who are 13 or 14 as of January 1, 2020 (availability depends upon enrollment numbers).  Peninsula League may allow 13 year olds to play on a 12U team.

How much does it cost to participate?

Rookies registration is $150, 8u registration is $200 and the other divisions are $225.  Refer a buddy new to SCYSA Spring Softball and both you and your friend will receive a $25 discount on your registration fee!

Will my child need to tryout?  When are tryouts?

This is a rec league so all level of skills are welcome.  For 8U and up, we will hold a skills assessment clinic in mid-January (exact time TBD and may change due to weather) to evaluate skill level.  This helps us ensure evenly balanced teams to maximize fun and learning for participants.

When does the season start?

Practices start February 2020.  Opening night is Friday, March 6 (weather permitting).  Last day of games will likely be May 16.

When and where are the games?

Rookies do a combined practice and game on Saturdays.  8Us typically have one weekly practice and one game per week on Saturdays.  10U and up typically have two weekly practices and two weekly games (one on a weeknight and one on Saturday).  Exact practice times and dates will be determined by SCYSA and coaches based on field availability.  All games except 12U and 14U are played in San Carlos (12U and 14U participate in the Peninsula League (https://www.peninsulaleaguesoftball.org/)).

Who coaches the teams?

Our teams are managed and coached by family volunteers, who are certified through USA Softball.  Please consider volunteering.  There is a volunteer field in the online registration, and we may post additional signup sheets as the season approaches. SCYSA provides training and resources to new and experienced coaches.

What gear do I need to purchase?

Each girl should have a batting helmet, bat, gloves, cleats and softball pants.  Face masks are highly encouraged (and may be required by your coach and certain positions on the field).  Keep an eye out for periodic gear swaps. 

What if I have other commitments and have to miss some games or practices?

Not a problem!  SCYSA supports participation in other activities.  We’ll make roster adjustments to balance out conflicts, and players may be called up to fill out rosters as needed.

All sounds great!  How do I sign my child up?

Register online at www.sancarlosyouthsoftball.com.