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Spring FAQ

What division will my child be in?

The SCYSA recreational league is comprised of six divisions:

  • Rookies: T-ball for players ages 4-6 as of January 1, 2021. 
  • 8U: Players who are 7 or 8 as of January 1, 2021.
  • 10U: Players who are 9 or 10 as of January 1, 2021.
  • 12U: Players who are 11 or 12 as of January 1, 2021.
  • 14U: Players who are 13 or 14 as of January 1, 2021 (availability depends upon enrollment numbers).  Peninsula League may allow 13 year olds to play on a 12U team.
  • 16U: Players who are 15 or 16 as of January 1, 2021 (availability depends upon enrollment numbers).

How much does it cost to participate?

To encourage our girls to get back on the field, we have significantly reduced registration costs for 2021. Rookies and 8u registration are $50. All others divisions (10u, 12u, 14u, & 16u) are $100.

Will my child need to tryout?  When are tryouts?

Due to the current county health regulations, all tryouts have been cancelled. Previous assessments for 2020 will be applied to form teams with the assistance of coaches and SCYSA board members. 

When does the season start?

Tentatively practices start mid-February 2021.  Practice is contingent on our County Tier status being in the Purple Tier or better.  Opening night has been cancelled due to current county health regulations.

When and where are the games?

Based on current state guidelines, games will be allowed once our county is in Red Tier or better.

(Tentatively due to the current county health regulations) 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 (

Who coaches the teams?

Our teams are managed and coached by family volunteers, who are certified through USA Softball.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limiting volunteers to helping out for one team only.  Thus, we need more volunteers than ever before.  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?

Due to the current county health regulations, 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 additional COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place?

The health and safety of our players and coaches is our top priority. Here are just some of the safety measures in place for Spring 2021:

  • stable cohorts/teams
  • health screening conducted for all participants before each practice/game
  • masks worn by all participants
  • social distancing as much as possible

A link to the plan approved by San Carlos is at the top of this page.

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

Registration is open for Spring 2021 and you can register HERE.