I realize that our spring season is not quit over but we are getting a jump on the fall season and wanted to give you a heads up. On Thursday, June 5, 2014 before and during closing ceremonies, RGSA will be offering a discounted registration price to Fall Ball. If you register your daughter tonight it will cost only $30.00 to play softball in the fall. If you register in August the cost will go up to $35.00. I don’t know about you, but I always love a discount, especially if you have multiple girls playing.
Fall Ball will start on September 27, 2014 and run through October 25, 2014. It is a shortened season, and it takes the opportunity to grow as players and teach mechanics and fundamentals. Wins and losses are not tracked during fall ball and the teams are not ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. This is strictly the time to work on the game and bonding as a team.
What happens if you don’t have an established team? For those girls who want to try softball for the first time, this is the perfect time. The RGSA board will randomly draw (hat draw) the girls and place them on a team to play for the season. Keep in mind though that fall ball is an open roster and Spring ball is a closed roster. What does that mean? That means that even though you played on one team for the fall season you may not be on that same team for the spring season. It is still a good opportunity to learn new skills and build on fundamentals.
So, come on out tonight and register your daughter and let’s play ball! Don’t forget your player’s birth certificate.
Posted in Girls Softball
Tagged closing ceremonies, Fall Ball, fall season, fallball, fundamentals, girls, kids, Registration, Skills, softball, Sports, spring season
With the last of this season’s games played on Thursday we finally have the 2014 RGSA City Tournament brackets. Games will start on Monday, June 2nd. Check-out the brackets and notes below. We will also update game calendars to show the tournament game times, so you will also be able to keep track that way.
Also, don’t forget to go to the concession stand and grab a drawing ticket for a brand new 14″ HP Chromebook. Tickets are $5.00 each and we will be drawing the winning name at next week’s closing ceremonies. Here’s a link to the specs of our prize. We also want to give a big thanks to Southeastern Business Systems, Inc. for the wonderful donation.
Closing ceremonies will be after the conclusion of the championship games on Thursday June 5th @ 7:30pm on the 6 & under field (Field H).
Each team is encouraged to be there and the players will get a hot dog / chips / & water for dinner.
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Tagged girls, HP Chromebook, Inc., kids, prize drawing, RGSA, Roswell, Softball Tournament, Southeastern Business Systems, Sports, Tournament brackets, USSSA
Once again my prolific nature was able to net a few good photos of this weekends tournament in Roswell. As you know, this was the first USSSA tournament in Roswell for some years and most definitely the first in the rebuilt complex.
The Sluggers were very happy to welcome back a player from our past seasons. Our lime green “Jello” came back into town to give us some help from the circle. And she did a great job. Thanks Jello. We will have to hit a few more tournaments soon.
With that, here are a few of the many, many shots I took of the games and the very talented athletes competing in our first annual Summer Blast Tournament.
Remember, just click on any of the images in this post and you will be whisked away to our cloud gallery. In the gallery you can see all of the photos we have and download whichever ones you like. There’s lots in there so take your time, and if you have any photos of the tournament send them in to us and we’ll be more than happy to post photos of your amazing athlete. email@example.com
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Tagged family, fast pitch softball, girls, kids, photos, pictures, Roswell, softball, Sports, summer blast, USSSA Tournament, visitors
Softball fans, the RGSA is proud to announce we will be hosting our first USSSA tournament in six years. This weekend will be our first Summer Blast Tournament. To prepare for the big event the games for Thursday, May 15th will be postponed towards the end of the season. Those games have been moved to Thursday, May 29th – check you game calendars and keep up-to-date.
Posted in RGSA, sports
Tagged Games, girls, kids, reschedule, RGSA, Roswell, softball, summer blast tournament, Tournament, USSSA
I started taking photos of my daughter’s softball games when she was in 6U. It didn’t take me long to realize “I’m bad at photography.” I have poor composition. I can’t judge light to save my life. My timing is non-existent - I always miss the shot. There is one thing I have going for me - I’m prolific. You know that old saying “even a blind squirrel finds a nut.” That squirrel finds the nut because he doesn’t stop looking. I don’t stop shooting.
If you take a whole lot of photos, eventually, sooner or later, your going to get a shot or two that are ok. Here are a few of my favorite photos from this season, that came out not so bad.
Here’s a video that I thought was worthy of showing also.
If you have a photo of your softball player send it to me. We’d love to see it and post it.
Remember, just click on any of the images to be taken to this years’ gallery.
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Tagged blind squirrel, girls, kids, photography, photos, pictures, poor composition, RGSA, roswell new mexico, softball, softball games, USSSA
We completed our rained out game from Saturday even though the girls in green could have played a bit better they still came out on top. There were a number of errors that could have been avoided.
Even the Slugger bleachers seemed to be less than enthusiastic, but all in all not too bad.
The Sluggers finished up and so did plenty of other teams that didn’t complete their Saturday games. We have plenty of photos of those games, just click on any of the images in this post and you will be taken to our “Slugger Cloud” (we have a cloud).
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Don’t forget softball fans, the first two games that were rained out last Saturday will be played tonight. The 10:30 am games that were cut short will be restarted at 6:00pm and the 12:00 noon games that did not get played will start at 7:00pm.
Saturday’s 1:30pm and 3:00pm games will be played next Wednesday. Be sure to check your game calendar and with your coaches.
Also, don’t forget to checkout all the latest Sluggers photos.
There are a few photos of the other teams too.
Click on any of the game photos to go to that gallery.
Posted in softball, sports
Tagged calendar, Coaches, Game, girls, kids, makeup, photos, rain, RGSA, Saturday, softball, Sports, wednesday
Sorry softball fans. The weather just didn’t agree with our plans for games today. The Sluggers started out well at the 10:30 game even though it was drizzling before the game ever got going.
Even though the girls didn’t have a choice on whether or not they stayed dry some of our faithful fans found new and interesting ways of keeping out of the rain.
The Soggy Sluggers were doing well enough to convince our catcher to show a little enthusiasm while getting ready for her chance at bat.
But even good things must come to an end and the rain caused our good game to be cut short. When the rain really started to fall it caused all of our Saturday games be cut short and postponed to another day.
Because there are only a few days the league doesn’t have regularly scheduled games the postponed games will be played on the next two Wednesdays.
If you have a game that has been postponed you can check your game calendar for the next two Wednesdays.
Remember that you can see all of our photos by clicking on any of the photos in this post or visiting our Sluggers Gallery.
If you have any photos of your softball player we’d love to see them. Send them in and we’ll post them.
Posted in Girls Softball, sports
Tagged drizzl, fans, Games, girls, kids, photos, Players, rain, Sluggers, softball, soggy, weather