First Games of Fall Ball

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It all starts tonight and I know we’re all very excited but lets recall some basics. The following comes from the Vancouver Island’s Premier Girl’s Fastball Club. We’ve shared this before but as we start another season, it’s probably a good idea to remember the following.

The Ten Commandments of Youth Sports

  1. Thou shall love your child no matter what. Be sure your child believes that she is loved whether she wins or loses and that if she does not have a good performance, you are not disappointed in her.

  2. Thou shall let the coach do his/her job. Even if you don’t like him/her or agree with their strategy. Refrain from coaching your child right before, during or on the way home from the game.

  3. Thou shall let your child have fun. Teach your child to enjoy competition, whether they win or lose. In other words, thou shall lighten up.

  4. Thou shall be realistic about your child’s abilities. Be a fan, always. But take off the rose-colored glasses. It’s okay if your kid doesn’t go pro.

  5. Thou shall volunteer. Find something you can do to help out the team, no matter how minor you may think it is. If enough parents do this, things get done.

  6. Thou shall not relive your athletic life through your child. Let your kid carve her own path, be her own person.

  7. Thou shall not compare your child’s abilities or attitudes with anyone else’s. Including older brothers and sisters.  Let them focus on their own performance, instead of trying to be like someone else.

  8. Thou shall be grateful. Be sure you tell the coach thanks when the season is over. He has put in a lot of time and energy to coach the team and even if you don’t like him, he still deserves appreciation for doing a difficult job.

  9. Thou shall support the whole team. As a spectator, cheer for everyone on your child’s team, not just your kid.

  10. Thou shall see the big picture. Remember that youth sports is not the end in itself. In fact, sports in general is not the end in itself. Sports is fun, and can even bring opportunities for the future, but nothing is more important than who you and your child become in the process.

Well, now that that’s done. Let’s all go out there and be the responsible, mature, well mannered adults we all are deep down inside.

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RGSA Fall 2021 Season Rules

Coaches, parents, players and softball fans everywhere….
The following are the da rules for the fall 2021 season.

LEARN THEM, LIVE THEM, LOVE THEM…

These will also have their own pages under the RGSA section of our website. You can find them here 6U/8U Rules and here 10U, 12U, 14U Rules

As always –

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6U/8U Rules

  1. Each game will be 75 minutes finish the batter or 7 innings whichever comes first. If the two teams are tied once the ball game has been called, the game will end in a tie.

  2. Each inning will consist of 3 outs or 5 runs.

  3. Run rule- 15 after 3 inning, 10 after 4 innings, 7 after 5 innings.

  4. The coach for each team will submit a lineup that includes every player on the team in a batting order. This batting order will be followed in the game regardless if the player has played in the field or not that inning.

  5. There may be 10 players in the field at a time. This will include a roving fielder. The roving fielder must be in the outfield. Players who are designated as right, right-center, left, and left -center field must play (set-up) in the grass outfield.

  6. This division is intended for learning softball skills therefore all players must play. Players may be substituted at any time in the field.

  7. The 6u batters will get 3 pitches to put the ball into play, if they choose. If after the three pitches the batter does not put the ball into play, the tee will be used. The batter then has one chance to put the ball into play. If the tee is knocked over, the batter is out. If the ball is hit foul, the batter can have another opportunity to put the ball into play. This needs to be identified on the line up card.

  8. The 8u batters, there will be a five-pitch limit. The batter has five pitches to either hit the ball into play or else three strikes and the batter is out. If 5th ball is pitched, and it is a foul ball batter will continue to hit until it is a strike out or ball is hit into play.

  9. The coach must begin pitch with one foot on the rubber.

  10. The coach/pitcher will not interfere with the batted ball, or with a defensive player trying to make a play on the batted ball. The batter will be called out for this infraction and all runners will return to the base occupied at the time of the pitch. If this happens twice in the same game, the coach/pitcher will be asked to leave the field and the team will have to enter a new coach/pitcher. The coach/pitcher may coach from the dugout, but not return to the field the rest of the game.

  11. The coach/ pitcher must make every attempt to move out of the way of batted ball. If the ball hits coach/pitcher it’s considered a dead ball and player takes 1st base, however runs don’t advance unless 1st base is occupied. If the coach/pitcher intentionally gets in way of ball the batter will be out. This will be at umpire’s discretion.

  12. No base stealing will be allowed. A runner trying to steal a base will be called out.

  13. No bunting is allowed. A bunt attempt will be considered a strike.

  14. Runners shall not leadoff any base. If a runner is caught, the umpire may call them out.

  15. Only one base will be allowed per overthrow when throwing to non-pitcher in the circle. The play will be dead with an attempted throw to the pitcher.

  16. Each player gets one warning for throwing the bat. After that, the player will be called out if they throw the bat. This will be at the discretion of the umpire.

  17. Halfway marks between bases are for the purpose of once the ball is in action and the player attempts to throw the ball in-field the runner will either have to go back to previous base or will be allowed to stay at the base she was attempting, depending on which side of the line she was on at during the control of the ball in the circle. Call will be at the discretion of the umpire.

  18. Home team is official score keeper. Visiting team will be responsible to rake the baselines around bases, home plate, and pitching mounds.

  19. Lineup will consist of all players to bat but only 10 on the field. When the team ends their turn at bat, the next time up, the lineup will start where it left off.

  20. On defense only two coaches are allowed in the grass outfield. The coaches will not interfere with a batted ball, or with a defensive player trying to make a play on the batted ball.

  21. Players must attempt to throw the ball. No purposeful underhand rolling the ball to a player.

  22. Sliding will be allowed. If injuries become an issue during the season due to sliding it is the boards’ discretion to Not allow sliding.

  23. There will only one minute to transfer players from batting to fielding. (If two outs and catcher is on the bases, put in your last out to run for the catcher so she can get ready to speed that process up).

  24. In the schedule, if you are the first team listed, you will be in the first base dugout, and the second team will be in the third base dugout.

  25. Each game, a coin toss at the coaches meeting at home plate with the umpire before the game will determine who is home or visitors.

10U, 12U, 14U Rules

  1. These divisions will follow the established USSSA rules that can be located in their handbook/rulebook. These rules are also located on Roswellsluggers.com.

  2. Coaches bat their entire roster in the game, however if a girl gets injured an out will be taken where that athlete batted.

  3. Each game will be 75 minutes finish the batter or 7 innings whichever comes first. If the two teams are tied once the ball game has been called, the game will end in a tie.

  4. Run rule- 15 after 3 innings, 10 after 4 innings, 7 after 5 innings.

  5. There will only one minute to transfer players from batting to fielding. (If two outs and catcher is on the bases, put in your last out to run for the catcher so she can get ready to speed that process up).

  6. In the schedule, if you are the first team listed, you will be in the first base dugout, and the second team will be in the third base dugout.

  7. Each game, a coin toss at the coaches meeting at home plate with the umpire before the game will determine who is home or visitors.

  8. Home team is official score keeper. Visiting team will be responsible to rake the baselines around bases, home plate, and pitching mounds.
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More Help From the Sluggers

We saw just how many folks have been using our field layout graphic for practices.  So, here is a copy of our equipment tips list.

AGAIN.

YOU ARE WELCOME.

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FALL BALL YALL!!!

That’s right everyone. It’s time to register for RGSA Fall Ball.
Time for the Happy Dance.

The Fall Ball games will begin on September 13th and will be capped off on October 30th with our annual ZOMBIE BALL games.

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Here are the age division registration forms for you to download and turn in:
5&6 year olds in the 6U,  –  6U FORM
7&8 year olds in the 8U,  –  8U FORM
9&10 year olds in the 10U,  –  10U FORM
11&12 year olds in the 12U  –  12U FORM
13&14 year olds in the 14U  –  14U FORM

Don’t forget your player’s Birth Certificate.

2018 Zombie Ball

Registration Dates:
Early registration – $65.00 per player
Tuesday, Aug. 10th 6pm till 8pm
Thursday, Aug12th 6pm till 8pm
Saturday, Aug. 14th 10am till 2pm

Late registration – $75.00 per player
Saturday, Aug. 21st 10am till 2pm
Saturday, Aug. 28th 10am till 2pm

2018 Zombie Ball

Location:
Registration will take place at the Charlie McVay Softball Complex (1500 N. Grand Ave.)

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Game 4 is a win

Good job ladies. You can see all of our photos on our flickr page.

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Let The Girls Play

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Ice Cream Practice

It’s starting to warm up out there and we need to take care of our Sluggers. So, it’s time for ice cream!!

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Here are a few pics of the girls after our “regularly scheduled” ice cream practice.
They deserve it – they’ve been working hard.

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Sluggers Flashback

Welcome back to the Spring of 2010

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Another Slugger Memory

Eleven Years Ago Today:

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One Year Ago Today:

That was a good memory….

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IT’S TIME!!

The RGSA 2021 spring season starts now.

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So we have updated all of the game calendars.
The first game of the season will on Monday, May 10th so get ready.

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You can see all the games in the list below or go to our RGSA Game Calendars page or click the links below to go to just your age division’s calendar.

For your age division click the link below.

6U Calendar

8U Calendar

10U Calendar

12U Calendar

14U Calendar

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