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Girls Fastpitch Softball
Registration: July 8 - August 9
Financial Aid Deadline: August 2
Late Registration Starts: August 10 ($10 late fee)
Coaches Meeting: August 14
Team Formation: August 21
Practices Begin: August 26
Games Begin: September 10
Game Venue: Alto Park
Softball teams are formed by school district. All players will
participate in every game.
Ages: 7 - 8 (Machine Pitch)
9 - 10, 11 - 12, 13 - 14 (Player Pitch)
Age Control Date: January 1
Spring & Fall Season: Age as of January 1 of the current year
Game Days and Times
All days are open for play except Sunday. Games are typically played on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Wednesday and Friday are reserved for make-up games. Games start at 5:45 pm and 6:00 pm on weeknights; 10:00 am and 11:30 am on Saturday. Teams generally play 2 to 3 games per week.
Games are played at one location:
Alto Park: 1014 Burnett Ferry Rd, Fields 6, 7 & 8.
Game Participation Rule
It is mandatory for all participants to play in all games. Each player must play six consecutive defensive outs and have at least one at bat.
Uniforms are not included in the registration fee. Parents are responsible for purchasing the child's uniform to include shirt, pants, cleats and hat. The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority has developed a uniform standard to ease the burden of selection and provide greater continuity to the program. The RFPRA name/logo, player name and/or team sponsor name is allowed on the back of the jersey. Each coach will receive this information to share with parents. Coaches and parents will determine uniform color and team name at the first team meeting.
Each player in the 5-6 year-old age division will receive an award. All other age divisions will receive first and second place individual player awards following post season tournament.
All-star Selection Process
Players are evaluated throughout the season to be considered for post season All-star play. All coaches in the league along with the sports coordinator will meet and select All-star team participants. Once the teams are formed, the All-star team coaches will be selected by the sports coordinator. An All-star team is formed from the participants within the league who played during regular season. Players who play up in age-group during league play can only qualify for All-stars in that same age group. All players that are selected for the All-star team will be contacted by the All-star head coach. Teams will compete in District and State competition under the by-laws of GRPA.
All coaches are certified through NAYS and a participation rule is in place for all girls.
Prep League Middle School Softball
RFPRA Fall Girls Prep-League Softball
(Middle School Softball)
This league is designed to prepare girls for high school fast-pitch softball. Teams are formed through tryouts at each school. Individuals interested in participating should contact their schools for tryout information. There is no mandatory participation in this league.
Leagues: Jr. Varsity (Grades 6-7) & Varsity (Grades 6-8)
Team Registration: July 22 - August 23, 2013
Registration Fee: $850 per team
Coach's Meeting: August 1
Rosters & Fees Due: August 23
Season Begins: September 17
Register: Coaches may register their teams at the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority located at One Shorter Avenue.
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Nicole McDonald, ATC
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Office Hours: 3-5 pm, Mon - Fri (RFPRA Office)
Phone: 706.291.0766 x 6030