2023 SOFTBALL PROGRAM
The Carrollton Boosters softball program is a recreational intramural program for girls aged 4–15 as of December 31, 2022. Registered players are placed in one of the following leagues according to their date of birth:
4-year old Boys & Girls coed T-Ball
5-6 Girls Softball
7-8 Girls Softball
9-10 Girls Softball
11-13 Girls Softball
14-15 Girls Softball
All players are drafted onto teams, then play a schedule of games beginning in late April or early May. We are planning to end all leagues by July 1.
Games are played at Carrollton’s Riverview fields on the Fly, behind the Audubon Zoo. 13-15 year old boys play on Avenger Field, next to the Audubon tennis courts.
Coaches will schedule practices after the teams are drafted. Practices may be at locations other than where the games are played.
Players will be issued a team shirt and cap or visor, to be worn at all games. They will need an appropriately sized glove, plus either cleats (preferable) or tennis shoes.
For more information regarding the softball program, contact Devin Wakeman at [email protected]
To register, go to our website, www.carrolltonboosters.org, and log in to your Carrollton registration account. The fee is $195 for your first child, plus $170 for each additional child, plus a non-refundable $2 fee per transaction. Our registration system allows you to buy cancellation insurance for your registration fee, but we highly recommend against doing so, as registration fees are fully refundable in case of illness or injury, or at any time before teams are drafted.
You may pay on line by credit or debit card, or you may choose the option to send a check, but note that your registration is not considered complete until fees are paid. Players who are not registered will not be graded or drafted onto teams.
Contact Alan Godchaux at [email protected] for help with registration or for payment assistance. Full and partial scholarships are available upon request.
GRADING and DRAFTING
All players, except for those in the mixed 4’s (T Ball) league and the softball 5-6 league, must be graded. Players in graded leagues need to be registered before the start of their league’s grading in order to be assured a spot in the league.
Grading is scheduled as follows:
7/8's (Field E):
Saturday, April 1st (2:00pm-4:00pm) A-K
Sunday, April 2nd (2:00pm-4:00pm) L-Z
9/10's (Field D):
Sunday, April 2nd (3:00pm-5:00pm) L-Z
Monday, April 3rd (6:00pm - 8:00pm) A-K
11-13's (Field B):
Sunday, April 2nd: (1:00pm -2:30pm) All
Tuesday, April 4th : (6:00pm -7:00pm) All
14/15's will be announced later
If your daughter cannot make it to her assigned grading session, then she may attend the alternate session; no need to ask.
All players, including those in the beginner leagues, are assigned to teams through a player draft. By registering your child, you agree to having him or her placed in the player draft, during which any of our volunteer coaches may pick him or her onto a team. Carrollton Boosters does not guarantee placement of any player onto any particular team, or onto a team with any particular other player(s). The only exceptions are that coaches get to pick their own children, and that siblings are placed on the same team, unless otherwise requested by their parent/guardian. After players have been drafted onto a team, registration fees will not be refunded or credited, except in cases of illness or injury.
Coaching is an excellent way to not only develop a greater appreciation for baseball or softball, but to also form a special bond with your son or daughter as the season progresses. If you are interested in being a coach, simply answer “yes” to the question when registering, then also register yourself as a volunteer coach, and we will contact you.
Please also consider sponsoring your child’s team. As a sponsor, you get to pick the team’s colors and name, and may include a business logo as well. The tax-deductible fee is $300 and can be paid with your child’s registration by credit card or can be paid later by a separate check or credit card. Answer “yes” to the sponsor question when registering your child. Later, after you have completed the registration, please return to our web site and click on the sponsor form link in order to submit your sponsor info or, if you prefer, simply e-mail your info to us as per below. Your sponsorship will be attached to your child’s team unless you specify otherwise. If you have any questions, please contact Missy McLellan at [email protected]
When registering, please also consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our Capital Fund. Contributions to this fund are used for continued additions and improvements to our fields and facilities.