I have two daughters; can they be on the same team?
Yes, providing they are the same age. If one is younger it is possible for her to move up to the older sister’s division, if requested and deemed safe by the coaches during assessments.
I have a friend who wants to be on my daughter’s team for the purpose of carpooling. Is this possible?
There is no guarantee that this can happen. Each girl is assessed and then drafted by the Managers. After the draft is complete, the Managers are informed of requests for ride sharing purposes. If they elect to do so, then trades are made and the requests are fulfilled.
What do my registration fees go for?
They are used for the uniforms (shirts & socks), umpire fees, picture package, insurance, trophies, etc.
When does the season start and end?
The season starts with practices during the month of February. Practices vary from one to three times per week during this period, depending on each individual manager. The season typically starts the last week of February or the first week of March and usually ends around the first of May.
When are the practices and games?
Once the season starts, a team typically plays two games a week, usually one game on either Tuesday or Thursday night and another game on Saturday. If a team plays on Tuesday, then they usually will have practice on Thursday night. The times during the week will be during the hours of about 5 p.m. to 9p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. There could be some doubleheader games on Saturdays.
Where are the games and practices?
Most games are played at the beautiful Cerritos Sports Complex, located on Bloomfield Avenue just north of Del Amo Boulevard. Practices may be held at a City Park or a local school selected by the Managers.
Do you need volunteers?
Yes, we are always in need of volunteers. Only volunteers run the league and the burden gets heavy on some that are doing more than their share. We can always use volunteers to work the snack bar, help with fundraisers, and help the team managers. There are usually Board of Directors positions opened. For more info, contact us.
Do I need to stay at practices?
You should stay and support the manager and coaches and be there for your child. If you can’t, then please be prompt in picking up your child after practice. Remember the managers and coaches are volunteers that are giving up a lot of time during the week at practices and games and are not here to be baby sitters. Parents of those in the 6 & Under and 8 & Under divisions should try extra hard to stay during the practice.
How can I find out the rules for softball?
A copy of the ASA Rules is given to each manager at the beginning of the season. Ask to borrow his book. The league is only given a limited number so there are no extras. The league rules can be found here.
Who can attend Board meetings?
Anybody who wants to attend may do so. The general meetings are open to the public and held monthly.
How are problems resolved?
All problems are resolved through the chain of command process. The first in line to discuss any problem is the manager, followed by the division commissioner and then with the player agent. If all these avenues are exhausted, then it is appropriate to contact the Vice President or the President.
Who do I call in regards to umpires?
If there is a problem that you think needs attention regarding the umpiring, then you should contact the League’s Umpire-in-Chief.
Why do the teams need sponsors and what is the money used for?
The registration fees, charged at the beginning of the year, barely cover the basic needs of a player. Money is needed to buy bats, balls, catcher’s equipment, bases, batting tees; the list goes on and on. Sponsors play a crucial role in the continued success of our league.
Are there any other ways the league receives money?
Yes, you will be asked to participate in a fundraiser during the season. This might consist of selling candy or other items. Please help us help your child by cooperating with the fundraising program.