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CFBGSL – FAQ’s!!!   (If you don’t find a question answered below, Please contact appropriate Age Division VP for assistance. You will find their emails from the homepage’s leftside tab listed: Division VP’s)

 

1) What does CFBGSL stand for?

 

It stands for Carrollton/Farmers Branch Girl Softball League. The league represents the 2 cities as the organization offering girls softball to these communities and many other girls as well, living outside these communities that wish to play in our league.

 

2) When is registration?

For the 2019 Spring Season: Registration Begins January 2nd, 2019 and Ends on February 24th, 2019Late Registration is between February 11th - February 24th, 2019 and has an Additional Fee ( Read below for Fee details)! So Register as early as possible! Earlier the better to assist VP’s in getting you lined up with a team!

3) Who is eligible?

Girls born between: 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2014… (Read below for Birth Year/Age Division Cut-Off’s)

4) How do we register?

From the Home Page - click on the “Spring Registration” tab (Big Red Button on the right side). Once in – click “Register” and follow along with the instructions. Please make certain to hit the “SUBMIT” button at the bottom of the last page! This will then open a new page to complete the payment transaction for your player's registration. Payments by “Credit Card or Debit Card” are the ONLY options for online registration. Payment is due 
BEFORE you log off…If
 you log off without making a payment, your registration will be DELETED and will have to start the registration process all over again.


5) When does the season start & end…and when are games scheduled?

Games for the 2019 Spring Season will start on: Monday, March 18, 2019 and runs thru Saturday, June 1, 2019.

6U Division - Play: Saturday mornings (Times: generally 10am – but could be scheduled at 9 or 11am)                                              Game length: 55 minutes / Finish the Inning                                                                                                                             # of Games: Schedule - 10 / Guarantee - 8                                                                                                                                 Please Note: If games are rained out, will be moved to next available Saturday. If none available, then to Thursday night. Will use Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday  nights if necessary to get guaranteed games in.

8U DivisionPlay: Tuesday nights (Times: 6:30pm and/or 7:45pm)                                                                                                    Game length: 60 minutes / Finish the Inning                                                                                                                               # of Games: Schedule - 10 / Guarantee - 10 (Optional weekend Tourn.: min. 2 games - see Timeline when)                 Please Note: If games are rained out, will be moved to that coming Thursday or following Thursday. If not                  available, will use Monday, Wednesday or Friday nights and Saturday if necessary to get guaranteed games in.

10U Division - Play: Monday nights: (Times: 6:30pm and/or 8pm)                                                                                                       Game length: 65 minutes / Finish the Inning                                                                                                                        # of Games: Schedule - 10 / Guarantee - 10 (Optional weekend Tourn.: min. 2 games - see Timeline when)               Please Note: If games are rained out, will be moved to that coming Thursday or following Thursday. If not               available, will use Monday, Wednesday or Friday nights and Saturday if necessary to get guaranteed games in.

12/14U Division - Play: Tuesday nights (Times: 6:30pm and/or 8pm)                                                                                                                   Game length: 70 minutes / Finish the Inning                                                                                                                             # of Games: Schedule - 10 / Guarantee - 10 (Optional weekend Tourn.: min. 2 games - see Timeline when)               Please Note: If games are rained out, will be moved to that coming Thursday or following Thursday. If not               available, will use Monday, Wednesday or Friday nights and Saturday if necessary to get guaranteed games in.

 

6) What is the season’s planned timeline of events?

The planned events for the season are provided from the Home Page under the leftside tab listed as: Spring Season – Timeline of Events!

7) What are the fees?

Spring Season for 8U thru 14U Divisions: If you register by February 10, 2019, fees are $140 which includes our Buyout option for the "Mandatory" Fundraiser for Spring Season…..Come February 11th - February 24th there will be an Additional Late Fee of $20!!!

We also offer a candy fundraiser to offset nearly half of the registration costs. Registration fees for this program are: $70 with participation in the"Mandatory" Spring Season Fundraiser Candy Sales. You will then be responsible for picking up the fundraiser candy (at no cost to you) and turning in all the funds by the designated date. Locations will be announced once you register and choose this option.

Spring Season for 6U Division: If you register by February 10, 2019, fees are $50 and includes a jersey. 6U players are not required to participate in the spring season fundraiser…..Come February 11th - February 24th there will be an Additional Late Fee of $20!!!

Spring Season Fees - Summary:

 

6U Division:                 $50    This is a flat fee for our youngest girls who play in the 6U Division and includes their Jersey.

8U-14U Division:       $140    This option gives you the candy buyout option so your player does not have to sell any candy or……

                                       $70    This option allows your fees to be reduced but MUST sell candy, for which we provide to you
                                                 at no cost. Then simply turn in your money to your Coach or your Division VP when needed.

PLEASE REMEMBER: Come February 11th - February 24th there will be an Additional Late Fee of $20! So Register as early as possible. Earlier the better to assist VP’s in getting you lined up with a team!

 

8) What is the fundraiser about, what is it for and how and where can I make a donation?

 

CFBGSL is a Non - Profit Organization and our Annual “Mandatory” Spring Season Fundraiser participation helps generate the funds needed to operate the league each year. All funds raised are solely dedicated to the major budget necessities of insurance, umpires, trophies, equipment, scholarships, lining fields, special events and other expenses.

There are 2 Options for the “Mandatory” Fundraiser.  1) Buyout - If you choose this option, your player does not have to sell candy and you just pay the above fee ($140) to cover your player’s registration & fundraiser costs.  2) Sell Candy -  If you choose this option, you will pay their registration fee ( $70), then your player “MUST” sell candy (World’s Finest Chocolate), selling 60 pieces of chocolate @ $2 a piece, collecting $120 to turn in to cover fundraiser costs (nearly half of what is collected, covers cost of the candy).

Each year we are fortunate to have individuals and companies donate to our league as all donations go to the betterment of our league and our players. CFBGSL welcomes and greatly appreciates any donations that help this organization promote the game of softball to our community’s youth. Being a Non - Profit Organization, all donations are tax deductible. If you wish to donate or know someone how does, please feel free to donate to our league by going to or leading them to our website homepage under the leftside tab listed as: Fundraiser/Donations. Click on the yellow tab “Donate” to make the process of donating seamless. CFBGSL is very grateful and thankful for any donations you may give!

 

9) What is age cut-off for each division?

CFBGSL uses USA Softball as our governing body for rules including age cut-off rules. (USA Softball is formally - ASA/Amateur Softball Association of America).

Birth Year

Age Division

2012 - 2014

6U

2010 - 2011

8U

2008 - 2009

10U

2004 -2007

12/14U

The league does allow a player, if eligible based on playing abilities, to play up 1 Division if they are within 1 year of date of birth from that said division. The eligibility will be determined by the Division VP's and League Board Members...(Example: player with a 2010 birth year (8U) may be eligible to play up to the next division (10U))...If you have any questions or inquiries regarding this, please contact your birth year Division VP and the next Division VP at the same time to discuss whether a player is eligible for this option.

 

10) Does a girl have to move up to the next age division if her team moves up but she is still
    eligible for her previous age division?

No, she does not have to move up. If she is not ready to move up and is still eligible for the lower age division, she may remain and will be reassign her to a new team.

11) How is team placement determined?

All new players are entered into their division draft. Returning players that are registered on time by February 10, 2019 will be given priority to return to their spring 2019 team if they so wish, or may request to re-enter the division draft. Girls can also request to return to their Fall 2018 team IF there is a roster spot available on that team. The Fall team may/will have players returning to their team that unfortunately can’t play in the fall due to other obligations, but are eligible and can return to their team in the spring.

 

12) Can I play with a friend?

New players and former players may request a team with a current player of same age. Two new players of the same age may request to be on the same team. Subject to date of registration, roster availability, and meeting age requirements.

13) Can we form a new team with friends?

Yes, girls that have not played previously can ALL request to be placed on a team together. So get your friends from girl scouts, soccer or any other group activity together and form a new team. Please contact the appropriate VP for your age division to inform them of your possible intention of forming a team and  to get information to any questions you may have.  Subject to approval by the CFBGSL BOARD.

14) How do I register to coach?

From the Home Page - click on the “Spring Registration” tab (Big Red Button near top Right). Once in – click “Register” and follow along with the instructions. Please make sure to provide your D.O.B. and be certain to hit the SUBMIT Button at the bottom of the last page! Also, All CFBGSL Volunteer - Managers, Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents must pass a Background Check prior to being assigned to a team.  Background checks are completed at No Cost to You.

14) Important dates for the CFBGSL-2019 Spring Season: (Season Timeline)

January

January 2nd - Registration Begins (For all Players, Managers, Coaches & Team Parents)

February

February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th - In Person/Walkup Registration (Time & Place/s TBA)

February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th - Days to Pick up Fundraiser Candy (Time & Place/s TBA)

February 11th - LATE Registration Begins

February 24th - Registration ENDS!

February 17th – 10U & 12/14U Coaches & Umpire Clinic (Time & Place TBA)

February 24th - 6U & 8U Coaches & Umpire Clinic (Time & Place TBA)

March

March 3rd - Backup Date for Coaches & Umpire Clinic / Any Division (Time & Place TBA)

March 6th - General Meeting & Ace Certification (Mandatory for Managers/Coaches)

March 6th - Candy Money and/or Buyout Money Due (Mandatory Fundraiser)

March 9th - 17th - CFBISD Spring Break

March 18th - Opening Day / Season Begins

April

April 6th - CFBGSL “Youth Day” (Saturday, 10-2pm @ Creekview HS)

April 6th, 7th , 13th or 14th - Team Photo Day (Will inform teams when one of these dates is set)

April 8th - 11th - STAAR Testing, No Games! (Games Thurs., April 11th Instead for Any or All Divisions)

April 27th - 12/14U Division Tournament (May 11th - Makeup Date)

May

May 4th – 8U & 10U Division Tournaments (May 18th - Makeup Date)

May 11th - Makeup Date for 12/14U Division Tournament (If Needed)

May 18th - Makeup Date for 8U & 10U Division Tournaments (If Needed)

May 13th - 16th - STAAR Testing, No Games! (Games Thurs., May 16th Instead for Any or All Divisions)

May 25th - Makeup Date for Any or All 8U, 10U, 12/14U Division Tournaments (If Needed)

June

June 1st - Closing Day / Season Ends!

June 1st - Season Awards, Ceremony & Pool Party (Oran Good Fields & Fr. Branch - Showman Pool)