Registration open for Voorhees Girls Softball Association

The early registration fee is $105. The registration fee after Feb. 18 is $140.

The Voorhees Girls Softball Association is now accepting applicants for the 2018 spring registration.

The early registration fee is $105. The registration fee after Feb. 18 is $140.

Intramural Division:

The Pee Wee division is accepting players ages 5 through kindergarten-aged. This is an instructional division that emphasizes fun while teaching fundamentals. At this level, girls are introduced to the game of softball. They learn basic skills like fielding, throwing, and hitting — both from a tee and from coaches pitching.

The Ponytail division is accepting players in first to third grade. This division is still instructional, but games are played using small teams and modified rules — smaller teams will allow more fielding practice and more at-bats. Girls start hitting from a tee at first, and quickly hit live pitches thrown by coaches.

The Rockies division is accepting players in third to fifth grade. Girls are introduced to pitching in this division and share pitching duties with coaches. Regular games are played with only minor rule changes designed to keep the games moving. Girls play in the field every inning, learning both infield and outfield positions. An umpire is used. Upon submission by parents of a request form, and at the discretion of the coaches, fifth graders who demonstrate advanced ability during evaluations may be moved up to the Majors Division.

The Majors division is accepting players in sixth to ninth grade. With some exceptions, this division uses rules issued by the Amateur Softball

Association of America (ASA.) On defense, there are 10 players (four in the outfield), and each girl plays several innings in the field. All girls bat each time through the batting order. Girls pitch all games subject to limitations on the number of innings pitched. There are also limits on runs per inning, as well as overall game length. Pitchers and catchers will be assigned to teams first. Player and coach requests not guaranteed.

Travel Divisions:

The 2017–2018 Travel Teams were established last fall following August tryouts. Registration Fee: $150 + Team Expenses For more information, visit voorheessoftball.com and Select Travel Team Info (under “pages” menu.)

This U10 level, the Minors, is for girls in fourth and fifth grade. As of Jan. 1,, girls must be 10 years old. ASA rules apply with a few exceptions. Ten players are played with four in the outfield. Girls pitch all games and standings are kept.

This U12 level, the Majors, is for girls in fifth and sixth grade. As of Jan.1, girls must be either 11 or 12 years old. ASA rules apply with a few exceptions. Ten players are played with four in the outfield. Girls pitch all games and standings are kept.

This U15 level, the Juniors, is for girls in 7th thru 9th grade. As of Jan. 1, girls must be between 13 to 15 Years old. Nine players are played and standings are kept.

This U18 level, the Seniors, is for girls in 10th thru 12th grade. As of Jan. 1, girls must be between 16 to 18 years old. Nine players are played and standings are kept.

Other information:

Practices begin in mid-March, and the season starts on April 9th.

The association can always use new and returning head coaches and assistant coaches. If you’re a ninth grader or older and would like to umpire this coming season, please email Tom Boaggio at tombo1964@verizon.net.

If you’re interested in sponsoring, which gives great exposure to your business while supporting the 2018 players, contact Tom Boaggio at tombo1964@verizon.net.

Pee Wee indoor workouts will be held March 20 and 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Signal Hill School in the all purpose room.

Ponytail and Rookies spring training will be held March 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at Lions Lake Park.

Eastern High School Girls Softball pre-season skills clinic will be held on April 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Easter Regional’s softball complex. There is no rain date. In case of bad weather, the clinic will move inside to the gym. All girls in third to eighth grade are welcome. The registration fee is $30. Register on-line at voorheessoftball.com

VGSA Jenn Porco Pitching Clinic will take place on five Saturdays, including Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 3, March 10, March 17 and March 24. The Five weeks of instruction will cost $50. There are six dates for five sessions in case of inclement weather.

The clinic will take place in the gym of Kresson Elementary School. Beginners, including players in third to fifth grade, will practice 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

Intermediate, including players from fifth to ninth grade, will practice from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m.

Proceeds support the Jenn Porco Memorial Scholarship Fund. To register, visit voorheessoftball.com. For more information, contact John Carr at (856) 266–0959 or jncarr01@msn.com.

Picture Day May 5 at Lions Lake Park. The rain date and makeups is set for May 12.