Frequently Asked Questions!

Question: Can my two daughters be on the same team?  

Answer: Yes. As long as they qualify for the same age group.

Question: Can we get my daughter’s friend on the same team for carpooling purposes?

Answer: The teams are formed by a draft process to ensure fair and equal placement of players among teams. Because of this process, we cannot guarantee her friend will be on the same team. The only exception is in the T-Ball Division where we try to group the girls with their classmates to make it a more enjoyable experience for them.

Question: What will I have to purchase when the season starts?

Answer: The league provides a jersey, shorts or pants, and visors as part of your registration fee. The players need to provide their own glove, ASA-approved bat, NOCSAE-approved helmet (with face mask), and rubber cleats. You will also be required to purchase sliders, knee pads and socks.  This may be organized by the team manager and may be dependent on the team colors.

Question: When and where are the games played?  

Answer: During the Spring season, teams may play one or two weekday games and one game on Saturday. CGSL may participate in Inter-league play with neighboring leagues to give the girls variety in opponents. For the Fall season, teams will play all games on Saturdays and will certainly participate in Inter-league play with neighboring Orange County leagues.  All home games are played at Cypress Arnold Park.

Question: When will the team manager contact me to start the season?

Answer: For the Spring season, all players (except t-ball) will attend the evaluation day in early January at Cypress Arnold Park.  A player draft will be held the following week.  For the Fall season, there is no evaluation day.  The player draft is held in early August.  Your team manager will contact you as soon as the team is formed.

Question: What time are games and practices held?  

Answer: For the Spring season, weekday games on fields without lights usually begin at 4:00pm until Daylight Savings Time begins, and then generally start at 5:00pm thereafter. The last weekday game will begin at 7:00 p.m. Saturday game times will begin at 10:00 a.m. Games will continue until approximately 9:00 p.m. Please keep in mind that your manager will want you at the field one hour (or more) prior to game time so that your daughter is warmed up properly.  Practice days, times, and locations are determined at the player draft.

Question: What volunteer positions are still needed?  

Answer: Our league operates entirely with the help of volunteers. We are always looking for people to contribute and make a difference in any capacity possible.  At the first team meeting, your manager will request volunteers to help as Team Parent, Scorekeeper, Field Maintenance Day volunteer, and snack bar shifts. Please do what you can to help our league thrive.  If you are interested in joining our board of directors, please send an email to cgsl1970@cypressgirlssoftball.com.

Question: Do I have to work in the snack bar?

Answer: Yes, the snack bar works as a year-round fundraiser to help the league. We can’t keep the snack bar open without parent volunteers. Each family will be asked to volunteer a few hours of their time (usually two shifts) during the season. At registration time you can buyout your shifts for the regular season. You may still need to work tournaments.

Question: Do I have to stay at practices and games?  

Answer: We strongly encourage parents to attend practices and games. If you must leave, be sure that you are back on time to pick up your daughter. The manager cannot leave the field until she makes certain that all players have been picked up. Additionally, a league approved/background checked adult female must always be present at practices and games.

Question: Who do I call if I have problems with my manager, uniform, fundraiser, etc.?

Answer: You should always try to solve any problems through your team manager first. If she does not seem able to resolve your issue, you can contact the Division Commissioner.  That person name and email address can be found on the league website under "Board".

Question: Can I attend CGSL Board Meetings if I am not on the board?

Answer: Yes, we encourage anyone to attend. Board meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month normally.  Please see the calendar to confirm.

Question: I am a team manager/coach. Can I hold my team practices anywhere I want?

Answer: No. You may only practice at the time and place that our insurance covers. Our insurance only covers us for fields that are assigned to us by the City of Cypress.


 


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