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Spring Ball (January through April)

Spring Recreational Season

The Spring Recreational season generally runs from mid-January to the end of April.

This season is for new and returning players who are looking to play softball in a competitive and fun environment. Practices are typically 1 day per week but in some cases the coach may choose to have an additional field or batting practice.

LNGS additionally offers various clinics (batting, pitching, fielding, coaching) throughout the season that are either partially or fully sponsored by the league.

Adult Background Checks

All adults who interact with the players on the field or in the dugout in practices or in games must fill out the annual USA Softball Background check form.  Please click on the link below.

Spring Select

Please click on the link below for information related to Spring Select play. Registration for Select will be available after coaches have chosen their teams.

Spring 2022 Dates

  • December 19 - Last day to register and get early bird discount
  • January 3 -  Last day to register for spring season
  • January 5 -  Evaluation Day 8U/10U
  • January 6 -  Evaluation Day 12U/14U
  • Week of January 10 - Practices start
  • February 5 - Opening Day
  • February 12 - Picture Day
  • March 7-12 - Mid Season Tournament
  • March 19 - Home Run Derby, Big/Little Sister Game & Pancake Breakfast
  • March 24 - Coaches Game 6:00
  • April 4-10 - No games/practices
  • April 18-23 - End of Season Tournament
  • April 24 - Angels Day
  • May 1 - All Stars Tryouts

2022 Fees

Early Bird Rate (Now-Dec. 19)

  • 6U - $75
  • 8U and older - $175

Regular Rate (Dec. 20-Jan. 3)

  • 6U - $99
  • 8U and older - $199

* Costs include a team jersey, field & light fees, umpire fees, ASA registration, team equipment & skills clinics.  Items not included are softball pants and socks. 

PAYMENT PLAN:  Fees are divided into 2 installments for 6U with the first installment of $50, and 3 installments for 8U and up with the first installment of $75 to be collected upon registration. The remaining balance will be split and automatically debited from the SAME ACCOUNT on 12/30/21 and 1/31/22.

Snack Bar Buyouts

Snack bar buyout will not be available for the Spring 2022 season.  

This league would not be able to run without amazing volunteers. We are asking each family to work four (4) hours per child in the snack bar.  Each team will be assigned two weekends to fulfill their hours. More information to come from your team parent once the season starts.

Fielding Face Mask Policy

For more information on fielding face masks, see our web page here.

Our fielding face mask policy is as follows:

  • ALL 6U players are required to wear fielding face masks at all positions during practice and games.
  • ALL 8U players are required to wear fielding face masks at all positions during practice and games.
  • ALL 10U players are required to wear fielding face masks at all positions during practice and games.
  • 12U infield players (1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, shortstop, and pitcher) are required to wear fielding face masks during practice and games.
  • 14U pitchers are required to wear fielding face masks during practice and games.
  • 14U infield positions are highly recommended to wear fielding face masks.

Uniform Sizing

During the registration process, you will be asked about your uniform size preference.  You can reference the sizing chart to help make that decision.


Season - Practices will start in the second half of January and games will start around the beginning of February, and will be every Saturday for all teams. Games will additionally be played every Wednesday evening for 10U, 12U and 14U starting at the beginning of the season. 8U will add Wednesday evening games after the mid-season tournament. 

  • Practice schedule - TBD; generally coaches schedule two practices per week
  • Clinics


Divisions for 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U will attend required evaluations prior to the beginning of the season.  Please make sure your player knows that the evaluations are nothing to be nervous about.  They simply allow the league to make sure that each team is "drafted" and the teams are created with fairly equal abilities.

Pitching and Catching Evaluations

With the exception of players who have never pitched before, all players who would like to pitch/catch during the spring season must attend pitching evaluations.  This process enables the coaches to make educated decisions regarding their pitching staff during the draft process.  Pitching evaluations are for players 8U and older.  Catching evaluations are for players 10U and older.

Please fill out this Pitcher/Catcher interest form when you register.

Play Up Requests - 8U, 10U, and 12U

A player can request to play up but the ability to play up to the next division is not guaranteed.  In order to play up, the player must:

  1. sign up in the age appropriate division,
  2. attend both the age-appropriate and the play-up evaluations, and
  3. be chosen in the draft in the top 5 draft rounds (8U) or 4 draft rounds (10U and older).

If a player is not chosen in the top draft rounds in the play-up division, she will be placed in her age-appropriate division.

Play Up Requests - 6U

A player of 6u age is eligible to play up to 8U in the Spring recreational season in the following scenarios:

  1. the player has either played a season in 8u rec at LNGS previously,
  2. the player has played 2 seasons of 6u softball, or
  3. the player is selected by an 8U coach within the first 5 rounds of the 8U team formation, regardless of previous experience. 

Please note:

  • Although the player will register under the age-appropriate division, please indicate in their registration that they would like to play up to 8u in the registration.
  • For scenario 1 or 2 above, the player must be selected by an 8U coach in the 8U team formation in any round.
  • 8U coaches are not obligated to select a 6u player requesting to play up to 8u.
  • If a player requesting to play up to 8U is not selected, she will be added to a 6u team.
  • 8U new to the league requests involving a 6u player does not guarantee that the 6u player will be added to the 8U team.

Family Discount

If you are registering more than one player in your family, you will receive a $20 discount on the 2nd (3rd + all additional children) registration fee.  In order for the registration system to recognize that you are registering multiple players, please register all of your players at this time. 

Friend Requests

LNGS and all local softball leagues operate under a draft system for the Spring season.  For this reason, it is not possible to accommodate friend requests with the exception of the two circumstances outlined below.   However, you will find that one of the best parts of recreational softball is all the new lifelong friends your player will find on the team she ends up on.

Friend requests are only allowed for the following two circumstances. 

  • 6U player
  • New 8U player who has never played with LNGS before.

Only ONE friend request is allowed and please note that if multiple girls request the same friend it will not be possible to honor all the requests.  We will do the best we can but can not guarantee placement with the requested friend.

For an 8U friend request to be considered, the new player MUST attend player evaluations.

Please email the league at and put "Friend Request" in the subject line of the email only if you fall into one of the following two categories (if you do not put "Friend Request" in the subject line then your request may not be processed).

Refund Policy

Before evaluations, refunds will be granted with a $25 processing fee.

On the day of evaluations and thereafter, no refunds will be granted.

In the unlikely event that Covid restrictions prevent us from using fields, we will issue a full refund.  In the event we are unable to play games, we will issue a partial refund.