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.
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.
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.
Early Bird Rate (Now-Dec. 19)
Regular Rate (Dec. 20-Jan. 3)
* 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 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 or doing field prep. Each team will be assigned two weekends to fulfill their hours. More information to come from your team parent once the season starts.
For more information on fielding face masks, see our web page here.
Our fielding face mask policy is as follows:
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.
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.
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:
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.
A player of 6u age is eligible to play up to 8U in the Spring recreational season in the following scenarios:
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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).
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.