PAL-GAL Softball

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TRAVEL/TOURNAMENT TEAM:

Are you interested in playing softball this summer?

Tournament softball is for girls who want to increase their skills, and play at a more competitive level.  Tournament season is typically played May thru July.  The player and her family will need to commit to a minimum of 5-6 tournaments (depending on the division) throughout the summer.  There will be a fee of approximately $400 per player (for uniforms and tournament fees), and some traveling will be involved.  Also, parents are required to work at the Santa Clara PAL Softball tournament on May 30-June 1 at Mission College and Central Park.

Tryout Dates and Times

Friday, May 2 -  Marsalli Park

 8U- 5:30-6:30

10U- 6:30-7:30

12U and 14U- 7:30-8:30

and

Sunday, May 4 -  Marsalli  Park

 8U- 9:30-10:30

 10U- 10:30-11:30

12U and 14U-11:30-12:30

For more information or questions contact – scpalsoftball@gmail.com

ATTN: PHOTO PICK UP DAY is on Monday, April 21st @ Round Table Pizza, 2615 The Alameda in Santa Clara from 5pm – 8:30pm.  Please pick up your photos at that time and support our PAL-GAL fundraiser when you, your family or friends purchase any food or drink. If you purchase a Gift Check Coupon Book, there is a coupon #59 to take advantage of a free pizza. Remember to bring it at time of purchase. Call the PAL Office if you need to buy a book. FYI, a portion of the proceeds will be donated by Round Table to help with supporting our equipment needs. Please tell your friends to come & have dinner during our event. Thank you for your generosity!

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Attn: all PAL-GAL players in uniform can watch the Doubleheader at the Santa Clara Marriot Round Robin Tournament at Santa Clara University on Sunday, March 23rd at 12:30pm vs. Grand Canyon and/or 3:00 pm vs. CAL.  Admission is FREE only to the PAL-GAL girls who wear their PAL GAL UNIFORM!

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Stanford Softball Little League Day on

 Sunday, March 9 at 12:15 pm

Stanford Cardinals vs. UC Davis Aggies

Location:  Boyd & Jill Smith Family Stadium

Free Admission for all PAL-Gal teams that attend

On March 9th, Stanford University would like to invite you and your softball players to attend its “Little League Softball Day.” The event will be held at Boyd & Jill Smith Family Stadium on the Stanford campus at 12:15 pm when the Cardinal take on the Aggies of UC Davis.

In order to promote Little League Softball, as well as the college softball experience, Little League Baseball and Softball has worked with various colleges and universities resulting in these institutions providing a “Little League Softball Day” at the collegiate level. It is on this day that young athletes of all ages will get to experience the game of softball at its finest. They will have the complete game experience from the warm up to the game-ending play.

On Game-day:

  • The Little League players, parents and coaches can attend the game at no charge. Softball players should wear their uniform shirt to be identified for admission. (All Stanford Regular Season home games are free admission,      but may not offer specific Little League promotions.)
  • Free Stanford Softball Posters
  • After the game, Stanford Softball invites the players to interact with them, where they can ask the Cardinal players questions directly and receive      autographs. (This session will be limited to approximately 30 to 45 minutes.)

http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101968503969-677/Stanford+SB+Flyer.pdf

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Mandatory Parents Meeting:

Who Should Attend: PAL player’s parents and PAL coaches

When: Tuesday February 11th

Where: Performing Arts Center (next to Wilcox HS)

Time: 7pm.

Meeting Topics: Meet the PAL softball board, Snack Bar requirement, Code of Conduct, Important Events (Opening Day/Family Fun Day), Clinics, Tournament Team, and parents can meet with the managers.

PAL-GAL Softball 2014 Season:

GIRLS, if you are between the ages of 5 and 16 and want to play softball, you should sign-up to participate in the Santa Clara Police Activities League’s PAL-GAL GIRL’S SOFTBALL Program. Everyone plays and the practices are local. Games are held at Central Park, Henry Schmidt, Marsalli Field and Elmer Johnson. Season starts March 8, 2014.

Girls participate in softball games played at Central Park and Marsalli Park. Last year we had over 240 girls sign up for this program. Assignment to leagues is based on age, from T-Ball to Majors (ages 5-16).  PAL-GAL Softball is dedicated to teaching girls and young women the values and rewards that can be accomplished through self-determination, belief in one’s self, desire, teamwork and respect for others.

Visit the Santa Clara Pal-Gal Softball page at: Facebook.com/SCPalGalSoftball

Please email us your softball pictures to scpalsoftball@gmail.com and you just might see them on our Facebook page!

See flier: 2014 PAL-GAL Flier

2014 Season Division Schedules TBA:

Field Permits – Link to City Website and issued Field Permits:

Santa Clara 2014 Field Permits issued by Parks and Recs

New Change for 2014:  Players will be allowed to “move up” pending a tryout and approval of managers/coaches and Softball Committee.

AGES:

Girls 5-16  The season for T-Ball through Minors (ages 5-13) runs from March 8-through the end of May.  The season for Majors (ages 13-16) runs from early June to late July.

SIGN-UPS:

T-Ball, Farm, Rookies and Minors register from December-January 31, 2014.  Majors register from December-April  25, 2014.

REGISTRATION:

Click here for 2014-Pal-Gal-Player-Application

Register at the P.A.L. Office from 1:00pm-5:00pm Monday thru Friday.  You may also call our office and pay by credit card (MC/VI/Discover) after faxing/emailing in the application and 3 FORMS below (Scroll down under the category labeled Forms)

COST (Includes Uniform-Jersey and Socks, Awards, and Insurance):

$85.00 per player

$115.00 for players playing both Minors and Majors

$135 for two family members and $195 for three family members

Scholarships are available – We do not turn away any eligible players (Please contact the P.A.L. office).

LEAGUE INFORMATION / TRYOUT DATES:

T-BALL LEAGUE:    5 AND 6 years old.  Must be 5 years old as of 1-1-14.  Players not returning to the same team as last year will be placed by address location or by request.  Non-metal cleats are optional for T-Ball League only.

FARM LEAGUE:   7 AND 8 years old.  Must be 7 years old as of 1-1-14.  To even out teams, a limit of 5 girls per team will be placed on Team/Manager they request on application.  All other girls will be assigned to a team based on a blind draw. No metal cleats.

ROOKIE LEAGUE:  9 AND 10 years old.  Must be 9 years old as of 1-1-14.  Every player (new and returning) will tryout and be drafted.  Tryouts for team placement, Saturday, January 25th, 9:30am – 11:30am (rain out date-Sunday, January 26th, 2014, 9:30am-11:30am) and Saturday, February 1st, 9:30am – 11:30am (rain out date-Monday, February 4th, , 6pm-8pm).  All tryouts are held at Marsalli Park. No metal cleats.

MINOR LEAGUE:  11-13 years old.  Must be 11 years old as of 1-1-2014.   Every player (new and returning) will tryout and be drafted.  Tryouts for team placement, Saturday, January 25th, 2014, 12pm – 2pm (rain out date-Sunday, January 26th, 2014, 9:30am-11:30am) and Saturday, February 1st, 2013, 12pm – 2pm (rain out date-Monday, February 3rd, 2014, 6pm-8pm).  All tryouts are held at Marsalli Park. No metal cleats.

MAJOR LEAGUE:  13 – 16 years old.  Must be 13 years old as of 1-1-2014.  New and returning players not returning to the same team must attend the Major League Tryouts for team placement Saturday, April 19th, 2014, 2:00pm-4:00pm and Saturday, April 26th, 2014, 9:30am-11:30am.  Tryouts are held at Marsalli Field.  Practice begins in May; play begins in early June and ends in late July.  No metal cleats.

Note: Please wear plastic cleats and bring a mitt when trying out.

2014 PAL-GAL SOFTBALL CLINICS:

Santa Clara PAL is pleased to offer several opportunities for players and coaches to enrich their softball skills.  These clinics are designed to advance skills in HITTING, THROWING, FIELDING, PITCHING, AND CATCHINGThe clinics will be lead by USA Gold Medal winner Gillian Boxx, and former San Jose City College Pitching Coach Toni Joyner.  Learn more about Gillian at http://www.gillianboxx.com/.

2014 PAL-GAL Softball Clinic Flier: Clinic 2014

SKILLS CLINIC #1:  Saturday, February 15, 2014 – LOCATION:  Marsalli Park

9:00 am – 10:00 am – All T-Ball players (Ages 5-6)

10:00 am – 12:00pm – Farm (Ages 7-8)/Rookies (Ages 9-10)

12:00 noon – 2:00 pm – Minors  (Ages 11-13) Majors welcomed

Equipment:  Please bring glove, cleats, bat (if you have)

ADVANCED SKILLS CLINIC #2:  Sunday, March 16, 2014 – LOCATION:  Marsalli Park

9:00 am – 10:00 am – All T-Ball players (Ages 5-6)

10:00 am – 12:00pm – Farm (Ages 7-8)/Rookies (Ages 9-10)

12:00 noon – 2:00 pm – Minors  (Ages 11-13) Majors welcomed

Equipment:  Please bring glove, cleats, bat (if you have)

*NOTE:  Clinic 2 is a follow on clinic and is intended to provide more hands on play.  It is strongly encouraged that players attend both clinics.

PITCHING/CATCHING CLINIC:  Saturday, February 22, 2014  – LOCATION:  Marsalli Park

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – All Pitchers and Catchers in Farm and Rookie Leagues

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Minors

Note: All CATCHERS:  Please bring facemask, chest protector, leg guards

Skills Clinic Registration

Cost:  Skills Clinics 1 and 2: $15 per clinic

Cost:  Pitcher/Catcher Clinic: $10 per participant

EQUIPMENT:

For approved bats to use or purchase, see: www.asasoftball.com/about/getManufacturerDetail.asp

FORMS:

2014 Pal-Gal Player Registration: 2014-Pal-Gal-Player-Application

Please fill out Emergency Contact Information Sheet: PAL Emergency Contact Form

Player Code of Conduct (Player must initial and sign): Pal-Gal Player Code of Conduct

Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct & Ethics (Parent/Guardian must sign): PAL Parent-Guardian Code of Ethics

Copy of Birth Certificate: If this is your first year with Santa Clara Pal-GaL Softball please submit a copy of the player’s Birth Certificate or Passport information (for age verification).  This can be done by emailing a copy to the PAL Director at rmartinez@santaclaraca.gov, by faxing a copy to the PAL office at (408)-984-1407, or by stopping by the PAL office located at the Santa Clara Police Dept from 1pm-5pm, M-F.  Any information that is emailed or faxed it will be destroyed following verification.

PHOTO DAY: Please click link & bring to Photo Day: SVP_Sport_order_form_2013-14A  Please arrive 15 min. prior to your team’s scheduled time.

LEAGUE AND DRAFT RULES:

T-Ball League – Rules T-Ball Division REV 1-8-2013

Farm League - Rules Farm Division REV 1-8-2013

Rookie League – Rules Rookie Division REV 4-9-2013

Minor League – Rules Minor Division REV 4-9-2013

Major League – Rules Major Division Rev 4-9-2013

Rookie League and Minor Draft League Rules – Rookie-Minor-Draft-Rules-REV-02-03-2013

Major League Draft Rules – Major Draft Rules REV 1-8-2013

MANAGERS / COACHES:

ALL Managers and Coaches must take the mandatory ACE Test prior to the start of the season.  P.A.L. will reimburse the test cost of Managers and Coaches.

Go to: www.asasoftball.com/youth/certification.asp

Helpful links for running a better practice:

http://www.softball-spot.com/fun-softball-practice-drills/103/

http://www.softballperformance.com/coaching-softball-how-to-run-a-bad-practice/

http://www.softballperformance.com/softball-drills/

Sorry No FAMILY FUN DAY. It has been Cancelled this year 2014 due to scheduling conflicts

Link to Santa Clara Weekly story about 2011 Family Fun Day:  2011 Pal-Gal Family Fun Day

Link to Santa Clara Weekly story about 2012 Family Fun Day:  2012 Pal-Gal Family Fun Day

CONTACT INFORMATION:

PAL Office 408.615.4880. FAX 408.984.1407