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Saturday, February 25th – Pancake Breakfast/Picture Day/Opening Day
- 8:00 am – 10:00am: $5 Pancake Breakfast / 8:00 am – 9:45 am: Team/Individual Pictures / 10:30 am: Opening Ceremonies / 11:30 am: PLAY BALL!
WELCOME TO PAL GAL SOFTBALL!
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. Seasons generally run from March to May, with tryouts and practices starting in late January/early February.
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.
Contact us at:
601 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, 95051
2017 LEAGUE INFORMATION
2017 Season Schedule (link to viewable schedule) – TBD
2017 Standings (link to viewable standings)
T-BALL LEAGUE: 5 AND 6 years old. Must be 5 years old as of 1-1-17.
FARM LEAGUE: 7 AND 8 years old. Must be 7 years old as of 1-1-17.
To even out teams, a limit of 5 girls per team will be placed on Team/Manager they request. All other girls will be assigned to a team.
ROOKIE LEAGUE: 9 AND 10 years old. Must be 9 years old as of 1-1-17. All players (new and returning) will tryout and be drafted. Tryouts for team placement to be announced.
MINOR LEAGUE: 11-13 years old. Must be 11 years old as of 1-1-2017. All players (new and returning) must attend the Minor League Tryouts for team placement to be announced
ATTENTION 13 YEAR OLDS: AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $30.00 WILL APPLY TO 13 YEAR-OLDS PLAYING BOTH MINORS AND MAJORS.
MAJOR LEAGUE: 13 – 16 years old. Must be 13 years old as of 1-1-2017. New and returning players not returning to the same team must attend the Major League Tryouts for team placement to be announced
*4 year old girls wanting to play T-Ball, must also attend a tryout to be assessed by a coach/board member.
*Girls that want to play up a division must attend the tryout for the division they want to play in.
*All tryouts will be held at Central Park.
*Girls are to wear non-metal cleats. NO metal cleats allowed for any divisions.
Click blue hyperlink for Application: 2017 Player Application
Revised since 2015: Players will be allowed to “move up” pending a tryout and approval of managers/coaches and Softball Committee.
SANTA CLARA SPARKS TOURNAMENT TEAM INFORMATION
The Santa Clara Sparks are Santa Clara PAL-Gal Softball League’s competitive summer travel ball teams for 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U. The Sparks players are selected from girls playing in SC PAL-Gal spring recreational season and teams are formed after the player tryouts in May. These teams play competitive softball, competing in weekend tournaments with teams from other softball leagues. The Sparks teams are a great way for girls who love softball to experience what competitive softball is like. The players will develop new skills and take their game to a new level. It is more serious… but still great fun and an experience that they’ll never forget. Check out the flyer below for tryout dates and more information about the teams. If you have further questions about the Sparks teams please email us at: email@example.com.
38th ANNUAL TONY SANCHEZ INVITATION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
More information about our tournament being held in May 2017 will be posted soon! For “C” teams only.
Sign-up to be a MANAGER: 2017 Team Manager Application
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.
Helpful links for running a better practice:
For approved bats to use or purchase, see: www.asasoftball.com/about/getManufacturerDetail.asp
LEAGUE AND DRAFT RULES
T-Ball League – rules-t-ball-division-rev-11-1-2016
Farm League – rules-farm-division-rev-11-1-2016
Rookie League – rules-rookie-division-rev-11-1-2016
Minor League – rules-minor-division-rev-11-1-2016
Major League – rules-major-division-rev-11-1-2016
Rookie League and Minor Draft League Rules – Rookie-Minor-Draft-Rules-REV-01-26-16
Major League Draft Rules – Major Draft Rules REV 1-8-2013