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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! UPCOMING DATES

November 1, 2016 – January 20, 2017 – T-ball, Rookie, Farm and Minors sign-ups for Spring 2017 season

T-ball – $40, Farm, Rookies and Minors – $90 (*add $25 if not a Santa Clara Resident)

Two players in same family – $140 / Three players in same family – $190

**EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Sign up before December 16th and receive $5 off T-ball or $10 off Farm, Rookies and Minors!! Don’t miss out!** pal-softball-flyer-2017

  1. Read: 2017 Parent Code of Conduct
  2. Read, initial and sign: 2017 Parent Player Code of Ethics
  3. Fill out: 2017 Player Application and pal-emergency-contact
  • Print and sign Parent/Player Code of Ethics and Emergency Contact Form above
  • Print and sign application
  • Email, drop off, fax or mail Code of Ethics and application to the PAL Office at 601 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95051,  F:408.984.1407, B:408.615.4879, email: nhelvie@santaclaraca.gov.
  • Fax, mail or drop off copy of daughter’s birth certificate – mandatory for all players, new and returning (**Emailed copies are not accepted)
  • Payments will be processed after all documents are turned in. Any registration questions? Email PAL Office at: nhelvie@santaclaraca.gov.

QUESTIONS? Email us at scpalsoftball@gmail.com

 

Saturday, December 10th and Saturday, January 7th – WALK-IN REGISTRATION DAYS

  • Want to come by, meet some Board members and complete your registration all at once? Stop by the PAL Office at 601 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95051 between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Save time and print/sign all documents before coming in!

Saturday, January 14th – Rookie/Minors Tryouts Day 1 at Central Park 

  • All players MUST attend one tryout date. Rookies tryouts will take place from 9:00 am – 11:00 am and Minors tryouts will take place from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to check in and receive tryout number.

Saturday, January 21st – Rookie/Minors Tryouts Day 2 at Central Park 

  • All players MUST attend one tryout date. Rookies tryouts will take place from 9:00 am – 11:00 am and Minors tryouts will take place from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to check in and receive tryout number.

Saturday, February 25th – Pancake Breakfast/Picture Day/Opening Day

  • Come enjoy a pancake breakfast as we kick off our Spring 2017 Season! Pictures and breakfast will be between 8:00 am – 10:00am and Opening Day Ceremonies will happen after that. Then it’s 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

Phone: 408-615-4880

Fax: 408-984-1407

Email: scpalgalsoftball@gmail.com

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2017 LEAGUE INFORMATION

2017 Season Schedule (link to viewable schedule) – TBD

2017 Standings (link to viewable standings)

 2017 P.A.L.-Gal Softball Bylaws

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: scpalsoftball@gmail.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.

MANAGERS/COACHES CORNER

 Sign-up to be a MANAGER2017 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.

Go to: https://www.registerasa.com/Account/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=/default.aspx

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/

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