2017 AGSA Summer All Stars Tryouts and Registration Information

Updated Wednesday June 7, 2017 by Kris Marceca.

The AGSA is pleased to announce that we will be running a Summer All Star (SAS) program for the 2017 summer season.  We also have come up with a new name for these teams - they are the Arlington Spriit! We have teams at 8U, 10U and 12U levels for 2017.  The decision on how many teams we will have for each age group depends upon:  1) The availability of appropriate quality coaches; 2) Sufficient interest in participation; 3) Adequate participation in key skills positions (pitcher and catcher) that could allow the team to be competitive at the All Star level.  Coaches for the AGSA SAS program DO NOT NEED TO BE CURRENT AGSA COACHES BUT MUST PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK AS PART OF THEIR APPLICATION.

The concept of this program is to allow girls who want to improve their softball skills; play at a more competitive level and have a taste of the travel/tournament programs to have a chance to do that.

This is the 4th year of this program and many of the former SAS/Spirit players have shown up on travel rosters within the Sage as well as beyond.  Some have been seen on various high school JV and Varsity teams.  The great success of this program is that there seems to be increased interest each year. 

This program depends upon having dedicated coaches who want to see girls improve their skills in a positive and fun setting.  We hope to once again be able to hire some additional help to provide some skills coaching for hitting, catching, fielding and game management.  The SAS/Spirit teams will once again be supported by the AGSA in terms of handling all rostering and tournament entries.  We are seeking coaches who have experience in managing a team and teaching proper softball skills and techniques. 

Participants in the 2017 AGSA SAS program at the 8U, 10U and 12U levels MUST be playing house ball in Spring 2017.  No players who are on a travel team currently will be eligible to play in the 2017 SAS program with the exception of any developmental players on travel teams.  **Any tryouts for older teams will be announced if there is sufficient interest and response.

This is a competitive program and playing time is not guaranteed.  The goal is to provide an opportunity for those players who are interested in improving their softball skills and/or playing in a tournament or travel setting.  Players are expected to participate in Spirit practices in addition to House games and practices. For the summer season, players will participate in 1-2 weekly practices/games and up to 3 tournaments including the FYFA All Star Tournament which will be held locally on Father's Day weekend.  As a coach, you will help to set the team schedule – and AGSA will help you to identify potential scrimmage teams as well as appropriate tournaments.  For players, there will be an additional cost for participation in the SAS program there will be a 50% coach discount given to any coach who has a daughter that makes the team.  Scholarships are available.

There will be NO PLAYING UP.  We may have multiple teams in one age group.  There will be no futures teams or A/B squads.  The 2017 Spirit season will end no later than 7/31/17.  If you have questions about the coach application or any general program questions, please contact Ryan Donmoyer at ryandonmoyer@gmail.com