When does the season start?
Registration opens online in August for the Fall Season and Mid-to late January for the Spring Season. Spring pracices will start after the draft. The draft is usually the last week in February or early March. You will be notified by email if you have registered. Fall does not have a draft. The teams will be formed and a manager will contact parents shorlty after registration has closed.
How Much does it cost?
Ages 8 and under registration, in our Farm division, is $90. All others are $125. There is no individual fundraiser. A jersey and socks are included in the cost and provided by DGSA. Players will be responsible for pants. Your coach will tell you what color you will need. Usually black or gray.
When/Where are games played?
The Farm Division (8 and under) aka 8U, will practice during the week and play games on Wednesday nights and or Saturday mornings. The practices and games are all at Cheyenne Elementary School.
Our 10U and 12U will practice during the week and have games on Mondays, Wednesdays and or Fridays. Typically they will have not more than a combination of three of the above. Example 2 practices 1 game or 2 games 1 practice. Practices could be at Cheyenne Elementary, Hayes Park, Rio Vista Park, or Sunset Heights Elementary. or a combination of a couple of them. Games will be played at Rio Vista Park and/or Pioneer Park. It is possible we may use other schools as well.
Our 16U will be the same as above except games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Rio Vista Park, Pioneer Park or both. The spring season starts later than the younger girls due to the school ball schedules.
What are the game times?
Games scheduled for 8U on Wednesdays will be scheduled at 5:45pm and 7:00pm. Saturday games will be between 8am and noon.
10U, 12U, 16U will be 5:45pm and 7:15 or to follow the 5:45 game once completed.
When are practices?
Practices will be during the week unless the coach decides to have one on a weekend. Weekend practices are not normal but if you are available to attend than your daughter would get that much more experience to attend.
The Managers determine the days and times of practices. You will be notified by the Manager once he receives his roster and picks his practice schedule.
How do you determine what age group (division) my daughter will play in?
We determine the age group/division by determining her age from the last December 31st. If she was 8 on December 31st, of the past year, than she will be put into the 8U. This applies to all divisions respectively. If your child has the ability to play up to the next age group, you can request it. The board will review and determine if she is eligible. Once we have decided she can move up, she can advance to the next age group for the fall season only. The spring season she would have to try out in the draft. All girls are drafted and play.
How old does my daughter need to be to play?
In order to play 8U she must be 6 prior to December 31st of the prior year. We will consider girls with some Tball experience but this is done on a case by case bases.
What does the uniform consist of?
We supply a jersey and matching socks for all other divisions. We typically do not use white pants so we suggest you get a pair of black and a pair of gray. Your team will most likley use one or the other and you will need the other for practices. Uniforms are sometimes a challenge as we get late sponsors and late registrations so bare with us if we dont get your jersey to you immediatly. This rarely happens but it does happen.
Where can I sign up?
You can sign up on our website under the On-line registration tab or in person at an open registration. We typically have 1 in person registration date for both Spring and Fall. The date and time will be posted on our Home page at www.dgsaaz.com We highly recommend you register on-line. If you are unsure of your daughters jersey size, then please go to the in person registration to try on the jerseys.
We typically post the same information on our Facebook.
My daughter has not played before, can she still play?
Yes she can play with us. She will need to fit the age requirements but once we determine that she does, she will be either placed on a team or try out and get picked form a draft. All girls will play at least two innings and be in a consecutive batting line up.
What does my daughter need to play?
She will need a glove, a helmet and a bat. We do have some bats and helmets but most girls like their own helmet and you can purchase a bat after the season starts. We will supply the catchers gear but if your daughter has her own, she is welcome to wear it. Keep in mind that we are a USSSA group and they require a throat guard on catcher’s helmets. They also require a facemask and chin strap on batters helmets. DGSA will supply a jersey and socks. They are included in the cost. We also require pitchers to have a face mask and highly recomend all in fielders have one as well.
Does my daughter need a physical?
No we do not require a physical. We do expect that you would only allow your daughter to play if she is in good health.
When will we be notified about try outs?
We will send out emails to parents with the date, time and location. We only do try outs in the spring. In the fall girls are randomly placed on a team. If your daughter played the most recent season she can be chosen as 1 of five keepers in the spring and the entire team, from the spring can play together in the fall.
When will a coach call us about practices and games?
Coaches have to meet and draft the girls after they try out. This usually takes from a few days to a week to complete. The coaches will call immediatly after the draft is over.
Do you need coaches and volunteers?
You bet we do. We always need good managers, coaches, team moms and parent volunteers. Should you decide to volunteer, please go to the forms tab and complete a volunteer application and be sure to mark that you want to be a volunteer on your daughters registration.
How can I sponsor a team?
You can make a tax free donation of the league of any amount. To sponsor an individual team you can donate $250 and you will receive a thank you letter and plague, your company name on the back of the jerseys, a mention and link on our website and your banner will be hung at every game that team plays. If you sponsor a second time the same banner will be used so the cost will only be $200.
For a donation of $150, you would receive all the above but no name on the jerseys or a banner.
If you want to sponsor an individual, the cost would be the same as the registration. We do offer scholarships to less fortunate girls and your donation to cover that cost would be greatly appreciated.
Please keep in mind that all DGSA volunteers are not paid for their time. This includes all board members, managers, coaches and team moms. We do our best to make things run smoothly but we are not perfect and we do make mistakes. We will fix them as quick as we can.
You can also call us at 623-239-5735. This is a message machine only. We will return your call usually the same day.