LadyHawks Softball

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LadyHawks Mission Statement:

LadyHawks Softball program is designed to offer age-appropriate skills and games for young players ages 5 through 14 years. It is our goal to have each player experience: Maximum Participation, Skill Development, Sportsmanship, Friendly Competition and Fun.

IMPORTANT PROGRAM DATES: 

July 1 - Aug. 15, 2019     Registration Open
Register at
www.tempe.gov/brochure

Aug. 15, 2019     Team Organizational Meeting - Fast Pitch (10U, 12U & 14U)  
Time:
     6:00 - 7:45 p.m. 
Location:  Tempe Public Library Program Room A 
Each team must send at least one representative.
RSVP to Bobbi_Jones@tempe.gov
                                                        

Aug. 21, 2019    Coaches' Training and Orientation - Fast Pitch (10U, 12U & 14U) 
Time:     6:00 - 7:45 p.m. 
Location:  Tempe Public Library Program Room A
Any adult wanting to be present in the dugout, must attend. 

Date: TBD    Parents' Meeting; Fast Pitch (10U, 12U & 14U)                           
Time:     6:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Location:  Tempe Public Library Program Room A
Mandatory meeting for parents/guardians of players.  

Aug. 26, 2019     League practice fields available
Times:     
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Locations:   
TBD      

Program age is based on participants age on January 1, 2020

LEAGUES, PRACTICE AND GAME DATES:

JetHawks Co-Ed T-ball/Coach-Pitch

10U Fast Pitch:
Games will be held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Practice varies and is based on volunteer and league schedule. 

12U Fast Pitch:
Games will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. 
Practice varies and is based on volunteer and league schedule. 

14U Fast Pitch:
Games will be held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 
Practice varies and is based on volunteer and league schedule. 

Guaranteed playing time, along with skill development, friendly competition and good sportsmanship is the foundation of the LadyHawks program.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

2019 LadyHawks Registration Form 
Complete the registration form (click the link above). Submit to Tempe Parks & Recreation Administration Office to register.

Sign up individually or bring a complete team. All skill levels are welcome. You do not need to be a Tempe/Guadalupe resident to register but must be a resident to qualify for the scholarship program.  

Parks & Recreation Administration Office
3500 S. Rural Road, Suite 201
Tempe, AZ 85282
Tempe Public Library, 2nd Floor 

LEAGUE INFO:
Rules, Regulations, Schedules and Standings

Coach Pitch Rules                           Check back for schedules in Sept. 2019

10U Rules                                           Check back for schedules in Sept. 2019

12U Rules                                           Check back for schedules in Sept. 2019

14U Rules                                           Check back for schedules in Sept. 2019

*All schedules are subject to change at any time and at the discretion of league staff. Please check the website frequently as schedule changes are done so without notice.

FAQ'S
  •  What if I can't afford the youth program?
    • Scholarships are available for Tempe and Guadalupe residents. Scholarships cannot be done online they must be done in person at the recreation office, 3500 S. Rural Rd, Suite 201 (Tempe Public Library).
  • What equipment do I need to purchase?
    • Strongly advised for all ages: a personal helmet with a face guard and a water bottle.
      • T-ball/Coach-Pitch: Glove. Bats and other necessary equipment will be provided. (Jersey and hat will be supplied).
      • 10U: Long pants and glove. All other necessary equipment will be provided. (Jersey and visor will be supplied).
      • 12U/14U: Long pants, rubber cleats (no metal cleats allowed for any age division, including our summer high school league), sliding shorts, at least one shin guard is highly suggested, and a glove. Face masks, at this level, are not required by the league, but are highly suggested (especially for players interested in pitching or playing 1st or 3rd base). All other necessary equipment will be provided (jersey and visor will be supplied).

  • How can I help? How do I get involved?
    • Parent volunteers are welcome and are essential for successful organizations. Please do not hesitate in asking how you can assist in participating in your child's journey to the next level. Not all positions will fit all teams. THESE ARE ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS.
      1. Assistant coach: Assists coaching staff
      2. Scorekeeper: Keeps line up cards, score at all games, and information on other teams and players.
      3. Snack List/Calendar Keeper: Builds a schedule so everyone shares the responsibilities of providing healthy snacks/food, drinks. Include all dates, practices if appropriate, and contact info to send reminders to the team.
      4. Communications Coordinator and Administrative Assistant: Provides accurate directions to the fields, practices and communicate team business. Helps locate, reserve, and book practice fields.
      5. Site Helper/Shade Tent: Organizes additional shading areas to set up for the team. Reviews dugout for all personal items and trash after the games.
      6. Social Committee/ Host Plan: Schedules (and potentially hosts) team social events for the members of the team for team building purposes.
      7. Other: Any position(s) that you think are important.

SOFTBALL EQUIPMENT RECYCLE PROGRAM - Captain Kelly's Closet

We need your help! The LadyHawks League's newest service, Captain Kelly's Closet, aims to provide future generation of softball and baseball players with the equipment they need.

Read more below (by clicking the link) about this great service and for information
on how you can help Captain Kelly's Closet.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Bobbi Jones, Sr. Recreation Coordinator
Phone: (480) 350-5267 
Email: bobbi_jones@tempe.gov

Ashley Cardenas, Program Coordinator
Phone: (480) 350-5207 
Email: ashley_cardenas@tempe.gov

Mercedes Payne, Community Services Manager
Phone: (480) 350-5185
Email:  mercedes_payne@tempe.gov 

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