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City of Tempe Youth Sports

Providing a fun, safe, team-oriented sports experience

for every girl at any skill level 


REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2019 IS OPEN. 

FAST PITCH PRACTICES BEGIN FEB. 18!

If wanting to get involved with coaching or want more information on the league, please do not hesitate to contact any of our staff members:

LEAGUE INFORMATION: (Age according to what age you are on: JANUARY 1, 2019)

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

UPCOMING DATES:  

November 26 - February 15, 2019: REGISTRATION:  tempe.gov/YouthSports 

January 23, 2019  6:00p - 7:45p Team Organizational Meeting; Fast Pitch (only, 10U; 12U & 14U)                                                             Location:  City of Tempe Library Room A (basement)                                                                                      Each team must send at least one representative. 

January 29, 2019 6:00p-7:45p Coaches' Training and Orientation; Fast Pitch (only, 10U; 12U & 14U)                                                        Location:  City of Tempe Library Room A (basement)                                                                               Any adult wanting to be present in the dugout, must attend. 

February 26, 2019    6:00p-7:45p Parents' Meeting; Fast Pitch (only, 10U; 12U & 14U)                                                                                    Location:  City of Tempe Library Room A (basement)                                                                                     Mandatory meeting for parents/guardians of players.  

February 9, 2019      6:00-7:30p & 7:30p-9:00p League practice fields available.

March 20, 2019         6:00p-7:30p    COACH PITCH OPENS AT DALEY FIELDS                                                                                  6:00p & 7:30p  12U FAST PITCH OPENS AT KIWANIS 

March 21, 2019          6:00p-7:30p  10U  OPENS AT DALEY FIELDS/KIWANIS                                                                                    6:00p & 7:30p  14U FAST PITCH OPENS AT KIWANIS          

Email: bobbi_jones@tempe.gov or call Bobbi Jones at 480-350-5267 with questions. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION - Register online here  Age according to what age you are on:

JANUARY 1, 2019

  • When will games be played?
    • T-ball/Coach-pitch: All games and practices are on Wednesday and Saturday. We will meet 14 times in the season. Practices and Games will be alternated throughout the schedule. 
    • 10U: Games will be on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Practice schedule varies based on volunteer and league schedule.
    • 12U: Games will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Practice schedule varies based on volunteer and league schedule.
    • 14U: Games will be on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Practice schedule varies based on volunteer and league schedule

LadyHawks Softball program is designed to offer age-appropriate skills and games for young players ages 5 through 14. Sign up individually or bring a complete team, we will have a skill level to fit your needs. You do not need to be a Tempe/Guadalupe resident to register but must be a resident to qualify for the scholarship program. It is our goal to have each player experience: Maximum Participation, Skill Development, Sportsmanship, Friendly Competition, and Fun Experiences.

WHERE TO TURN IN YOUR SIGNED REGISTRATION FORM:

LadyHawks/JetHawks PRINTABLE Registration Form - this form MUST be turned in to the Recreation Office or any Tempe Community Center IN PERSON. If you wish to register online please see step 3 of the instructions below. Thank you!

1) In person at 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282, 2nd Floor Tempe Public Library, Suite 201

2) At any Tempe Community Center

RULES & REGULATIONS  Age based on 1/1/2019                              Schedules & Standings

JetHawks T-Ball Rules                   Check back for schedules in February 2019   

Coach Pitch Rules                           Check back for schedules in February 2019

10U Rules                                           Check back for schedules in February 2019

12U Rules                                           Check back for schedules in February 2019

14U Rules                                           Check back for schedules in February 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. Thank you. 

Parent 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?
    • Check out volunteer FAQ below.

Volunteer FAQ'S
  • 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 daughter'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

City of Tempe Recreation
3500 S. Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282
2nd Floor Tempe Public Library (Suite 201)
Phone: (480) 350-5267 
Fax: (480) 350-5058
Email: bobbi_jones@tempe.gov

Mercedes Payne, Recreation Supervisor

Phone: (480) 350-5185
Email:  mercedes_payne@tempe.gov 

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