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Q: How do I know if I fall within the boundaries of this league?
A: Simply go to the "League Boundaries" from the quick links menu.
Q: I moved and now I fall outside of the boundaries of this league, can I still play in GSLL?
A: Yes, as long as you played the previous spring season with Gilbert Softball, and did NOT register and play for another League. Then the GSLL would remain as your home League. If you are in Dust Devil or Queen Creek boundaries, you must play with their league.
Q: How much does this league cost?
A: Our registration fees are typically around $135.00/185.00 for our spring, and $115.00/155.00 for our fall season. This includes a shirt and socks for the girls, and costs of the league to run the season.
Q: What skill level is our league and time commitment?
A: We have two seasons: Spring Ball and Fall Ball.
During our Spring Season, there is player evaluation, and players are drafted on teams for the Majors, Minors, and Jrs/Srs divisions. That means that your young lady will not be able to request to be on one of their friends teams. Sibling requests are honored however if possible, but not guarenteed. When registering for the spring season, please bear in mind that your daughter may have to play up to 2-3 games per week for multiple weeks in a row. It is a time commitment and it takes some sacrifice from the parents and the young ladies. We play Monday through Saturday and occasionally games my end later in the evening. The Spring Season is competitive in nature, and to qualify for the summer Post Season Tournament season, you must play at least 60% of regular season games in the Spring. In the Post Season Tournament ("All Stars"), our young ladies can compete across the state against other Little League disctricts.
In Fall Ball, the Fall season is more of a instrcutional/devlopmental season, where we require all players to play-up in the division they qualify for in the subsequent year Spring Season.
Q: What are the different divisions and their respective age groups?
A: Please see the "DIvisions and Age Chart" quick link on the menu for more details on each dvision.
Juniors/Seniors: Age Groups: 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 yr olds
Majors: Age Groups: 10, 11, and 12 yr olds
Minors: Age Groups: 8, 9, and 10 yr olds
Ponytail: Age Groups: 6, 7, and 8 yr olds
T-Ball: Age Groups: 4 and 5 yr olds
The Board of Directors reserves the right to place a young lady in a particular league due to safety concerns. The Board of Directors also reserves the right to issue a refund if there are not enough players in a given division or if combining a division may put a young lady at risk with safety concerns. If you are interested having your player move up to the next division before they reach the age, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Q: When and Where are the games usually played?
A: Most games are played at Old McQueen and New McQueen fields, as well as Crossroads Park. To find these parks, please go to the quick link menu, and click on "League Field Locations". For all Divisions, each team typically plays 2 games per week, which can be scheduled Monday through Friday as well as Saturdays. Typically T-Ball, Ponytail, & Minors typically play at 5:30pm during the week and Saturday mornings. Majors and Junior/Seniors typically play at 7:30 during the week and may be scheduled anytime on Saturday up to 4pm. The Board of Directors does its very best to schedule the younger ladies at earlier time slots. T-Ball may have inter-league games with Gilbert National LL so there may be different times scheduled when played on their fields.
Q: How do I get financial assistance?
A: Please contact our treasurer at the following address to see if you are able to get financial aid: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please bear in mind that our league operates from the registrations that are paid from our families that participate so only apply for financial aid in the case of a true hardship. Every scholarship request will be reviewed by the Board of Directors and the Board will request that the scholarship that is granted will be “paid” by volunteer hours for the league.
Q: How do I find out when my daughter will be evaluated, or what team she is on?
A: Please contact our Player Agent if you have any questions regarding your daughters placement. You may contact email@example.com for those answers. Also, keep a watch on our website as there are always new updates available on that site.
Q: Does my daughter have to be present for player evaluation day?
A: Yes, it is a mandatory evaluation for the Majors, Minors, and Jrs/Srs divisions, if you cannot make player evaluations, please contact a player agent to review options available. A player CANNOT play in a season unless they are evalauted and drafted accordingly based on their skill set.
Q: Does my daughter have to go through the evaluation and draft process for the Ponytails or T-Ball divisions?
A: No, Ponytail and T-Ball players do not particioate in an evaluation or draft process to be placed on a team.Teams will be formed by the league by coach and/or friend requests, or by residence/school boundaries when possible.
Q: What is the current Draft Process?
A: Here is a decription of our new Evaluation/Draft Process as of 2017:
Evaluation Process /Player Scoring
ALL players (including Managers daughters) will attend a MANDATORY Evaluation in which each player will be given a series of drills to display their level of skill.
Each player will be assigned an AGE/ID tag to identify them and keep their name anonymous to the scorers.
Each Manager for that particular division will score every player and will submit their scores to the Player Agents for tabulation of overall Player Average Score.
All pitchers will also be evaluated and have a Pitchers Average Score, and this will be reflected separately from the Player Average Score.
Teams Formed (Player Agents)
Players will be placed on teams starting with the oldest age for that Division and moving down to the youngest. Example: Majors will start with 12 year olds, then 11’s, then 10’s. Minors will start with 10’s, then 9’s, then 8’s, etc…
Players will be placed on teams using the Pitchers/Players Average Score for each age. Using these scores the Player Agents will do their best to “balance” the talent level across ALL teams to tally a Total Combined Score very similar across all teams.
Pitchers will be selected 1st and placed on teams until they are as evenly dispersed as best as possible. Then all other players will be placed on teams using the same formula of Age then Score.
Siblings will also be identified and placed on the same team if possible, if that is the decision of the parent.
Team blind draw by Manager
After the teams are formed having “similar” Total Combined scores, the Mangers will “Blind Draw” a team until all teams have been selected.
If the Manager draws a team that his/her daughter is not on, that player will be swapped with another player of similar score. Example: If the Managers daughter is a pitcher, she will be swapped by the Player Agent with another pitcher with similar score.
Once all Managers daughter moves are complete, and the Total Combined Scores are balanced across all teams as close as possible, the rosters will be finalized by the Player Agents, and given to the Manager.
The Manager may not request players, and NO assistant coach’s players will be frozen.
Once rosters have been finalized, NO Trades, and NO other “gentlemen’s agreements” will be made for players.
The League will make reasonable efforts to balance team talent using the rules/guidelines above. This will not guarantee overall team performance. This draft process is an effort to give all teams a workable starting framework, and to discourage fraud or dishonesty. Anyone found to be subverting the Evaluation\Draft process or coercing players/parents/coaches to subvert the Evaluation\Draft process will subject to disciplinary action. Example: Players told not the try their best in an attempt to “hide” their talent level.