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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 10:45am: Latest News
Make Up Games Friday 2/24/17
On Friday, February 24th fields 1, 2, and 3 will host make up games that were cancelled on Tuesday, weather and field conditions pemitting. So any practices on fields 1, 2, and 3 are cancelled for 2/24/17.
For any questions contact your division coordinator.
Opening Day Ceremony and First Games Rescheduled to 2/25/17
Due to weather we were rained out for the opening day ceremony and all scheduled games on 2/18/17.
The Opening Day ceremony and all games scheduled 2/18/17 are now moved to Saturday 2/25/17.
All games scheduled for 2/25/17 will be made up at a later date. The master schedule and individual team schedules have been updated to reflect these changes.
The Opening Day Ceremony is now scheduled for Saturday February 25th starting at 9:00am at Discovery Park Fields in front of the Snack Bar.
We expect a full field of with 700+ players in their new uniforms, family members, and also attending will be a number representatives from the San Diego Padres!
Plan to come as early as possible as the parking lot and street parking will fill up fast.
Once the opening ceremony completes, there will be softball games played all day. Good Luck to all!
2017 Picture Day Schedule
The March 4, 2017 Picture Day Schedule is out. Check out the Downloads page to view.
ATTENTION BV FAMILIES
Appliance technician needed to repair the snack bar refrigerator ASAP. Is there a refrigeration expert out there in the BV family who can help this week?
Please email Sean Carey at email@example.com Thank you
Softball Day at Petco Park
Saturday April 8th is Softball Day at Petco Park.
The game will be at 5:40PM and will feature the San Diego Padres taking on the San Francisco Giants. We are selling game day tickets for this event.
Here is some information for what you can excpect:
- Softball Day at Petco Park tickets are $16 each
- Tickets should be ordered through team moms
- Pre-game parade around the warning track for all players and coaches in uniform (line up and details TBA)
- Unique on-field pre-game ceremony featuring San Diego Softball leagues
- All participating groups will be recognized on the out of town scoreboard during the game
- Great team bonding experience
- All team orders for tickets must be turned in by March 11th.
- Jamie Collier will be at the snack bar on March 11th from 1pm-5pm to collect order forms and payment.
Any questions, please feel free to text/contact Jaime Collier 619-392-2872 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Annual Bonita Valley Adult Softball Tournament
We will have our 2nd Annual BV Adult Softball Tournament Fundraiser Sunday, April 23rd. Information is listed below:
Tournament date: Sunday, April 23rd
Cost: $150 per team (Cash or check made payable to BVGASA)
3-pitch team pitch
Co-ed must have 3 females on the field
1 hour game times
Double elimination tournament
T-shirts and bragging rights for the Champions
Open to parents, grandparents, siblings, and league registered coaches 16 yrs +
We are also in need of some volunteers to be umpires, please contact Jamie Collier (contact info below) if you or anyone you know is interested.
Spots filled up quickly last year, so be aware that the first 12 teams to register and pay will have a spot in the tournament. Due date for registration is April 3rd OR once we have 12 teams
Please contact Jamie Collier if you are interested or you can sign up on March 11 from 1-5pm by the BV snack bar at Discovery Park
Jaime Collier 619-392-2872 or email email@example.com
New BV Punch Card
New this year is the BV Punch Card. It acts like a prepaid card to buy items at the snack bar.
We will be selling the BV punch card all season for $20.00, but just on opening day we will be selling the BV punch card for a discounted price of $15.
Note: we are not responsible for lost, stolen, or washed cards.
Get Your Raffle Tickets
It's Raffle Time!
Buy a raffle ticket to get a chance to win four field level seat tickets for a Padres game this season.
We will be selling raffle tickets at Opening Ceremonies on Feb. 25, 2017 by the snack bar.
Tickets are $5 for one ticket or $20 for 5 tickets.
Winner will be announced at the conclusion of Opening Ceremonies. Winner need not be present to win. In the event of rain, we will extend our raffle date.
Thirty-One Gifts will be at the USA Softball Mid Season Select Tournament on Sunday, February 26th
Thirty-One Gifts will be at the USA Softball Mid Season Select Tournament on Sunday, February 26th. 20% of all purchases made will be donated back to the League!
Shop online at: www.mythirtyone.com/445842/shop/Party/EventDetail/9753573 Or at the Tournament!
Monthly Specials: For every $35 purchased, get a bin AND a mini bag for $8 each
USA Softball Select Tournament at Bonita Valley
Bonita Valley Softball will be hosting a USA Softball Select Tournament on Sunday, February 26th and Sunday, March 5th at Discovery Park and Chula Vista Community Park. We will be needing plenty of help to host this tournament, so if you are interested in volunteering please contact one of our Board Members.
This USA Softball 2017 South San Diego Select Tournament is open to any team from divisions 10u, 12u, 14u. You do not need to be a select team. USA Softball would like to get as many teams as possible to participate in this. Awards will be given to the finalists & champions in each division.
*All participating 12u coaches get to nominate 1 player from their team to go to the final open try out for the All American Games in Oklahoma!*
ASA/USA Rules apply 4 game minimum; 3 pool single elimination
Pool Play 1:20 no new
Bracket Play 1:30 no new
$300.00 per team entry fee.
When: February 26th (pool play) & March 5th (bracket games)
Where: Discovery Park Fields & Chula Vista Community Park
Registration Deadline: Saturday 2/18/17
Register at: www.tournamentasa.com
Questions: contact Nicole Taylor via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 619-417-4883
2017 Game Schedules
The 2017 Master Schedule is out. Check out the Recreation Master Schedule page to view.
Individual team schedules are also out, check out the team page and click on your team.
Looking to submit your team name, have your manager or team representative send it to Raymond_L@bvgasa.org.
Text Alerts for the 2017 season
Take advantage of the Text Alert function for in-season Field Condition changes.
If you would like to receive a text message to your cell phone for Field Conditions as they change during the season, use the link on the right column to sign up.
All numbers that had been put into this alert system for previous seasons have been cleared out so even if you were using this service last season, you will have to sign up again for the 2017 season.
USA Softball Trading Pin Contest
Each year USA Softball makes a pin designed by a player. If you have any ideas and are interested check out the flyer.
Remember that entry deadline is March 30th. Good Luck!
Travel Ball Information Please Read
BV Families, PLEASE READ IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR FAMILIES WITH PLAYERS INVOLVED WITH TRAVEL BALL TEAMS.
From our USA Softball South San Diego District Commissioner...
Page 26 of the yellow book, section 2.1.4 reads as follows:
A team shall ONLY play against other teams and leagues that are USA Softball registered
This rule was put in place in an effort to preserve the integrity of recreational softball.
Due to some interpretation issues, we are going to allow players to play non USA teams through 3/1/17. We will be discussing this within the next 2 weeks at our commissioners meeting and will advise on there after.
So if your daughter is currently playing travel ball in TCS or PGF tournaments and not exclusively USA Softball Select tournaments, she may be ineligible for All Stars if she continues to play with a travel team through 3/1/17.
We will keep you posted of any changes. The league has asked for clarification on this rule. Specifically if it applies to entire teams or individual players. We were told it applies to individual players on travel ball teams.
Stay tuned for more info...
BIG 5 Coupon
BIG 5 is supporting Bonita Valley and is offering this coupon.
It does not have to be printed out, just show it on your phone at checkout.
We are still looking for sponsors at all levels.
For more information check out our sponsor page.
BVGASA is a non-profit organization that survives on the volunteer time and dedication of its
members, specifically the parents and businesses of the community. Again this year we will need volunteers for Team Managers, Coaches, Team Mom's, Parent Helpers, etc.
(anyone who interacts with the players). If you have the desire to be a part of this season's effort in one of these capacities, you will need a new ASA background check
completed as this is an ASA annual requirement. If you get it started now you will be cleared prior to the beginning of the season.
Bring a copy of this completed volunteer form and a $10.00 processing fee (if you did not pay during the on-line registration) to any of the on-site registration
dates. This completed process will allow you to join in on league on-field activities like the game and practice fields. Without this, adults are not
allowed on any of the fields during league activity times. This is an ASA annual requirement so once you get this done, you can use it without renewing throughout
the year, no matter what league you are involved with. Just click on the "Log In" link on the upper right hand corner of this page then click on the "Register to Volunteer" link to get the process started.
Snack Bar Duty is Mandatory
All teams and parents are required to help in the snack bar. Usually your team's shift will be 4 hours at some point during the season. With all parents on the team helping, your shift could be 2 hours. Part of the Registration process is to acknowledge your obligations to support the Snack Bar. Please make this commitment a priority.
A schedule will be determined by the Snack Bar coordinator at the beginning of the season. All teams must attend their scheduled time. If a team is unable to send the required number of parents to their scheduled time then arrangements must be made with the Snack Bar coordinator 48 hours prior to their scheduled time.
Any T-Ball or Rookie team that fails to make their scheduled time or make arrangements with the Snack Bar coordinator will not be awarded team trophies at the end of the year. Any Mini-Minor, Minor, or Major team failing to show up will not be allowed to participate in the Playoffs at the end of the season.
Dates to Remember:
- February 25, 2017: Opening Day Ceremony
- February 26, 2017: USA Select Softball Tournament at BV (pool play)
- March 4, 2017: Picture Day
- March 5, 2017: USA Select Softball Tournament at BV (bracket play)
- March 27 - April 1, 2017: League's Spring Break (no games)
- April 8, 2017: Padres Softball Day
- April 23, 2017: Adult Softball Tournament Fundraiser
- April 24, 2017: All Star Manager Selection
- April 30, 2017: All Star Tryouts
- May 6, 2017: Closing Ceremony