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Monday, January 16th, 2017 9:30pm: Latest News
Registration Drop Off and Assessments are a Go!
Fields are open! We will be at Discovery Park for Registration Drop Off and Assessments Tuesday 1/17 and Wednesday 1/18 from 5PM to 8PM.
Online registration is now closed and the online waiting list is now open.
Click on the Log In link to sign up for the waiting list, but there are no guarantees being placed on a team from the waiting list.
Reminder, for registration drop offs, please bring your registration receipts, birth certificates, and payment to complete the process.
As always, follow us on Facebook and if you are registered check your email for important updates. Thanks and hope to see you at the fields!
Help Needed for Field Work Day
Join us on Saturday January 21 from 8AM to 12PM at Discovery Park and Sunday January 22 from 8AM to 12PM at Chula Vista Community Park to help "fix" the fields in preperation of the 2017 season.
We have plenty of work to do on the fields and any help counts. Bring your shovel, broom, rake, gloves, or just yourself to help. Also, if you have a teenager looking to complete some community work bring them along.
Our purpose at Bonita Valley Softball is to provide an organized, recreational and advanced softball program for the children of our community that is an enjoyable and memorable time of their lives. It is our intent to ensure that they develop the skills of the game, good sportsmanship, and qualities of citizenship and leadership through the game of softball.
On January 29th from 9AM-12PM there will be Coaches Training Program held by USA Softball So Cal at Robb Field #5 (2525 Bacon St. San Diego, 92107) for $25.
The Program is developed and designed to provide softball coaches of all levels (from beginning coaches to experienced veterans) an opportunity to further their knowledge of the sport of Softball.
For more information and to register click on this flyer.
Board Member Meeting
The next BV Board Member meeting will be on Wednesday 1/11/17 from 7PM to 9PM at the Chula Vista Fire Department station 4. The November 2016 Board Meeting minutes have been uploaded to view.
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.
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..
Registration is a Two Step Process:
1) Click on the Log In link on the upper right corner of this page to begin the online registration process.
2) Important: bring the completed and printed online registration form along with the player's birth certificate to one of the on-site registration dates listed below on this page.
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.
2017 Registration Information
Registration for the 2017 Bonita Valley Girls Softball Recreation season began Monday, November 14. All registrations must be completed on-line. You have the option to pay your fees on-line as you register or at one of the on-site events. To pay at an on-site registration, just select cash/check as your payment option when you register.
On-line registration began November 14, 2016. Click on the "Log In" link in the top right corner of this page to begin the process.
The second part of the registration process is to bring one copy of your completed registration form, a copy of your payment confirmation e-mail (if you paid on-line), and the birth certificate of your player(s) to an on-site event for verification. The birth certificate will be returned to you immediately.
Division Age Groups
T-Ball (6U): Ages 4 - 6 years
Super 6'ers**: Age 6
Rookies (8U): Ages 7 - 8 years
Mini-Minors (10U): Ages 9 - 10 years
Minors (12U): Ages 11 - 12 years
Majors (14U): Ages 13 - 14 years
**Super 6'ers are for 6 year olds that are looking for a more challenging game. It is T-Ball but some of the rules will be similar to the Rookie Division. For example, taking away the Tee for hitting during the games.
The date used to determine age eligibility is December 31, 2016.
On-Site Registration Dates
After registering on-line, you must complete the registration process by attending an on-site registration event. Please bring one copy of your registration form, a copy of your payment confirmation e-mail (if paid on-line, and birth certificate of your player(s). Without a printed copy, you will be turned away. Note: We do not have printers available at the on-site drop off locations.
All fees are due when you attend an on-site registration event. Here are the dates and locations for the on-site registration events:
November 30 7PM - 9PM: Bonita Vista High School Cafeteria (751 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista)
December 7 7PM - 9PM: Bonita Vista High School Cafeteria
January 7 9AM - 12PM**: Discovery Park Fields and Skill Assessments
January 14 9AM - 12PM**: Discovery Park Fields and Skill Assessments
**Skill Assessments for those that require them will also happen on these dates. See the Skill Assessment notes below. Your player can be assessed on either date, even though your last name does not fall under the suggestion.
All paperwork and fees must be completed and submitted by January 14 to ensure your player is registered to play this season. Anyone registering after this date will be placed on a waiting list and added to team rosters only to fill out the teams created, if needed. There are no guarantees from the waiting list.
First Child - $150.00
Second Child - $125.00
T-Ball and Super 6'ers - $100.00
Third or More Child** - Free
**Third or more child is defined as a sibling in the immediate family only.
Early Bird Discount
This year we will take $15 off the registration fees if they are paid before December 7th.
When attending a Skills Assessment we strongly recommend bringing a glove, cleats, bat, helmet and a protective face mask. If your player is going out for catcher, also bring catchers gear.
- ALL PITCHERS AND CATCHERS MUST BE EVALUATED: Any player wanting to be considered a pitcher or catcher this season must be assessed (all divisions except T-Ball and Rookies).
- All Prior Players moving up from the Rookies Division must be evaluated.
- All new Players to the league going into Mini-Minors, Minors, or Majors Divisions must also be evaluated.
Players that fall into one of these categories who do not attend a skills assessment will not be placed on a team during the draft. Here are the dates and locations for the assessments.
Saturday, January 7th 9AM - 12PM: Discovery Park
Saturday, January 14th 9AM - 12PM: Discovery Park
Note: players can come to skill assessments on either day, regardless of last name suggested above.
BVGASA holds a blind draft to place the players on their teams. This 2017 season draft will be conducted on January 24-26. All drafted players will be notified shortly after the draft by their new managers.
Dates to Remember:
- January 7, 2017: Registration Drop Off and Assessments
- January 11, 2017: Board Member Meeting
- January 14, 2017: Registration Drop Off and Assessments
- January 21, 2017: 8AM Field Work Day at Discovery Park
- January 22, 2017: 8AM Field Work Day at Chula Vista Community Park
- January 24-26, 2017: Player Draft
- January 28, 2017: BV Coaching Clinic
- January 29, 2017: USA Softball Coaching Clinic
- February 1, 2017: Season Begins
- February 18, 2017: Opening Day Ceremonies
- March 27 - 31, 2017: League's Spring Break
- April 8, 2017: Softbal Padre Day
- May 6, 2017: Closing Ceremony