Hello Softball Families,
As we get closer to the start of the Spring 2021 league, we wanted to send along a few reminders and updates to our softball families.
Spring 2021 Registration
Registration remains open for Spring 2021 and this is the final chance to benefit from early bird pricing! The link to register can be found here. The league is committed to safety and has Covid-19 protocols in place in addition to being willing to think creatively on how to provide softball opportunities safely during the pandemic. We are also committed to providing refunds if the pandemic impacts our ability to start the season. Please note that there was an error in the initial pricing and it has been updated to $200 early bird/$250 standard for 8U,10U,12U and $150 early bird/$165 standard for 6U. Anyone who registered at the erroneous price will receive a refund of the difference.
Our league is entirely run by volunteers and the league cannot exist without parents being willing to step-up and help. With that in mind, we are requesting that those who register also complete the following survey regarding volunteering. Please seriously consider volunteering as we cannot hold the season if we do not have enough coaches.
Season of Giving & Sponsorships
CGFS is a non-profit open to charitable donations and can provide documentation of the donation in return. Also, if you work for a company that will match your donation or make monetary donations when you volunteer, please don't forget to log your donation or volunteer time. CGFS is listed on Benevity. Every little bit helps the league provide quality softball experiences for our children.
Finally, we are selling banners and team sponsorships to local companies. If you or your company would like to advertise with the league, please let us know. Parents who work to secure sponsorships for the league can earn a waived league fee as a thank you.
Finally, Happy Holidays from CGFS!
While Covid-19 has severely limited our ability to play softball together, we are pleased to offer a remote softball experience to keep the softball spirit alive for our children during this time.
We will have three 40 minute coach led zoom sessions that can be done from a backyard or nearby park. The sessions will be informative and fun designed to build both skills and our softball community. All players 16 and under are eligible to participate.
Dates & Times:
$15 dollars payable after registration by paypal. For each session attended, the player will receive a $5 credit on their spring 2021 registration. If a player attends all three sessions, they will receive a $25 credit for their spring 2021 registration!
Items you need to provide:
Glove, softball, bat, notebook with pen and device with zoom and internet connection. A parent should plan on assisting the child on the zoom.
Please complete this link to register for the remote series, starting this Saturday at 10 am!
Dear Softball Families,
First and foremost, we hope this email finds you and your family healthy and safe. The board last communicated that we would meet on 3/20 to determine next steps. Though softball may be the furthest thing from the minds of many of our families, the board wanted to honor the commitment we made to communicate with you.
All league activity will remain suspended through 4/7. Given all that has quickly changed, it is still too early to know for certain if/when/how we will have a season. The board will meet virtually again in early April to determine next steps.
Within the recommendations and orders of our county and state, we encourage your player(s) to stay active where possible. The internet is full of resources on conditioning and drills. For softball specific information, searching for drills endorsed by USA Softball and its players and coaches can be helpful in sifting through large amounts of information.
Though league activity has stopped, league planning continues. We are at a pivotal time in the history of CGFS. When play starts again is uncertain at this point, however, the league will proceed with board elections (virtually if necessary) at the beginning of May. We encourage any of you who want to help make a difference at a greater level and impact the direction of the league at this inflection point to consider serving on the board. Current members are happy to answer any questions you may have. For names and email addresses, please see: https://www.campbellfastpitch.com/page/show/1600826-board-of-directors
We believe it is well said by the Commissioner of USA Softball of Northern California, "In effect, these decisions are not in our hands at this moment in time. We need to adhere to the recommendations, and in some cases, the orders, of our local and state officials. Softball will be on hiatus for as long as it takes until such time as our lives in general start getting back to normal…..Please continue to take care and let's make sure the softball community is among the leaders when it comes to doing the right thing for the health and safety of our local jurisdictions."
From the CGFS board, all the best to your family as you navigate these times. Please stay healthy and safe.
The CGFS Board
Welcome to Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball League website.
Please register with our new site by clicking HERE to signup for updates on all current events for Campbell Fastpitch Softball and Campbell Crush Travel Teams.
Softball in Campbell and West San Jose, started in 1974 with Campbell Bobby Sox and evolved to the formation of Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball in 2005.
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball has the goal of teaching girls aged 5-13 life lessons in competition and teamwork, while learning the fundamentals of softball and developing valuable relationships that last a lifetime.
The league is one of a few outdoor sports organizations in the local area that focuses on empowering girls through teamwork, competition, sportsmanship and confidence. The league typically has over 200 players and is an entirely volunteer managed, 501 (C) non-profit. The parent volunteers provide their time to improve, manage and maintain our league at Forest Hill Elementary School.
Here are the rules for parking at our fields.
Park in designated spots only.
There is NO PARKING in any slots labeled Campbell Care-NO SOFTBALL PARKING Monday through Friday. Violators will be towed at owner's expense.
If you park on the street, please do not block any driveways.
No Parking in the Church parking lot which is adjacent to the fields. The Church WILL tow any violators!
No Parking in any Red or Yellow Zone. This includes the yellow zone area in front of the school.
No Parking in the paved walkway between the fields and the school.
No Parking in dirt area next to the dumpsters (near the Minis Field).