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CGFS Update on Spring Play

 

Thanks to all of you who have signed up for our Spring Practice Cohorts. The good news is that we have had a good response to the call for registration and the better news is that we are now expecting that we will likely be able to offer a more traditional spring season (with safety protocols in place) based on the current COVID-19 trajectory and county guidance.

 

We are working on selecting and confirming coaches and initial practice cohorts. The first few weeks in March will be dedicated to practice cohorts with the expectation that we will be able to have traditional teams with games scheduled by the end of March. Assuming we are able to hold games, we will give families the opportunity to opt into the league for an additional fee to help cover the costs. If a decision is made to not participate in the regular traditional season with games, there will be an option to opt out.

 

We acknowledge that there have been some starts and stops with this season. The CFGS board always focuses on safety. We all want to get back on the field and enjoy the game we all love, but it is the responsibility of all of us to work together, to ensure a safe and responsible return back from a very trying time. We have all suffered from a devastating pandemic and it is very exciting that we can now look forward to coming back better than ever!

 

More information will come soon regarding the practice cohort groups, coaches, and the practice times & days to which your player(s) have been assigned. In the meantime, please contact any board member with questions or concerns.

 

We are looking forward to seeing the girls take the fields!

Spring League - Registration is open!

Registration is currently OPEN! However, this year spring will look a little different. Here’s how:

  • Instead of a traditional spring league, we will be dividing players in practice cohorts which will meet 2 times weekly. 

  • The cohorts will observe strict covid protocols and parents will not be allowed at the fields during practices. Our coaches will be responsible for ensuring adherence to covid protocols while the girls are on the field

  • The target date we are planning is March 1st for the practices to begin and will run through mid-May

  • We may not be able to play games between the teams, but if we can, we will, even if it is late in the season

  • We need to identify people willing to be coaches, which includes responsibility for adhering to the league’s covid protocols

  • The cost of the practice league will be $50

  • Registration will close on February 18th with practice cohorts formed shortly thereafter


For those of you who have registered and paid for the full traditional season, we will refund your money down to the $50 fee for the spring practice cohort. If you do not wish to participate at all, please email the secretary (cgfssecretary@gmail.com) for a full refund. The registration page has now been updated to reflect the updated price of the practice cohorts for future registrations.

Please note that per county guidelines, children can participate in only one sport activity. Please keep this in mind when committing to the practice cohort.

Thoughts from the President

Thoughts from the President:

Softball gives all of us more than just the game itself, it gives us memories and friendships that last a lifetime! I am sure that when we get to play, we will all have a greater love and appreciation for our time we get to play.

For now, let us all remember how much fun we had and will have, and appreciate our families and friends more.  We get to be with our families more than ever… that is a real blessing in its own way!  We can facetime, zoom call, or just call our friends…. Reach out and tell those teammates and friends that you miss them and cannot wait to play again!  

I challenge every parent, player and coach to reach out to every player and say hello!  Call, text, zoom, or even go see each other socially distanced, in person and say hello!  Thank a coach or teammate for the past and let them know what your goals are for the next season!  

Players!  Want to try a new position?  Tell someone!  Go online (with permission) and find softball videos for different aspects of the game!  Find new cheers!  Create new cheers!  

We all can agree it has been WAY TOO LONG since we could play!  We will be playing soon, please join me in keeping the faith!  Spread the word!  CGFS will be back as soon as we can!

 

Thank you all!

Gordon

Spring 2021 Registration Reminder & Updates

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. 

 

Coaches Interest

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!

Welcome

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.

About Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball

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.

Parking Rules for the League

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).


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