AGSA 2021 Registration Message

Parents, Players, Coaches and Volunteers,

AGSA is pleased to inform you that registration for the spring 2021 fastpitch season is OPEN!! Please register as soon as possible in order to help us plan teams and age groups. While we are optimistic there will be a season, due to the fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not know what it will look like. Be advised that the guidelines and regulations of the City of Airdrie, the City of Calgary and the Government of Alberta will determine when and how we proceed. We will do our best to keep you well informed via email and our social media pages.

Please read the following carefully before registering your players!

  • Alberta Health has moved us into the “Open For Summer” plan. Stage 1 moves us into practices, which will resume June 1st, 2021 in distanced groups of 10. Stage 2 moves us into games without restrictions. Season opening day will be around June 10th, 2021 and we likely will play until end of July. When we begin, you can anticipate U10 and U14 teams will play on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Saturdays and Sundays in June; and, U12, U16 and U19 players can anticipate playing on Mondays, Wednesdays, and some Saturdays and Sundays in June. There will be no weekend play in July with the exception of city championships.

 

  • We are now accepting payments for the 2021 season. Please log in and make a payment on your existing invoice.

Please note: Due to Covid and the potential future Government restrictions, we wish to inform you that should the ball season not be able to begin, a minimum of 20% of a players registration fee will be required to cover pre-season expenses. After the season has begun, a minimum of 50% of a players registration fee will have already been spent on expenses. Your AGSA board is taking all possible precautions to be able to refund the maximum of unused fees. 

  • At the end of your registration there is a link to register your player for insurance purposes, there is no cost to you. Your player will not be able to play without this step. Here is the link if you missed it: click here

 

  • For more information specific to our U8 (Learn to Play) Program click here

 

  • With the season likely to include cohort play, placing players on proper teams based on their ability is imperative, as changing cohorts would require a 2 week break. Without the ability to conduct sports indoors right now, we won’t be able to do our regular evaluations (which usually start in March).  AGSA will strive to match up players with similar skill levels.  Here are the tools at our disposal to make player placements in 2021:
    • Government Restrictions / Cohort rules
    • Previous years’ spring evaluations
    • New evaluations (if possible to hold prior to season, indoor or outdoor)
    • Parent input from registration form
    • Pitcher and Catcher availability/skills

 

  • With new COVID-19 protocols in place we will require more volunteer assistance from every family. In addition to coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, scorekeepers and parent umpires (in younger age categories), we will also require designated sanitization volunteers for every team at every game and practice.

 

  • AGSA will adhere to ALL provincial regulations and restrictions. Therefore, depending on new guidelines, players and coaches may be limited to one sport cohort and we may be required to limit the number of spectators at games and practices.

 

  • Masks may be required of participants and/or spectators, depending on local and provincial guidelines.All participants will be required to answer a short pre-activity screening questionnaire before commencing any activities.

 

We are all looking forward to getting together again as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Additional Registration Requirements:

  • All U6 – U19 players are required to register with Softball Alberta’s RAMP for affiliation and insurance – click here for more information.
  • One parent for each family is required to take the one time Respect In Sport (RIS) Course – click here for more information.