Thursday, March 29, 2018

GAA Schedule for April 2018

I'm really proud of the girls on our Fuel team this year.  They have excellent attitudes, support each other, and one day, they will be able to tell their grandchildren that they practiced in the rain and snow.  They are true warriors!

Here is the April schedule below.  By the way, I have talked with Melinda on the GAA Board and alerted her that our first game vs. GSC on the schedule is not until May.  She is going to take a look and possibly make some changes.  So for right now, I'm listing only "game" and "practice."  I'll list the game opponents as soon as I hear more from Melinda.

Bats and Gear Questions

I've heard that Academy Sports on Wendover has a lot of softball gear for the girls - a better selection than Dick's and other places.  I have also heard that through the end of March, they are offering 25% off new bat purchases if you bring in your old bat.

Remember that girls cannot wear metal cleats in our league.

Soffee shorts are also not allowed.  I would suggest softball pants in black or grey.  I have heard that Academy has a good selection of women's sizes.  I have also heard that Play It Again Sports on Battleground has many good items at great prices.

Our Fuel Team color is bright yellow or safety yellow.  So we will really light up the field when we "Fire up the Fuel!"  This means that you may want to purchase bright yellow softball socks.

Schedule for April

PRACTICE: Thursday (tonight), March 29, 7:30 pm, Upper Field

PRACTICE:  Monday, April 2, 7:30 pm, Upper Field

PRACTICE:  Thursday, April 5, 7:30 pm, Lower Field

GAME:  Saturday, April 7, 12:15 pm  (All games on Lower Field.)

PRACTICE:  Monday, April 9, 7:30 pm, Upper Field

GAME:  Tuesday, April 10, 7:45 pm

We need a practice here on Thursday, April 12, at 6 pm.  The current field schedule is full.  We will probably meet at our yard to do some drills and be able to review between games.  This will probably be an optional practice.  We will stay in touch with you about these especially.

GAME:  Saturday, April 14, 12:15 pm

We need a practice here on Monday, April 16, at 6 pm.  The current field schedule is full.  We will probably meet at our yard to do some drills and be able to review between games.

GAME:  Tuesday, April 17, 7:45 pm

PRACTICE:  Thursday, April 19, 7:30 pm, Upper Field

GAME:  Saturday, April 21, 10:30 am

PRACTICE:  Monday, April 23, 7:30 pm, Lower Field

GAME:  Thursday, April 26, 7:45 pm

We may hold open the option of Open Practice on Friday night for any girl who wants to attend.  I know Friday nights are hard.  We will keep in touch on this via text and email.

GAME:  Saturday, April 28, 10:45 am

PRACTICE:  Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 pm, Upper Field

Please let me Coach Steve and me know if you have any questions.  

Thank you for supporting your girl and helping us with this outstanding team.
- Nicole

Friday, March 16, 2018

GAA Softball News for Team Fuel

Welcome to the Fuel team's document resource page.  Please find your practice and game schedule as well as other GAA documents below.  I handed these out at our first practice on Thursday, March 15.  

Schedule (for printing), more schedule stuff is below

Names of Girls on our team:

Rose Arnold
Clarice Arnold
Sarah Benfield
Jae'Coria Ervin
Madison Brackman
Monique Delagey
Camilla Garner
Zyon Richardson
Emora Snipes
Autumn Strouse

Special items to note 

Girls and coaches are to use cell phones as little as possible during practice and games.  

Also, please note that the girls should not wear Soffee shorts.

If you are interested in helping at practice, please feel free to do so.  We need some base runners to begin some situational play drills!  :)

The GAA also needs concession stand volunteers.

If you want a team shirt (for a non-player lsibling or adult family member), please let me know your size as soon as possible.  The GAA will order these at $15 per adult and $10 per child size.  (All players' shirts are included in your registration fee.)  This is a great way to help the GAA raise money for our league.

Thank you for your help and great attitudes.  Coach Steve and I are looking forward to this season with your outstanding girls.

- Nicole

Practices in March 2018

Thursday, March 15, 7:30 pm, Lower Field

Saturday, March 17, 12:30 pm, Upper Field

Monday, March 19, 7:30 pm, Lower Field

Thursday, March 22, 7:30 pm, Upper Field

Saturday, March 24, 1:30 pm, Lower Field

Tuesday, March 27, 7:30 pm, Lower Field

Thursday, March 29, 7:30 pm, Upper Field

No games Easter/Passover weekend.
We will let you know if we will attend an Open Practice on a Friday night.

Opening Day (first game) is Saturday, April 7. v. Dot's at 12:15 pm.

More of the schedule to be posted later...