East Lincoln Optimist Club Girls Fastpitch Softball
2017 Fall Softball Important Dates:
- Confirmation of interest to coach (head, assistant, or either) and the age group.
- Due July 28th (to me)
- Fall registration opens
- July 17th (Monday)
- In-Person Registration (ELO)
- July 29th
- August 7th NMFL Head-Coaches meeting (mandatory) at ELO
- Assessments (all age groups)
- August 12th (3pm – 6pm) fields 2 & 3
- (details below)
- Late registration ends
- September 1st
- Uniform distribution (ELO)
- September 2nd
- Fall opening day
- September 5th
- Last day of regular season (no extensions)
- October 28th
- First day of Fall tournament
- October 30th
- Final Tournament Saturday (East Lincoln Optimist)
- November 11th
Most Recent Fall Season Update
Assessments are scheduled for Saturday, August 12th from 3:00pm - 6:00pm. I will update the age-group schedule on the softball page of the ELOC website.
- 8U: 3-3:45pm (field #3)
- 10U: 4:00 - 4:45pm (field #3)
- 12U: 4:00 - 4:45pm (field #2)
- 14U/16U: 5:00 - 5:45pm (field #2)
Note: A player may not move up an age group early unless all apply:
- They are within a year of eligibility for the next age-group
- They have been assessed by all head-coaches for that age-group and it's determined that the move would not impact the safety of anyone on the field
- The move does not place the age-applicable age-group in a negative position or player count.
Middle-School Softball Tryouts:
While we have a number of athletes who will be playing for both ELOC and their middle-school softball teams, there are also a number of athletes who want to wait until middle-school tryouts have completed.
If your athlete is trying out for middle-school softball before making a decision on ELOC softball, please register now (don't pay yet), and be sure to add a note that you are waiting for the outcome of middle-school softball tryouts. I will move your registration to 'waitlist'.
- Update uniform sizes upon registration so that we're prepared to order these uniforms when the registration is paid.
- Complete registration payment as soon as you know that your athlete will be playing ELOC Softball
- Send me an email when you've made a decision so that I can update the registrations/teams
- Your athlete will be placed on a team as soon registration payment has been completed
Good luck to everyone trying out!
There are a number of reasons why registrations may be currently unpaid. However, please know that no athlete will be assigned to a team until the registration has been paid.
Team Practices & Opening Day:
Team practices begin the weekend of August 22nd and opening day for Fall softball is September 5th.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to review this update. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns - please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly.
I look forward to another great season of Softball,
ELOC Softball Commissioner