Hello Chatham Softball Families:
We are excited to announce that we are opening registration for the Spring 2021 Chatham Softball Recreation season. There certainly remains a good amount of uncertainty regarding the season timing, and potential COVID protocols, but we would like to move forward with registration with the hopes of having the season begin towards the end of April going until the middle of June.
The link to registration can be found on our new website www.chathamsoftball.com or by going directly to the registration form via this LINK . Registration will close on Feb 22nd. We have moved website providers to Team Snap from League Athletics so you may have to create a new profile in our system, but in long term the improved app and functionality will be worth it. Given the uncertainly of the COVID situation, we are charging a $25 deposit to each player to help cover fixed costs to get the season started. The balance will automatically be charged on your card on April 1st. Should we have to cancel the season for any reason, we will of course refund minus any fixed costs that have been incurred.
A few notes on the program:
- We will be having a Kindergarten program, 1-2nd grade program, 3-4th grade program and 5-6th & 7&8th grade program with 5-8th competing in the tri-town league with Madison & Summit
- K will have one session a week on Saturday mornings, 1-2nd grade will have two sessions a week (Saturday AM and Tues or Thurs 6:00 PM) 3rd & 4th will have two sessions a week (Sat AM & Mon or Wed at 6:00 PM), and 5-8 will have 1-3 sessions a week depending on games and practice time.
- To participate in Chatham Softball, one parent/guardian must reside in Chatham Borough or Township. We are unable to accept players from other towns.
- More information on equipment, uniforms, schedules, etc will be forthcoming as we get closer to the season.
- Please volunteer to coach (there is a question on the registration form) as we are going to need parent support to have a successful season. We don’t need you to be experts at softball, we just need parents who are excited about teaching the girls the basics and having fun!
- Also, if you cannot coach please volunteer to help out the Chatham Softball Club in another capacity. We will be having a Zoom meeting in a few weeks to help fill out some important volunteer roles to keep the club running smoothly. We hope that you can help us keep Chatham Softball vibrant and a great sports opportunity for our daughters.
- In addition, we will also be fielding Chatham Softball Travel Teams this summer in U8, U10, U12 & U14 divisions. Unfortunately, we do not have access to the Chatham indoor facilities for winter workouts this year so we will have to adjust our usual timing on tryouts but more information will be provided at the Zoom meeting in a few weeks.
The Chatham Softball Club will continue to communicate any updates regarding timing, COVID protocols, etc. to ensure that we provide a safe and enjoyable environment for the girls to play softball. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe, stay calm, and play softball!