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CFBGSL – FAQ’s!!!  (If you do not find a question answered below, contact the appropriate Age Division VP for assistance. You will find their emails from the homepage’s leftside tab listed: Division VP’s)

 

Q) What does CFBGSL stand for?

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A) It stands for Carrollton/Farmers Branch Girl Softball League. The league represents the two cities and is recognized as such as the organization offering girls softball to these communities and many other girls living outside these communities as well that wish to play in our league. CFBGSL has been providing this service to these communities for over 50 years!

 

 

Q) When is registration?
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A) For the 2022-Spring Season:  Registration Begins January 10th and Ends on February 20th. Our Deadline Is Firm! ...
Late Registration begins February 14th and has an Additional Fee of $20! (See Fee Details Question/Answer below). So, register as early as possible to aid VP’s in getting your team lined up or you lined up with a team! … Once closed, any possible late registrations will transition to a waiting list created by the Division VP’s. Contact your Age-Division VP to get on this list…When determined there is a spot available the Division VP will guide you on the late/after registration process…registrations after the deadline will also be charged an Additional Late Fee of $20. No Exceptions!!!

 

 

Q) What is the season’s planned timeline of events?

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A) Please see the Spring Season - Timeline of Events left tab from the home page of the website!

 


Q) What are the fees?
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A) Spring Season Fees:

6U Division:  $60 … Includes a Jersey (introductory level).

8U-14U Division:  $120 … Does not include a jersey. (Jerseys handled at team level by coach/manager).

PLEASE REMEMBER:  An Additional Late Fee of $20 for any late or after the deadline registrations. No Exceptions!!!

 

 

Q) Who is eligible?
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A) Spring Season: Girls born between: 1/1/2007 - 12/31/2017 … (Read question below for Birth Year/Age Division Cut-Off’s)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                         

Q) What is the Birth Year/Age Division cut-off for each division?
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A) CFBGSL uses USA Softball as our governing body for rules including age cut-off rules. A player's age for the calendar year is based on her age at the start of that year. For Example: a player born on January 1, 2013, would be an 8U player for all of year 2022. While a player born on December 31, 2012, would be a 10U player for all of year 2022. 

Birth Year

Age Division

2015 - 2017

6U

2013 - 2014

8U

2011 - 2012

10U

2007 - 2010

12/14U


The league does allow a player, if eligible based on playing abilities, to play up 1 Division if they are within 1 year of date of birth year from that said division. The Division VP’s and League Board Members will determine the eligibility. (Example: player with a 2010 birth year (10U) may be eligible to play up to the next division (12U) ... If you have any questions or inquiries regarding this, please contact your birth year Division VP and the next Division VP at the same time to discuss whether a player is eligible for this option.

 

 

Q) How do we register?
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A) From the Home Page - click on the “
Register Here!!!  ” tab (Big Red Button on the right side). Once in – click “ Register >> ” and follow along with the instructions. Please make certain to hit the “ Submit >> ” button at the bottom of each and last page! This will then open a new page to complete the payment transaction for your player’s registration. Payments by “Credit Card or Debit Card” are the ONLY options for online registration. Payment is due BEFORE you log off…If you log off without making a payment, your registration will be DELETED and will have to start the process over again.

 


Q) When does the Spring Season start & end…and when are games scheduled?
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A) Games for the 2022 Spring Season will start on: Monday, March 21st and runs thru Saturday, June 4th.

 

6U Division

Play:  Saturday mornings (Times: generally 10am – but could be scheduled at 9 or 11am)

Game length:  60 minutes / Finish the Inning

# of Games:  Schedule - 8 / Guarantee - 8 (Will attempt to get all 8 games in, weather permitting)

Please Note:  If games are rained out, will be moved to next available Saturday. If not available, then to Thursday night. Will use Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday nights if necessary to get guaranteed games in.

 

8U Division 

Play:  Tuesday nights: (Times: 6:30pm and/or 7:45pm)

Game length:  60 minutes / Finish the Inning

# of Games:  Schedule - 10 / Guarantee - 8 (Will attempt to get all 10 games in, weather permitting) An Optional weekend Tournament is offered: minimum 2 game guarantee - see Timeline when.

Please Note:  If games are rained out, will be moved to that coming Thursday, or following Thursday. If not available, will use Monday, Wednesday, or Friday nights and Saturday if necessary to get guaranteed games in.

 

10U Division

Play:  Monday nights: (Times: 6:30pm and/or 7:45pm)

Game length:  65 minutes / Finish the Inning

# of Games:  Schedule - 10 / Guarantee - 8 (Will attempt to get all 10 games in, weather permitting) An Optional weekend Tournament is offered: minimum 2 game guarantee - see Timeline when.

Please Note:  If games are rained out, will be moved to that coming Thursday, or following Thursday. If not available, will use Monday, Wednesday, or Friday nights and Saturday if necessary to get guaranteed games in.

 

12/14U Division

Play:  Tuesday nights: (Times: 6:30pm and/or 8pm)

Game length:  70 minutes / Finish the Inning

# of Games:  Schedule - 10 / Guarantee - 8 (Will attempt to get all 10 games in, weather permitting) An Optional weekend Tournament is offered: minimum 2 game guarantee - see Timeline when.

Please Note:  If games are rained out, will be moved to that coming Thursday, or following Thursday. If not available, will use Monday, Wednesday, or Friday nights and Saturday if necessary to get guaranteed games in.

 


Q) Does a player have to move up to the next age-division with her team if still eligible for her lower age-division?

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A) No, she does not have to move up. If she is not ready to move up and is still eligible for the lower age division, she may remain, and we will reassign her to a new team.


Q) How is team placement determined?
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A) All new players are entered into their division draft pool. Returning players that are registered on time will be given priority to return to their Spring/Fall team if they so wish or may request to re-enter the division draft. NEW Players assigned to a team in the Fall can also request to return to their Fall team in the coming Spring IF there is a roster spot available on that team…Those (your) Fall teams will or may have players returning to their team that unfortunately cannot play in the fall due to other obligations. They are eligible to and can return to their team in the spring filling out their team’s roster for which we would then assign Fall NEW players to another team in the coming spring season.

 

 

Q) Can I play with a friend?
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A) Absolutely! New players and former players may request a team with a current player of same age. Two new players of the same age may request to be on the same team. Subject to date of registration, roster availability, and meeting age requirements.


Q) Can we form a new team with friends?
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A) Yes, girls that have not played previously can ALL request to be placed on a team together. So, get your friends from girl scouts, soccer, or any other group activity together and form a new team. Please contact the appropriate VP for your age division to inform them of your possible intention of forming a team and to get information to any questions you may have. Subject to approval by the CFBGSL BOARD.


Q) How do I register to volunteer to coach?
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A) From the Home Page - click on the “
Register Here!!! ” tab (Big Red Button on the right side). Once in – click “ Register >> ” and follow along with the instructions. Please make sure to provide your D.O.B. and be certain to hit the “ Submit >> ” button at the bottom of each and last page! Also, All CFBGSL Volunteer - Managers, Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents must pass a Background Check prior to being assigned to a team. Background checks are completed at No Cost to You.


Q) Is there a fundraiser program, and what does it entail? Also, how, and where can I make a donation?

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A) CFBGSL is a Non - Profit Organization. All funds raised are solely dedicated to the major budget necessities of insurance, umpires, trophies, equipment, scholarships, lining fields, special events and other expenses.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 … we are unable to provide our cost reducing Candy Fundraiser Program (World’s Finest Chocolate) during this pandemic. Since the league wants to avoid the possibility of putting anyone in undo close-contact while this pandemic is ongoing, we have postponed this program. But will reinstate this program in the coming season/s once we know we can do so without putting anyone in harm’s way.

Donations Each year we are fortunate to have individuals and companies donate to our league as all donations go to the betterment of our league and our players. CFBGSL welcomes and greatly appreciates any donations that help this organization promote the game of softball to our community’s youth. Being a Non - Profit Organization, all donations are tax deductible. If you wish to donate or know someone how does, please feel free to donate to our league by going to or leading them to our website homepage under the leftside tab listed as: Fundraiser/Donations. Click on the yellow tab “Donate” to make the process of donating seamless. CFBGSL is very grateful and thankful for any donations you may give!

 

 

Q) Important dates for the CFBGSL-2021 Spring Season?

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A) Please see the Spring Season - Timeline of Events tab from the home page of the website!