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CFBGSL – FAQ’s!!!  (If you don’t find a question answered below, Please contact 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 2 cities and is recognized as such as the organization offering girls softball to these communities and many other girls as well, living outside these communities 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 - 2021 Fall Season: Registration
Begins July 26th, 2021 and Ends on August 29th, 2021. Late Registration begins August 23rd, and has an additional fee of $20! (Read below for Fee Details). So register as early as possible! Earlier the better to assist VP’s in getting your team lined up or you lined up with a team!


Q) Who is eligible?
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A) Fall Season: Girls born between: 1/1/2006 - 12/31/2016 … (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. (USA Softball is formally - ASA/Amateur Softball Association of America). 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, 2012 would be 8U for all of 2021 while a player born on December 31, 2011 would be 10U for all of 2021. 

Birth Year

Age Division

 

2014 - 2016

6U

Playing this Fall Season

2012 - 2013

8U

 

2010 - 2011

10U

 

2006 - 2009

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 eligibility will be determined by the Division VP's and League Board Members...(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 registration process all over again.


Q) When does the Fall Season start & end…and when are games scheduled?
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A) Games for the 2020 Fall Season will start on: Monday, September 20th and runs thru Friday, November 19th.

 

6U Division

Playing During 2020 Fall Season (Reason:  Player development needed due to lost seasons because of COVID-19)

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

Game length:  55 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)

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 8pm)

Game length:  65 minutes / Finish the Inning

# of Games:  Schedule - 10 / Guarantee - 8 (Will attempt to get all 10 games in, weather permitting)

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)

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

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


Q) What are the fees?
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A) Fall Season for 6U thru 12/14U Divisions: Fees are $50 for 6U Division … and $80 for 8U thru 12/14U Division … If registering additional siblings, each sibling will receive a $10 discount. Late Registration begins August 23rd, and has an additional fee of $20!


Q) Is there or what is the fundraiser program, what is it for and how and where can I make a donation?

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A) CFBGSL is a Non - Profit Organization and our Annual “Mandatory” Spring Season Fundraiser participation helps generate the funds needed to operate the league each year. All funds raised are solely dedicated to the major budget necessities of insurance, umpires, trophies, equipment, scholarships, lining fields, special events and other expenses.

Only Applies to the Spring Season … There are 2 Options for the “Mandatory” Fundraiser.  1) Buyout - If you choose this option, your player does not have to sell candy and you just pay the above fee ($140) to cover your player’s registration & fundraiser costs.  2) Sell Candy -  If you choose this option, you will pay their registration fee ( $70), then your player “MUST” sell candy (World’s Finest Chocolate), selling 60 pieces of chocolate @ $2 a piece, collecting $120 to turn in to cover fundraiser costs (nearly half of what is collected, covers cost of the candy).

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) 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 will be 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 poll. 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 can’t 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) Important dates for the CFBGSL-2021 Fall Season?

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