Welcome to Carine Cats Softball Division

SOFTBALL INFORMATION – SEASON 2018/19

Hi everyone and welcome back to softball for the coming season.

Carine Cats Ball Club – Softball Division registration for the upcoming season is to be completed online. To access the portal for registration you will need to go to the Softball Registration Link. Fee payment by PayPal (either PayPal account or by credit card) will need to be done at the same time.

Kidsport is available for registration fees only.  Those players who wish to pay by cash/cheque, set up a payment plan or who require adjusted fees (i.e.FIFO workers) are to contact Cheryl Poustie, Softball Registrar directly on 0412 883 194 or 9447 4914 or by email softballregistrar@carinecats.com.au directly regarding payment of fees.  You can still register and update your details on line and an initial payment of $60 will need to be paid to confirm your place in a team.

There will be NO Public Registration Day this year.  If you experience issues with online registration please contact Registrar (Cheryl Poustie) by email or on 0412 883 194 or on 9447 4914.

Fees for the 2018/2019 Summer Competition are:

Juniors –  13’s and under – $165

Juniors – 15’s & 17’s and under – $200

Seniors (18 years and over) – $295

Premier League only – $320

Summer competition and Premier League – $395

Your fees include individual registration, public liability insurance and limited player injury insurance with Softball WA, equipment, junior uniform playing top (junior teams only), photo, ground fees and end of season trophies.  Softball WA have indicated there will be an increase in player insurance for all players and team fees for senior and junior will also face an increase.  The amount of increase at the time of writing has not been advised.

  • For players wishing to play in a senior and junior team there will be a levy payable for the second team.
  • For junior players wishing to play seniors only the senior fee will apply. Please advise Kerry Rispoli or Cheryl Poustie in writing of this request.  Juniors playing across a junior and senior team will be advised of the levy for the senior team once they have been allocated to a senior team.

The Club no longer covers plate umpiring costs and the onus falls back on the teams to take up a small collection from the players.  Each team to appoint their own base umpires, PSL umpires pool endeavors to cover all senior plates. Junior teams unable to cover plates Hank is happy to cover – $30 per plate, pending on the fixtures and the amount of teams in each age group Hank will try to cover as many plates on the clubs behalf.

COACHES

All persons aspiring to coach a team from 13’s to Seniors this season are to provide, in writing, an “Expression of Interest” to coach to Kerry Rispoli or Cheryl Poustie outlining qualification, previous teams coached and possible grades interested in coaching this season.  “Expressions of Interest” will be referred to the Grading Committee and Softball Committee for consideration and ratification.

Any coaches wishing to assist with pre-season please contact either Donna Powell, Kerry Rispoli or Cheryl Poustie

PLATE UMPIRE POOL

PSL (Perth Softball League) have asked for plate umpires for the umpires pool, if you are new to softball umpiring but would like to be a part of this plate umpires receive $30 per game, excellent training is available. softballchairperson@carinecats.com.au 0408484662

KIDSPORT initiative funded by Department of Sport & Recreation makes it possible for WA children to participate in community sport and recreation.  KidSport will allow eligible youth 5 – 18 years to apply for financial assistance (to a maximum of $200 per annum) to contribute towards Club fees .  The fees go directly to the registered KidSport Club participating in the project through their local government.  Application voucher can be found online www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/individuals/kidsport or contact either Kerry Rispoli or Registrar Cheryl Poustie.

A reminder for players, parents and guardians (of players under the age of 18 years) to tick the box on the registration form regarding Image Consent before you can move forward..

PRE-SEASON GRADING/TRAININ

Pre-season training and grading is COMPULSORY for Juniors and dates are as follows:

As Winter Softball play games at Birralee on Sundays the following dates have been set aside for pre-season training.  Team Nominations for the summer season are to be lodged by early September 2018. Additional training sessions will be advised later.

JUNIORS:  2 sessions on Saturday 18, 25 August 2018 from 1.00pm to 2.30pm at Birralee Upper Oval (cnr Beatrice Street and Shaw Road, Innaloo).  Extra sessions if required will be advised at a later date and will depend on ground availability.

SENIORS (other than Premier League Players):   Sunday 19 August 2018 at Birralee at 10am – 12 noon.

 If you are unable to attend please advise Registrar, Cheryl Poustie, 0412 883 194, 9447 4914 or Kerry Rispoli on 9448 4662, 0408 484 662.

Premier League Trial:   All current and interested Premier League players must be in attendance. Sunday 26 August 2018 at Birralee at 10am – 11.30am.  All players to attend will be concidered for selection for the 2018 Premier League side that will run for 8 weeks October – December.

 Please wear appropriate sportswear (especially if cold and wet) and bring a water bottle, hat, jacket and your GLOVE.

 Any grading requests are to be in writing to Softball registrar softballregistrar@carinecats.com.au and will be referred to the Grading Committee for consideration and will be dependent on individual circumstances.

ALLOCATION EVENING – TUESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2018

At Carine satellite ground – Birralee, Upper Oval, cnr Beatrice Street & Shaw Road, Innaloo

JUNIORS:       6.30pm sharp                           SENIORS:       7.30pm

No uniform pieces will be sold on this night.  Uniform Day for purchase of uniform pieces will be Saturday 6 October at Birralee, 10:00am to 12.30pm and on training nights up to the season start.

ORIENTATION EVENING – for coaches, managers, scorers

Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 7.30pm at Birralee, Upper Oval, cnr Beatrice Street & Shaw Road, Innaloo.  Coaches, managers and scorers are requested to attend so that specific information on the upcoming season can be distributed and explained.

Specialised sessions in pitching, catching will be announced in due course.  Scoring Clinic will also be scheduled prior to season commencement for new scorers and those wishing to brush up on their skills, unless Softball WA runs a clinic before the season commences.  Please advise either Kerry Rispoli or Cheryl Poustie if you are interested in these courses

PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYER

This season players aspiring to play Premier League are to provide, in writing, an “Expression of Interest” to this affect.  A compulsory Premier League pre-season grading session will be organized to which all players wishing to play Premier League are to attend.  The time date and place for this session will be advised at a later date.

TRAINING GROUND

Carine Open Space will still be available for teams to train. The Club would prefer more utilization of our satellite ground Birralee.  Training grounds under lights at Carine Open Space are expensive, it was noted that these timeslots were booked but not used very much last season.

SOFTBALL FUNDRAISING

As part of our fundraising activities, softball man the canteen for t-ball each Saturday morning and run the sausage sizzle for the twilight t-ball games twice throughout the season.  Last season, help and support for these activities was ‘light on’so most of the work was left to a few people.  This season the Softball Committee has decided that each softball team will be rostered to provide a person to help in the canteen and with the twilight sausage sizzles.  If it is the intention of teams not to provide the necessary manpower then that team is to provide a financial payment of $100 so that the Softball Committee can pay someone to take on this task.  More information will be provided to teams in due course.

SUPPORT CREW

The Softball Committee would welcome new members to join a core group of hardworking people and the ‘more hands helping out the lighter the load’.  We would welcome your support and input to the Committee.  The Softball Committee meets on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm.

UNIFORMS

Lycra skins (socks) $20.00 sizes 2-8 or 7-11

Cap $20.00

Visor $15.00

Club Beanies Acrylic $15.00 Ribbed style $17.50

Shorts $40.00

Singlets $50.00

Hoodies $50.00 personalising additional $10.00

Optional Club Hoodies – Pullover or zip in black or powder blue with embroidered club logo.

Mens and Ladies cut – Supporters Shirts $45.00

Supporters Jackets $55.00

Mens & Ladies cut supporter or training shirts Grey: Black or Sky Blue $25.00

Club Wind breaker (showerproof) jackets $65.00.

Kitten Club tee shirts available sizes 6 months to 12 years – buy one for your teddy mascot or better still for your little ones $15.00

Club Playing Shorts and Club singlet may be purchased if the consensus of the team to wear shorts and singlet rather than the Club provided uniform.

Uniform pieces can be ordered at pre-season training sessions; sales and orders on Allocation Night also available.

Any uniform queries please contact Kerry Rispoli on 9448 4662 or 0408 484 662

SOFTBALL LINKS

Softball WA – www.wa.softball.org.au

Perth Softball League – Perth Softball Leagues

 

 

 

 

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