TC Express Fastpitch Select Softball

Updated Wednesday February 7, 2018 by Eric De La Rosa.

TC EXPRESS FASTPitch Select Softball PROGRAM INFORMATION

What is Select Softball?

The Tri-Cites Select Softball program is for softball players who strive for more competition than what is offered in a recreational program. This program is for experienced players who can dedicate time for weekly practices and weekend tournaments. The teams in this program will participate in Select Tournaments within the DFW area. 

How does this program work and why is it different from recreational softball?

TC Express teams will not have weekly games and/nor play in the recreational division for Tri-Cities. These teams and players are also not eligible for All-Star Tournaments. Teams will practice at Chisholm softball fields and may have scrimmages there. Express teams will attend 3-5 tournaments a season.  All tournaments will be in the DFW area.  Each tournament will be picked by the Softball VP and/or Coaches. Dates vary each season for tournaments, but parents and players will be notified of tournament dates as soon as they are picked. Families need to be aware that the cost for the Express Fastpitch program can be around $300 or more per season. Players will still need to register at TCbaseball.com for the initial registration, the fee which will cover uniform, insurance cost and tournament fees will need to be paid to the head coach by no later than February 9th.

What is NOT included in registration fee:

-Travel costs to and from tournaments.

-Food, drinks, or personal items needed for practices and tournaments.

-No personal equipment will be provided for players. (Catcher’s gear will be available to borrow for the season, but it belongs to TCBSA and must be returned.)

Other Important Info.

*If a player does not make the TC Express team, she is eligible to be on a TCBSA recreation team.

*Coaches do not get paid for their service, we are a volunteer organization.

*All coaches, parents, and players will be held accountable to follow the TCBSA Code of Conduct during practices and tournaments.  Anyone who does not follow the code of conduct can be asked to leave TCBSA and will not receive a refund for any fees that were paid up to that time. 

*This is the first season for our Select program.  We want this to be a positive experience for our players and ask everyone to be flexible and patient through this growth.  Each season we look forward to growing the Select Softball program for every age division, if possible.  

Who can try-out for the Select Softball Program?

TCBSA will have one team during this spring season in the following age groups: 12U and 14U

12U eligible players- girls born in 2005 or later

14U eligible players- girls born in 2003 or later

Players who are interested to try-out should consider the qualifications listed below:

-Have 2-3 seasons experience playing softball

-Can dedicate time to weekly practices and weekend tournaments

-Have 1 or more seasons of experience playing on a TCBSA rec team

-Have All Star experience and/or tournament experience

-If selected for a TC Express team, players cannot play for another recreational team or any select team

Coaches have been selected by the Softball VP and board.  Players will be selected by Coaches after any try-outs.

Coaches who would like to be consider to coach a select team must:

-Have 2-3 seasons experience head coaching softball with TCBSA

-Not have any disciplinary actions against them with TCBSA

 

TRY-OUT times - Saturday 1/20/2018.

12U - 9-11 AM

14U - 9-11 AM

Tryouts will be at the DFW Express indoor facility

745 W. Hurst Blvd.Hurst, TX 76053

Please show up 30 min prior to start time to have girls warm up so tryouts can start on time.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Eric De La Rosa, VP of Softballl

softballvp@tcbaseball.com