Category: Youth Program

Youth Softball Evaluations 📢 Important Info

The youth softball skills assessment is scheduled for Sunday, April 18th at the High School Softball Fields.

The JV & Varsity fields are between the Middle School and Intermediate Center off East Garfield Street.

TIMING
2:00-3:15 p.m. = 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders
3:30-4:30 p.m. = 5th & 6th graders
4:45-5:45 p.m. = 7th & 8th graders

WHAT TO WEAR / BRING
Mask, Water Bottle, Fielding Mask, Batting Helmet, Bat, Spikes, Glove

Please send your player in a jersey or shirt with a number on it to help out the evaluators.

PARKING
Please park in the IC parking lot between the IC and Middle School.

FIRST
Come to the sign-in table which will be located on the sidewalk between the Varsity & JV fields.

SECOND
Make sure you and your player have a mask on and make sure your daughter has a water bottle, fielding mask, batting helmet, bat, spikes, glove, and a jersey/shirt with a number on it.

THIRD
With 71 players being assessed, parents will not be allowed to be on the fields.  You are asked to wait in the parking lot.

FOURTH
To reduce the amount of people coming and going between sessions, once the players have completed their skill assessment they will come to you so we can avoid congestion.

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Players will be evaluated by independent evaluators in the following skills:

THROWING
U8 level will play regular catch with no pitching.  They will be evaluated on how they can throw and catch from approx 15′.   U10/U12/U14 will be evaluated during fielding drills.

PITCHING
U10/U12/U14 ONLY: if your daughter has interest in pitching we need to know at the sign-up table when they arrive.  Each player will get 15-20 pitches total from the regular pitching distance in the pitching lanes.

FIELDING
Each player will make 3-5 throws to 1st base from each of the infield positions.   U10/U12/U14 ONLY: will get 3-5 fly balls in the outfield and will need to demonstrate the ability to catch the fly ball and throw to 2nd base.

Go Vikings!

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE #2

Hello Softball Families,

The Softball Club is once again looking to hold an official vote to determine the next step in the future of the youth summer softball season.  Now that we have moved into Phase 2 with optimism for Phase 3 coming in early July, we need to determine the interest to play games as part of Phase 3.

MEETING DATE:  Thursday, June 25

TIME:  8PM

LOCATION:  Zoom Meeting (web address directly below)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76677242327?pwd=UWFUZzJUY0hmYllmK2FtKzNQRlNSQT09

Meeting ID: 766 7724 2327

Password: 2HWjDm

ACCOMMODATIONS:  Voting will occur via the CHAT feature at the bottom of the Zoom window, so if possible, please login using a computer.  If you need to access the meeting on your phone and the CHAT option is not available, we will allow email voting as long as you verbally state this during the call.  E-mail voting will be completed privately to one of the Board members as designated on the call.

You must be present on the Zoom Meeting in order to be eligible to vote.

This special meeting will be held for the specific purpose of discussing and voting on two items:

  1. Shall all Mount Horeb Softball Club youth teams be allowed to play in games within Dane County if permitted under the Forward Dane plan?
  2. Shall all Mount Horeb Softball Club youth teams (with exception of tournament teams, as they are already approved) be allowed to play in games outside of Dane County if games are permitted under the Forward Dane plan?

 These will be the only topics discussed.  If you should have other questions or concerns on non-related topics, please contact Kurt by phone or email as listed at the bottom of this email.

A reminder to all receiving this invite, only those individuals who have paid their membership dues and who are in good-standing with the Club per our bylaws will be allowed to vote (https://mohosoftballclub.com/membership/).  Our post office box will be checked at 4PM on the day of the meeting for payments.  You may also make arrangements with Kurt (kurtadler1@gmail.com) to drop payments off at my house directly.  If your membership payment is received after this date/time you will not be able to vote on these topics but will certainly be able to vote on upcoming decisions.

If it is decided to move forward with games, the Club Board Members in combination with the Youth Coordinators will establish game guidelines for all players, coaches, and parents to follow.  This group will gladly accept input from parents on these topics but final decisions on specific rules/guidelines will fall with the Board and Youth Coordinators.

We are looking for and expecting a polite and meaningful discussion on these topics  – the same as the last meeting.  As stated previously, regardless of where you fall on this topic, we ask that you refrain from commenting to the coaches and suggest you avoid discussing your concerns in front of your players as we want them focused on practicing/games and not politics.  If you would like to have a conversation about what is or will be occurring, please contact one of Board members directly and your comments will be taken under consideration.  (https://mohosoftballclub.com/board-members/)

Just as the rules, suggestions, and plans provided by our governmental bodies and advisory boards have been fluid, so likely will be the Club’s approach as things move forward.  Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented times.

Sincerely,

The Mount Horeb Softball Club Board

Kurt Adler

608.636.6656

kurtadler1@gmail.com

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

Hello Softball Families,

Based on discussions with other local organizations and some internal research, the Softball Club is looking to determine how to move ahead with our seaseon per the guidelines laid out by Forward Dane Sports Guidance, Phase 1 PDF (https://publichealthmdc.com/documents/sports_phase1.pdf).

MEEETING DATE:  Thursday, June 4
TIME:  8PM
LOCATION:  Zoom Meeting (web address directly below)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73208063598?pwd=bnNocFdwZC82WWFocXpLNlUwdkJOdz09

Meeting ID: 732 0806 3598
Password: 4rFq74

ACCOMMODATIONS:  Voting will occur via the CHAT feature at the bottom of the Zoom window, so if possible, please login using a computer.  If you need to access the meeting on your phone and the CHAT option is not available, we will allow email voting as long as you verbally state this during the call.  E-mail voting will be completed privately to one of the Board members as designated on the call.

This special meeting will be held for the specific purpose of discussing and voting on two items:

  1. Shall practices commence for all the youth teams of the Mount Horeb Softball Club?
  2. Shall the U10 and U12 Tournament teams travel outside of Dane County to play in games while Dane County is restricting game play within our county?

Following our Club bylaws, we are providing a minimum of 3 business days’ notice from the posting of this information on the Club website for this special meeting to occur.  These will be the only topics discussed.  If you should have other questions or concerns on non-related topics, please contact Kurt by phone or email as listed at the bottom of this email.

A reminder to all receiving this invite, only those individuals who have paid their membership dues and who are in good-standing with the Club per our bylaws will be allowed to vote (https://mohosoftballclub.com/membership/).  Our post office box will be checked at 4PM the day of the meeting for payments.  You may also make arrangements with Kurt (kurtadler1@gmail.com) to drop payments off at my house directly.  If your membership payment is received after this date/time you will not be able to vote on these topics but will certainly be able to vote on upcoming decisions.

If it is decided to move forward with practices, the Club Board Members in combination with the Youth Coordinators will be establishing practice guidelines for all players, coaches, and parents to follow.  In addition, a waiver form will need to be acknowledged before players can practice.

Based on the survey results from several weeks ago, there is an overwhelming desire for the players to get back on the field.  This however is not an easy decision for everyone and we as a Board are understanding of this.  This topic is certainly a polarizing one, but regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, we ask for polite and meaningful discussion at this meeting and in all the phases moving forward.

Some of you may feel we are too conservative with the guidelines that will be set forth if practices occur.  Please, know that these guidelines will be in enforced until players and parents are otherwise advised.  In the same regard, there will certainly be some who feel we have not gone far enough.  If you feel this is not the right course of action for your family your registration fee will be refunded no questions asked.  Regardless of where you fall on this topic, we ask that you refrain from commenting to the coaches and suggest you avoid discussing your concerns in front of your players as we want them focused on practicing and not politics.  If you would like to have a conversation about what is or will be occurring, please contact one of Board members directly and your comments will be taken under consideration.  (https://mohosoftballclub.com/board-members/)

Just as the rules, suggestions, and plans provided by our governmental bodies and advisory boards have been fluid, so likely will be the Clubs approach as things move forward.  Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented times.

Sincerely,

The Mount Horeb Softball Club Board

Kurt Adler
608.636.6656
kurtadler1@gmail.com

2020 Youth Eval

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Holy Softball Batman!  Thanks to the 86 players that participated in the 2020 youth evaluation program last Sunday!  We are extremely excited about the great turnout and are remaining optimistic that the current events will not slow down our season!!  Thanks for coming out ladies and we look forward to the opportunity to get on the field!!

Go Mount Horeb Softball Nation!!