Lasers Policies

Can my U10 player register as U12?

Second year U10 are eligible to try out for the U12 team. The following actions must be followed

  • Email the Jr Coordinator with the childs name and birthdate
  • Jr Coordinator will determine if your child qualifies to register as a -1 player
  • The Jr Coordinator will instruct you to register for a U12 if you qualify
  • Once tryout dates and times are sent out, tryout as a U12
  • Based on evaluations, your child may be placed on a U12 team
  • If your daughter finishes in the top 8 of evaluations, she may be placed on an A team (your choice)
  • If she decides not to play U12 after her tryouts then the zone will refund you the difference in registration fees minus the tryout costs (this covers the tryout and t-shirt), you would then register as a U10

 

Refund Policy

If you withdraw:

  • Prior to the registration deadline, a $10 administrative fee will be withheld by the zone.

  • After the registration deadline but before tryouts, a $25 administrative fee will be withheld by the zone.

  • After tryouts, no refund will be provided unless there are exceptional circumstances.  In such a case, submit a request to the zone executive, which will consider requests on a case by case basis.  If a refund is approved for a withdrawal after tryouts, a minimum of $40 will be withheld by the zone.

 

Coach Selection Policy

 

1. Selection Committee
The selection committee will consist of the Junior League
Coordinator and 2-4 other executive members. The Jr.
Coordinator will ask for volunteers at the January executive
meeting.


2. Coaching Criteria - the potential coach must have
-Respect in Sport (All levels)
-Competition introduction (A)
-Community Sport (B)
-Criminal background check
-Results from the parents survey (the results can be a factor)
-Overall good standing with the zone
-Related Player rankings


3. For “A” level Coaches, refer to the “A” team policy. Coaching an
“A” team does not guarantee your child a spot on the “A” team.


4. In situations where the applicant is a non-parent, they will be
vetted and the decision will be at the discretion of the selection committee.


5. Head coaches can select the assistant coaches with the approval
of the Jr. Coordinator.


6. Only Head Coach applicants will be able to watch tryouts. This
will be at the discretion of the zone executive. However, they will
not be privy to evaluation numbers or names of players.


7. The Coordinator will chair the committee and if needed, will be
the final and deciding vote.

 

 

A-Team Policy

 

Player Eligibility for an A Team

To be eligible for the A team at any age level (U12, U14, U16):

1.           the player must attend zone try outs; and

2.           parents must have indicated YES on the commitment letter.

Evaluations

All players attending evaluations will be ranked on individual skills.  An all-around ranking based on the evaluation of individual skills will be generated.

Pitching and catching evaluations will be conducted separately and those rankings WILL NOT form a part of the player’s all-around ranking.

A Team Rosters

The A teams at all age levels CAN be made up from the top 18 ranked girls from the tryouts.

Pitchers and catchers MUST finish in the top 18 to be eligible to be selected on an A team.

The head coach will be given a list of the top 18 ranked girls with their marks to make their team.  The lists of pitcher and catcher evaluations for the appropriate age group will be provided separately.

U12:

The top 8 ranked girls MUST be offered a spot on the team, provided they have signed the commitment letter to play A ball.

U14 & U16:

The top 6 ranked girls MUST be offered a spot on the team, provided they have signed the commitment letter to play A ball.

After the top ranked players are offered a spot, the head coach, in their sole discretion, can fill the remainder of the team with any player originally ranked in the top 18.  For example, a U12 team requiring a pitcher may bypass players ranked 9 through 15 and choose the 16th ranked player because that player is a pitcher.  For example, U14 and U16 players not demonstrating the appropriate commitment level in previous years may be bypassed should they rank outside of the top 6 but within the top 18.   

Exceptions

Notwithstanding anything in this Policy, if, for legitimate reasons, a player cannot participate in tryouts at their scheduled date and time, a make up date may be offered at an added cost. Players not able to try out at all, for legitimate reasons, may request that their individual circumstances be considered by the Laser’s Executive.  The absence from tryouts for legitimate reasons, including medical reasons will not necessarily preclude a player from being placed on an A team.  For example, the evaluation marks and level of play from the immediately preceding year may be used to gauge the player’s eligibility to play on an A team.  The player’s placement will, however, be at the sole discretion of the Laser’s Executive in the event of a missed tryout.

Evaluators

Unbiased third-party evaluators will be used for all tryout evaluations.  222’s Fastpitch are running tryouts for the Laser’s Zone.  Evaluation rankings will be generated by the 222’s group based on their years of softball knowledge and expertise in both coaching and playing at Team Canada levels.

 

Please direct any questions to Ryan Corrin, Lasers JR. Coordinator at lasers.jrcoordinator@gmail.com

Updated February 11, 2021

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