West Des Moines Girls Softball Tournament Coaches

If you're new to coaching, here are some resources that should be beneficial in managing your team, registering your team for USSSA tournament play.

Fee Collection Dates

10U-14U Fees ($550)

Tryout Deposit: $50
48 hours of accepting roster spot: $300
October 31: $150

8U Fees ($400)

Tryout Deposit: $50
48 hours of accepting roster spot: $200
October 31: $150

Resources

Register your team

http://www.usssa.com/fastpitch/ISTSIDCreation

Need to borrow a player? Here are some important rules

Iowa USSSA Softball Pick Up Player Rules

Rules

http://www.iowausssafastpitch.com/ - Under the 'Rules Info' Menu Item

Waivers

Vine Facility Waiver

Courage League Sports Facility Waiver

Tournament Fees & Gate Fees

Some USSSA tournaments now have 2 fees that are collected, the Registration Fee to play in the tournament (typically $260-275) and a prepaid gate fee of $150 ($125 for one-day events). This pre-paid gate fee will be indicated on the tournament "Event" page. For tournaments of this type, there are no admission fees for family or fans. WDMGS will deduct both fees from the team budget and payment can be made directly by WDMGS to the Tournament Director or reimbursed to any coach who has paid in advance.

Other tournaments may or may not include the "gate fee" with the Registration Fee, and simply require a single payment. Again, this detail may be seen on the "Event" page for each tournament.

CIS/USSSA Gate Fees can be paid here:
http://www.cisathleticsupply.com/2016-CIS-Fastpitch-Gate-Fee-Spring-CISFPG150SRING.htm

Team Organization

Player Questionnaire

We have pre-formatted a Google Form that you can provide to your players and families, to get an idea of their player and the family's expectations. Upon clicking the link you will be prompted to Copy this document (you will need a Google Account to save this file, create one here).

Player Questionnaire Form

Parent Support (Assistant Coach) Questionnaire

We have pre-formatted a Google Form that you can provide to parents, for coordinating assistant coaches, pre-game help, practice coaches and organizing your team support staff. Upon clicking the link you will be prompted to Copy this document(you will need a Google Account to save this file, create one here).

Parent Support Form

Order Uniforms

Each team/coach will be responsible for submitting uniform orders for the Fall season prior to the end of July – specific date will be provided via email by our WDMGS uniform coordinators. Coaches will need to collect payment, upon their arrival.

Uniform Order Form

Book Practice Time

See the link below to create a quick login (you can use your Facebook profile to login, which is easiest).

http://www.wdmsoftball.org/book-practice-field-or-facility/

 

Schedules & Documents

Fall Wrap-up Meeting (Late October / Early November)

Share thoughts, ideas, frustrations and successes with our board and other WDMGS coaches.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/13QVCUDBlbdHSGgNM_1sLNEUEDYhoH8j-hZAjAflSKvY/edit?usp=sharing