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Avon Junior Athletic Association

Avon Junior Athletic Association

Spring Rec Softball Program Overview

OVERVIEW
AJAA offers recreational and instructional leagues for girls (6U), coach pitch (8U) and fast pitch (10U and up) softball intended to:
 - Involve everyone in a positive team experience
 - 
Develop fundamental softball skills
 - 
Build player confidence
 - 
Practice good sportsmanship
 - 
Consider all players as WINNERS regardless of score!
- HAVE FUN!

AGE DIVISIONS
6U League
*Please note: if there are not enough athletes registered for 6U Softball, those athletes will be transferred to Co-Ed Tee Ball under the Baseball program.
8U League
10U League
12U League
13-18U League

**Playing age for Spring 2023 Recreational Softball is based on age of player as of 1.1.2023 for 8U-13/18U. (The age of your daughter as of January 1, 2023 will determine what division she will play in during the Spring league)

AJAA SPRING REC SOFTBALL SEASON
 
Teams will have 90 minute practices twice weekly for the first two weeks and then once weekly once games commence. Practice days and times will be determined once players are rostered to teams, but practices are generally scheduled on weeknights from either 5:30-7:00 or 7:00-8:30. We try to schedule the younger leagues in the earlier time slots when possible.

Each team will play two 70 minute games per week (weather permitting). 10U, 12U, and 13-18U games are played Monday through Thursday evenings. 8U games are “double headers” played on Saturday mornings and early afternoons (scheduled back to back whenever possible). We are still working to determine what days we will play 6U games.

All practices are held at our fields located at 866 S CR 625 E in Avon, however game locations can alternate with our community partners.

Click HERE for surrounding communities locations

COST
6U  - $80.00
8U - $125.00
10U - $140.00
12U - $140.00
13-18U - $140.00

Please click HERE for more details on the Family Fee.

Interested in knowing what a registration fee covers?  Click HERE for details.

REGISTRATION
Registration for Spring Rec Softball for 6U, 8U, 10U, & 12U is open January 2, 2023 to February 28, 2023

Registration for Spring Rec Softball for 13-18U is open January 3, 2023 to March 27th 2023

**There is NO late registration.  Once registration is closed, we will not be able to add any players

PRACTICES AND GAMES
Coming Soon!
**AJAA Fields address: 866 S CR 625 E Avon, IN 46123

EVALUATIONS
Evaluations are an important part of the team rostering process. Evaluation scores are used to help ensure that fair and equal teams are formed in the coach’s draft process. On evaluation day, a group of coaches will bring your player through a series of hitting, pitching, catching, and throwing exercises. Your player will be assigned a confidential score in each category and those scores will be used during the drafts to help ensure a variety of talent is placed on each team.

Teams will be rostered, at which time parents will be able to see their player's team in the Team Manager app.

DRAFTS
 
All Spring Rec Softball teams will be formed using a snake draft based on evaluation scores.

Head Coaches are permitted to pick two assistant coaches prior to the draft. All coaches will have their own daughters and their assistant coach’s daughters on their team. After those players are set, a snake draft will occur based on evaluation scores.

HEAD COACHES & ASSISTANT COACHES NEEDED
AJAA is always in need of head coaches and assistant coaches to coach our softball teams for the season.  If you would like to coach, please be sure to “volunteer” when registering your child in your AJAA account so you appear on our coaches list.  YOU MUST REGISTER YOURSELF TO BE A HEAD COACH OR ASSISTANT COACH!

All coaches must pass a background check to be “cleared” by AJAA to coach. Once you volunteer in your account to coach, AJAA will be notified. If you don't have a clear background check on file, you will be emailed info on how to take a background check. Background checks are good for 3 years. 

Any new coaches that sign up must pass their background check prior to the draft meeting or they will not be able to attend drafts to pick their team.

GEAR REQUIRED  
 
AJAA will provide players with uniform shirts.  Players in 8U may wear shorts or softball pants (whatever they are comfortable in).  Players in 10U and up leagues are encouraged to wear black softball pants. No metal cleats are allowed in any of our leagues.  Please see above informational paragraphs for each league for a more detailed equipment list.

AJAA SOFTBALL community locations

Softball Field Addresses:

Avon
866 S CR 625 East
Avon, IN 46123 

Cascade
4506 N Pearl St.
Coatesville, IN 46121

Danville
1480 E CR-200 S
Danville, IN 46122
(Just west of the intersection of CR 200 S. and CR 150 E.)

Decatur
Carson Park
5400 S High School Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46221 

Plainfield
Swinford Park
1007 Longfellow Lane
Plainfield, IN 46224

South Putnam
Belle Union Sports Park
7872 E CR 600 S
Greencastle, IN 46135

Speedway
5400 W. 15th St.
Speedway, IN 46224

Tri-West
North Salem Elementary School
7027 IN-75
North Salem, IN 46165

Volunteer Opportunities

AJAA Fall and Spring Softball is not able to operate without volunteers.  We appreciate your support and your commitment to volunteer as a League Coordinator, Head Coach, Assistant Coach, or other Softball Committee positions.  

The 2023 Softball Committee -coming soon!

COMMISSIONER

Nick Stefani - Rec Softball Commissioner [email protected]
Learn more about Nick by clicking HERE

Megan Hemmelgarn - Travel Softball Commissioner (Avon Softball Club) [email protected]
Learn more about Megan by clicking HERE

LEAGUE COORDINATORS
We are currently looking for league level League Coordinators.  If you are interested, please contact AJAA Softball Commissioner - [email protected]
Criminal Background Check required

HEAD COACHES

Volunteer Coaches are needed for every league, every team.  Please consider registering as a coach when registering your child.  
Head Coaches are asked to attend a coaches meeting before the season starts.  More details on that to come.  
Criminal Background Check Required.

ASSISTANT COACHES
Assistant Coaches are also needed.  Please consider registering as an assistant coach when registering your child. 
Criminal Background Check Required

2023 Spring Softball Schedules

Coming Soon!

Rec Softball Rules

AJAA Rec Softball Rules

6U Rules - CLICK HERE

8U Rules - CLICK HERE

10U Transitional League Rules - CLICK HERE

10U, 12U, 13-18U Rules - CLICK HERE

season calendar

Coming Soon!

Team/player/parent communication

AJAA Coaches will utilize Game Changer/Team Manager to communicate with players/families.  Please download the Game Changer/Team Manager app on your smartphone.  Once your player is rostered to a team, you will see your player's team info.  Click HERE for the Game Changer/Team Manager info sheet.

parents corner

Are you wondering how to make sure you receive AJAA emails?  Click HERE

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coaches corner

"How to" videos for Coaches/Volunteers:

For info on how to move home plate click HERE

For info on how to move bases click HERE

For info on how to drag/prepare the fields click HERE

Contact

Avon Junior Athletic Association
866 S County Rd 625 E 
Avon, Indiana 46123

Phone: 317-839-5480
Email: [email protected]

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