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Avon Junior Athletic Association

Avon Junior Athletic Association

Spring Rec Softball Program Overview

OVERVIEW
AJAA offers recreational and instructional leagues in girls' Co-Ed tee ball (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
 - 
Emphasize player effort to play well
 - 
Practice good sportsmanship
 - 
Consider all players as WINNERS regardless of score!

**Playing age for Spring 2021 Recreational Softball is based on age of player as of 1.1.2021 for 8U-13/18U. (The age of your daughter as of January 1, 2021 will determine what division she will play in during the Spring league)

AGE DIVISIONS
6U is the same as the Little League Co-Ed T-BALL League (register under 2021 Spring Little League Baseball - TeeBall)

Click HERE for information regarding 8U League

Click HERE for information regarding 10U League

Click HERE for information regarding 12U League

Click HERE for information regarding 13-18U League

Click HERE for surrounding communities locations

AJAA SPRING REC SOFTBALL SEASON
 
Games for each division will be played as follows (Please note – game schedules for 8U are preliminary & are subject to change based on team totals in each division and field space.  We will do our best to keep to the proposed schedule but can’t guarantee until registration closes and teams are rostered.)

***Please be reminded that these plans are tentative and subject to change based on guidelines from our health and government officials to ensure everyone’s health and safety. We will keep families updated as dates near.

Field Locations for each league will be posted on our website and on our Facebook page. 

COST
6U (Tee Ball - register with Baseball) - $80.00
8U - $125.00
10U - $140.00
12U - $140.00
13-18U - $140.00
*ATTENTION: As of January 2020 AJAA instituted the Family Fee.  Please click HERE for more details.

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

REGISTRATION
Registration for Spring Rec Softball is open January 4, 2021 to February 28, 2021 for 8U, 10U & 12U (6U will register in TeeBall through Baseball) 
Registration for Spring Rec Softball is open January 4, 2021 to March 28th 2021 for 13-18U

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

PRACTICES AND GAMES
Team Practices – will begin Week of April 6th (practice nights will vary by team/division – will be posted at a later date)
AJAA OPENING DAY FOR SOFTBALL – Saturday, April 18th (ALL divisions will have IN-HOUSE games this day)
**AJAA Fields address: 866 S CR 625 E Avon, IN 46123

*** Click HERE for the Softball Season Calendar

EVALUATIONS
For the 2021 Spring season - there will be no evals. Due to Covid and not being able to have capacity in local gymnasiums, we will not be able to have evals this year. Teams will be drafted with previous eval/season experience data. 

Teams will be rostered by March 22nd - parents will be able to see their player's team in the Team Manager app by then.

DRAFTS
All Spring Rec Softball teams will be formed via a snake draft with head coaches shortly after registration closes. The Softball Commissioner will form teams for 6U but all other divisions will go through a draft process with head coaches.  AJAA will no longer guarantee coach requests and/or ride share requests. This matches up to the policies of the other communities in our league. Head Coaches will be able to pick no more than 2 assistant coaches prior to the draft. All coaches will have their own daughters and their assistant’s daughters on their team. After those players are set, a snake draft will occur. *Siblings will automatically be placed on the same team.

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. 

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 SAFE RETURN TO PLAY COVID-19 PROTOCOL

Click HERE to view AJAA's Safe Return to Play Protocol for Softball

Indy Indians Knot Hole Kids Club

All registered AJAA Spring 2021 players receive a Knot Hold Kids Club membership. Cards are distributed by Coaches and can be activated by clicking the image below. 

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 2021 Softball Committee - click HERE!

COMMISSIONER

Jessie McCoy - Rec Softball Commissioner [email protected]
Learn more about Jessie 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

Rec Softball Rules

AJAA Rec Softball Rules

8U Rules - click HERE

10U, 12U, 13-18U Rules - click HERE

season calendar

For a complete season calendar for 2021 Spring Softball, please click HERE.

*Please note: dates are subject to change, so please check back often.

last updated 2.22.20

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.

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

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"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

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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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