Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. How old does my child have to be in order to sign up for Softball?
A. Our age eligibility is as of Dec. 31st of the previous year. Player must be at least 4 Years old but not older than 14.
Birth Year & Division: 6U 2010-2012, 8U 2008-2009, 10U 2006-2007 12U 2004-2005, 14U 2002-2003
Q. Do I have to submit a copy of my child's Birth Certificate and why?
A. Yes. Birth Certificates are required to verify your child's playing age as well as ASA registration.
Q. How often do teams practice?
A. The practice schedule is up to each manager, but you can expect two or three practices a week.
Q. Will my child get a uniform?
A. Yes, each player will get a jersey with their name & number, socks, pants and a headband.
*Bows are optional and are done on a team by team basis and paid for by the parents.
Q. What other equipment will my child need?
A. NTGSL provides the balls, tee's and catcher’s gear. Your child should have her own glove, helmet with a face mask and bat preferably before the first practice begins in January. Cleats are also required. Other equipment (batting gloves, bat bags, and catchers gear etc.) are optional.
Q. Does NTGSL accept Travel Ball Players?
A. Yes, we do allow travel ball players. However, to be eligible for Select or All-Stars, they must not practice or play games with any team other than their NTGSL team after March 31st for Spring season and after August 31st for Fall Ball.
Q. Who umpires the NTGSL games?
A. NTGSL utilizes an outside umpire service approved by ASA/USA Softball to provide umpires for 8u, 10u, 12u (1 umpire- 2 for championship games) & 14u Games (2 umpires). 6U will get a Junior Umpire half way through season.
Q. Who is responsible for working in the NTGSL snack bar?
A. Upon registering a player in the league, a player’s parent(s) agrees to work two shifts (per registered child) in the snack bar. Parents will have the opportunity to pick their shifts through our online sign up system. Upon completion of their scheduled shifts, the snack bar retainer check will be returned to the parent. Please help support the League by doing your part in the snack bar. The league also allows parents to “buy out” of their snack bar obligation. For questions about snack bar duty or buy out, please contact our Snack Bar Coordinator.
Q. Does the League have a fundraiser?
A. Yes, NTGSL relies on fundraising to help support the operations of the league. Player registration fees only account for a portion of the funds required for equipment, facilities maintenance and repairs, uniforms, etc. The League supplements player registration fees with league sponsors and fundraising. Each player’s parent(s) is expected to participate in the league’s annual fundraising activity. If you have questions about fundraising or the fundraising buyout, please contact our Way & Means coordinators.
Q. Does NTGSL offer softball opportunities for my daughter during the “off season”?
A. NTGSL participates in LA/SB ASA/USA Fall Ball program which typically runs from September to November. In this league, NTGSL plays against teams from other Leagues in the area. The Fall Ball season is a "developmental" season where players can get ready for Spring Season.
Q. Do you have to live in North Torrance to play with NTGSL?
A. NO! We do not have boundaries & We accept all girls, all levels, ages 4-14.
Q. Who do I contact if I have a problem or issue that hasn’t been resolved?
A. You can e-mail the appropriate Board Member with any questions, issues, or problems you would like addressed. Of course, your child’s manager should be the most available, and therefore first in line to address your issue. From there the Commissioner of the division is also a great point of contact.