The Ames Girls Softball Association
(AGSA) program has been serving the Ames community since
1973 and is open to girls ages 4 through 16. The season
runs from May until the end of June. The five leagues
and associated fees are:
There is a $20 discount for
each additional player from the same family. Financial
assistance is available to players whose families cannot
afford the registration fee. In general, there are no
refunds of league fees. Players may play above their
age or grade in school, but they can't play below their
age or grade in school. AGSA reserves the right to ask
a player who is playing above her age or grade in school
to move to an age/grade appropriate league.
Teams are formed using a blind
draft by the League Commissioners and other board members
shortly after the close of registration. It has been
decided by the AGSA Board Registration Committee to
randomly place girls on softball teams. Every effort
will be made to accommodate carpooling requests; however,
placement cannot be guaranteed.
Teams play approximately ten
games during the season and most teams have two contacts
per week (game or practice). Coaches will contact their
team members in late March or early April.
There are three main sources
of income to cover the cost of league play: tournament
hosting, sponsorship from local businesses, and player
fees. The coaches and board members of AGSA are volunteers.
For information regarding sponsorship or donations by
your employer or business, please contact Julie Peterson firstname.lastname@example.org
. The AGSA is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.
Donations are tax deductible. For more information about
the program or if you wish to volunteer to help, contact
one of these AGSA board members: