SEASON 2020/21

Hi everyone and welcome back to softball for the coming season.

Carine Cats Ball Club – Softball Division registration for the upcoming softball season is open online and this is the preferred method.  Access for registration is via the Registration link .

Fee payment by credit card will need to be done at the same time.

If you experience issues with online registration please contact Registrar (Cheryl Poustie) by email or on 0412 883 194 or on 9447 4914

Due to Covid19 fees this season have been reduced even though there have been increases in costs.  This reduction has been endorsed by Carine Cats Management Committee.

Fees for the 2020/2021 Summer Competition are:

Juniors – U14’s – $162

Juniors – U16’s & U18’s – $194

Seniors (18 years and over) – $280

Premier League only – $302   

Summer competition and Premier League – $370

Summer Men & Women Masters/Vets – $207

Your fees include individual registration, public liability insurance and limited player injury insurance with Softball WA, equipment, junior uniform playing top (junior teams only),  ground and team fees, and end of season trophies.

Players fees can also be paid by the following – please contact Softball Registrar for more information:

  1. cash/cheque via Softball Registrar,
  2. as a direct credit to Carine Cats bank account,
  3. By setting up a payment plan -.

Players who require adjusted fees (i.e. FIFO workers) are to contact Cheryl Poustie, Softball Registrar directly on 0412 883 194 or 9447 4914 or by email softballregistrar@carinecats.com.au directly regarding payment of fees.  You can still register and update your details online and an initial payment of $70 (covers your insurance) will need to be paid to confirm your place in a team.

For players wishing to play in both a senior and junior team there will be a levy payable for the second team.

For junior players wishing to play seniors only the senior fee will apply.  Please advise Kerry Rispoli or Cheryl Poustie in writing of this request.  Juniors playing across a junior and senior team will be advised of the levy for the senior team once they have been allocated to a senior team.

KIDSPORT initiative is funded by Department of Sport & Recreation makes it possible for WA children to participate in community sport and recreation.  KidSport will allow eligible youth 5 – 18 years to apply for financial assistance (to a maximum of $150 per annum) to assist with Club fees .  The fees go directly to the registered KidSport Club participating in the project through their local government.  Application voucher can be found online under KidSport website or contact either Kerry Rispoli or Registrar Cheryl Poustie.

PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYERS

This season players aspiring to play Premier League are to provide, in writing, an “Expression of Interest” to this affect.  As a pre cursor to the season, players are invited to Senior Pre Season training, after which compulsory Premier League pre-season grading session will be organized to which all players wishing to play Premier League are to attend.  The time date and place for this session will be advised at a later date.

COACHES

All persons aspiring to coach a team from U14 to Seniors this season are to provide, in writing, an “Expression of Interest” to coach, to Kerry Rispoli or Cheryl Poustie outlining qualification, previous teams coached and possible grades interested in coaching this season.  “Expressions of Interest” will be referred to both the Softball Committee and Grading Committee for consideration and ratification.

Any coaches wishing to assist with pre-season please contact either Donna Powell, Kerry Rispoli or Cheryl Poustie

UMPIRES

The Club no longer covers plate umpiring costs and the onus falls back on the teams to take up a small collection from the players.  Each team to appoint their own base umpires, PSL umpires pool endeavors to cover all senior plates. For Junior teams Hank is happy to cover plates – $40 per plate, pending on the fixtures and the amount of teams in each age group Hank will try to cover as many plates on the club’s behalf.

PSL (Perth Softball League) have asked for plate umpires for the umpires pool, if you are new to softball umpiring but would like to be a part of this plate umpires pool you will receive $40 per game, excellent training is available.  Please contact softballchairperson@carinecats.com.au or mobile 0408484662

A reminder for players, parents and guardians (of players under the age of 18 years) to tick the box on the registration form regarding Image Consent before you can move forward..

PRE-SEASON GRADING/TRAINING

Pre-season training and grading is COMPULSORY for Juniors and dates are as follows:

As Winter Softball play games at Birralee on Sundays the following dates have been set aside for pre-season training on a Saturday.  Team Nominations for the summer season are to be lodged by early September 2020. Additional training sessions will be advised later.

JUNIORS:  For U14’s, U16’s – 3 sessions on Saturday 15, 22 and 29 August 2020 from 2:00 to 3.30pm and U18’s at 3.30 – 4.30pm at Birralee Upper Oval (cnr Beatrice Street and Shaw Road, Innaloo).  Extra session on 5 September, if required, will be advised at a later date.

SENIORS  (including Premier League Players)  Pre season training sessions, to fit around the Men’s winter softball on a Sunday,  will be on Sunday 16 August  2020, 11am – 12.30pm and 13 September 2020(change of date) 11am – 12.30pm. 

If you are unable to attend please advise Registrar, Cheryl Poustie, 0412 883 194, 9447 4914 or Kerry Rispoli on 9448 4662, 0408 484 662.

Please wear appropriate sportswear (especially if cold and wet) and bring a water bottle, hat, jacket and your GLOVE.

Any grading requests are to be in writing to Softball registrar at softballregistrar@carinecats.com.au will be referred to the Grading Group for consideration and will be dependent on individual circumstances.

ALLOCATION EVENING – TUESDAY  15 September 2020

At Carine satellite ground – Birralee, Upper Oval, cnr Beatrice Street & Shaw Road, Innaloo

(Due to Birralee club rooms renovations venue may be changed)

JUNIORS:       6.30pm sharp                           SENIORS:       7.30pm

No uniform pieces will be sold on this night.  Uniform Day for purchase of uniform pieces will be Saturday 3 October 2020 at Birralee, 10:00am to 12.30pm and on training nights up to the season start.  

ORIENTATION EVENING – for coaches, managers, scorers

Tuesday  22 September 2020 at 7.30pm at Birralee, Upper Oval, cnr Beatrice Street & Shaw Road, Innaloo.   (Due to Birralee club rooms renovations venue may be changed)

Coaches, managers and scorers are requested to attend so that specific information on the upcoming season can be distributed and explained.

Specialised sessions in pitching, catching will be announced in due course.  Scoring Clinic will also be scheduled prior to season commencement for new scorers and those wishing to brush up on their skills, unless Softball WA runs a clinic before the season commences.  Please advise either Kerry Rispoli or Cheryl Poustie if you are interested in these courses

TRAINING GROUNDS

Training grounds will be at Birralee Oval and teams allocated on a ‘first come’ basis.

Carine Open Space will still be available for teams to train – will need to liase with T-ball regarding availability.  The Club would prefer more utilization of our satellite ground Birralee.  Training grounds under lights at Carine Open Space are expensive, it was noted in previous seasons that these timeslots were booked but not used very much.

SUPPORT CREW

The Softball Committee would welcome new members to join a core group of hardworking people and the ‘more hands helping out the lighter the load’.  We would welcome your support and input to the Committee.  The Softball Committee meets on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm.

UNIFORMS 

Lycra skins (socks) $20.00 sizes 2-8 or 7-11

Cap $20.00

Visor $15.00

Club Beanies Acrylic $15.00 Ribbed style $17.50

Shorts $40.00

Singlets $50.00

Hoodies $50.00 personalising additional $10.00

Optional Club Hoodies – Pullover or zip in black or powder blue with embroidered club logo.

Mens and Ladies cut – Supporters Shirts $45.00

Supporters Jackets $55.00

Mens & Ladies cut supporter or training shirts Grey: Black or Sky Blue $25.00

Club Wind breaker (showerproof) jackets $65.00.

Kitten Club tee shirts available sizes 6 months to 12 years – buy one for your teddy mascot or better still for your little ones $15.00

Club Playing Shorts and Club singlet may be purchased if the consensus of the team to wear shorts and singlet rather than the Club provided uniform.

Uniform pieces can be ordered at pre-season training sessions.

Any uniform queries please contact Kerry Rispoli on 9448 4662 or 0408 484 662

 

SOFTBALL LINKS

Softball WA – www.wa.softball.org.au

Perth Softball League – Perth Softball Leagues

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