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PITCH HIT & RUN 2017

Coming to the IGSL - SW Park on April 29th, the official skills competition of the MLB, Pitch Hit & Run! 

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions:  7/8; 9/10; 11/12; and 13/14 - based on their age as of July 17, 2017.  The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each division age group at the competition will be awarded and will advance to the Sectional Level of Competition.

To register your player(s) click the following link:  https://www.pitchhitrun.com  and enter the 75060 zip code.

If you would like to volunteer to help during the competition, please contact Terri McMorris at:  IGSL12udivrep2017@gmail.com

ARE YOU NEW TO SOFTBALL?

The Irving Girls Softball League is a local organization that has welcomed girls and young women of all ages for over 50 years.  Our goal is to build confidence, develop leadership and teamwork skills while playing recreational fast pitch softball.

With the generous support of the community, we will be able to ensure that each young woman has a positive, rewarding experience while participating in our program, and that they will learn the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, honor, and integrity while sharing with their coaches and teammates the emotions of success and failure.

WHY SOFTBALL?

1)  Girls who play sports do better in school.  Exercise improves learning, memory and concentration.

2)  Sports teaches valuable life skills, including teamwork and goal-setting skills.  Working with your teammates to win games teaches you how to be successful and how to work together to achieve a goal.  This will serve you well at work and with your family life.

3)  Girls in sports have a better feeling about themselves.   More self-confidence, feeling healthy, maintaining friendships, and feeling good about themselves.

4)  Sports help girls deal with daily stresses and allows them to feel happier.  Your teammates will support you - both on and off the field!   

Parent Involvement

Parents can play many roles in sport: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model or critic. A few studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical agents at socializing sports.

"SIX PILLARS OF CHARACTER"

The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles:
1)  Trustworthiness,
2)  Respect,
3)  Responsibility,
4)  Fairness,
5)  Caring, and
6)  Good Citizenship.

The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these "six pillars of character."

IGSL Scholarship Opportunity

The IGSL Scholarship (formally named in honor of Sally Holland) was designed to aid our dedicated players in their pursuit of a higher education. It is given with the hope that the same discipline, determination and life lessons learned on the playing field, will be applied in this new chapter of their lives with the end result of them developing into women worthy of praise in all aspects of their life.

If interested in applying for the scholarship, print the attached documentation and submit it BY MAIL to the address provided in the application.  ALL applications must be post marked by July 1.


PARENTS AND ATHLETES

Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their IGSL Softball experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.

STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM

Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


ESSENTIAL PARENT HOW-TO'S

Adding a Mobile Phone

Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.

Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App

Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.

Linking Accounts

Linking two SportsEngine accounts together allows both account owners to receive messaging about athletes under either account as well as access private team pages. 

New to SportsEngine?

Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.

Sending a Message

Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.

Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes

Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules and communication? This list of articles will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!

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