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.
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!
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.
The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles:
5) Caring, and
6) Good Citizenship.
The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these "six pillars of character."
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.
Volunteers: Managers, Coaches, Team Parents, get signed up to stay in the loop this Spring and seasons to come. Click on the link below to sign up as a Volunteer!
We currently have more players then teams - WE NEED COACHES! We have programs to help you understand what is involved and required to be a coach, we also assist with practice plans and invite new coaches out to existing team practices to get the hands on action of coaching. If you are interested, sign up today!
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.
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.
In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat
Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.
Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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