Rochester Girls Softball League (RGS) recently announced that registration is open for the 2021 spring league at www.leaguelineup.com/rochestergirlssoftball. Girls in grades 3 through 8 who reside in Rochester, Marion, and Mattapoisett, and any surrounding towns that do not offer a softball league, are invited to sign up now through March 6.
RGS Junior teams (grades 3 through 5) and Senior teams (grades 6 through 8) will have one practice and one or two games per week during the season, which is expected to start in April and end in June. All practices will be held at Dexter Field in Rochester, and games will be held at Dexter Field as well as at the Wareham Girls Softball Complex.
During the registration period, this all-volunteer program that relies exclusively on volunteer support is also looking for coaches and assistant coaches. Parents and extended family may sign up as part of their player’s registration under the “volunteer” tab. Others interested in coaching who do not have a player to register may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. (Note that all volunteers must pass a background check.)
The fee for the season is $80 per player. In addition, limited financial aid may be available for those truly in need. Any community member who would like to sponsor a player in need or make a general donation to the organization is encouraged to contact the league at email@example.com.
RGS is planning and fully expects to operate as normally as possible while adhering to COVID-19 safety measures including wearing facial masks, maintaining social distances, using hand sanitizer, disinfecting equipment, etc.
RGS, a grassroots effort begun more than 20 years ago by a group of passionate parents, originally served Rochester families but was expanded to include Marion and Mattapoisett in 2010. Its mission has always been to develop a love of softball, great sportsmanship, and strong players who will continue playing at the high school level. RGS also offers a yearly scholarship to graduating seniors who have played in both the league and high school program (specific criteria for the scholarship is available through local high school guidance departments). RSG is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.