Parents can play many roles in sport: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, or role model . 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.
1. What are the age cutoff dates for 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U?
The cutoff date for player ages is December 31st of 2022.
2. How long does the league season run?
The league season is April-June. Games will be played May-June.
3. How much does the league cost?
8U ONLY- $65 per athlete
All other age groups
$125 per athlete (Includes Shirt, Socks, umpire fees, and fields) Shared Helmets, bats and fielding masks can also be provided by League if needed.
$100 check for league concessions (Fully refunded after working shift)
$100 check for Eau Claire Classic concessions (Fully refunded after working shift)
4. What do I have to purchase separately?
Not included but required in league fee is pants, belt, softball glove and cleats.
5. What nights are league games?
Typically league games are Monday-Thursday
6. When are practice and game schedules available?
Practices and game schedules will be communicated out by coaches after teams have been selected. Game schedule meetings usually happen early/mid April
7. What is the difference between "League" and "Travel" softball?
While not universally true the basic difference is Travel ball has a higher time commitment, cost and competition. Eau Claire Fastpitch is for league teams. Eau Claire Fury is the travel team.
8. What is the Eau Claire Classic Tournament?
The Eau Claire Classic is one of the longest running Travel ball tournaments in the state. It is the major source of funding for both League and Travel softball in Eau Claire. This is why we ask help for this event that is critical to the program.
Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Eau Claire Fastpitch 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.
Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.
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.
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.
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.
Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes
Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules, and communication? This article will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!
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