Rep softball is competitive, not recreational. The coaching staff is committed to balancing this competitiveness and also maintaining a positive experience for all of the players. We will always play to win, but it is not a win at all cost mentality. All players must understand that, unlike recreation softball, the manager cannot guarantee minimum playing times.
Some of the STINGRAY Teams will play in the NYWSL as well as competitive tournaments. As such, we will "travel" to where the competition is.
We practice as a team and we play as a team so we expect that all players to attend as many games and practices as possible. The softball season runs from tryouts until August of the following year. Because of the time commitment and other obligations, we understand that some girls probably cannot attend all the games and practices. To help in planning, practice schedules and game dates will be provided as far in advance as possible. Each player must do their best they can to attend as many practices and games as possible. Each team will assign a rep for players to report lateness or absence ahead of time.
STINGRAYS Fastpitch is a volunteer organization run by volunteers. It is family oriented that relies on the support of the parents and families to run smoothly. If your daughter is selected to become a member of a STINGRAY TEAM, you may help the organization by car pooling, chaperoning, fund raising or helping with any number of other tasks such as arranging hotels, scorekeeping etc.
The coaching staff will make all player assignments based on the needs of the team. All players will "earn their position."