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Travel Evaluations for Spring 2020 Teams – December 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 2019

 

***** Please read this entire document.  All information is important and your cooperation is essential during this process. ****

 

Sign Up for Evaluations

 

Players must sign up for evaluations on the Media Area Girls Softball website.  The reason is two-fold.  Media Area Girls Softball (MAGS) needs to have a release form for players being evaluated.  Second, advance sign-ups will provide the travel coordinator the opportunity to have all the essential elements in place to conduct a smooth and thorough evaluation.  There is no fee charged for evaluations.

 

Evaluation dates and times

 

Evaluations start on-time.  Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the evaluation for check-in.

 

14U (Born between 1/2/2005 and 1/1/2007.)

Sunday, December 8th @ 9:30 AM - throwing, fielding, running

Sunday, December 15th @ 9:30 AM - hitting

 

12U (Born between 1/2/2007 and 1/1/2009.)

Friday, December 6th @ 7:30 PM - throwing, fielding, running

Friday, December 13th @ 7:30 PM - batting

 

10U (Born between 1/2/2009 and 1/1/2011.)

Friday, December 6th @ 6:00 PM - throwing, fielding, running

Friday, December 13th @ 6:00 PM - batting

 

MAGS is not going to enter an 8U (Born between 1/2/2011 and 1/1/2013) team in DelVal for Spring 2020.  Players in this age group will play in the in-house league.  MAGS in-house rules for this age group are nearly identical to the DelVal rules.  There is no need to travel in this age group.

 

Evaluation Information

 

Evaluations are conducted in two sessions, one week apart.  We will evaluate throwing, fielding, and running the first week.  We will evaluate hitting the second week.  Players must attend both evaluation sessions. 

 

Players who are not placed on a travel team will be referred to the MAGS in-house league.  Parents will be instructed to register for either the travel program or in-house league approximately two weeks after evaluations are complete. Registration for the travel program will not open until player assignments are communicated.  Registration instructions will be provided at that time.

 

*** Players must attend both evaluation sessions. ***

 

Indoor Practices

 

Girls placed on travel teams will have six indoor practices at Elwyn beginning the weekend of 1/24/2020 through 3/8/2020.  MAGS has secured our traditional gym times of Friday evening and Sunday morning.  Practice dates and times will be communicated when teams are announced.

 

Commitment

 

Players and families must be committed to travel softball in the Spring.  Media Area Girls Softball encourages players to participate in sports other than softball.  However, Spring is the primary season for softball and we expect players and families to make softball their top priority.  If players and families are not willing to commit to softball as their top priority in the Spring then, we recommended playing in the MAGS in-house league.  Note: we are flexible with the indoor winter practices.

 

*** DelVal playoffs begin the third week of June.  Playoffs are typically two weeks however, families should plan for three weeks of playoffs in the event of rain.  Please keep this in mind when scheduling vacations as it becomes very difficult to compete in the playoffs without a complete team.***

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Please review the MAGS travel softball frequently asked questions document in the HANDOUTS section of the website to determine if travel softball is a good fit for your daughter and family.

 

2020 Travel Fees

 

There will not be an increase in Travel fees for 2020.

 

1 child - $185.00

2 children - $290.00

3 children - $385.00

 

Evaluations Location - Davidson Gym at Elwyn 

 

Hold down the control key (Ctrl) on your keyboard and click the link below to view the Elwyn Campus map.

 

https://www.elwyn.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ElwynMap-MEDIA-CAMPUS.pdf

 

The Davidson Gym is in the Education Center (building 27 on the map).  The parking lot for Davidson Gym is exactly where the words, "Education Ctr" appear on the map.  

 

Davidson Gym is not the big gym with carpet on the floor (Zier Recreation Center entrance).  You may be familiar with that gym from indoor soccer.  Do not enter the building through the Zier Recreation Center entrance.  Enter the Davidson Gym directly from the parking lot on the Baltimore Pike side of the building.  Please review the campus map.

 

The easiest way to find Davidson Gym is to enter the Elwyn Campus from Baltimore Pike using School Lane.  Turn left at the first stop sign.  Bear right at the fork.  Go over two speed bumps.  Turn right in the very next driveway.  The driveway goes uphill to the parking lot.  The entrance to Davidson Gym is at the top of the concrete stairs.

 

Know where you are going before the first evaluation session.

 

 

For more information, contact:

Dan O'Loughlin

Travel Coordinator

Media Area Girls Softball

oloughlinsoftball@gmail.com

484-574-4007

 

PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO ANYONE THAT MAY BE INTERESTED!


2019 League Calendar

Please mark your calendars with these important league dates.  We will keep it updated on our website and let you know as things change.
                                                 

 Unified Game:                     Wednesday June 12th


End of Season Party      
& Coaches Game:       Saturday, June 15th

                                                   Party 5pm - 7pm

                                                   Coaches Game: 7pm - 9pm

 

MAGS Night at              
Wilmington Blue Rocks:    Saturday, June 22nd: 6:05pm