A MESSAGE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 - UPDATED APRIL 7
The safety of our players, coaches, officials, and fans is of utmost importance to use and we are monitoring the situation carefully. We will continue to monitor updates and recommendations from Governor Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Public Health and will base future decisions on these guidelines. As you know, this environment is fluid and can change at a moment's notice. We will do our best to keep you up to date regarding the status of our programs.
At this time, we have made the decision to cancel Spring League. We will attempt to schedule weekend tournaments and a Summer League if possible. We are working on issuing refunds for those who have registered. Please note that your refund will be less the nominal 4% credit card processing fee, which cannot be refunded as those expenses are incurred through the credit card companies and our registration vendor. You may also elect to carry forward your registration fee as a credit for a future tournament or Fall League.
The status of our Recreational League is still pending at this time. We are monitoring the situation and are hoping to begin practices the week of May 4 with games beginning the week of May 18.
Please feel free to reach out to the Board with any questions or concerns. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times.
LEAGUE & TOURNAMENT UPDATES
AGSA 2020 RECREATIONAL LEAGUE
Registration is now closed! Thank you to everyone who signed up!
We are currently in the process of forming rosters and lining up coaches for the upcoming season! We hope to have this complete soon. You will hear from your coach once teams are finalized.
Please note: practice dates & times are up to the discretion of the coach; we cannot guarantee that these will not conflict with other activities you may be participating in. Games for 1/2 Grade will typically be on Tuesdays & Thursdays; 3rd & 4th Grade games will typically be on Monday & Wednesday; 5th & 6th Grade games will typically be on Tuesday & Thursday. This is subject to change based on weather and field availability but will be the general rule for scheduling.
AGSA 2020 SPRING LEAGUE
The AGSA Spring League gives teams a head start on the upcoming softball season. It is intended for player development. No official scores or standings are kept. Teams generally play two games each Saturday (8U, 10U and 12U) or Sunday (14U and HS) during a six-week schedule. Teams may play up to 12 games, with the fee adjusted for the number of games requested.
Spring League Dates:
March 28/29 -- CANCELLED
April 4/5 -- CANCELLED
April 11 - Easter Sunday (No Games)
April 18/19 -- CANCELLED
April 25/26 -- CANCELLED
May 2/3 -- CANCELLED
AMES SUMMER CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
The Ames Summer Classic allows all teams (10U, 12U, and 14U) to participate in pool play on Friday and/or Saturday and bracket play on Sunday.
This year we will host the tournament on the weekend of: June 20, 21 2020.
Contact for questions:
Overnight Housing Information
Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau
1601 Golden Aspen Drive - Suite 110
Ames, Iowa 50010
Phone: (800)288-7470 or (515)232-4032
SPONSORSHIPS & DONATIONS
AGSA is funded primarily by player registrations and business sponsorships. If you or your business are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, contact the AGSA Sponsorship Committee
. Varying levels of sponsorship are available. AGSA is a 501(c)3 charitable corporation, operated by a board of volunteers.
TRAVEL TEAM INFORMATION
We are a nonprofit organization and are only passing along the costs we incur from tournament entry fees, rental fees, equipment fees and the cost of paying our coaches for winter clinics and travel league. Our expectation is to utilize parent volunteer coaches for the fall and spring. We will hire paid coaches for winter clinics and our summer season, but will still need parent volunteers to help with practice, keeping score, organizing team information, etc.
(Uniform fee is not included.)
12U and 14U will be capped at 11 players. 8U and 10U there will be NO cap. We will either create multiple teams or have players play specific weekends.
Scholarships are available. Scholarships will be awarded at the time of the second payment. A limited scholarship pool of dollars is available and will be divided equally amongst families that qualify.