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Registration Now Open for Fall 2017

REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY Saturday July 29, 2017

In person Signups are;

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Academy Sports at Concord Mills from 6:30pm until 8:30pm
Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Academy Sports at Concord Mills from 10:00am until 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the MCOC Ball Fields from 6:30pm until 8:30pm

 

Make up of Softball divisions are subject to PARTICIPATION. The MCOC softball programs follow NFHS and NMFL Fast-pitch rules.
Some rules are modified by NMFL. These modifications are posted on our website and provided to all coaches prior to the beginning of the season.

NORTH MECK FILLY LEAGUE

The NMFL is comprised of associations from around the area and include, but not limited to, the following
  • Huntersville Youth Athletic Association
  • East Lincoln Optimist Club
  • Lake Norman Little League
  • University East Little League
  • Stewards of the Game

The number and make up of each division will be determined by the number players that register for each division. If there are not enough registered players for a division, those players that are registered will be asked to move to another division or they may request a refund.

COACHING

We are almost always in need of quality coaches. Head coaches are chosen based on the following priority
  • MCOC Executive Board
  • Members MCOC members
  • Returning head coaches at that level
  • Returning head coaches at any level
  • Returning assistant coaches at that level
  • Returning assistant coaches at any level

Head coaches are free to choose up to 2 assistant coaches with whom they would like to coach. Coaches are also free to sign up as assistant coaches and they will likely be placed with a head coach (or sometimes even asked to be a head coach if head coaches are needed).
Please note that all coaches are subject to a background check.

SKILLS DAY

Players Skills Day is August 5, 2017

Skills Day Schedule: All are scheduled for MC Park field 2
9:00AM 8U Coach/Fast Pitch
10:00AM 10U Fast Pitch
11:00AM 12U Fast Pitch
12:00PM 16U Fast Pitch

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All of the players will demonstrate his/her ability to throw, catch, hit, and run for all of the coaches. Even though each player has only about 2 minutes or so to demonstrate their abilities, it is a tremendous help to the coaches when it comes time for each coach to draft their team. Skills Day is simply our way of evaluating all of the players so that the teams can be chosen as evenly (skill-wise) as possible. At MCOC, we try very hard to prevent any one team from being appreciably stronger than the other teams. Skills Day is NOT a tryout and should not be viewed with the same anxiety as a tryout.

Missing Skills Day is regrettable, but sometimes unavoidable. While it is critical for the coaches to see as many players as possible in order to level the teams as effectively as possible, sometimes players simply are not able to attend Skills Days. Players who miss Skills Day are placed onto a team at the draft.

SOFTBALL AGE GROUPS

The playing age is decided by how old the player is on January 1st. This will be their playing age for Spring and Fall softball.

MUST PLAY IN DIVISION STRICTLY BASED ON AGE
2017 eligibility runs from 1/1/17 – 12/31/17 – division based on age as of January 1, 2018

AGE as of 1/1/2017
8U Coach Pitch 7-8 years old (2008 & 2009)
10U Fast Pitch 9-10 years old (2006 & 2007)
12U Fast Pitch 11-12 years old (2004 & 2005)
16U Fast Pitch 13-16 years old (2000,’01,’02,’03)

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Spring registration is typically during the first two weeks in February. Fall registration is typically during the last two weeks in July.

At registration you will be given a form for Skills Day. Your child must attend Skills Day for his/her age level and last name. This information will be part of the registration package that you receive.

For up to approximately 2 weeks after the registration deadline, the Registrar will accept registrations for placement onto the waiting list. The waiting list will form with names in the order in which the registrations are received BY THE REGISTRAR. You will be contacted only if your childs name is pulled from the waiting list. If your child is not pulled from the waiting list, your check will be destroyed (not cashed).

Request to play with a friend:
You can make a special request on your registration form for your child to play with a friend, but it may not be possible to accommodate. We go to great lengths to make the teams as even as possible talent-wise so special requests are not guaranteed.

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to deliver quality youth softball programs where everyone builds positive character through participation in a fun environment based on the following principles:

Equal Playing Time Our program’s goal is for kids to PLAY softball, therefore, we mandate that every player will play at least 3 innings of a 5 inning game and every player must be in the batting lineup the entire game (continuous batting).
Equally Skilled Teams Each season we form new teams that are as evenly balanced as possible because it is more fun when teams of equal ability play.
Registration Our program is open to ALL young ladies between 5 and 17 years of age regardless of skill level. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. Limited financial-aid is available.
Positive Coaching Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players.
Good Sportsmanship – We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of NMFL.

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