South Central Pennsylvania Softball (formally the York County Junior Girls Softball League) has transitioned to a new website, which is found here at www.scpas.org. Please feel free to visit often as we move content into this new site.
York Revolution Seeking Players for Opening Day
Our friends at the York Revolution have extended an invitation to any SCPAS softball players to help them celebrate Opening Night by participating in a Pre Game Ceremony where they will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the York Revolution. Tickets are just $4 for all players, family members, and guests. Put on your uniform and participate on the field for that celebration. Interested teams and/or players should contact Reed Gunderson with the York Revolution at 717-801-4498 for information.
The 2016 Edition of the SCPAS playing rules are now posted. Each registered team will receive a printed copy of the rules at the schedule meeting. Please use this link to go to an online version of the rules.
Revolution Tickets Available to ACE Certified Coaches
Thanks to our friends at the York Revolution, SCPAS has been able to acquire 4 season tickets to the York Revolution season. SCPAS will make these tickets available to any registered coach in the 2016 summer season, provided the coach completes the 2016 ASA/ACE certification. Coaches may reserve 1, 2, 3 or all 4 tickets, subject to reservation rules established by SCPAS. To complete the ACE certification, please see this link. For more information, see the background check of this website.
In order to help teams with field availability and travel, SCPAS is considering holding 2 SCPAS weekends, where all playoff eligible teams are scheduled for 2 regular season games each weekend, by SCPAS. "We are looking at ways to help in three areas" said David Eckman, President of SCPAS. " First, many teams have told us that they have difficulty in competing for field time at their home fields. Secondly, every year since I have been doing this, teams go down to the last couple of days to schedule games - and in some cases many fear of not finishing the schedule. And lastly, this provides teams an opportunity to play teams other than the traditional "closer" teams". The format would be that at the scheduling meeting, playoff eligible teams would have pairings for 8 of their regular season games and the last 4 games would be scheduled by SCPAS on the SCPAS weekends. All of the SCPAS weekend games would be played at Crist fields and teams would be scheduled to play a game, have a break and play another. Teams that are close to Crist Fields geographically may play one game each day. We have tentatively scheduled these weekends for June 11/12 and July 9/10.
SCPAS is proud to announce its 2016 summer season dates. As is customary, all teams registered for our 2016 minor divisions are eligible to play in our pre season scrimmage to be held at Crist Fields on Saturday, April 30, 2016, with a rain date of Sunday, May 1. Regular season games for the 2016 season begin on Monday, May 2. The playoffs dates have changed as a result of venue availability. The summer season playoffs for the 10U major, 12U major and 14U age groups will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 22, 23 and 24th. All teams in those age groups and divisions should be ready to play at any time during that weekend. In the event of the weekend getting washed out, the playoffs will be played on July 29, 30 and 31. The last day for games in these age groups and division will be on Tuesday, July 19. The 18U playoffs will be held at Crist fields on Saturday, August 6 with a rain date of Sunday August 7. The last day for games in the 18U age group will be on August 3. All playoff games will be held at Crist fields. The last day for all minor division games is July 31.
There is no change anticipated in the registration price for team registrations in 2016. The team registration price for summer ball will remain at $625. Additionally, as in 2015 teams wil be billed $5 per player that appears on the team roster for an administration fee. The administration fee was implemented in 2015 to cover costs associated with roster and schedule management.
Coaches and Team Managers Will Need Background Checks
Beginning with the 2016 summer season, all coaches and team managers of all teams registered with SCPAS will need to provide evidence of compliance with Pennsylvania Law regarding background checks. Specifically, any person who is, or could be in the dugout for practices and/or games will be required to submit evidence that they have complied with the Law by submitting their clearances from the PA State Police; Department of Public Welfare; and the results of the FBI fingerprint check, if applicable. We are currently working on modifications to the registration process so that digital copies of the clearances can be submitted. Also detailed information will be available on the SCPAS on how to obtain the clearances.