Sunrise Optimist Girls Softball offers recreational and competitive fast pitch softball for girls ages 4 to 18 from Wichita Falls and communities in the North Texas area. The league is organized into age divisions of 6U,8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U. SOGS
AS OF 12:25pm 2/3/2023 ALL PLAYERS THAT HAVE REQUESTED A TEAM HAVE BEEN PLACED. GRANDFATHERED PLAYER PROTECTION FOR A PREVIOUS TEAM EXPIRED AS OFF 2/1/2023 12:PM. BEGINNING 2/4/2023 PLAYERS WITHOUT TEAM PREFERENCES WILL BE PLACED TO THE CLOSEST TEAM TO THEIR HOME OR SCHOOL. PLAYERS REGISTERING AFTER TODAY WITH TEAM PREFERENCES WILL BE PLACED ON THE TEAM ACCORDING TO THE RULES OF ELIGIBILTY IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE. PLAYERS WILL NOT BE REMOVED FROM TEAMS EXCEPT BY PARENT'S REQUEST.
USA changed there registration season last year to 9/1/2021 to 8/31/2022. Following that change this year the National Body changed the age cutoff date to 9/1 of each year for the following Season. As of 9/1/2023 eligibilty age will become 9/1 of each year instead of 12/31. So beginning 9/1/2023 a player cannot be older that that age group as of that date. i.e. as of 9/1/2023 a player that turns. 9 prior to 9/1 cannot play in 8U.
Sunrise Softball will make that change effective with our Fall 2023 League. This does not affect registrations for Spring 2023 the age cutoff remains 12/31/2022.
The Sunrise Optimist Girls Softball Board is happy to announce a alll time record year for participation in the Spring and Fall of 2022 Leagues with a total of 101 teams participating. Our previous record was 91 teams in 2017. Thanks to all the parents, players, coaches, umpires that made this possible for 1172 girls to enjoy the sport of softball this past year.
2023 SPRING REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 15TH AND THE FIRST COACHES MEETING WILL BE ON JANUARY 30TH AT 7:00PM AT THE SUNRISE OPTIMIST SOFTBALL COMPLEX MEETING ROOM AT 5401 D SOUTHWEST PARKWAY, WICHITA FALLS TEXAS 76310
The Board will be working to improve the League in 2023 offering more training for our coaches, umpires and players. We will be appointing a Coaches' advisory board to offer suggestion on improvements for the league and building ownership in the league.
We hope all of your have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Look to the website in January for potential changes in the League rules and operational procedures.
It is our policy to protect the safety of our participants , umpires , and parents at all times. We will postpone, or reschedule game if severe weather is in or will come into the Southwest part of Wichita County . We continuous monitor weather status and weather radar to determine possible severe weather that would affect us. We do not cancel games for a severe weather watch unless storms are developing that would enter our area. We have a Storm Spotter location at the Stadium at the fields and we also rely on their advice.
Please rest assured we will do everything possible to keep everyone safe, however parents are the final judge of their children's safety and should do what they feel is necessary. However, we will not reschedule games unless previous conditions exist.