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
EFFECTIVE THURSDAY APRIL 15TH THE DOCUMENTATION OF COACHES COMPLETING THE A.C.E. COACHES REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING A BACKGROUND CHECK AND SAFE SPORT CERTIFICATION WILL BE ENFORCED. NO ADULT WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE FIELD OR IN THE DUGOUT WITHOUT THE VERFICIATION. UMPIRES WILL ENFORCE THIS REQUIREMENT. ADDITIONALLY ALL COACHES ON FIELD AND IN DUGOUT MUST BE LISTED ON LINE UP CARD. THIS WILL BE ENFORCED BY SCOREKEEPERS THAT WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY LINEUP CARDS WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION ALONG WITH COMPLETE INFORMATION ON EACH PLAYER. THE CERTIFICATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY FEDERAL STATUTE FOR ALL GOVERNING BODIES OF SPORTS.
In following Governor Abbott's latest covid guidance, Masks are no longer required at the Sunrise Optimist Softball Complex. However , following his guidance we encourage social distancing when possible, and hand washing and use of hand santizer.
We would request that any incident of a covid infection in a Sunrise Softball player or parent be reported to the league.
We have added a enhanced team cage rental service. 1 hour 30 minutes for $30.00, with a max of 12 players and 2 coaches, split into 2 periods of 45 minutes with a max of 6 players and 2 coaches. Can be paid and scheduled on line under the USA TRAINING ACADEMY Page
WE HAVE ADDED FIELD RENTAL FOR FIELDS 3, 4, & 5. ADDITIONALLY WE HAVE ADDED FIELD RENTAL FOR 1 & 2 . FIELD 2 RESTRICTED TO 14 U TEAMS, FIELD 1 RESTRICTED TO 12 U OR ABOVE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON ONLY.
Membership fees have been lowered . FACILITY IS SUPERVISED, HEATED, AND AIR CONDITIONED IN THE SUMMER. NEW PROVIDER TO BE ADDED NEXT WEEK.
THE FOLLOWING SPORTSMANSHIP GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE FOR 2 SEASONS. YOU WILL NOTICE THAT LANGUAGE HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM MAY BE TO WILL BE. THERE WILL NO LONGER BE ANY TOLERANCE FOR UNSPORTSMANSHIP ACTIVITY TOWARD OFFICIALS, STAFF, PLAYERS, FANS OR OTHER COACHES. I WOULD LIKE ALL OF YOU TO REMEMBER THAT CHILDREN OBSERVE THE ACTIONS OF ADULTS AND WE WANT THOSE ACTIONS IN OUR PROGRAM TO CONSTRUCTIVE NOT DESTRUCTIVE.
THE RULES CALL FOR FANS, PLAYERS, AND COACHES TO TREAT UMPIRES, SCOREKEEPERS, LEAGUE OFFICIALS, OTHER FANS, PLAYERS & COACHES WITH PROPER SPORTSMANSHIP AT ALL TIMES. THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN THAT YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH AND YOU MAY NOT LIKE SOME OF THE OTHER FANS, TEAMS AND OFFICIALS. HOWEVER WE EXPECT THAT EVERYONE WILL BE TREATED WITH PROPER SPORTSMANSHIP. FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT WITH YOU BEING REMOVED FROM THE FACILITY. COACHES OR PLAYERS THAT ARE EJECTED FROM GAMES WILL BE REQUIRED TO APPEAR BEFORE SOGS BOARD TO DETERMINE IF ANY FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED. FANS REMOVED FROM A GAME MAY, DEPENDING UPON THE EVENT,WILL BE REQUIRED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE SOGS BOARD TO GAIN ENTRANCE TO FACILITY.
YOUTH SPORTS ARE MEANT TO TEACH SPORTSMANSHIP AND LIFE LESSONS. THIS IS NOT PROFESSIONAL SPORTS AND MISTAKES MAY BE MADE BY OFFICIALS. IT IS NEVER INTENTIONAL.
WE HOPE THAT YOU HAVE A GREAT SEASON AND ENJOY YOUR SELF AT THE BALL PARK
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.