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Softball Documents / FAQ
NOTE: the following only applies to the Recreation leagues. Select teams may be different.
When and Where are Games Played?
Softball is played both in the Spring and Fall seasons. Games are held during the week and on Saturdays.
Home games are played on one of the softball fields at Town & Country. There are occasions where T&C teams play teams from other leagues such as Leander-Cedar Park (LCP), Georgetown, Balcones, etc. Thus, some travel (within the Austin area) may be required when a T&C team plays at one of these other league’s home fields.
When and Where are Practices?
Practice days, times and locations are determined by the coach. Any day of the week is possible, including Sunday afternoon. Many coaches reserve fields at Town & Country while other coaches use city, county, or neighborhood parks in the surrounding area.
What Can I Expect During the Spring Season?
AA leagues are regular “recreational” leagues. This is usually offered in the spring season for the 7-8U and the 9-10U year old divisions. They will play other AA T&C teams in their league. All the games will be held at the T&C fields. They may also play in mid-season tournaments. This is the division that most of the players in these age groups play in.
What Can I Expect During the Fall Season?
The Fall season is the “less competitive” season. In general, 8 to 10 games are played (8 games is normal) during the season. During the fall, there can be up to 3 “outings“ per week where an outing is defined as a game, scrimmage, or a practice. Thus, prior to the start of games, a coach may have 1 to 3 practices per week (2 would be reasonable in most cases). After games start, there will generally be 1 game and 1 to 2 practices per week depending on the coach. Scores and standings are not kept and more emphasis is placed on instruction and playing different positions.
What Equipment is Provided with Our Registration Fee?
Your registration fee includes a jersey. Parents are required to buy helmets (with a face mask and chinstrap), cleats, and gloves. Once the team is formed you will need to purchase pants and socks. We strongly encourage the use of fielding masks for all softball girls starting at Pinto and up to have these girls as safe as possible.
What is T&C Sports Refund Policy?
If you request to drop prior to player assessments, then you will receive a refund of your paid registration fee less a 10% holdback due to hard costs associated with your player’s online registration. If you request to drop after player try-outs, but before the first game, then you will receive a refund of your paid registration fee less a 25% holdback due to uniforms already having been ordered and costs incurred. Once games begin, no refunds will be given. No refunds are given to decal orders, donations, late fees, or because of team placement.
The refund request form can be found here: https://tandcsports.sportngin.com/register/form/440548934
How Do I Become a Coach?
You will have an opportunity to register as a coach or assistant coach within your registration. Please note that if you are picked to coach or assistant coach you will be required to register for a background check as well. This is a separate step from your volunteer coach/assistant coach registration.
What is the T&C Lightning Policy?
The Town & Country Sports Complex is now monitored by a Thor Guard lightning prediction and warning system. The Thor Guard system measures atmospheric conditions at the T&C campus and surrounding area. When the conditions reach the threshold for potential lightning, an alarm will sound (one long blast of the sirens) and the strobe lights will begin to flash.
Steps to take when the Thor Guard sirens and lights are activated:
1. EVERYONE on the T&C campus must take immediate shelter, either in cars or in the T&C restrooms (these are the safest structures).
2. Only when the Thor Guard system gives the ‘all clear’ (3 short siren blasts and the lights go off), may activities resume.
It is the responsibility of every adult on campus to comply with these steps, and to ensure that every child also complies. This is a Zero Tolerance safety condition for participating at T&C. Failure to comply is to do so at your own safety risk, and with possible expulsion from the T&C campus and future activities.
You may view the status of the T&C Thor Guard system from your smart phone or PC at this link: tandcsports.thormobile7.net
Additional Common-Sense Steps:
In the unlikely event that you see lightning in the vicinity or hear thunder, and the Thor Guard system has not activated:
1. Notify the Commissioner on Duty (COD) for your sport.
2. The COD will consider this information and determine if activities should be suspended. The COD may use additional sources of information, such as the ‘Weatherbug’ app, in making the decision. Lightning strikes within 10 miles identified by the app warrant suspension of activities.
3. If the COD decides to suspend activities, he/she will retrieve the bullhorn from the lightning box by the main office, and trigger 5 long blasts. Upon hearing these blasts, EVERYONE on campus, across all sports, must immediately seek shelter in cars or restrooms.
4. The COD who initiated the suspension of activities will communicate the ‘all clear’ 30 minutes after the last reported thunder or lighting. This will be done through 2 blasts on the bullhorn.
For more detailed T&C Thunder and Lightning Policy and Procedure click here. Your help on complying to this policy will be appreciated.
Do We Have Team Pictures?
Pictures are taken in the Spring season only and you are responsible for the payment of the pictures.
Where Can I Find More Information?
Plenty of information can be found on the various pages of the Softball website. If you cannot find the specific information you desire, please visit the Softball page.