New Softball Division
We’ve been listening … to the parents, to the coaches, and the players. We’re proud to announce the formation of a new softball division. Starting Spring 2017, we’ll be adjusting our softball divisions to form a new division between Girls Coach Pitch and Minors. We’ll be adjusting the age ranges of all the divisions so that:
- T-Ball – 4 and 5 year olds
- GCP – 6 and 7 year olds
- New Division – 8 and 9 year olds
- Minors – 10 and 11 year olds
- Majors – 12 – 14 year olds
One purpose of the new division is to develop our softball pitchers. Similar to the baseball Kaline division, our new division will be a mix of coach pitch and kid pitch.
Tentatively, the new division will play on Tue, Thu, and Saturdays. That means that two of those days will be games and one will be practice. The game days and the practice day will change week to week.
Help us name or new division by participating in our poll.
Michigan Sports Concussion Law
On June 20, 2013, Michigan passed a law entitled the “Michigan Sports Concussion Law”. This law requires that the SLJL make all parents aware of the signs and symptoms of a concussion and to train all coaches and assistant coaches in how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion. A concussion is a brain injury, caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head that can have serious consequences. It can occur in any sport or recreational activity. Michigan was the 39th U.S. state to enact a law that regulates sports concussions and return to athletic activity. The law also requires immediate removal of an athlete from physical participation in an athletic activity who is suspected of sustaining a concussion. The student athlete must then receive written clearance from an appropriate health professional before he or she can return to physical activity. The “Return to Play” form can be dowloaded by clicking here.
Please download and read the Parent and Athlete Concussion Information Sheet. When you have reviewed the information, please sign and return to your coach as soon as possible. In addition please visit the Michigan Department of Community Health website, for lots of information regarding this important matter.
The sports concussion legislation requires all coaches, employees, volunteers, and other adults involved with a youth athletic activity to complete a concussion awareness on-line training program. Please review the “Sports Concussion Awareness Training – Required.” section on the Michigan Department of Community Health website, including the Michigan Sports Concussion Awareness Laws, the Compliance Checklist, and watch either the Youth Sports Training video or the High School Sports Training video.
Please collect the signed “Parent and Athlete Concussion Information” Sheets from your coaches and turn in to the board as soon as possible. Also, verify that all coaches have watched the training video.