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Old 09-26-2010, 06:30 PM
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Evaluations are every Tuesday at 7:30. You must do 3 evaluations then you are placed at a level of between 1 and 5. The evaluations are a good way to knock the rust off. At the evaluations you will also find out about different open practices. All you need to do is bring a glove and show up. Bats and balls are supplied. If it is the middle of the season you can be a sub at your level of play. I think this season is in its 3rd week.

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What do we have to know to start playing softball? When are try outs? When does the season begin? If the season has started can you still get involved? What about practices (rust being a real concern).
There are evaluations on tuesday mornings.The first time you go you should be there(Buffalo Glenn) for 7:30 a.m. so you can fill out all the appropriate paperwork.You need to go to three evaluations within a year.These evaluations are required to play in any league in the villages.You'll be evaluated on your skills and put in the division that matches your abilities.The division are 1 to 5 with 1 being the most skilled.Fall season started the week after labor day so it's too late to be drafted but you can still sub in your division.This time of year subs are needed quite often.This will give the people you're playing with an idea of your skilss for the upcoming winter season.The draft for the winter season I believe is sometime around Christmas.Open practices occur almost daily usually around 1 in the afternoon at saddle brook fields.These practices are for anyone ,even if you haven't been evaluated yet.Show up and have some fun these practices are real casual.You'll also find out alot about the guys & gals playing this wonderful sport.Have fun & if there's any other questions you need answered don't hesitate to ask.
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I play softball in Chicago and in June had my softball evaluation. I was rated as a 1. I bought a house in the Village of Hemingway and rented it from January thru May. My wife & I will be staying in the Villages for the next 6 months. We will arrive on November 1. How do I get assign to a softball team?
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I play softball in Chicago and in June had my softball evaluation. I was rated as a 1. I bought a house in the Village of Hemingway and rented it from January thru May. My wife & I will be staying in the Villages for the next 6 months. We will arrive on November 1. How do I get assign to a softball team?
There are evaluations on tuesday mornings.The first time you go you should be there(Buffalo Glenn) for 7:30 a.m. so you can fill out all the appropriate paperwork.You need to go to three evaluations within a year.These evaluations are required to play in any league in the villages.You'll be evaluated on your skills and put in the division that matches your abilities.The division are 1 to 5 with 1 being the most skilled.If you get your evals done right away you'll be able to sign up for sub during the fall season.The winter season starts after christmas
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About how much time is involved in being on a softball team? Number of weekly games, number and duration of practices, etc.


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About how much time is involved in being on a softball team? Number of weekly games, number and duration of practices, etc.


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If you just want to play on a neighborhood team, then it is just Saturday's.

Recreation League will be about 2 days during the week. Days depend on the Division.

If you just want to substitute, then it's when you decide to sign in to sub, though you might not get to play on certain times as subs are picked based on a lottery type selection. Depends on game, time of game, and time of year.
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