Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Association
 

All Stars
Frequently Ask Questions


Q: 
When will the season start and end?
A:
Starts:Beginning of May.
Ends:   6u: Approximately 3rd week of June
  8u: Depending on how well the team does they could play through approximately middle of July
  All other divisions: 
Depending on how well the team does they could play through approximately first week of August 
 
Q:
When are practices and games?  What day will I practice?
A:
Typically, practices are held on weeknights. The days that a team practices is left up to the manager for each team. Gold teams tend to practice more each week than does the Silver and Bronze teams. On average there would be approximately 3-5 practices a week.

If a player knows in advance that she will miss one or more tournaments, that information must be disclosed on the All-Star Letter of Interest form as this will impact their eligibility for all-stars and the all-star level team selection.

Most tournaments play their games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The TOGSA tournament is one of the exceptions and is played on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, during Memorial Weekend.
   
Q:
Where are the tournaments played? 
A:
Generally, the first tournament is our TOGSA Memorial Weekend tournament and depending on the division they could play at a variety of local fields.  In some years, other leagues may reschedule their tournaments to prior to our tournament.  Most tournaments are within a short driving distance with one possible tournament being an overnight tournament (except 6U). Travel expenses are the responsibility of the individual families.  The current year’s all-star tournament schedule will be posted online as soon as it has been finalized.

Note that other All-Star tournaments are available during weekends TOGSA teams are not entered by TOGSA in a tournament. Teams may decide to play in these other tournaments at their own expense, but cannot conflict with their TOGSA tournament schedule.
 
Q:
Are uniforms provided?
A:
Yes, uniforms (2 jerseys, 2 pairs of socks, and 1 pair of pants) are covered by part of the registration fees.  Uniforms will be ordered as soon as teams are formed, so it is very important that you attend the fitting time that will be assigned to your team.
 
Q:
How much are the registration fees?
A:
6U = $175, 8U and above = $275
 
Q:
Do we have to work any volunteer hours?
A:
Yes, there will be a mandatory field cleanup day the weekend before Memorial Day where each player’s family must work a minimum of 2 Hours.

In addition, each player’s family will be required to work in the Snack Shack (5 hours) and on Field Duty (5 hours) during our Memorial Day Tournament.  You do have the option of buying out at $75 for each category or $150 for both.  At the mandatory All-Star Parent meeting, you will be required to provide a deposit check for each category to be held until after the tournament.  If you have worked the hours required, your deposit check will be shredded otherwise it will be cashed.

There are no other volunteer commitments after our Tournament.
 
Q:
Will there be any additional fees?
A:
Outside of the team sponsorship, there may be additional costs including but not limited to: an additional pair of pants, All-Star helmet, All-Star bat bag or matching team cleats.  Those items are determined by the team.  These additional costs are the team’s financial responsibility and can be offset by raising sponsorship funds.
 
Q:
How are girls selected for a team?
A:
There are no evaluations, the managers of the division meet and agree on the first 8 players for the Gold team followed by the Gold manager choosing the balance of the team.  If there are enough qualified girls and a Silver manager is available, then the Silver manager will build his/her team. If there are still enough qualified girls and a Bronze manager is available, then the Bronze manager will build his/her team. For more detailed information on the selection process, see the Operating Procedures on the TOGSA website, under the Download tab.
 
Q:
Who is eligible to be selected for a team?
A:
All players who played a minimum of 50% of the current regular rec ball season games that are used to determine the standings within the league are eligible. Documented injury will be an exception to this rule. Players who play on a travel ball team or a team outside TOGSA after March 31st are not eligible for All-Stars.
 
Q:
How will I be notified if my daughter makes the team?
A:
The team manager will reach out to all selected players within 24 hours of the selection process.  The teams will also be posted on TOGSA.org.
 
Q:
Can a prospective all-star player specify what all-star level (Gold, Silver, or Bronze) they wish to play on?
A:
Players do not have a choice on which all-star level team they play on.
 
Q:
Does every player get to play in every game?
A:
Unlike the rec ball regular season, playing time is a function of ability and practice time commitment. It is up to the all-star manager and his staff to determine each players playing time. And unlike the regular season, the emphasis on all-stars, especially the Gold team, is winning games.
 
Q:
What happens if a selected all-star player decides to leave the team?
A:
A player shall remain committed to their all-star team for the duration of the all-star season. In the event that a player departs their All-star Team without cause, as determined by the Board, the parent(s) and player are subject to disciplinary action by the TOGSA Board.
 
Q:
Can a player who “played up” during the rec ball season play up during all-stars?
A:
All players who “play up” during the regular rec ball season are eligible for the all-star team in their age-eligible division only. No player shall play up for all-stars without Board approval. This very seldom happens.
 
Q:
Can a player who “played down” during the rec ball season play down during all-stars?
A:
All players who “play down” during the regular rec ball season are eligible for the all-star team in their age-eligible division only. Under no circumstance will a player be allowed to play down for all-stars.

For more information on the All-Star process, please download the TOGSA Operating Procedures from the Download page of the TOGSA website and review the Section VIV: All-star Rules & Regulations.

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