Online registration for the 2018 Medina Girls Softball Association Summer Rec League is open January 1

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Spring will soon arrive, time to play softball!
Online registration for the Medina Girls Softball Association’s 2018 Summer Recreation League is now open! MGSA offers recreation leagues for girls ages 4/5 and up. Rec league practices begin in May. Opening Day is set for June 3. The season runs through end of July. The league is divided into five divisions based on age:
DIVISION 1: Ages 7 & under. Can’t be 9 before 8/1/18
DIVISION 2: Ages 10 & under. Can’t be 11 before 8/1/18
DIVISION 3: Ages 13 & under. Can’t be 14 before 8/1/18
DIVISION 4: Ages 18 & under. Can’t be 19 before 8/1/18

Scholarships are available
MGSA Recreation League is suitable for all experience levels of play. All games are played locally in Medina at Greenwood Park. The league draft is scheduled to take place on April 22, 2018.
Registration closes on April 15, 12:01 AM –sign up now.
If you have any questions, please check our web site at http://www.medinafastpitch.com or contact us at medinafastpitch@gmail.com!
REGISTER NOW BY CLICKING REGISTER button on our website home page or use the link below on your browser
https://active.leagueone.com/Olr/Pages/Welcome.aspx?ClubId=12684

A word about parking at Greenwood Park

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We have  a very successful Summer rec ball, with plenty of fun, sun — and great games. We have a thriving league this season, with more than 400 girls playing in 5 age divisions. It is great to see so many parents, siblings and grandparents in the park, too, to watch the games and cheer on the players.

And now, a word about parking.

As many of you already know, it is against City of Medina ordinances to park on the grass in any city park, including Greenwood. The city has looked the other way but starting immediately, the Medina Police Department will ticket cars parked on the grass in the park.

We’ve reached out to the city and come up with a parking plan that we hope will make parking easier — and avoid ticketing. Here are the details:

1. There are two parking lots located within Greenwood Park that should accommodate most of our players and their families during the summer. The first is located on the south side of the park, on the top of the hill, directly across from the picnic pavilion and Splash Pad. If that lot is full, there is an even bigger parking lot on the western edge of the park near the soccer fields. Just follow the access road west and you will feed into that lot. Both of these lots are within easy walking distance of the ball fields.

2. If both of those parking lots are full, there are several options for overflow parking just outside the park, both in lots at A.I. Root Middle School across from the park entrance and on adjacent side streets such as Hartford, Bristol and Providence. The city has prepared a map, which we have attached to this post, with overflow parking options marked in yellow. Please remember if you are parking on adjacent side streets to park on the non-hydrant side of that street. These options are a little further away, but still an easy walk to the ballfields.

3. The city has promised to improve signage at Greenwood, to make it clear that parking is prohibited on the grass and directing drivers to the back, western lot if the front lot is full.

4. Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell has also promised that the police officers patrolling the park will not issue parking citations without ample, clear and friendly warning. They will come down to the softball fields to spread the word before issuing any citations.

We don’t foresee parking problems in the future. The two parking lots inside the park should accommodate a normal summer rec-ball evening..

Thanks for your patience and understanding
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Volunteers need for Medina Girls Softball board, committee positions

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Hi everyone! We need your help! We’re looking for people passionate about softball and girls sports to fill open positions on the board of the Medina Girls Softball Association and various committees. We have a great group of families in the league — and over the years, we’ve worked together to provide great recreational and travel softball leagues for thousands of girls in Medina. The competition is fun. The friendships are priceless. And along the way, the girls learn valuable lessons about leadership, teamwork & more.

But we need your help to ensure the future of these leagues — and to help them grow. If you’d like to get involved, please let us know.  We are always looking for need fresh ideas and new perspectives. And we’d love to work with you!

COACHES: ACT NOW! Concussion Awareness Training Required!

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The state of Ohio requires concussion awareness training for all coaches, assistant coaches and anyone who will be assisting in practices (dugout coaches, scorekeepers, etc.).

The National Federation of High School Associations has free online training. Follow the link here to register and complete this short 15-minute course for free.

If you are interested in coaching (assistant or head coaching – no experience required!), please contact us ASAP to let us know your interest and if there are any coaching preferences. Use our contact page or click here to email us.