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Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the FAQ and see below to learn more about the 2021 Recreational Season.

Divisions 6U to 14U

COVID-19 Disclaimer

 As we try to navigate the pandemic and continue to provide a place for our girls to play softball we have made some changes to the upcoming season and registration.

  1. The Executive Board has decided to offer full or partial refunds in the event the league gets shut down for all or a portion of the season due to Covid. The partial refund will be a prorated amount based on how far into the season we are at the time of a shutdown.
  2. We are canceling evaluations for the 10-12U age groups. It’s unlikely the City of San Diego will lift restrictions to allow for large gatherings.
  3. In the event we are not permitted to have games, we will continue with a practice schedule for the players, including practices in lieu of games.
  4. Players in all age groups may request to play with friends or for a specific manager. "Play with" requests are not guaranteed but we will do our best to honor them.
  • For all divisions you can list your "play with" requests in the registration section that reads: Please list “requests" below, though with an understanding that not all requests may be able to be granted but we will do our best to honor.
  • If you have already registered please email playeragent@nsgsl.com with your "play with" requests.

We are optimistic that we will eventually be able to play games this Spring. We are planning as we would for a normal season, but we will pivot as we get feedback from the City of San Diego. We are planning on forming teams and allowing them to practice twice a week, once during the week and once on Saturdays. Teams will be formed in January. Practices begin in mid-January, games begin (maybe) in February and the season runs through April 25th. To account for the current Covid pandemic and the probability of disruption this season we have discounted this season’s registration fee by 50% for all players.

We will be strictly following the City of San Diego’s Return to Play guidelines which can be found Here.

Teams will be formed in January. Practices begin in mid-January, games begin (maybe) in February and the season runs through April 25th. To account for the current Covid pandemic and the probability of disruption this season we have discounted this season’s registration fee by 50% for all girls this season.

We will be strictly following the City of San Diego’s Return to Play guidelines which can be found Here.

Registration for the spring season begins in Now and runs through December. Teams are formed in January. Practices begin in mid-January, games begin in February and the season ends in late April.

In a non COVID world - The upper divisions (10u, 12u, 14u) start the year with an on-field evaluation in early January(if allowed). All girls go through the evaluation process, which allows the league to rate the girls’ skill level. These evaluations allow for teams to be evenly drafted by coaches. Every girl who registers will be placed on a team. The drafting of teams takes place in January and the managers will contact their teams shortly thereafter.

The 6U and 8u division teams are formed with attention being given to play-with requests and school of attendance. Players in these age groups are just getting to know the game of softball so by forming teams for these divisions in this way we feel it allows our players to have the best experience possible at this young age. Of course, we cannot guarantee all requests will be granted, but we do our best while still trying to make each team as competitive as possible.

Practices for all divisions begin in mid-January at local fields in Carmel Valley. 

6U (2014 and 2015)

The 6u division practices once a week typically on a Friday, but this is up to the team’s manager so some teams might practice on a different day. They play a single one-hour game on a Saturday, usually in the morning.

8U (2012 and 2013)

The 8u division plays two games per week with one practice day. The games are played on Tuesday afternoons and Saturdays. Their practice day is typically Thursdays, but practice days are determined by each team’s manager so this may vary depending on the team.

10U (2010 and 2011)

The 10u division plays two games per week with one practice day. The games are typically played on Wednesday afternoon/evenings and Saturdays. Their practice day is typically Monday, but practice days are determined by each team’s manager so this may vary depending on the team.

12U (2008 and 2009)

The 12u division plays two games per week with one practice day. The games are typically played on Thursday afternoon/evenings and Saturdays. Their practice day is typically Tuesdays, but practice days are determined by each team’s manager so this may vary depending on the team.

14U (2005, 2006 and 2007)

The 14u division plays an interleague schedule with one practice per week.  The practice day is determined by the team’s manager with a weekday game and a game on Saturday. 

For 2021 we are offering 50% discount on registration fees for all players the fees are:

  • 6U: $35
  • 8U: $115
  • 10U: $125
  • 12U: $125
  • 14U: $125

*Families with 2 players or more receive a 10% discount off each additional player when registering them at the same time.

2019 Rec Season Slide Show

The North Shore Executive Board by majority vote reserves the right to not accept a player's / parent's / family's registration. In the event the registration is denied that registration fee will be refunded.   

2019 Junior Umpire Reference Card and Time Sheet

Coaches Corner

All Managers/Coaches/Team Parent:

Please complete the USA Softball background check form that need to be submitted. Each team is required to submit 4 per team - usually the manager, 2 coaches, and a team parent. At least 1 needs to be from a female. This needs to be done every year.  New coaches also need to submit a copy of their driver's license.