Upper Arlington Softball Association

FA24 Bear Cub Registration

Welcome

2024 Fall Bear Cub Season

Each player must have

1) a batting helmet w/face guard/mask (example), 2) a defense fielder's mask  (example), 3) a glove, and 4) a bat. 

 

Practices to begin: August 21st

Season ends: October 14th

 

In the Spring, the Little Bears (and Cubs play separately.  In previous Fall seasons, the Little Bears and Cubs played together - which had it pros and cons.  This Fall, we will hold off on our Little Bears and will run the Cubs (on their own).  We look forward to seeing our Little Bears again in the spring.  

 

Cub (1st and 2nd Graders) - $95

  • One weekday practice (MTW or R)
  • One 75 min game on Saturday mornings
  • Coach Pitch

Bear (3rd and 4th) - $115

  • Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
  • Combination of Practices & Games
  • Kid Pitch (Innings 1-3), Coach Pitch (Innings 4 and 5)

Golden Bear (5th and 6th) - $125

  • Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
  • Combination of Practices & Games
  • Kid Pitch (Innings 1-5)

2nd Year of Golden Bear Plus (7th) - $125

Registration is not available at this time.  

Coach Megan is confirming her schedule - we will keep you posted.

  • Limited to 12 players
  • 2x a week w/Hastings 8th grade Softball Coach Megan Teague
  • 90 minutes at a time to work on fundamentals, skills, and mechanics 
  • For the player, not ready for travel, but interested in trying out at the Middle School
  • Be ready for Open Gyms in December, and Tryouts in February
  • If full, please email sarahmlathrop@gmail.com to be added to the wait list

Friend Requests: We are no longer accepting friend requests - as we now understand they created a false expectation for players and families.  Never promised or guaranteed, but to some they were iron clad - and we were terrible people when they didn't happen. 

 

Northam softball (since Tristan and I played there) has always been about making new friends, having familiar faces as they move into middle school, etc.  Covid changed that - it's that simple.  And we've worked with that for the last few years... but the time has come, and the days of friend requests are over. 

 

From Sarah: For those who'd like to send me a scathing email re: the change, please save it.  I've been yelled at by enough parents over friend requests since 2020 and Covid.  I played at Northam for 6 years without a single friend request.  I still love the game and think I turned out pretty OK.  Because the best of softball is a selfless game and it starts here.  Thanks!

 

While we provide the specifics above and have our 'game plan' of sorts - please know, this is ALL subject to change based on finalizing fields with Parks and Rec, Local Guidelines, etc.  Thanks!  

 

This activity is not sponsored by the Upper Arlington City School District.

 

Family Discount

If you are registering more than one player in your family, you will receive a 10% discount on the 2nd (3rd + all additional children) registration fee. In order for the registration system to recognize that you are registering multiple players, please register all of your players at this time. On the Review Page, there is a link near the bottom to "Register Another Player" - please click on this link to ensure that all of your players are registered within the same order.

***Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of your Family's Discount rates.***

Sarah Lathrop

Please allow 48 hours for a response, thanks!