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WELCOME TO KOA GIRLS SOFTBALL

Indoor Practice will begin on February 1st!
Please see updated practice schedule on our Calendar Page.


Which has both a spring and fall season and is sponsored by DABA which offers a 6 - 8 year old slow pitch program and a 9 - 15 year old fast-pitch program for girls who live in the Keystone Oaks Area. KOA does accept registrations from other communities if their community does not provide a softball program of their own, Non KOA registrations will not be accepted unless approved by the Softball Committee Chairperson or the Softball Commissioner prior to their registration,. There is a 70% - 30%  ratio rule for non KOA registrations per team that we must follow as our league (GPGSL) rules. The age groups that KOA softball offers are shown below. Each age group is based off of the girls birth date as of January 1, 2020. All parents must register their child at the appropriate age group.

                                                
   Any questions or concerns that you may have please feel free to contact:

  Mike Staab (412)  515 - 9401   E-mail - [email protected] or Steve Flaherty (412) 759 - 1105.  E-mail - [email protected] 

KOA 2020 Spring Softball On line registrations are now open through March 1st
Roster spots for all age groups are filling fast !!!. So please do not hesitate to register



     
 8 and under slowpitch -  (ages 6,7 and 8 ) 8u is the only slow-pitch program that KOA offers. The Coach pitches slow toss to the girls and teaches the girls the basic techniques of hitting,  catching and throwing. Coach pitches 8 pitches to the batter. Batter gets 4 strikes for a strike out. All girls play the field and bat. No girl sits on the bench when playing Games last 6 innings or 2 hrs. Season starts around the beginning of May. All home games are played at 1 pm on Saturday's at Pop Murray field
 10 & under fast-pitch (ages 9 and 10) 10u fast-pitch is the introductory to the fast-pitch program. Taking what the girls have learned in slow-pitch one step further. Where
bunting and stealing are aloud. The player pitches to the bating team with a 11 in. hardcore softball until she throws four (4) balls to a batter, then the coach finishes pitching to same batter. This process continues throughout the game. Umpire calls the ball and strikes. 10 players play on the field at one time using four outfielders. The remaining girls will sit on the bench when not playing the field, but may not sit for more than 2 innings at a time. The manager substitutes the girls at any position he wishes on the field during the game. Games last 7 innings or 2 hours
. Season starts around the middle of April and ends the middle of July with league play offs at this age group. All home games are played on either Tuesday or Thursday nights at Pop Murray field
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2 & Under fast-pitch (ages 11 and 12) Basically the same as 10u but more advanced. Coach does not pitch to opposing team. Player now pitches with a 12in. hardcore softball to opposing team. 9 players play the field. 4 infielders, 3 outfielders, catcher, and pitcher. The remaining rules from 10u apply. Games also last 7 innings or 2 hrs. Season also starts around the middle of April and ends the middle of July with league play offs at this age group. All home games are played on either Tuesday or Thursday nights at Pop Murray field.\
15 & Under fast-pitch (ages 13,14 and 15) Much more advanced in skill. Girls are either playing middle school or high school softball by now.Player pitches to opposing team with a 12in. hardcore softball and pitching mound is further away from home plate. 2 umpires are used. One umpires home plate and the other umpires the bases. All other rules apply from 10 and 12u. Again game are 7 after the High School softballseason is over which is usually near the the end of May and ends near the end of July also with league play offs. All home games are played on either Tueday or Thursday nights at Pop Murray field.


All managers and coaches must have their 33/34 clearances prior to the start of the season to be able to step on the field. 

The softball committee strongly supports the code of conduct which you sign at the time you register. So please read over carefully. 

KOA Softball News
Chipotle Fundraiser
Another DABA Chipotle Fundraiser is set for  Monday April 27th 2020.1614 Cochran Road from 5 to 9 pm. 33% of the proceeds from your bill  with go towards the Dormont Athletic Boosters Association. Just show them the flyer on your cell phone. print out a copy or just tell them that you are with our organization. 

KOA 2020 on line spring registrations are now open
Registrations for the 2020 spring softball season are now open until the in March 1st
To register your child just go to our home page and click the register tab which is locates in the upper right hand corner. You can also take advantage pf our 3 month payment plan when registering. 
Please remember do not to hesitate to register to secure your spot on the team. Roster spots are limited and filling fast. Registrations are based on a first come first service basis.
Dormont has combined their 10,12 and 15u fastpich softball programs with Green Tree and Castle Shannon communities to make 1 program which will be called KOA 
Dormont, Green Tree and Castle Shannon will continue to have their own registrations for their own communities. 
We are currently looking for a 10 % 12u head coach for the spring season.
 
Pitching clinic  
For all KO areas girls. Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 pm at the Dormont Elementary School gym.  Gils wanting to learn how to pitch or want to better their skills are welcome. Mark Kaminski, KO high school head coach will by running the pitching clinic. Just show up. All girls must supply their own catcher.

Interested in Volunteering to be a coach or team manager
We are always looking for parents (men or woman) to volunteer to be a manager or a coach of one of our teams. 
The duties include: Team manager is to run the team games and practices by carrying the equipment and making team phone calls, go to the scheduling meeting prior to the start of the season, other duties include contact the other coach and reschedule games if needed. Also let umpire know as well as head of concession stand of any rescheduling of any home games. 
Assistant coach - Helps the head coach with the team 
interested please fill out the parent volunteer sheet when you register your child or contact Steve Flaherty at 412 - 759 - 1105

What are our spring registration fees?

8u slowpitch -   ages 6, 7 and 8 -          $90
10u  fastpitch - ages 9 and 10 -           $110
12u fastpitch -  ages 11 and 12 -         $110
15u fastpitch -  ages 13,14 and 15 -    $130.
Our On line registrations offers a 3 month payment plan to help with the cost when you register your child. Registration include a jersey and socks. Please do not hesitate to register your child. Roster spots are limited and are on a first come first basis. Register late you may not get a roster spot. 
 
Opening Day 
The baseball/softball opening Day 2020 season will be Saturday April 25th at Pop Murray field.
We working on the the events for the day. A parade, games and more. Details to come !!!

Fall fastpitch softball
For 10 - 12 - and 15u age groups only. Cost is $60. No 8u slowpich program is offered during the fall. Season runs from the weekend after Labor Day through the end of October. Games are mostly played on Saturdays and Sundays. Teams play 2 five inning games. On line registrations only. 

How many games do they play?
During the spring season there are 14 games scheduled. 7 home and 7 away. With play offs at the end of the regular season. All  home games for both slow and fast-pitch are played at Pop Murray Little League Field.
Fast-pitch home game are played on Tuesday and Thursday nights and the 8u slow-pitch games are played on Saturday afternoons at 1 pm. The season runs from the end of April until the middle of July.
  
How many practices are there?
All practices are up to the team managers. Usually there are one or two practices a week.
Also there is gym time practices starting every Saturday in January through March at the Dormont Borough gym. But please do not just show up unless your are contacted by your team manager.

How can I help?  
You can help by signing up to be be a manager, coach, scorekeeper, or by helping out in the concession stand at home games during the season and Tournaments. Community service hours are also available for High school students 9th grade through 12th grade during the season and all Tournaments. 








 

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