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Softball

WELCOME TO KOA GIRLS SOFTBALL

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, 2019. 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]


8 & under slow-pitch  (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, fielding, 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 the field. 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.

12 & 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 softball
season 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
Upcoming events
Chipotle night for DABA 
Monday night September 9th, 2019
DA
BA will have a fundraiser night at Chipotle Mexican Grill 1614 Cochran Road from 5 pm - 9 pm 
Take the night off from cooking and take the family out to dinner and support DABA. Be sure to share the flyer on your smartphone, print out a flyer or tell the cashier that your are supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Dormont Athletic Boosters Association. 
We made $150.20 on the fundraiser. DABA thanks you for your support. 

Saturday October 12th - Dormont Street Fair 
We will handing out free popcorn for everyone at our normal spot in front of Campiti's Pizza on Potomac Ave from 5:30 - 8:30 pm  for all. As  well as having our tattoo artist and balloon guy there for the kids from 6 to 8 pm. Come visit our table and share the fun.

Saturday November 9th -  Monte Carlo Night at the races
T
homas Lloyd Recreation Center (Above Dormont Pool) 7 pm - 11 pm )  Must be 21 years of age age. Tickets are $20 each. You get tickets off any DABA member. Purchase them on our website or get them at the door. 
DABA fundraiser to raise money for DABA and the upcoming season.  We will have games, horse races, 50/50, baskets, 
Buy a horse for #10 and if it wins you get #40. 
So heres your chance to get a night out and have a great time and support DABA.all at the same time. Proceeds support DABA sports programs
for the kids!!!!

We are the Champions!!!
Congratulations to Keith Buckley and the KOA 2 girls 12u fastpitch team for winning the GPGS 2019 12u fastpitch play offs this past season.

A Big Thank You
On behalf of DABA and the softball committee a big thank you to all the coaches who volunteered their time coaching the girls this season. 
Also a thank you to all the parents who helped out at the concession stand during the games and for their support for our softball program. 

2019 Spring softball registration
Registrations for the 2019 spring softball season are closed for this season. See you in the spring!!!!
Dormont has combined  their softball program 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. 

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 are 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 
If your are interested please fill out the parent volunteer sheet when you register your child.

What are your spring registration fees?

8u slowpitch -   ages 6, 7 and 8 -          $90
10u  fastpitch - ages 9 and 10 -           $110
12u fastpitch -  agres 11 and 12 -        $110
15u fastpitich -  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. 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. 
 

Fall fastpitch softball
For 10 - 12 - and 15u age groups only. Cost is $60. 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. 
Sorry but the fall registrations are closed for the year

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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