Spring Baseball season will be here before we know it. SFSA will be apart of the Cal Ripkin Baseball league. We plan to structure our baseball leagues by age groups.
Tball - Rookie league, 5u teams, 6u teams
Peanut league - 7u teams, 8u teams
Minor league - 9u teams, 10u teams
Major league - 11u teams, 12u teams
SFSA is looking for league commissioners for each age group. If you are interested or know of someone who is, please email us.
Thank you to Wind Creek " Good To Go" Food Truck for coming out on Friday, April 22, 2016. Wind Creek donated $900 from sales to SFSA!
The SFSA Board has started the petition "Support youth Baseball and Softball Tournaments in Spanish Fort parks and fields" and needs your help to get it off the ground.
Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:
Here's why it's important:
The city of Spanish Fort, local business and the Spanish Fort Sports Association (SFSA) are missing out on significant revenue and economic benefits associated with weekend tournaments at Spirit Park. Nearly every other park in Baldwin County and the rest of the state embraces these type activities and understand that tournament promoters need make money to bring these events to their parks. The city of Daphne estimated between $2.5 and $3 million in economic impact due to tournaments and has plans to build an additional sports complex. The cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have a sports tourism department and estimated more than $20 million in economic impact per year. The city of Foley is spending $16 million to build a sport complex and is advertising it across the southeast.
The direct cash inflows to their youth sports programs from concessions or other revenue sharing arrangements allow them to keep fees low for rec programs and fund their local team in outside tournaments while purchasing and maintaining equipment. A weekend tournament will normally consist of 10 to 30 teams which translates into 300 to 1000 people spending one or two days, shopping, eating and some staying in hotels in the local area.
Most cities have employees that work with tournament promoters and have city workers present at tournaments to maintain fields. SFSA is will take on this responsibility so tournaments will not cost the city any additional payroll or manpower and will keep the city fully informed of all activates scheduled at the park through the city parks department or other designee as directed.
You can sign the petition by clicking here.
SFSA Board of Directors
Please make arrangements to attend basketball evaluations for your player's age group. Only registered players will be evaluated.
Sunday, Nov.13th- 1st/2nd grade boys and girls - 2-4pm- Spanish Fort Middle School Gym
Sunday, Nov. 13th - 3rd/4th grade boys and girls - 5pm Spanish Fort Middle School Gym
Monday- Nov. 14th- 5th/6th grade boys and girls - 6pm Spanish Fort Elementary Gym
Tuesday- Nov. 15th- 7th/8th grade boys and girls - 6pm Spanish Fort Elementary Gym
Practice will start after Thanksgiving Holidays.
Please email - email@example.com if you have questions.
Parents should hear from a coach this week, 9/6. Practice will start at the end of this week or the beginning of next.
Games start at the end of September.
2016 FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING DATES TO REMEMBER
SFSA will hold football evaluations for ALL players on July 30th at the Spanish Fort Elementary Park.
Age Groups should come at the following times:
Equipment will also be given out during this time.
Only registered players will be evaluated.
AUG 1ST- PRACTICE CAN START
SEPTEMBER 6- WEIGH IN
SEPTEMBER 10TH- SEASON STARTS
President - Tommy Hallmark
Vice President - Michael Larson
Treasurer- Christina Bolin
Secretary - Leigh Walker
Baseball - David Chapman
Softball - David Evans
Football - Pete DiMario
Basketball- Amy Van Hulzen/ Cinthia Moore
SFSA will hold a board meeting on November 16th at Spanish Fort Middle School at 6pm.
All Baseball games on 5/2/16 have been cancelled
UPDATES provided by 4PM whenever possible
SF Elementary Park
Football and Cheerleading