SFSA is happy to announce that we will offer Intro to Wrestling this January- March 2017.
The Intro program will consist of teaching the fundamental basics of USA Wrestling. Wrestlers will practice two nights a week. They will also be responsible for wrestling shoes, head gear, and a mouth piece if they have braces.
Wrestling is open to boys and girls in grades 2nd- 6th.
The cost to participate is $50, which includes insurance, and other fees needed.
Our hopes in putting together the Intro to Wrestling program is that we will have enough wrestlers to start a competitive program next year, running from November to March.
SFSA will hold a parent information meeting on January 16th at 6pm.
Registration will be held onsite that night and online for the week following the meeting.
****Thank you to everyone who has shown an interest in wrestling!
The following dates are when wrestling will practice:
Feb. 2nd, Feb 7th, Feb. 9th, Feb 14th, Feb. 16th, Feb. 21, Feb. 23rd, March 2nd, March 7th, & March 9th.
All practice will take place in the Spanish Fort Middle School Cafeteria, from 6- 7:30pm. Please be on time.
Wrestlers need to wear gym shorts and t- shirts, wrestling shoes, and bring head gear. A mouth piece is needed for those who have braces.
Only registered players will be able to practice. Also all coaches will need a background check before, they can coach.
See you Thursday!
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
Monday, Feb. 13th
Spirit Park, Field 1 (top field)- T Ball 6 year olds ONLY- 6 pm
**4 and 5 year olds will not evaluate**
Spirit Park Field 2 ( bottom front field) - 7 yr olds- 6-7 pm
Spirit Park Field 2 ( bottom front field) - 8 yr olds 7-8 pm
Wednesday Feb. 15th
Minor Field -SFE Ballpark- 9 yr olds 6-7 pm
Minor Field - SFE Ballpark- 10 yr olds 7-8pm
**Minor field is behind the T Ball Field( the old Coach Pitch Field)**
Ozone Field -SFE ballpark- 11yr olds - 6-7pm
Ozone Field - SFE ballpark- 12 yr olds - 7-8pm
Thursday, Feb.16th- Rain Make Up Day Field TBD
Only registered players will be evaluated
Thank you for registering your child to play softball with SFSA this spring. We are so excited about the number of girls playing in the park this year. It is going to be our best season yet!
Softball will hold evaluations for all registered players in the age groups of 8u, 10u, and 12u on Wednesday, 2/8 and Thursday 2/9 at 6pm. All evaluations will be at SPIRIT PARK. The players only need to attend one night of evaluations not both.
6u girls do not have evaluations.
15u girls will have evaluations at a later date.
Spring Softball sign ups are now open! We look forward to a fun and exciting Spring season in Spanish Fort. We will have the following age groups this Spring (All age groups are based on age as of January 1, 2017):
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
Football and Cheerleading