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Mt. Vernon Optimist Sports, Academic Contests & Scholarships

SOFTBALL

Mt. Vernon Optimist Club provides Spring and Fall softball programs.  Spring season is competitive with games & tournament, Fall for practice & games.  If your child is age 3-4 y/o, they should sign up for T-Ball under our Baseball Spring season sport.  There is no T-Ball in the Fall.

 

The below information is for the Spring 2019 season.

 

SOFTBALL COMMISSIONERS:  It's Kim Johnson!

 

REGISTRATION:  Regular January 6 to March 16, late registration to March 23.  We will generally not guarantee/honor coach and teammate assignment requests, except where a coach has their child on the team.

 

RATES:  $90 regular, $105 late, $10 discount for second child and additional.

 

AGE DIVISIONS:  The anticipated softball divisions are listed below with ages by December 31 (of prior calendar year for Spring season):  

DIVISION (Softball)

AGES (years)

6U

4-6

8U

7-8

10U

9-10

12U

11-12

14U

13-14



Notes:  

 

If your child is just beginning with softball/baseball, has never played nor had skills/game instruction previously, and is of appropriate age (3-4 y/o) then sign up for T-Ball under the Baseball Spring sport rather than Softball 6u division.  There is no Fall T-Ball.

 

If your child desires to play in a division other than designated by the age chart, then enter a special request notation during the mvoptimist.com player registration process.

 

LOCATIONS:  Practices and games are the Fortville Memorial Park and Mt. Comfort Elementary School fields.   In addition some may play at Fall Creek, Eastern Hancock and 12U at Greenfield.

 

PLAYER SKILLS EVALUATION:  Spring evaluations are Saturday March 2 & Tuesday evening March 26 at the Fortville Community Center (400 W Church St). Players bring your gloves & wear gym shoes (NO cleats allowed on the gym floor). Balls and bats will be provided. Coaches should attend their respective volunteer divisions. Throwing, fielding and hitting evaluated for all. Pitching optional.

 

Schedule:  8U (7-8 y/o), 10U (9-10 y/o) only.  6U, 12U & 14U (11-12, 13-14 y/o) are excluded for this event.


March 2, 2019:

1:00 - 2:00 PM

 

March 26, 2019:
6:00 - 8:00 PM

 

 

HEAD COACHES AND TEAM SELECTION MEETING:   Thursday March 28, 2019 6:00 PM.  Location:  Mt. Vernon Schools' Administration Building, upstairs renovated area, formerly the auxiliary gymnasium.  Head Coaches only, no assistant coaches, kids nor players.

 

 

FIELD PREP:  The designated home team is responsible for lining the fields before the game, away team for raking after the game.

 

 

PRACTICES:  Begins Monday April 1.  You should receive an email from your team coaching staff regarding the practice schedule.  Practice schedules are not posted on the MVOC website 

 

Practices before the game schedule begins are at least once, maybe twice per week (one weekday night and on Saturday).  Practice schedule is at coach's discretion.  Practices may discontinue after the normal game schedule begins.

 

 

TEAM PHOTOGRAPHS:  April 26.  Details to be distributed via coaches.

 

 

GAME SCHEDULE:  Begins Saturday, April 27.  Game schedules will be posted on the MVOC website when available.  The system sends game reminders one day prior to the primary and secondary account email addresses.

 

 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE.  Usually occurs the weekend after the regular game schedule concludes.  The schedule will be communicated by coaches direct to their teams after pairings are determined.  The tournament schedule is not posted on the MVOC website.  Teams may play more than one game a day with winners progressing to the final championship game.  

 

 

VOLUNTEERING:  For softball, there will be a concession stand parent rotation, each team provides one parent per game.  These assignments will be made by the commissioner and coaches.  

 

Mt. Vernon Optimist Club seeks new members to administer and operate our baseball, softball, soccer and basketball programs as well as academic programs such as written essay/Oratorical contests and administrative positions.  If Optimist membership is not possible, your assistance with operations such as field preparation and concessions is appreciated.  Volunteering can occur during player website registration on mvoptimist.com if the person is a member of the parent/guardian's website account.  Special website procedures for a volunteer to sign up after the player's registration is completed, or if the volunteer has a separate website user account than that used to register a player.  Please contact us at [email protected] or search bluesombrero.com for FAQ for special volunteer sign-up.

 

 

BALL DAY PARADE AND GAMES:  Annually, usually the first Saturday of June, we have a float parade through Fortville.  Each ball team designs, builds and rides on their float in a judged contest.  The parade stages at Landmark Park and proceeds towards Main Street and concludes at Memorial Park, where vendor booths, inflatable slides/ball pit, and silent auction occurs.  Food is sold at concession stands and vendor booths throughout the day.  Games are played after the parade at both Memorial Park and Mt. Comfort Elementary.

 

 

WEATHER LINE:  Softball weather line is 317-335-4441

 

 

HOLIDAYS:

. Spring season:  No activities Memorial Day weekend.

 

 

LEAGUE RULES:  The available rules are below, subject to revision without notice:

2018 Rules 6U SB.pdf
2018 Rules 8U SB.pdf
2018 Rules 10U SB.pdf
2018 Rules 1214U SB.pdf


Questions or concerns? Please send an email to us at [email protected]!

Field Status

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Mt. Comfort (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Mt. Comfort Field 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Mt. Comfort Field 2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Mt. Comfort Field 3 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Mt. Comfort Field 4 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Mt. Comfort Field 5 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Memorial Park Fortville (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Softball Field B (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Hampton Field 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Hampton Field 2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Hampton Field 3 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Major/Minor (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Babe Ruth/Senior Babe Ruth (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Judy Terrell Field-Softball (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Judy Terrell Field Soccer (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Babe Ruth Diamond-Soccer (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Softball Field B Soccer #2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Softball Field B Soccer #3 (06:52 PM | 08/17/15)

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Softball Field B Soccer #4 (06:52 PM | 08/17/15)

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Brandywine Park Greenfield (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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South (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

North (06:30 PM | 04/16/18)

Open Open

GFSA (06:30 PM | 04/16/18)

Closed Closed

Fall Creek (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Zender (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Korb (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Commons (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Hayes (03:56 PM | 08/17/15)

Open Open

Kurtz Field 6 (06:14 PM | 04/14/18)

Open Open

Jacobs (02:11 PM | 04/15/18)

Closed Closed

Landmark Park (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Field 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Mt. Comfort Elementary (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Court 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Court 2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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McCordsville Elementary (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Court 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

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Court 2 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Mt Vernon Middle School (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Main Gym (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Auxiliary Gym (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Fortville Community Center (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Closed Closed

Court 1 (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Court 2 (07:47 PM | 11/22/15)

Open Open

Meeting Room (10:12 PM | 10/22/16)

Closed Closed

Eastern Hancock (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Eastern Hancock High School (10:55 AM | 05/20/15)

Open Open

Buck Creek Township Community Center (11:00 PM | 10/22/16)

Open Open

Meeting Room A (11:01 PM | 10/22/16)

Open Open

Banquet Room A (11:01 PM | 10/22/16)

Open Open

Banquet Room B (11:01 PM | 10/22/16)

Open Open

Mt Vernon High School (07:11 PM | 04/03/17)

Open Open

U5 Field A (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

Open Open

U7 Girls Field (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

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U7 Boys Field (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

Open Open

U9 Girls Field (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

Open Open

U9 Boys Field (07:13 PM | 04/03/17)

Open Open

U11/U13/U15 (08:11 AM | 08/23/17)

Open Open

U5 Field B (03:15 PM | 08/26/18)

Open Open

Doe Creek Middle School (01:56 PM | 04/09/17)

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Field 10 (01:56 PM | 04/09/17)

Open Open

Franklin Park (10:45 AM | 04/20/18)

Open Open

Field 1 (10:45 AM | 04/20/18)

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Riley Park (02:49 PM | 04/23/18)

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Field 3 (02:49 PM | 04/23/18)

Open Open

Lapel Skate Park (08:13 AM | 05/02/18)

Open Open

Field 1 (08:13 AM | 05/02/18)

Open Open

Fortville Elementary (07:15 AM | 01/31/19)

Open Open

Court 1 (07:15 AM | 01/31/19)