Ponte Vedra Lightning Recreational League

UpdatedSaturday October 7, 2017 byPVGS Web Admin.

Ponte Vedra Lightning is PVGS’s recreational softball league.  This league is for any girl ages 4 to 18 regardless of skill or experience level. No prior experience is required and we encourage all skill levels to come out and play softball.  All girls who register will have an opportunity to be on a team and play.

Our Spring season runs from early to mid March until late April or early May.  Our Fall season runs from October to late November with the last game prior to Thanksgiving week. Practices begin 3-4 weeks before the season begins. 

Evaluations are held prior to setting teams for the season, as it is PVGS’s goal to field teams of girls that represent a balance of skill and experience levels.  Players are slotted into their appropriate division (6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U) based on age according to the Babe Ruth League birth chart. You can access the birth chart by visiting the Babe Ruth League page: http://www.baberuthleague.org/league-resources/softball-age-chart.aspx

Any adjustment to player in an age division (moving up or down) will be determined during evaluations and will be based on player safety, experience and the league’s desire to create balanced teams.  The Commissioner will make the final decision on any adjustments to a player's age group. 

Evaluation dates will be communicated during the registration process each season.

There are typically two games per week during the season.  All games are on weekdays with one away game and one home game scheduled each week.  We do our best to schedule all of our home games on the same day per week, but this is not guaranteed.  Games start at either 6:00pm or 7:30pm with the younger players’ games scheduled during the 6:00pm time slot.  Games are one hour and 20 minutes long.  The game schedules and locations will be sent to the parents of players by the head coach and will be posted on the team web page once the schedules are finalized.

There is one team practice each week that is developed and led by professional coaches in partnership with the team coaches.  Team coaches have the option to schedule additional team practices before the season begins or on weeks where there are less than two games during the season.  The league and coaches will communicate practice schedules as soon as the schedules are determined each season.

 Any questions about the Ponte Vedra Lightning can be directed to pvgscommish@pontevedragirlssoftball.com.