2020 Season Cancellation

As we continue to work through the COVID 19 Pandemic the decision has been made by the Elk Grove Park District and the EGGS Board to cancel the 2020 Elk Grove Girls Softball Season. Everyone involved in the program would have loved nothing more than to have been able to have gotten onto the fields this summer to see our girls reconnect with their friends, rebuild the feeling of community so many of us get from this program and help everyone get back to some sense of normalcy. However, there are still too many more questions than answers at this time relating to the virus and our ability to ensure everyone's safety if the season were to be played. While we are unspeakably disappointed that things have turned out this way we could not in good conscience run the season if we felt we could not adequately protect our parents, volunteers and most importantly our players.

We know that this news will hit all of our players hard. Whether we are talking about our first time players who were excitedly anticipating learning what softball is all about or our returning players for whom softball is a big part of their spring and summer we share in their disappointment in losing this season. We also want to specifically acknowledge the hurt of our 8th Grade players, some of whom have been a part of this program for nearly 10 years. There is nothing we can say to those girls who have to miss their last season in the house program to make this any easier, especially when they have already been deprived of so many other milestone moments in their lives this spring. To these young ladies in particular we say thank you all for all of your contributions to the program over the years. EGGS is a better program because all of you were a part of it.

2020 Season Refunds
The EGGS Board held off on making any significant purchases for this season once we were put on hold in mid March so everyone who signed up will be entitled to a full refund. All refunds will be processed by the Park District directly and there will be no paperwork for anyone to complete. All refunds will be issued in the form of a credit to your account with the Park District. This is the normal refund procedure of the Park District but if anyone would like to request an exception to this policy please email Brian O'Malley with the Elk Grove Park District at bomalley@elkgroveparks.org to discuss other possible options. If anyone has issues with refunds please do not hesitate to reach out to Nick Moser - eggspresident@gmail.com
President's Message Regarding Cancellation of the 2020 Season

Board President Nick Moser on the cancellation of the 2020 season

Winter Training 2020

EGGS Bingo Night - Saturday, April 18, 2020

If you are interested in donating items for our raffle, please complete the donation form and contact Jackie Fuentes at eggswaysmeans@gmail.com or 847-909-0192.

2020 State of Elk Grove Girls Softball Address

Dear EGGS Families,

We hope this message finds all of you doing well and enjoying the off season. With registration for 2020 Winter Training and the 2020 Regular Season having opened recently we wanted to reach out once again to update everyone on what has been happening with the program and some exciting things we have on tap for the 2020 Season. We are really excited about the 2020 season and are very much looking forward to breaking out the bats, balls and gloves in just under two months.

Sign Up NOW for Winter Training and the 2020 Season

Registration for 2020 Winter Training and the 2020 Season opened on November 1 and is available at The Pavilion or through the Park District website https://www.elkgroveparks.org. Discounted registration rates are in place for the 2020 Season through January 11, 2020. Complete information and rates are on our website https://elkgrovegirlssoftball.com.

2020 EGGS Advisory Board Seated

As is the case every year we said good bye to a couple of board members after the 2019 season and the Advisory Board for the 2020 Season has been installed. The new board is listed below but we would be wrong not to recognize the contributions of Scott Wadas, Millie McLane and RJ Gomez who left the board after last season. The contributions of these individuals can't be overstated and our program is better in the long run for the contributions they made to it. Thank you Scott, Millie and RJ, we could not be more appreciative for your service. Here is your 2020 Board with email contact information:

President: Nick Moser eggspresident@gmail.com

Commissioner: Jamie Andrade eggscommissioner@gmail.com

Member At Large: Matt Smith eggs.memberatlarge1@gmail.com

Treasurer: Michelle Langston eggstreasurer.1@gmail.com

Secretary: Maria Irizarry eggssecretary@gmail.com

Ways and Means: Jackie Fuentes eggswaysmeans@gmail.com

Promotions: Melissa Wagner eggspromos@gmail.com

Equipment: Chad Brunn eggsequipment@gmail.com

Fields: Peter Kokenes eggsfieldscoordinator@gmail.com

Officiating: Pat Kelly eggsofficiatingcoordinator@gmail.com

If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding the program please do not hesitate to reach out to any board member. Feedback from the families of the program is what enables us to continue to grow and enhance the program.

FIRE and Fall Ball

While EGGS is a house level program where the emphasis is always on learning and improving skills, having fun and creating lasting memories for the girls we do realize that there are many girls in the program who want an extended experience beyond what the regular house season can provide. We are excited to say that we successfully fielded three FIRE Teams in the summer of 2019 who competed in local tournaments in July and early August and more than 30 EGGS players competed in Roselle's Fall Ball League which was designed exclusively for house level players. The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive and we will continue to look for additional opportunities for those girls who want to remain part of the house program but have access to additional games outside of that season.

One way we hope to accomplish that is by expanding our FIRE Program in 2020. Tryouts will be held for the 2020 teams in late March/early April and the FIRE teams will practice weekly in April to begin to come together as teams. We then hope to have these teams compete in games against other house level tournament teams on Sundays during the house season before moving onto tournaments in July and early August. EGGS is also exploring the possibility of hosting a FIRE tournament in the summer of 2020.

An exact schedule of tryouts and a fee schedule will be available in early 2020 and we will communicate that information as soon as it is finalized. If you are interested in managing or coaching at the 10U, 12U or 14U levels please reach out to Jamie Andrade or Matt Smith to express your interest.

Your Feedback Leads to Rules Changes

Every year at the conclusion of the season we send a survey to the families of the program to get their feedback on their experience over the preceding season. The feedback we receive is a big part of how we advance the program and tweak it to enhance the experience for everyone. While the feedback we receive annually is usually very positive there are always suggestions made on things that can be changed.

One area that we received extended feedback on after this past season is that some families felt like their daughters were sitting out more than other girls on the team or spending too much of the game in the outfield, especially at the lower levels, which took away from their enjoyment of playing. This directly contradicts the goals of the program as we strive to provide an enjoyable experience for all of the girls. As a result we are going to modify our playing time rules to ensure better balance between infield and outfield play as well as innings on the bench. We believe that these rules will better reflect the goals of the program and improve the overall enjoyment for all of the girls who play.

We Want To Hear From You

Our program benefits greatly from tremendous volunteer support but even if you are unable to volunteer your feedback is ALWAYS welcome and appreciated. Our Board Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm (8:00pm in April, May and June when we are in season) at the Al Hattendorf Center and are always open to the public. If you have any questions or concerns about the program please feel free to join us. Also, our meeting minutes are always available on our website for your review. If you have any program specific questions you can always email President Nick Moser at eggspresident@gmail.com or any other board member.

With that we wish all of you the happiest and healthiest of holiday seasons!

The EGGS Board

Rules and Forms

Elk Grove Girls Softball League Rules - View the ruiles of the game for each division.

Volunteer Expectations Manual - For all managers, coaches, and volunteers.

Accident/Incident Report Form - If any accidents or incidents should occur, complete this form and return to your division president.

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