Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I register my player?
For both the spring and fall seasons at WCGS, player registration is conducted online, through our website (www.wcgsoftball.com). Complete registration information, including dates and costs, can be viewed here.
What forms of payment are accepted for registration?
WCGS only accepts credit and debit cards for player registration. Payments are handled securely during checkout.
How can I "play up" to an older age group?
In order to play in an older age group, you must FIRST register in the age group to which you are eligible (by age). Then, you should attend the skills assessment for the OLDER age group and meet the minimum required score to play up. If you meet this requirement, your registration will be moved to the older group. If you do not meet the score, you can either play in your eligible age group, or withdraw.
If a player is approved to play up, the difference in cost of the age group will be assessed to the parent/guardian account and should be paid when notified.
Besides the registration fee, what other costs should I expect?
The registration fee only covers the cost of player jerseys, umpires, team equipment, and field maintenance. Other fees:
- Cobb County Park Fees - Cobb County Parks & Recreation has imposed the following park usage fees per participant: Cobb County Residents: $10 per player. Residents of all other counties: $15 per player. Park usage fees are passed-through to the county. WCGS does not retain any of these park usage fees.
- Concessions - Parents have the option of participating in their team's concessions duty or otping out of duty. Review the WCGS Concession Duty Policy for details and fees.
- Player Gear - See below for a listing of softball equipment your player will need to play at WCGS.
What is a "skills assessment"?
Held before the Spring season, this is where the players will run through a set of hitting, base-running, fielding, throwing, and (for older groups) pitching drills to allow the coaches to make draft evaluations. We hold a draft in order to help keep teams as evenly matched as possible. Players should show up at their assigned field/time and will be evaluated in "first come, first served" order.
What is the schedule like?
Our normal days of the week for practices and games are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. However, we do sometimes schedule "make-up" games on other days of the week. During the practice portion of the schedule, teams will normally practice 1-2 weeknights, and on Saturday. Once the season starts, there are no scheduled practices and teams will normally play games twice per week, on a week night and on Saturday.
My player is on a travel ball team. Can she play rec ball at WCGS?
Current travel ball players are not eligible to register and play in the WCGS recreational softball league during a spring season. A current travel ball player is one who is registered on a roster and actively participating in that team's practices or games on a consistent basis. See Player Eligibility for more information.
What equipment will I need?
- Glove (REQUIRED)- Everyone should have their own
- Cleats - Recommended, for safety
- Bat - Normally, there are enough bats to share, so feel free to try out the other bats until you find the size/model that works best for you.
- Batting Helmet - The park normally supplies 3-4 helmets per team, but most girls eventually get their own.
- Defensive Mask - This is REQUIRED for any player in the Pitcher postion, and RECOMMENDED for any other players. These can be found at most local sporting goods stores, and are also on sale in the concession stand.