Carnarvon Ball Club: Softball Team Formation Policy
Welcome to the Carnarvon Ball Club! We are dedicated to fostering a positive and competitive environment for all our softball players. Our team formation policies are designed to create the best experience for both recreational and competitive (rep) players. Here’s how we approach team formation:
For Recreation Teams
- Friend Requests and Groups: We understand the importance of playing with friends. Hence, we will try our best to honor friend requests and friend groups when forming teams.
- Team Continuity: If possible, we will form teams based on players' birth years. This encourages consistency and allows teams to grow together over time.
- Maintaining Team Cohesion: We aim to keep teams together, particularly if the coaching staff remains consistent. This helps in maintaining a strong team bond and a sense of continuity.
- Coach's Discretion: Coaches are given significant freedom in selecting their teams. This allows them to build teams based on a mix of skills, camaraderie, and potential.
- Priority Registration: Existing Carnarvon Softball families will be given a 24-hour priority window for registration before we open it up to the public.
For Rep (Competitive) Teams
- Transparent Tryouts: Coaches must conduct transparent tryouts for team selection. If a limited number of players sign up, the coach has the discretion to choose these players without a formal tryout process.
- Top Player Selection: Coaches are encouraged to select the top 6-8 players from the tryouts, based on their performance and skills.
- Coach's Choice for Remaining Slots: For the next 4-6 players, coaches can use their judgment based on past performance, potential, and other intangibles.
- Underage Player Consideration: Exceptionally talented underage players are eligible for selection. However, if they are not among the top 6 players, they are encouraged to play within their age group for better development.
- Final Decision: The coach has the final say in roster construction, ensuring the best possible team composition for competitive play.
We believe these policies provide a fair and enjoyable experience for all players and help in the development of their skills and love for the game. Here's to a great season at Carnarvon Ball Club! 🥎🎉