Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League

Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL / REGISTRATION

Q1. What level of play should I register to play my player play in?

A1. This is probably the question we get asked the most. We have tried to explain this as best we can in our League Overview page and the grid on our home page. We suggest you follow that for guidance, but know that your player's ability / skill level should be the overriding factor in determining what level of softball that player participates in. For the 2019 season, the league suggests that most returning players play at the same level as they participated during 2018, unless the player has aged up to the next level.

Q2. Is Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League only for girls on one side of the lake or the other?

A2. No. Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League is a community program open to all girls residing or going to school in Lake Oswego and most areas within West Linn.

Q3. What do my registration fees cover?

A3. Lake Oswego Girls Softball is a 501c3 non profit organization. Registration fees cover the following - Little League International registration fees, city field use fees, insurance, uniforms, field maintenance, equipment, and other operational expenses the league incurs.

Q4. What's included with the uniform?

A4. For A, AA, AAA, Majors and Juniors, the uniform comes with a jersey, softball pants and socks. You will be able to keep these items after the season is over. For T-ball, the uniform includes a t-shirt and a visor.

Q5. Is Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League different than the Lake Oswego Softball Renegades program?

A5. Yes. Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League is a sanctioned Little League organization. We are a community program catering to all girls interested in softball between the ages of 5 and 14. We play teams within the LOGSLL program as well as other leagues within Oregon District 4. All girls who can safely participate on the field will be welcomed into the program.

The Lake Oswego Renegades program is a competitive softball league within Lake Oswego that participates in softball tournaments throughout the year. Renegade teams are limited and all girls must tryout for a team. More information can be found on the Lake Oswego Renegades website.

COACHES

Q6. What qualifications are needed to coach?

A6. It depends on the level of play, but for the most part, all you need is a bit of patience and desire to be out on the field having fun and working with the kids. The league will provide some guidance on how to run a practice, some basic drills to run, and key fundamentals to teach. At the lower levels, the girls need energy, enthusiasm and guidance. As the girls improve and skills develop, a better understanding of the game is suggested.

All coaches and volunteers must complete an online background check and concussion trainings.

Q7. Can I continue to coach as my player moves up to different levels?

A7. Yes, all you need to do is commit to attending coaches clinics and watch, listen and learn from the more experienced coaches in our league. Using the league open gym in the winter and playing fall ball are great ways to further your skills and the skills of your players.

OTHER

Q8. Are there opportunities to further enhance training for interested players and coaches?

A8. Throughout the year there are many independent clinics and training camps held in the area. Lake Oswego Softball will make every effort to seek out and provide this information to its players and coaches. Check the website for frequent updates.