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Rheems Athletic Association

Rheems Athletic Association

  • 2020 FALL SEASON - register by 7/29/20
  • LEAGUE: Susquehanna Valley Umpires Association
  • See Spring season for rules, associations, and age level descriptions of play
  • Games & Practices: Practices TBD by coaches once teams are assigned. 6 week/12 game schedules are double-headers on Sundays starting @1pm.
  • Fall Fundraiser - Mr. Sticky Sticky Buns (all families are required to participate or pay an opt out fee)
  • AGE QUALIFICATIONS:
    • 10U - 
    • 12U-
    • 14U
  • To ensure the safety of our players and their families, COVID-19 policies (masks/sanitization/distancing) will be established and communicated to all registered families as we near the start of our season. Please be patient as we establish our procedures according to the current CDC and state guidelines. 
  • 2020 SPRING SEASON - CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
  • LEAGUE:
  • AGE QUALIFICATIONS:
    • 6U – 01/02/2013 to 01/01/2015
    • 8U – 01/02/2011 to 01/01/2013
    • 10U – 01/02/2009 to 01/01/2011
    • 12U – 01/02/2007 to 01/01/2009
    • 14U – 01/02/2005 to 01/01/2007
  • GAMES & PRACTICES: (All Teams Have Some Away Game Travel)
    • 6U - Clinic introduction sessions April/May - Dates TBD
    • 8U – Wed (6-7:30p)/Sat (Time TBD)
    • 10U – Tues/Thurs (6-8p), Optional Sat practice
    • 12U – Mon/Wed (6-8p), Optional Sat practice
    • 14U – Tues/Thurs (6-8p), Optional Sat practice
    • Playoffs - June
  • UNIFORMS:
    • 8U/10U/12U/14U:
      • Jersey and Royal Blue Softball Socks (included in registration)
      • Black Softball Pants and Royal Blue Belt (Sold at Registration, also available in our Online Store or bought on your own)
  • AGE LEVEL DESCRIPTION:
    • 8U – Coach pitch and if they cannot hit the ball the batter get the Tee
      • Uses a 10” Incrediball Softball
      • Glove and cleats required
      • Games – Players go one base at a time and outs count. Either 3 outs or 5 runs each inning
    • 10U – Player Pitch with Coach pitch after 4 balls, NO TEE. Major and Minor levels.
      • Uses a 11” softball
      • Glove and Cleats required
      • Games – Players may steal any base after pitcher releases the ball except third base to home. Either 3 outs or 5 runs.
    • 12U – Player Pitch with A and B levels
      • Uses a 12” softball
      • Glove and Cleats required
      • Games – Players may steal any base. Either 3 outs or 5 runs
    • 14U – Player Pitch with A and B Levels
      • Uses a 12” softball
      • Glove and Cleats required 
      • Games – Players may steal any base. Either 3 outs or 5 runs. 14U-A has no run limit
    • Age Level Waivers
      • Required to move a player from their age group to the next higher age group
      • This is age specific not region specific
      • Parental Consent is needed
      • Coach and Commissioner consent is needed
  • Provided  Equipment:
    • 8U/10U/12U/14U- Bats, Helmets, Catching Equipment and Balls
    • You may also get your own Equipment
  • Recommended Personal  Protective Equipment(10U/12U/14U):
    • Mouth Piece or Defensive Mask
    • Sliding Shorts
    • Batting Gloves
    • Sunglasses
  • Parent  Expectations:
    • 100% Volunteer  Organization
      • Field Clean-Up
      • Concession Stand
      • Fundraising
      • Tournaments
    • Show  Good Sportsmanship- Sportsmanship contract (player/parent)
    • Sponsorship Opportunities – Family, Friends and Businesses
  • Volunteers:
    • All Families are required to work in the Concession Stand (it will be your job to find a replacement or switch with another family if you cannot make your scheduled time)
    • If  you do not make your shift your coach will be notified and your child will sit the that entire game
    • You must be 18 years of age to work the “Back of the House” in the Concession Stand around hot or dangerous equipment but you can be 11 years old to work the “Front of the House” with parental vision
    • Concession Stand Profit goes directly to softball so let’s make it a great year
  • Fundraising
    • Sub Sale April/May
      • Each player will be required to sell a minimum of 15 subs, sandwiches or frozen goods, unless you have multiple children (2  player = 25 subs)
      • If you choose to Opt-out, it is $40.00 a player or $60.00 for more than one player in the family. Opt-out does not crossover to other sports within the RAA Organization.
    • Tournament – Early June for 10U/12U 
  • Field Work Days:
    1. Dates
      • Saturday, March & April 
    2. Typical Jobs
      • Raking/Dragging Fields
      • Adding Diamondtex
      • Storm Cleanup
      • Check pitching rubbers
      • Painting/Staining
      • Sponsorships Signs
      • Repairs
      • Clean Barn and Concession Stand
      • UTV/Tractors
      • Other Misc. Tasks
    3. Rheems Complex
      • Fields 1, 2, 3, 4
      • Barn
      • Sheds
      • Concession Stand
      • Field box’s
  • Important dates:
    • Open Gyms (Pitchers/Catchers) - in Elizabethtown Middle School Gym - TBD
    • 10U/12U/14U  Evaluations – Sat., February 1st and Sat., February 8th (Elizabethtown Middle School Gym)
      • TIMES TBD
    • Opening Day and Pictures - Saturday April 18, 2020
    • DRGSL Season Begins (Games)
      • 8U/10U/12U - TBD
      • 14U-TBD
    • DRGSL Playoffs Begins- TBD (10U/12U/14U)
    • DRGSL Championships- Rheems Softball Complex
      • TBD

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Rheems Athletic Association

PO Box 26 
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022

Email Us: [email protected]
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