2023-24 SEP Softball Club Tryouts
Monday, July 31 - Sunday, August 6
8U All Player
Monday, July 31. 5pm-6:30pm
9U All Player
Friday, August 4. 5:30pm-7:30pm
10U All Player
Monday, July 31. 6:30pm-8:30pm
10U Pitching and Catching
Thursday, August 3. 5:30pm-6:45pm
11U All Player
Saturday, August 5. 8:30am-10:30am
11U Pitching and Catching
Wednesday, August 2. 5:30pm-6:45pm
12U All Player
Tuesday, August 1. 5:30pm-7:30pm
12U Pitching and Catching
Thursday, August 3. 6:45pm-8pm
13/14U All Player
Saturday, August 5. 10:30am-12:30pm
13/14U Pitching and Catching
Wednesday, August 2. 6:45pm-8pm
Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6 will be reserved in the event of a weather cancellation earlier in the week. A registration link for tryouts will be posted in July.
2022-23 SEP Softball Club Information
The season will run September 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023 for all age groups. Individual teams will set their specific practice and tournament schedule. 8U teams will be provided a budget for approximately 5 spring 2023 tournaments. The remaining age divisions will be given a budget for approximately 8 spring 2023 tournaments.
- Entry into fall tournaments will be determined by each team and coach and will be an additional expense.
- End of the season tournaments (World Series/Nationals/Regionals) are not included in the 5 & 8 game budget. It will be up to the coaches and parents to determine participation in an end of the season tournament. Expenses for this will be outside and in addition to the regular season games noted above. Your team’s remaining budget (not used, cancellations, rainouts) can be used to fund these tournaments.
- Banners, coaches shirts, and other team expenses will be left to the individual team and coaches.
The fees for the 2022-2023 season are now set. The cost per player and fee schedule for the 2022-23 season is shown below.
|2022- 2023 Cost Per Player
|Indoor Practice Facility
2022-2023 Tournament Fee
Capital Improvement Funds
|Total Balance per Player
Fee Payment Schedule
|Registration for Tryouts
|Sept 15, 2022
|Nov 1, 2022
|Feb 1, 2023
BENEFITS FOR $660
- Indoor practices. Indoor tunnels rent would be $50 for 60 minutes.
- Indoor player fielding clinic with H.S. coaches.
- Indoor player hitting clinic (cages) with H.S. coaches.
- 8 tournaments - additional tournaments (about $500 each) parents pay for.
- 2 weekly practices at complex. Rental would be $35 an hour.
- Cage hitting at complex. Rental would be $20 an hour.
- Pitching lanes at complex. Rental would be $20 an hour.
- Tournament coaches clinics with H.S. coaches.
- Indoor practices for beginning tournament pitchers.
- Outdoor players fielding clinic with H.S. coaches.
- Outdoor players hitting clinic with H.S. coaches.
- "I Score" computer program instruction.
- Team recognition and refreshments at H.S. game.
- Free players passes to one high school game.
- Individual and team photo opportunity.
- End of season party for tournament and recreation players.
Is there a fee for tryouts?
Yes, there will be a $50 non-refundable fee required to try out. If your daughter is placed on a tournament team, this amount will be credited to your total.
Who will conduct the evaluations?
Coach Tia, her coaching staff and select college and high school players will be completing the player evaluations during the tryouts.
What is contemplated in the evaluations of each player?
The scores of these individual outcomes will be collated to determine a total score per player. Coaching evaluations and in-season stats from the previous season, if available, may also be used to determine team placement.
How will pitchers and catchers be evaluated and divided between teams? How many pitchers and catchers will be on each team?
It is important that a program of our caliber has skilled pitchers and catchers throughout each of its teams. For 10U-14U, our preferred outcome is that each team has 3 Pitchers and 2 Catchers.
We will rate each player on both overall ability and pitcher/catcher ability. If a situation arises where a player’s general rank is significantly higher than their pitcher/catcher rank, we will have a discussion with that family about the recommended outcome and the family’s preference. While it will ultimately be the head coach's decision on positions played throughout the season, a player who does not declare and try out as a pitcher/catcher should not expect to play these positions. In other words, players expecting to pitch and catch during the tournament season need to “tryout” to pitch or catch.
Can a player tryout for more than one or a different age group than the one she was ‘born’ into?
Players will not be allowed to try out for multiple age groups, but should register for the highest age division in which they desire to compete. The player will be assigned to the team/age division that is best for our program based on skills, coach evaluations, and available stats. Players eligible for a younger age group who want to play up will not force out an eligible player within the age group.
Will tournament teams be placed for players that are “odd age eligible” (9U, 11U, 13U)?
GAGSA will continue to do this if the tryout placement fits for the player and program numbers allow. Players that score significantly higher than their age could be placed with the older team if the Club feels that it will be in the best interest of the player or teams. These teams are put together when there is a cluster of players that are age eligible and score within a similar range. Program numbers and evaluation scores will dictate if these teams will be put together or the number of them within any particular age. In other words, if program numbers do not allow for multiple odd age teams, players could be placed to the next available age to fill teams.
Will a player outside the SEP school district be allowed to try out?
Outside players are allowed to try out, but players within the district will be given priority to participate over outside players for placement on a team. Outside players that previously lived in the district or participated in the program are considered in-district so long as their participation in the program is without interruption. The outside players will be placed based on the evaluator’s and SEP Rams Softball Club tournament committee discretion. The number of teams will be determined based on player and coach availability.
Is a 9th grade player eligible for SEP Rams Softball Club?
9th grade players are not eligible for the “traditional” program, therefore should not register to attend a tryout if age eligible. If a 9th grade player resides in the district and is interested in finding a team, feel free to contact the tournament director who will attempt to find a team outside of our program to participate in.
What are the expectations of parents and players to be a part of the SEP Rams Softball Program?
We have put all of our code of conduct, volunteer, and capital improvement expectations online.
It is imperative that you read and understand these. This code of conduct applies to practices, games, and anytime that would be considered GAGSA time. We have and will take recourse in given situations where the code of conduct is not followed.
When will team announcements be made? On or about, Monday, August 15. Teams may not start practicing any earlier than August 29, 2022.
2022-2023 SEP Softball Club Teams
SEP RAMS – BENGE
Head Coach: Steph Benge
Assistant Coach: Anand Gobin
SEP RAMS – OHORILKO
Head Coach: Brian Ohorilko
Assistant Coach: Kari Price
Hallie Vander Weerdt
SEP RAMS – WILLIAMS
Head Coach: Matt Williams
Assistant Coach: Brad Askeland
SEP RAMS – 12U BLACK
Head Coach: Donnie Widlund
Assistant Coach: Scott Richeal
McCaelyn Rae Casey
SEP RAMS – 12U GOLD
Head Coach: James Nikkel
Assistant Coach: Tanner Johnson
Assistant Coach: Gary Dale
SEP RAMS – 12U WHITE
Head Coach: Betsy Runyon
Assistant Coach: Lindsey Dawson
Assistant Coach: Shawn VanHoozer
SEP RAMS – 11U BLACK
Head Coach: Kevin Kain
Assistant Coach: Seth Kelly
Malia Vander Werff
SEP RAMS – 10U BLACK
Head Coach: Andy Smith
Assistant Coach: Ron Billingsley
Assistant Coach: Brandy Jankowski
Eleanor Van Der Brink
Madison Van Wyk
SEP RAMS – 10U GOLD
Head Coach: Jared Baughman
Assistant Coach: Scott Enyart
Assistant Coach: Eric Geery
Mara Vander Sanden
SEP RAMS – 9U BLACK
Head Coach: Heather Cox
Assistant Coach: Joe Timmerman
SEP RAMS – 8U BLACK
Head Coach: Eric Zisoff
Assistant Coach: James Hines
Assistant Coach: Brad Holtan