It’s time to start thinking about spring baseball! Register your child now for Scripps Ranch Little League (SRLL). This year we continue to do all registrations online. Go to [www.ScrippsRanchLL.org] and look for the “Register Now” button on the home page. Registration for players ages 5–14 should be completed before Sunday, Dec. 8. Registrations received after that will be accepted on a space-available basis and will be charged a late fee.
Registration fees are:
- Challenger Division, for children ages 5–18 with mental or physical challenges—$50.
- Little League, ages 5–12; Juniors, 13–14; Seniors, 14–16; Big League, 17–18—$115.
- All players ages 5–12 also will pay a $40 snack bar fee. It will be refunded to official managers and coaches or you can choose to work a shift in the snack bar.
Players ages 15–18—Seniors and Big League divisions—can register through May without a late fee. Families wishing to register more than one child should register them at the same time and will get a $5 discount on each additional sibling.
If your child did not participate in the 2013 spring season, you need to provide us with proof of your child’s age and your residency in the 92131 zip code. You also may need to provide the information if our records do not show it received in the past.
Walk-in registration and document verification day is on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 12 to 3 pm at the SRCA Community Center at 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. Proof of residency and age, as well as other optional forms, can be submitted at that time. You also could mail them to: SRLL Registrar, 10755-F Scripps Poway Parkway #453, San Diego, CA 92131.
We hope you consider volunteering to coach your child’s team, help on the board of directors, or in one of the other important positions. Without volunteers like you, SRLL could not exist. This year the volunteer form has been added to the registration process, so please fill it out.
Assessments for players expecting to play in the MAPs through Juniors divisions are on Saturday, Jan. 11 and 18. More information about the assessment process will be emailed to you in early January. We look forward to welcoming you to SRLL’s spring season. If you have any questions, please contact our registrar at [[email protected]].
Little League Clinics: Dust off the gear and get ready for this season’s free clinics. They were scheduled to avoid holiday travel and to take place before the season starts. The skills clinic will be a great way to get ready for assessments.
Coaches clinics this year will include a Baseball ASAP clinic, Big Al’s, and a new Coaches Roundtable, with more information to follow through the division reps.
The December and early January clinics are below. For a list of all the clinics, visit [www.ScrippsRanchLL.org].
- Sunday, Dec. 8—Pitching/Catching Clinic #1A for new pitchers, 9:30 am–noon, Spring Canyon Park #3
- Sunday, Dec. 8—Pitching/Catching Clinic #1B for experienced pitchers AA and up, 1–3:30 pm, Spring Canyon Park field #3
- Sunday, Dec. 15—Intermediate Clinic, 9 am–1 pm, Spring Canyon field #3
- Saturday, Jan. 4—Skills Clinic for T-Ball to MAPs, 9:30 am–noon, Spring Canyon field #3
- Saturday, Jan. 4—Skills Clinic for A and up, 1–3:30 pm, Spring Canyon field #3
Please visit the website under “Clinics” for a full description. For questions, email us at [[email protected]]. All clinics will have onsite registration. We look forward to seeing you!
The Scripps Ranch Lacrosse (SRLAX) Association’s spring season is right around the corner! To help introduce new players to the sport and get sticks back in the hands of our experienced players, we will have two clinics at Marshall Middle School on Monday, Dec. 2 and 9, starting at 5 pm. The cost is only $5 per person. For details, go to [www.srlax.org].
The season is open to boys in grades 1–8 and girls in grades 2–8. Player registration is now open. To register, go to our website and click the “Register” button.
We are looking for sponsors for this season. We invite interested individuals or businesses to contact Carl Stepnowsky at [[email protected]] for details.
Scripps Ranch was home to a regional recreational girls fall lacrosse festival in October. Teams from Arizona, the Bay Area, and Los Angeles joined San Diego clubs to enjoy two fun days of lacrosse. Scripps Ranch was well represented, and our girls gained some great experience.
If you have used lacrosse gear that is no longer needed, please consider donating it to SRLAX. We rely on a used inventory for our clinics to help introduce new players to this great sport without the need to purchase equipment. Please contact Tom Devine at [[email protected]] or Carl Stepnowsky at [[email protected]]. We look forward to another great Scripps Ranch Lacrosse season!
Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club
The Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club (SRWAC) is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide the residents of Scripps Ranch and nearby communities with sports programs and sports-related support. The SRWAC offers basketball, volleyball, and soccer leagues throughout the year for women 25 years of age or older, as well as coed softball.
Our fundraising and volunteer efforts are focused in Scripps Ranch: we provide several scholarships annually for local high school senior girls, support youth and high school sports programs, and sponsor Symphony in the Park.
Women’s basketball and volleyball: The winter basketball league starts Monday, Dec. 2, and the volleyball season is underway. If you are interested in playing in the future, please contact Sylvia Ferrer-McGrade at [[email protected]] for basketball and Lisa Bass at [[email protected]] for volleyball.
Women’s soccer: The winter season starts in late January. Recreational scrimmages are played on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Scripps Ranch Community Park. Please visit our website at [www.srwac.org] for additional information and registration details. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Marie Gallagher at [[email protected]].
Scripps Ranch Pop Warner Football and Cheer
Our 2013 Scripps Ranch Pop Warner (SRPW) season is over and it was another great one! Our Flag Fighting Falcons team went undefeated for a second year in a row, with an 8-0 record. Our Jr. Mighty Mites finished the season 8-0-1 and won their Chocolate Chip Bowl, 26-20. Our Mighty Mite team finished 8-2 and also won its Chocolate Bowl, 30-28! And our Jr. Midget team made it to the D3 championships and finished with a 5-5 record.
Our Jr. Pee Wee and Jr. Midget cheerleaders finished in second place at the cheer competition and went on to regionals in Anaheim. All our teams had a great season, and we look forward to them returning next year.
We want to thank our board of directors, head and assistant coaches, business managers, team parents, and cheer trainers for their dedication to our program. We also want to thank all of our parents for getting their kids to the practices, volunteering in the snack bar, announcing, providing snacks and water, and showing so much support to our kids. We would not be able to do all of this without you. We also want to thank our sponsors for their donations to our program.
Our sign-ups for next season are in March. For more information, go to [www.scrippsranchpopwarner.com].
Lisa Gorski, SRPW President
Scripps Ranch Soccer Club
Our recreational season has concluded, although a few divisions will play in December. Most competitive teams will be involved in post-season and tournament play into early next year.
Once again the Scripps Ranch Soccer Club (SRSC) thanks the numerous volunteer recreational soccer coaches, team parents, competitive managers, board members, and supporters for the immeasurable number of hours that have gone into making this a fun soccer season. Thank you!
For more information about the SRSC, visit [http://scrippsranchsc.com] or call the hotline at 974-5393. On behalf of the SRSC, I wish you all happy holidays.
Joe Barr, SRSC President