Tryouts for the VMS Softball team will begin about the first week in March. Exact date and information will be posted in February after the league meeting. Make sure that all required paperwork, which is obtained from the nurse, is complete. You must have a current and up to date physical on file. See the nurse a.s.a.p so you are elegible to tryout.
RIDES AND BUSSES:
Students may NOT be left unattended after a tryout, practice or game. Rides must be here in time for player pick up. When a bus is provided, rides must be here within five minutes before the bus is scheduled to leave. If a player's ride is not here, the player MUST be put on the bus. We sometimes hear that a ride is "around the corner" or "down the street" or "will be hear in five minutes." If a ride is not here in time, the player MUST take the late bus. If player pick up becomes a problem, and a player will not take the bus or her family does not want her to take the bus, she may not participate in softball.
TRYOUTS: Will be held Monday through Friday, after school until either 3:30pm or 4:15pm. Late busses will be provided. Some days might run later and players will need to have their own ride. The number of players on the team, the number of players from each grade, and how long the tryouts run will be determined at the time of tryouts. IMPORTANT: You must have completed all the required paperwork and had a physical before being able to tryout. All the required forms may be picked up at the nurses' offices. Any questions about being eligible to tryout, see the nurse as soon as possible. If you are going to need to schedule a physical, do not wait until the last minute or you might not get it done in time.
SEASON OVERVIEW: We play in the Camden County Upper Elementary League. The league has been around for about 40 years and includes teams from Camden County and Burlington County. The season runs from early March through about the end of May or very early June if rainouts push the season further. Practices are every day Monday through Friday to about 4:15, including half days. Busses will be provided for a 3:30 practice or a 4:15 practice. Practices which are scheduled for later that 4:15 or for a different time slot will require players to arrange for a ride home. Players may miss practice time or come late due to an excused reason such as extra help or makeup work. They must inform one of the coaches so we know where you will be. Detentions are not excused absences.
There are usually 2-3 games per week. There are no busses for home games, players need a ride home. The bus which takes us to and from an away game will bring us back to the school where players need to have a ride to take them home. There will be one team which will be comprised of a combination of 8th, 7th, and 6th grade players. We will not know the exact number of players or how many from each grade until the time of tryouts. More information will be presented at the first softball meetings and tryouts.