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Travel Program

2020 FALL RECREATION registration is open

2020 RECREATION Travel registrations are open until AUGUST 23 2020. Please follow the above link for access to your parent portal.

2020 FALL Travel registration is open

2020 FALL Travel registrations are open until AUGUST 15 2020. Please follow the above link for access to your parent portal.

The Girls Softball League of Westfield Travel Program is designed to provide a higher level of competition for the more avid and skilled players. Players develop confidence, skills, and teamwork while competing with similar teams in the NJ-area. The GSLW is a member of local travel leagues and over the past several years we have competed in and won tournaments across many age groups against other local towns.

We have created balanced teams across each age group to support interest and growth. We achieve success through the dedication of our players, coaches and families. All GSLW teams foster an environment of positive self-esteem, team spirit and individual growth.

Our primary goal is to prepare our players to become strong softball players through hard work, commitment and stronger competition. The objective is to build teams that are competitive and designed to help girls who are committed to softball maximize their abilities.

Season(s): Spring, Summer, and Fall

Timeframe: April through June (Spring), June through July (Summer) and September through October (Fall)

Eligibility: 10-years old and up (Spring, Summer, Fall)
                  8-years old and up (Summer & Fall only)

8U

 

SUMMER TRAVEL

FALL TRAVEL

Age Groups

   

Season Commitment

 

Early June – End of July

Early Sept – Late Oct

Targeted Weekly Commitment

Four early evening days per week, typically from Mon – Fri, which includes both games and practices. 

 

One or two tournaments on select weekends

 

Two games and one practice per week, typically at various times from Thu - Sun.

 

No tournaments

 

Philosophy

Developmental -   

Encourage and develop players of varying abilities who share a growing interest in softball with the goal of developing travel-quality skills across all teams

 

Coach Assignments

Parent Coaches

 

Player Eligibility

  • All Westfield residents are eligible
  • Eligibility for non-residents who attend a Westfield school is subject to approval by the directors of the host league/tournament
  • Travel players must attend tryouts on a date and at a time to be announced
  • Travel players must register and play in at least 50% of the games in the GSLW Instructional Recreational League
  • Full time players are expected to attend all practices and games, however, players are eligible for selection if there are no known conflicts at the time of registration for at least 75% of the games in the Summer season (50% of the games for the Fall season) and at least one of two tournaments in the Summer season (n/a for the Fall season)
  • Players may opt to register as a reserve.  Reserves will be called upon based on the game-by-game need of the team. 

 

Player Selection

  • Travel players are selected and teams are formed by the Travel Committee of the GSLW Board of Directors
  • Selections are based upon a combination of the try-out results registration totals, player evaluations from previous seasons, if applicable, and player commitment/availability
  • Teams are distinctly selected for each travel season within a given year (i.e., Summer and Fall team rosters may differ)
  • Selection to a travel team does not guarantee selection to a team in any subsequent travel season

 

10U/12U

 

SPRING TRAVEL

SUMMER TRAVEL

FALL TRAVEL

Age Groups

 

 

Season Commitment

 

Mid March – Late May

Early June – End of July

Early Sept – Late Oct

Targeted Weekly Commitment

Two games and one practice per week, typically at various times from Thu - Sun.

 

Possible tournament

Four early evening days per week, typically from Mon – Fri, which includes both games and practices. 

 

One of two tournaments on select weekends

 

Two games and one practice per week, typically at various times from Thu - Sun.

 

No tournaments

 

Philosophy

Summer Preparation - Blend of Summer and Fall approach

Competitive -

Field the most competitive teams possible

 

Developmental -   

Maximize opportunities to develop travel-quality skills across all teams

 

Coach Assignments

Typically parent coaches

Typically a combination of hired head coaches and parent assistant coaches

 

Typically parent coaches

Player Eligibility

  • All Westfield residents are eligible
  • Eligibility for non-residents who attend a Westfield school is subject to approval by the directors of the host league/tournament
  • Travel players must attend tryouts
  • Travel players must register and play in at least 50% of the games in the GSLW Instructional Recreational League
  • Full time travel players are expected to attend all practices and games, however, players are eligible for selection if there are no known conflicts at the time of registration for at least 75% of the games in the Summer season (50% of the games for the Spring and Fall seasons) and at least one of two tournaments in the Summer season (n/a for the Spring and Fall seasons)
  • Players may opt to register as a reserve.  Reserves will be called upon based on the game-by-game need of the team.

 

Player Selection

  • Travel players are selected and teams are formed by the Travel Committee of the GSLW Board of Directors
  • Selections are based upon a combination of the try-out results, registration totals, player evaluations from previous seasons, if applicable, and player commitment/availability
  • Teams are distinctly selected for each travel season within a given year (i.e., Summer and Fall team rosters may differ)
  • Selection to a travel team does not guarantee selection to a team in any subsequent travel season

 

 

14U & Above

 

SPRING TRAVEL

SUMMER TRAVEL

FALL TRAVEL

Age Groups

 

 

Season Commitment

 

Mid March – Late May

Early June – End of July

Early Sept – Late Oct

Targeted Weekly Commitment

Two games and one practice per week, typically at various times from Thu - Sun.

 

Possible tournament.

Four early evening days per week, typically from Mon – Fri, which includes both games and practices. 

 

One or two tournaments on select weekends.

 

Two games and one practice per week, typically at various times from Thu - Sun.

 

No tournaments.

 

Philosophy

Competitive - Field the most competitive teams possible

 

Coach Assignments

Typically parent coaches

Typically a combination of hired head coaches and parent assistant coaches

 

Typically parent coaches

Player Eligibility

  • All Westfield residents are eligible
  • Eligibility for non-residents who attend a Westfield school is subject to approval by the directors of the host league/tournament
  • Full time travel players are expected to attend all practices and games, however, players are eligible for selection if there are no known conflicts at the time of registration for at least 75% of the games in the Summer season (50% of the games for the Spring and Fall seasons) and at least one of two tournaments in the Summer season (n/a for the Spring and Fall seasons)
  • Players may opt to register as a reserve.  Reserves will be called upon based on the game-by-game need of the team.

 

Player Selection

  • Travel players are selected and teams are formed by the Travel Committee of the GSLW Board of Directors
  • Selections are based upon a combination of registration totals, player evaluations from previous seasons, if applicable, and player commitment/availability
  • Teams are distinctly selected for each travel season within a given year (i.e., Summer and Fall team rosters may differ)
  • Selection to a travel team does not guarantee selection to a team in any subsequent travel season

 

 

Girls Softball League of Westfield Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Girls Softball League of Westfield?  Contact us today or e-mail - sponsorship@westfieldsoftball.org to find out more information on how you can support youth sports in the Westfield area.