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August 10, 2020

Hello AVGS Families,

I hope this letter finds you all doing well and staying safe during these incredibly challenging times.  My name is Dan Zamora and I am the newly elected president of Aliso Viejo Girls Softball.  For those of you that do not know me I have been involved with the league as a parent, coach, manager and board member for 6 years.  I have graduated one daughter (Josie) from AVGS and have another daughter (Harper) who is still in the league.  With that being said, I wanted to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our previous president, Matt Haugo for his incredible work and dedication to the league.  I truly have very large shoes to fill. Thanks again, Matt!!!

Although this year has been anything but normal, I am very excited about where the league is headed in the future.  It truly takes a community and I wanted to let you all know that even though Softball has been temporarily put on hold, the AVGS Board of Directors have been working diligently behind the scenes working towards the time where we can get our girls back out onto the dirt “safely” and continue to develop and play the game they love.  In our last board meeting two weeks ago we were faced with the decision on what to do with our 2020 Fall Season.  At the time, we had no access to the fields as our permits were temporarily suspended by to the local and state mandates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Therefore, without access to the fields and no time table as to when we would get them back the board made the extremely difficult decision and voted to forego the Fall 2020 Season.

Just a week after our meeting (last week) we received some encouraging news from our local and state governments which indicated that we would be able to gain limited access back to our fields.  We immediately reached out to Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA) and began working with them on a plan to get that access back to our fields.  And so I am very excited to announce that we have been successful in getting our permits back and gaining access to our fields.  Now, this does not mean that we are reinstituting our 2020 Fall Season.  The reason being is that the field access that we have been granted is limited to only practices (NO GAMES), in order to stay in compliance with social distancing guidelines and not attracting larger gatherings (like you would see at a game).

What this means is that we have the ability to access our fields and have our girls get out on the dirt J.  As all of this is new to everyone, we as a board want to do everything we can to get the girls out on the dirt and provide an outlet where they can come down to the fields, exercise and develop those softball skills as we look towards a very hopeful Spring 2021 Season in January.  But we have to do it safely and we have to follow the protocols that have been put in place for that to happen.  More information to follow about that, but first things first.  Part of us getting access to the fields and actually providing this opportunity to our girls is that AVCA has asked that we have an updated waiver signed by all the parents of any girls who may be interested in participating in any future practices and/or clinics between now and December (when the league’s permits expire).  Great news…..they have made it easier for us by providing a link to that updated waiver.  If you are interested and would like to complete the waiver, please click on this link https://signnow.com/s/YzhcG4vl .

For those of you that did sign up for the 2020 Fall Season and already paid your registration, you can either ask for a full refund or you can apply that fee to your Spring 2021 Registration.  I want to thank you all for being such wonderful families and sincerely appreciate your continued support of Aliso Viejo Girls Softball.  I look forward to seeing all of you back out on the dirt very soon!

Sincerely,

Dan Zamora

President / Aliso Viejo Girls Softball

FALL BALL

ABOUT AVGS

SPRING BALL

ALISO VIEJO SOFTBALL

Welcome to the Aliso Viejo Girls Softball (AVGS) League. AVGS is proud to be a part of the USA  Softball Association.

We offer Spring, Fall and All-Star seasons to girls primarily from the cities of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and surrounding communities in South Orange County in Southern California.

Girls 4-14, of all skill levels, are provided an exciting, enjoyable and memorable experience, while learning and developing excellent softball skills, gaining game knowledge and an increasing appreciation for the game of softball. We strive to teach positive life lessons, good sportsmanship, winning and losing with pride, dignity, and TEAMWORK.

AVGS is a wonderful place for girls to enjoy being athletic, meet new friends and grow their self-esteem.  We have players from all over South Orange County ~ they come for the best softball experience around.  We encourage our parents to be active in the league both on and off the field.

AVGS is a non-profit organization completely run by volunteer and sponsorship support and participation. Our mission is to provide every player in our league a fun, safe and skills-based environment to participate in and contribute to.

We are committed to teaching and growing our youth into team players who are challenged in their athletic ability both physically and mentally.

We are committed to encourage, promote and require good sportsmanship, good conduct and a strong commitment from every player, coach, manager and family member that participates in our league both on and off the field.

We are committed to building character and healthy friendships and to instill a lifestyle of service, discipline and positive attitudes that will be displayed not only in our league, but carried into our families, our schools and our community.

AVGS is a non-governmental and non-profit organization operated by volunteers and funded by business and private donations.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR SPRING 2020

Date Information
Now-December 15 Spring Registration Early Bird Rate Ends, Regular Rate Applies
December 31 Spring Registration closes
January 11 Spring Evaluation
February 1 Opening Day
February 15 President's Day, No Games
February 29 Hit-A-Thon
March 29 Picture Day - CANCELED
April 4 Spring Break Begins, No Games
April 25 Spring Recreation Closing Day
April 26 Angel Day