2015 South Farmington Wildcards Travel Softball

The South Farmington Wildcards is a competitive girls fast-pitch organization associated with South Farmington Baseball and Softball (SFBI).

2015 will be our 12th year for the Wildcards travel/tournament teams.

Based on expected tryout attendance and talent we have formed teams in the following age groups: 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U.

To see a listing of teams in our Western Wayne County League (WWCL), please visit the following website: www go2wwcl.com.

Practice Schedule: September through April – specific times to be determined.

Game Schedule: End of May through the end of July – specific game schedule to be determined.

Tournament Play: April through July.

TEAMS AND MANAGERS*

16U (1 Team)

  • Anna Bairdi

14U (1 Team)

  • Melissa Krause

12U (1 Team)

  • Kevin Christiansen

10U (1 Team)

  • Larry Beckwith

Tryouts:

The South Farmington Wildcards will be holding tryouts at the following dates and times for their age group. Please arrive 30 minutes early to warm up and register.

10U Beckwith (wildwoodlarry@yahoo.com)

  • Sunday 8/17 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (at Drake Park – on Drake Road between Grand River Avenue and Freedom Road).
  • Saturday 8/23 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm (at Drake Park – on Drake Road between Grand River Avenue and Freedom Road).

12U Christiansen (kpchristiansen@aol.com)

  • Saturday 8/16 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (at Drake Park – on Drake Road between Grand River Avenue and Freedom Road).
  • Saturday 8/23 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (at Drake Park – on Drake Road between Grand River Avenue and Freedom Road).

14U Krause (missy1krause@gmail.com)

  • Saturday 8/16 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (at Drake Park – on Drake Road between Grand River Avenue and Freedom Road).
  • Sunday 8/17 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (at Drake Park – on Drake Road between Grand River Avenue and Freedom Road).

16U Baiardi (3subjects1964@gmail.com)

  • Saturday 8/23 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (at Drake Park – on Drake Road between Grand River Avenue and Freedom Road).
  • Saturday 8/30 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (at Drake Park – on Drake Road between Grand River Avenue and Freedom Road).

If you have any questions please contact Kevin Christiansen (kpchristiansen@aol.com or (248) 756-4550).

Shiawassee Park is located at Shiawassee Street and Power Road in Farmington, Michigan.

For a map CLICK HERE

Founders Sports Park is located on the north side of Eight Mile Road one-quarter mile east of Halsted Road.

For a map CLICK HERE

Drake Park is located on the east side of Drake Road between Grand River Avenue and Freedom Road.

Parking is also available at Longacre Elementary.

For a map to Drake Park CLICK HERE

For a map to Longacre Elementary CLICK HERE

* League age as of December 31, 2013.

Blue Bombers Winter Tryouts

We will be holding tryouts for the Blue Bombers winter teams on August 17th at City Park 2! We will have three teams again: a 9/10u team, a 11u team (playing in 12u) and a 12u team. Practices will be outside during Fall and inside at the Bullpen during Winter.

Our Blue Bombers program has made great strides in the last couple years. We had one team advance to the finals in the Little League districts this year and a runner up in the WSBL league. Another group made it to the semis of Little League and won the WSBL, and a tourney team won two of three tournaments only losing one game along the way. We are becoming very competitive and making great strides towards our goal of playing in Williamsport.

Tryout dates and times:

  • 9/10u:  Sunday Aug. 17th (3:00 to 5:00)  at City Park #2
  • 11/12u: Sunday Aug. 17th (5:00 to 7:00) at City Park #2

Cost:

  • $220 per player. This will cover league entrance fees, uniforms, and indoor practice space.

Games:

  • We play in an 8 game schedule
  • All games are Sundays at 1:00, 2:30  or 4:00 at Total Sports in Wixom

There will be separate tryouts for the spring teams in March. The tryouts on August 17th are just for teams playing in the winter season.

Any questions feel free to email Scott Johnson at baseballdad0119@yahoo.com.

South Farmington is Hosting a Juniors (15U) Little League Tournament Next Week

South Farmington is honored to be hosting a Little League Juniors (15U) tournament next week.

Two tournament games are scheduled to be played every night from Monday, July 7 until the championship game on Saturday, July 12.

  • Monday (July 7) through Thursday (July 10): Two games each night at Founders Sports Park [Google Maps], Field #5, #6 or #7. Game time: 6:30pm
  • Friday (July 11): Two games at Drake Park [Google Maps], Field #1. Game times: 6:00 and 8:00pm.
  • Saturday (July 12): Championship game at  Drake Park [Google Maps], Field #1. Game time 7:30pm

This is a great opportunity to see some quality 15U baseball teams from around the region.

Fall Ball Registration Details

Returning players: you will need a participation code to register before August 1

New players: you can register without a participation code after August 1

Want to skip the details and just register? Click the big green button below (at the bottom of this post)

Key dates

  • Registration will be open July 1 – July 31 for all returning spring players and their families.
  • All returning players will need a participation code to register during July.
  • Registration will be open all other players August 1 – August 15 (no registration code required)
  • Registration closes August 15
  • All registration will be on first come, first serve basis until divisions are full, regardless of date. Last year we filled up early in a few leagues
  • The season runs Aug 26 – Oct 11 with practices on weekdays. Most games will be on Saturdays. Some leagues may have Friday night games. No game or practice times have been set for any league at this time.

Costs

  • Baseball or softball: $80
  • Tee ball: $50
  • Multiple player discounts for families will be allowed for 3 players or more. (50% on 3rd, 75% on 4th)
  • Refund policy – Full until Aug 28. 50% Aug 29 – Sept 2. No refunds after Sept 2

League Ages and Placement

  • Players are placed  in the league they would qualify to play in 2015 (that’s next Spring)
  • Tee ball (Must be at least 4 years old by Sept 1)
  • Baseball 8,10,12, 14 and 16 U. Players who are league age 17 for 2015 will be allowed to play 16 U
  • Softball 8,10,12, 14 U. Players who are league age 15 for 2015 will be allowed to play 14 U.
  • Move ups will be considered by the baseball or softball commissioner, please email them for consideration (contact info here). Move downs are not allowed for safety issues
  • Teams will be formed based on player requests first and manager requests second. SFBI reserves the right to split requests up in order to create balanced teams.
  • Teams will be formed by Aug 22

Want to manage or coach?

  • Please contact your league director if you would like to manage or coach. All requests must be in writing (email will do) and all managers and coaches are subject to concussion testing if not completed previously

Update: Registration for Fall Ball starts July 1st for returning SFBI players and August 8th for new players

An earlier story posted here was in error. Registration for Fall Ball starts July 1st (NOT August 1st) for returning SFBI players and August 8th for new players. Registration will close August 15th. If a division fills up (regardless of the date) it will close. Last year we filled up early in a few divisions. Stay tuned for more details.

South Farmington Baseball Playoff Results

Congratulations to all of the players, coaches, umpires and parents who participated in this year’s baseball playoffs. It was a wonderful opportunity to highlight the progress all of our teams made during the season.

The winner for each division’s playoff tournament was:

  • 8U: Diamondbacks and Nationals (two brackets)
  • 9U: Blue Jays
  • Minors: Nationals
  • Majors: Diamondbacks
  • 15U Juniors: Mets