FGSA News for the Week of 3/8

Fri 3/11 - Blandon Fire Co*
6pm-8pm ... 12U
*12U PARENTS, TAKE NOTE: Because of the nice weather, the Friday night 12U open gym is being moved from the Boro to the Blandon Fire Company.  12U practice will be outside!  Woo hooo!
Sat 3/12 - Fleetwood Middle School
9:00-10:30am - 15U (5th/6th Grade gym)
9:00-10:30am - 10U (7th/8th Grade gym)
10:30-Noon - Pitching/Catching (10U/12U/15U) (5th/6th Grade gym)
10:30-Noon - 8U (7th/8th Grade gym)

I need a volunteer parent or 2 to sit at the entrance of the gym, and receive registration forms, and hand out Lotto calendars.

The next FGSA Monthly Meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, 3/10, 7pm, at the Keystone Villa (conference just to the left of the front entrance.)
All Spring teams must have at least 1 representative in attendance.  This is especially important this month since it's the last meeting prior to the 3/17 scheduling melee.
Parents are encouraged to attend.  Please come help shape the future of the FGSA!
(Minutes from the February meeting are attached to this email.)

Don't forget!  Rawlings Sporting Goods is partnering with FGSA for a special night on Mon 3/14 from 5-9pm at their store on 801 Hill Avenue in Wyomissing (Vanity Fair Outlets).
For those 4 hours Rawlings is offering anyone from FGSA 10% off your entire purchase of anything in the store.

For girls who are signed up to play softball for the school this Spring, the High School and Middle School coaching staff will be having a PARENTS MEETING this Friday, 3/11 @ 5:30pm in the High School cafeteria. Please attend if at all possible.

I was asked about the requirement for facemasks on batting helmets at 8U.  The American Softball Association (ASA) under which we are governed, requires batting helmets to have a facemask regardless of age.


DON'T DEFINE SUCCESS AND FAILURE IN TERMS OF WINNING AND LOSING.  One of the main purposes of the youth sports experience is skill acquisition and mastery. When a child performs to their potential and loses, it is criminal to focus on the outcome and become critical. If a child plays their very best and loses, you need to help them feel like a winner. Similarly, when a child or team performs far below their potential but wins, this is not cause to feel like a winner. Help your child make this important separation between success and failure and winning and losing. Remember, if you define success and failure in terms of winning and losing, you're playing a losing game with your child.


Our soft "deadline" has passed.  However, if you're late or your daughter just hasn't decided yet, you are by no means locked out.  We do NOT turn anyone away ever.  However, anyone who HAS decided to play but just hasn't gotten the registration forms in yet, please do so soon so that we can get an accurate head-count, and so that we can place our uniform order.
Here's who I believe is playing based on registrations (and those who say registration is coming)...
8UA/8UB (25 girls ... 2 teams)
* Teams will be announced soon after this weekend's last Open Gym
Hailey Achenbach
Leah Achenbach
Skyla Baer
Emma Baker
Kaitlyn Chap (missing forms)
Kennly Chwatek
Katelyn Cox
Ava Downs
Sienna Drumheller
Julia Dybowski
Kiyarah Feliciano
Olivia Harwi
Alyssa Jones
Jenna Landis
Lucidia (LuLu) Lohman
Haylee Negri
Tessa Pflum
Olyvia Pope
Sarah Snyder
Ryleigh Soumas
Kaitlyn Szilli
Juliana Templin
Avalon Timochenko
Sophie Toucher
Amya Williams

10UB (11 girls)
Head Coach: Keith Santangelo
Assistant Coaches: Jay Koehler, Shaun Seidel

Emma Dietrich (missing forms)
Sienna Geschwindt
Paige Hemmig
Laila Jones
Morgan Koehler
Emily Miller
Irie Miller (missing forms)
Gabriella Moyer
Leandra Moyer
Isabelle Santangelo
Taryn Seidel

10UA (11 girls)
Head Coach: Drew Toucher
Assistant Coaches: Julie Toucher, Doug DeLong

Alysha Bender (missing forms)
Katalia Cirulli
Sarah Grim
Olivia Jones
Carly Karnish
Kylie Krauss
Haylie Mauger
Regan Prechtl
Kaitlyn Pytleski (missing forms)
Cloey Rentschler (missing forms)
Kelsie Toucher  
12UB (14 girls)
Head Coach: Eric Robuck
Assistant Coaches: Steve Adam, Kevin Manmiller

Ashley Adam
Mariyah Bender (missing forms)
Megan Brattley
Tiffany Cornman
Mackenzie Hartman
Veda Hartman (missing forms)
Emma Moody
Alison Morehart (missing forms)
Ashley Robuck
Alyssa Seyler
Abby Stump (missing forms)
Katie Stump (missing forms)
Mackenzie Stump
Alexis Templin

15U (22 girls + 4 girls from 12U ... 2 teams)

Allison Brattley
Makayla Calamita
Sienna Cowley
Chaera Frederick
Stephanie Hegedus
Alyssa Johnson
Emily Kantner
McKenna Kessler
Anna Koehle
Alyssa Krauss
Hannah Kutz
Carlen Lazar
Jolie Malinowski
Madison McElwee
Mackenzie Miller
Kamille Orth
Kylee Paules (missing forms)
Ashley Pelehowski
Lydia Santiago 
Melanie Sellers (missing forms)
Emma Templin 
Kayla Tilotta
12U girls requesting to play-up to 15U in the summer...
Alexia Moliatu
Taylor Pavlick
Bret Spayd
Aliyah Tilotta

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