The Worthington Spirit softball program is a competitive travel softball program that requires a try-out. Players and coaches are expected to attend all practices, clinics, and games as scheduled by the program. A players’ availability for practices and games may determine their team assignment. Off -season practices are typically scheduled indoors at the Worthington Community Center on Saturday afternoons/evenings in November - March, with outdoor practices beginning as soon as the weather permits. Additional clinics are often held throughout the off-season for pitchers and catchers.
10U, 12U, and 14U:
These programs are part of the Mannino's Softball Leagues. This league is made up of other community and travel teams based in Central Ohio. Typical game schedules include Dublin, Westerville, Hilliard and Olentangy teams. The league tries to schedule divisions to address the travel time and cost issues, but schedules are not available until spring. Games are doubleheaders 2 nights per week on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. The season runs from the first week of June through the end of July. Home fields include Linworth Park, Snouffer Park, Thomas Worthington and Worthington Kilbourne fields.
Teams may be entered in local tournaments depending upon their level of competitiveness. The softball committee evaluates each team and their competitiveness prior to entering any tournaments. Most of these tournaments are local (Whitehall, Pickerington, Plain City, New Albany) and require weekend attendance, including some Friday afternoons.
Fees are based upon the costs of running the program and are subject to change. Projected costs for 2021: $450 for 10U and $600 for 12U tournament team. A signed commitment letter and deposit is due by November 1, with the remaining balance due February 1.
A mandatory parent meeting will be held shortly after the teams are formed. Spirit wear will be available to order and players will be sized for uniforms. Parents will be asked to volunteer for such jobs as organizing team pictures, organizing fundraisers, equipment manager, ordering uniforms, ordering spirit wear, publicity, website development, etc.....if you are interested in taking on any of these roles, please speak up at the parent meeting!