Girls Varsity Softball
Updated Information (1/20 @10:30am): Due to weather, tryouts postponed for 1/20. We will resume on Thursday (1/21). Pitchers and catchers should report at 3:30 p.m. in the gym and everyone else should be ready to go at 4:00 p.m. We will finish by 5:30 p.m. Please bring clothes for inside or outside. Please continue to check the website, Twitter or Remind notifications for any changes to this schedule.
Please find below information regarding tryouts for all players trying out for either JV or Varsity for the 2019 spring season. If you have any additional questions, please email Coach Leigh.
Tryouts will begin Tuesday, February 19th and will run a minimum of three days. Tryouts may extend longer if the coaching staff needs additional time to evaluate players.
If we are able to hold tryouts outside, please meet at the softball field at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 19th for check-in. Tryouts will run until 5:45 p.m. each day. After Feb. 19th, tryouts will begin at 3:45 p.m. and will run until 5:45 p.m.
If we need to move tryouts inside, our scheduled gym/cage time is from 3:15-5:30 each day. Please meet in the gym at 3:15 p.m.
Our goal is to be outside each day for tryouts, so we may need to make adjustments at the last minute--please be prepared for inside or outside each day. We will do our best to provide as much notice as possible on the schedule. If you have not signed up for W-L Softball Remind Notifications, please email Coach Leigh for instructions on joining. This will be the primary mode of communication for tryouts.
2) What to Bring:
Please bring all of your softball equipment each day of tryouts. At a minimum, you must have a softball glove to participate. It is helpful, but not necessary to own a bat or helmet. If we are outside, it is recommended that you bring cleats (metal or plastic spikes are acceptable). You will be required to wear sneakers/athletic shoes (no spikes) if we are inside. Please dress for the weather if we are outside--it may be cold.
You must be cleared by the W-L Athletic Trainer in order to participate. You will be sent home if you are not on the cleared list on the day of tryouts. To be cleared, you must turn in your VHSL Physical packet and Participation Agreement Form to the W-L Athletic Trainer (for 8th graders, please note this is different from physicals turned into your middle school--you must complete the VHSL physical packet to be cleared. See the Athletics Clearance page on the W-L Athletics Website for more information or email Coach Leigh if you have questions on whether you are cleared).
If you attended the interest meeting on Feb. 5th and were not cleared as of that date, you should have received an email notifying you that you are not cleared.
If you were not at the interest meeting on Feb. 5th, but intend to tryout (this includes returning JV/Varsity players), please email Coach Leigh prior to tryouts so that we can minimize the time devoted to administrative matters on the first day of tryouts.
As noted above, we may need to make adjustments to the schedule at the last minute based on weather, etc. All changes to the schedule will be posted on the softball webpage, via Twitter (@WLHSoftball) and through the Remind App (if you did not receive instructions on signing up for Remind notifications, please email Coach Leigh).
Softball will hold a final interest meeting on Tuesday, February 5th at 3:30 p.m. (Room 1018). All those interested in trying out for JV or Varsity this spring should plan to attend. If you cannot attend the meeting, please send an email to Coach Leigh with your full name, grade (if 8th grader, include your middle school), student ID number, contact information (phone/email), and position(s).
Reminder, you must have a current VHSL physical on file in order to participate in tryouts. Tryouts will begin Feb. 19th. More details to follow.
WL Softball Players and Parents:
Please sign up to volunteer for our annual Christmas Tree Lot Fundraiser sponsored by the Arlington Lions Club. If you have not received the link to sign-up, please email Coach Leigh. We appreciate assistance from player and parent volunteers.
The tree lot's new location is at the corner of Columbia Pike and South Four Mile Run Drive across from Goodwill. We have a smaller number of trees this year with the goal of selling out by December 16th, so please sign up early.
Also, please encourage friends and family in the market for a Christmas Tree this holiday season to purchase their tree from the lot. We are competing against other local teams to refer the most customers to the lot, with the winning team receiving a prize. Please be sure to have all customers indicate that their purchase should count towards the Washington Lee Softball Program.
Thanks in advance for all your hard work, Generals!
SCHEDULE UPDATE: Softball will hold two make-up Green Days on 10/30 and 11/1 from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. This will be the last week for fall Green Days. Stay tuned for information on winter conditioning and fundraising opportunities.
Make sure you have your current physicals turned in--if you are not on the cleared list, you will not be permitted to participate. Softball will hold Green Days every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18th through Oct. 25th. Those interested in trying out for JV or Varsity in the spring are encouraged to attend. Please bring a glove, cleats and any other softball equipment you may have. Reminder: You must have a current physical on file with the Activities Office in order to participate in Green Days. Anyone without an updated physical will not be permitted to participate. If you are an 8th grader interested in trying out for JV and did not attend the softball interest meeting on 9/11, please email Coach Leigh prior to attending Green Days to confirm your eligibility.
Softball will hold an informational interest meeting for those interested in trying out for either JV or Varsity on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in the Little Theater. If you cannot attend the interest meeting, but are interested in trying out for softball in the spring, please email Coach Leigh with your name, grade, and position(s).
Reminder that all student-athletes must have a current physical on file with the Activities Office in order to participate in Green Days.