What to expect for a tournament weekend!

For families who are new to Vipers or travel ball, tournaments can seem overwhelming. But have no fear! We have got you covered! Here is a checklist of things you might need for a long day at the softball field:


  • Uniform (Shirt, pants, sliding shorts, cleats, etc.)
  • Glove
  • Hat/Visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Sweatshirt/under armour (8am games can be chilly)
  • Water Bottle
  • Bat and Helmet
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Extra Water
  • Cooler
  • Spray bottles (it can get really hot!)
  • Blankets and chairs (not always enough bleacher seating)
  • 1-3 Canopies (for players and parents- check with your coach/team before purchasing)
  • Water jug/cooler to refill bottles (I have one already!)
  • Healthy Team snacks
  • Ice Packs
  • Scoring Book & Line Up Cards
Game Day Volunteers Needed
  • Pregame warm-up assistance – 2-3 parents
  • Scorekeeper – hard copy – 1 parent
  • Scorekeeper – Game Changer App – 1 parent
  • Game time manager (keep official game start time and provide updates) – 1 parent
  • Organize team snack volunteers (to be done before the tournament) – 1-3 parents
Other things to keep in mind:
  • We may not find parking close to the field and we may change fields after every game, so be prepared to carry your gear/snacks/equipment. Having a rolling cart or rolling cooler may be useful.
  • You will most likely need to be at the field an hour early to warm-up. For an 8 am game, that means being at the field by 7am. Please plan ahead (have breakfast, be packed the night before, check traffic/directions, etc.)
  • Tournament locations are often somewhat remote and we may not be located near any restaurants or stores so plan ahead for lunch.
  • We recommend having healthy team snacks available after the games. Sharing this responsibility between multiple families will help keep this manageable!
  • It can get really hot playing in the sun all day. For weekends that we know it will be blazing hot, bringing frozen wet towels or rags can help the girls cool off between games.
  • Bathrooms are not always fully stocked so extra TP and hand sanitizer are good to keep on hand.

Upcoming Events

all-day Spring Registration OPEN
Spring Registration OPEN
Nov 6 2017 – Jan 6 2018 all-day
Regular registration fees will go into effect November 6-January 6 6U: $175 8U, 10U, 12/14U: $195 You can register now by clicking the link below: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/88916 When you are filling out your registration please keep[...]
9:00 am 12/14U Assessment @ Owen Jones Field
12/14U Assessment @ Owen Jones Field
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
This is a no pressure assessment of the 12/14U players in order to create competitive teams. This is not a tryout. Every girl who registers for 12/14U will be placed on a team.   
9:00 am 12/14U Rain Make Up Assessment @ Owen Jones Field
12/14U Rain Make Up Assessment @ Owen Jones Field
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Incase the January 7th Assessment is rained out, we are holding January 21st as a rain make up day.  This is a no pressure assessment of the 12/14U players in order to create competitive teams.[...]
all-day First Pitch: Coaches Meeting
First Pitch: Coaches Meeting
Jan 25 all-day
Coaches and Assistant Coaches are required to attend this First Pitch meeting. Equipment will be handed out.  More details to come. 

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Oakland Girls Softball League
P.O. Box 21296
Oakland, CA 94620