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Eventbrite - MCCS Okinawa Youth Sports Baseball & Softball 2017



Description

YS Baseball & Softball is available to all DOD ID cardholders. Must have base access to attend.

このイベントはSOFA DOD ID(米軍属)またはキャンプフォスターへ入域許可のある方のみ参加可能です。


Season Dates:

Registration: 01 May @ 7:30 a.m. - 30 June @ 11:59 p.m.

Coaches Meeting: 11 - 13 July, 2017 (Only selected coaches)

Practice Begins: 24 July, 2017

Season Begins: 05 August, 2017

Season Ends: 14 October, 2017 (tentative)

For more information, please visit our webpage at http://www.mccsokinawa.com/ys


Proof-of-Age Requirement:

Each registered participant must provide proof-of-age at the time of registrations (if in person at Fitness Center). If registering online, please provide this information any manned MCCS Fitness Center or to the Semper Fit Youth Sports office (located on Camp Foster #5966) by 1630 on 30 June, 2017.

This documentation can be any official document with your child’s name and date of birth listed (ID card, passport, birth certificate, letter of employment, PCS orders, etc.). Please note, due to security constraints, please do not email/fax us with document attached. Once you have provided this information, you will not have to redo this step for future seasons. We will retain and secure your child’s information in our records.

If you provided your child’s proof-of-age to official Youth Sports staff (not volunteers) during the 2017 youth soccer season, you will not have to provide this information again. Also, if you provided documentation upon registration in the 2015 basketball/cheerleading season and earlier, you will not have to provide this information again.





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Apply as a Volunteer Youth Sports Coach today!

Did you know that SFYS accepts applications for Youth Coaching all year round?

If you are interested in volunteering, please follow the below steps to apply:

1. Fully complete a Coaching Application: This can be found in the "Coaches Corner" of the Youth Sports webpage or picked up from our office located on Camp Foster (Bldg. #5966). All background checks must be routed through the appropriate offices (PMO, CSAC, Family Advocacy, etc.) 

- Please ensure that you have provided all of your contact information, practice day and time preferences, etc. 

- Please note that the more flexible you are on age divisions, practice days/times and locations, the better the chances of being selected as a coach. You may select multiple age divisions on the form however, we ask that you number them by preference.

2. Submit your Application: Once your application has been fully completed (with all background checks taken to each facility for a signature), email us a copy at youthsports@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org or drop it off to our office on Camp Foster.

Also, all applicants will be required to visit the MCCS Human Resources Office located on Camp Foster (Bldg. #5966) to have their fingerprints scanned. This is a new requirement that began at the start of the 2016 Soccer season. If you have already volunteered for one of our 2016/2017 sports and have had your fingerprints scanned at MCCS HR already, you will not have to do this again. For more information, please contact us at 645-3533/3534.  Please note that this is a mandatory requirement and there are no exceptions. 

For the DD Form 2981, this only requires your information and signature. You do not have to take this form anywhere to get signed/routed. 

For your reference, please see the season dates below:

SOCCER
Player Registrations: 01 - 30 November

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL
Player Registrations: 01 May - 30 June

BASKETBALL/CHEER
Player Registrations: 01 - 15 September

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 645-3533/3534 or at youthsports@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org. We will continue to recruit coaches until all vacancies are filled however, we highly recommend submitting your application as early as possible.


Apply as a Volunteer Youth Sports Coach today!
LOCATION

Did you know that SFYS accepts applications for Youth Coaching all year round?

If you are interested in volunteering, please follow the below steps to apply:

1. Fully complete a Coaching Application: This can be found in the "Coaches Corner" of the Youth Sports webpage or picked up from our office located on Camp Foster (Bldg. #5966). All background checks must be routed through the appropriate offices (PMO, CSAC, Family Advocacy, etc.) 

- Please ensure that you have provided all of your contact information, practice day and time preferences, etc. 

- Please note that the more flexible you are on age divisions, practice days/times and locations, the better the chances of being selected as a coach. You may select multiple age divisions on the form however, we ask that you number them by preference.

2. Submit your Application: Once your application has been fully completed (with all background checks taken to each facility for a signature), email us a copy at youthsports@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org or drop it off to our office on Camp Foster.

Also, all applicants will be required to visit the MCCS Human Resources Office located on Camp Foster (Bldg. #5966) to have their fingerprints scanned. This is a new requirement that began at the start of the 2016 Soccer season. If you have already volunteered for one of our 2016/2017 sports and have had your fingerprints scanned at MCCS HR already, you will not have to do this again. For more information, please contact us at 645-3533/3534.  Please note that this is a mandatory requirement and there are no exceptions. 

For the DD Form 2981, this only requires your information and signature. You do not have to take this form anywhere to get signed/routed. 

For your reference, please see the season dates below:

SOCCER
Player Registrations: 01 - 30 November

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL
Player Registrations: 01 May - 30 June

BASKETBALL/CHEER
Player Registrations: 01 - 15 September

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 645-3533/3534 or at youthsports@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org. We will continue to recruit coaches until all vacancies are filled however, we highly recommend submitting your application as early as possible.


NEW FBI Fingerprint Scan Policy for all volunteers

If you are considering volunteering for any of the Youth Sports seasons in the future, we highly recommend stopping by the MCCS NAF HR Office, located on Camp Foster building #5966 as soon as possible to complete the FBI Fingerprint requirement.

This is a new DOD Policy that has recently been rolled out for all volunteers and cannot be waived. This is a one-time fingerprint scan and if you choose to return for additional sports seasons, you will not be required to have them scanned again.

Unfortunately, volunteers will be unable to coach until they have their fingerprints scanned and the results have returned to MCCS. Up until this point, results have taken anywhere from one week to four months to return. This means if fingerprints are not scanned early enough, there will be a chance that the volunteer may be unable to coach for the requested season. This can also mean that there might be a shortage of coaches.

We ask that even if you are just thinking of volunteering for the next few seasons (Baseball/Softball, Basketball/Cheer or Soccer) to please stop by and have your fingerprints scanned. This should only take about five minutes to complete. MCCS NAF HRO is open Monday through Friday from 0730-1630 (excluding national holidays). Please keep in mind that over the lunch hour, assistance might be limited or the wait may be slightly longer.

Thank you very much for your support!


NEW FBI Fingerprint Scan Policy for all volunteers
LOCATION

If you are considering volunteering for any of the Youth Sports seasons in the future, we highly recommend stopping by the MCCS NAF HR Office, located on Camp Foster building #5966 as soon as possible to complete the FBI Fingerprint requirement.

This is a new DOD Policy that has recently been rolled out for all volunteers and cannot be waived. This is a one-time fingerprint scan and if you choose to return for additional sports seasons, you will not be required to have them scanned again.

Unfortunately, volunteers will be unable to coach until they have their fingerprints scanned and the results have returned to MCCS. Up until this point, results have taken anywhere from one week to four months to return. This means if fingerprints are not scanned early enough, there will be a chance that the volunteer may be unable to coach for the requested season. This can also mean that there might be a shortage of coaches.

We ask that even if you are just thinking of volunteering for the next few seasons (Baseball/Softball, Basketball/Cheer or Soccer) to please stop by and have your fingerprints scanned. This should only take about five minutes to complete. MCCS NAF HRO is open Monday through Friday from 0730-1630 (excluding national holidays). Please keep in mind that over the lunch hour, assistance might be limited or the wait may be slightly longer.

Thank you very much for your support!


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

What sports programs do you offer?  
The SFYS program offers five sports that run throughout the year. In the spring we hold a co-ed soccer season, in the late-summer we hold baseball and softball and in the winter months, we hold basketball and cheerleading season. 

How old does my child have to be to participate in your program?  
All of our sports programs are catered to children ages five to eighteen. Children that are four may register as long as they turn five prior to the last date of the season (advertised) they are registering form. 

What are the age divisions for each sport?  
All sports, with the exception of Cheerleading is broken up by two years. The "PeeWee" Division/Tball is ages 5-6, the "Termite" Division/Coach Pitch is ages 7-8, "Minor" Division is ages 9-10, "Major" Division is ages 11-12, the "Junior" Division is ages 13-14, the "Senior" Division is 15-16 and the "Varsity" Division is for ages 17-18. For Cheerleading, ages 5-8 is the "PeeWee" Division and ages 9 and older will be placed in the "Junior" Division. (*Age divisions may be subject to change by YS Program*)

How do I register?  
Registration can be completed online at http://www.mccsokinawa.com/youthsports/ . You will need to click on the "Registration" tab and click the appropriate age group for your child. If you are registering an 8 year old child but wish for them to move up to the Minor Division (ages 9-10), please use the "Ages 9 and up" registration form. 

Proof-of-age: Parents will be required to take some form of proof-of-age to their first practice so the coach may verify age eligibility. Without this, players will be unable to participate. Proof-of-age can be an form of official document such as an I.D. Card, birth certificate, passport, etc.


What are the fees to participate? 
The registration fee will be $60 and this will include the participant's uniform and end-of-season trophy. For the Minor and older divisions, teams will be given the opportunity to win a second trophy should they place at least Runner-up or Champions in the end-of-season tournament.

Please see below for the breakdown of uniforms for each sport: 
    - Soccer: Numbered jersey, shorts, shin guards and socks
    - Baseball: Numbered jersey, long pants and hat (belts are included for those in adult sized uniforms)
    - Softball: Numbered jersey, shorts and a visor
    - Basketball: Numbered jersey, shorts and wristbands
    - Cheerleading: Top, skirt, bloomers and pompoms

What if I missed registrations?  
    - After the last day of registration, our Waiting List will be open for any children still wishing to participate. Children will be placed from the waiting list onto teams if spaces become available. Special requests (i.e. practice times, specific coaches, etc. may not be guaranteed).
    - Parents and coaches may not place a child on any teams without permission from the SFYS program. If a child is placed onto a team without program consent, he/she will be removed from the team and placed at the bottom of the waiting list. Also if an unregistered child plays in any game, that team will forfeit any points scored in that game and will take an automatic loss.
    - A parent with a child on the waiting list may volunteer to become the team's Head Coach (if there is not one already assigned). In these situations, the program will automatically place the volunteer's child onto the team he/she is coaching.
    - For families PCSing to Okinawa and have arrived after the registration period will be placed at the top of the waiting list with documentation of the PCS (military orders).

When and where are practices held?    
    - Practices are generally held twice a week with the first practice beginning at 1700-1800, the second practice at 1800-1900 and the last practice at 1900-2000. 
    - Practices are held at the area you requested to practice on. "Central" teams may be assigned to Camp Foster or MCAS Futenma, "South" teams may be assigned to Camps Kinser or MCAS Futenma, and "North" teams are assigned to Camp Courtney or Camp McT.  
    (Please note that we cannot guarantee Foster placement over Futenma, Kinser placement over Futenma and Courtney placement over McT, and so on)

  
What will my child need for the season? 
    - Once you have registered your child and paid the $60 registration fee, you will need to provide the following items:
    - Soccer: Practice clothing, appropriate footwear (non-metal soccer cleats or sneakers), straps for eyeglasses (if worn). 
    - Baseball: Practice clothing, appropriate footwear (non-metal baseball cleats or sneakers), straps for eyeglasses (if worn), baseball glove, protective cups (for male catchers).
    - Softball: Practice clothing, appropriate footwear (non-metal softball cleats or sneakers), straps for eyeglasses (if worn), softball glove.
    - Basketball: Practice clothing, appropriate footwear, straps for eyeglasses (if worn).
    - Cheerleading: Practice clothing, appropriate footwear.
    - Optional Items: Please keep in mind that your coach may request optional items such as undershirts, extra ball, baseball bats, hair bows (for cheer), etc. Teams may also opt to have team photos, snack schedules and other fun activities however, these items are not mandatory for parents to participate in. Please keep this in mind.

For more information, please contact the MCCS Semper Fit Youth Sports program office at 645-3533/3534 or by emailing  youthsports@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org .



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