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Select Season

Select 2024 Announcements

PYSA will soon form teams for the 2024 winter Select season. Select managers will be chosen in early December, and teams will be announced after spring assessments in early January.

The number of Select teams per division will depend on the availability of qualified managers and key players in positions like catcher and pitcher. PYSA plans to host:

  • One or two 8U teams
  • Three or four 10U teams
  • Three or four 12U teams
  • One 14U team

Key Dates for 2024 Select Season

  • Nov. 30: Manager interest list closes
  • Dec. 8: Select managers chosen
  • Dec. 16: Deadline for players to indicate interest during Spring registration process
  • Jan. 1: Select allowed to begin practicing (will vary by team)
  • Jan. 6: Spring assessments (Select managers can also evaluate players)
  • Jan. 20-21: USA Softball Select tournament in East County
  • Feb TBD:  USA Softball Select tournament in North County
  • Mar TBD: USA Softball Select tournament; location TBD
  • April 1: Select teams must disband (recreational teams continue to play until the end of Spring season)

Questions about Select? Please contact the PYSA Player Agent at

About the PYSA Select Program

The Select program was developed by USA Softball to allow high-performing girls to play together IN ADDITION TO playing on a spring recreational team. Girls must be registered for the spring season to be on a Select team, and they must continue to attend their rec team practices and at least 75% of their rec team games. Select is not designed, in any way, to replace spring recreational play. USA Softball governs the Select season and has strict guidelines for all Select teams.

"Select" has sometimes been used loosely to apply to any high-level competitive team. But Select actually has a very specific definition and calendar defined by USA Softball.

Select schedule: Select teams are allowed to operate between Jan. 1 and April 1, 2024. They can only practice and/or play together once a week, typically on Sundays. (Additional days per week are allowed January 1–18, prior to the formation of spring rec teams.)

PYSA Select teams should plan to participate in local USA Softball Select tournaments. Between those dates, managers set their own schedule of practices and friendlies. All winter Select friendlies must be approved by USA Softball.

How to express interest in playing: PYSA hosts one or more winter Select teams in every age division. If your player would like to be considered, please indicate your interest on the relevant question during the Spring 2024 registration process. Managers will be able to review the list of those who are interested and create their rosters. Select teams are competitive, and often  many more players indicate interest than we have spots for, so indicating interest does not equate to a spot on a Select team.  Teams are formed at the sole discretion of the manager and approved by the board.

Families should carefully consider before committing to a Select team. If your player is asked to be on a team, it will mean playing on two teams during February and March, when the spring season and the Select season overlap (rec games on Saturdays and Select games on most Sundays).

Other details: Participation in the Select program does not guarantee a spot on an All-Star team. Fees for Select are in addition to the spring rec season and will vary by team, depending on tournament and game schedules.

Questions about Select? Please contact the PYSA Player Agent at