The 2022 Select season ended on April 3. Congrats to our 5 Select teams on their tournament play!
The Select program was developed by USA Softball to allow high-performing girls to play together IN ADDITION TO the spring recreational season. 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 3, 2022. They can only practice and/or play together once a week, typically on Sundays. (Additional days per week are allowed in early January, prior to the formation of spring rec teams.) PYSA Select teams must participate in USA Softball's South San Diego district Select tournament. (For 2022, this is Jan. 22-23.) Other than that, managers set their own schedule of practices and friendlies. All winter Select friendlies must be approved by USA Softball.
How to join: PYSA usually hosts one winter Select team per age division. An interest list will be circulated in December. Managers will be able to review the received interest forms and create their rosters. The completion of an interest form does not equate a spot on a Select team. Teams are formed at the sole discretion of the manager and approved by the board.
Any girl wishing to be considered for a Select team must complete the Select interest form AND must register for the spring rec season as well.
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 email@example.com