Mason Meteors ProgramUpdated Wednesday June 19, 2019 by Mason Youth Softball.
Mason Meteors Program
The Mason Meteors program mission is to allow talented youth softball players in the Mason Youth Softball (MYS) league to compete at a higher level. The program is designed to instruct advanced players who chose not to play or are unable to play select softball.
These teams compete in the North Cincy Softball League (NCSL) as an “A” level recreational team. The Meteor teams play a higher-level schedule and play the same 14-game schedule as the “B” level teams, but with their higher fees they get more winter training and play a number of tournaments. The coaches are expected to work independently to develop their understanding of the game, best practices in skill development, and overall coaching skills. The intended result is to provide a higher skill level development program for girl’s fastpitch softball players within the Mason community.
The Mason Meteors program follows NCSL by-laws governing player eligibility.
In order to develop a sustainable Meteors program, coaches are encouraged to maintain age diversity within their roster such that, in any one year, a few players are either advancing an age division or remaining in an age division. This will ensure experienced players are available for the next team advancing into an age division and potential slots are available for players already at the next age division from within the Mason Youth Softball organization. In seasons with multiple teams at an age division, coaches will be permitted to designate a ‘core’ group of players to remain together consistent with core principles in the general MYS league. The core concept was developed to maintain continuity with players and allow teams to be competitive with the other teams they were playing in the NCSL program.
The Meteors program is overseen by the MYS Board who has the responsibility to select and nominate the head coaches and establish the tryout dates & procedures. The selection of the head coaches for the teams is subject to background checks. The selection of players is at the evaluators’ discretion with assistance from the head coach in consultation with the MYS Board. The head coach will recommend their assistant coaches from the parents or legal guardians of the players selected for the team and must be approved by MYS Board. The head coach is responsible to notify all players regarding their selection to the team and will share information regarding online registration to confirm commitment to the program. The roster is to be completed and submitted to the MYS President no more than 2 weeks after the completion of tryouts. If recommended by the head coach, and approved by the MYS Board, up to 2 positions may be held until late fall/early winter for a final tryout led by the head coach and assistance from other evaluators.
METEOR SELECTION PROCESS:
Tryout Dates: Tryouts are held near the end of the regular season for the following year (mid to late June)
Head Coach Selection:
Core Player Identification: In seasons with more than one team at an age level, a coach will be permitted to designate a core from their previous year’s official roster.
Tryout Notification: An open tryout invitation will be posted on the MYS website, and an email sent to all softball players to tryout out for the 10U, 12U, and 14U Meteors program.
Tryout Process: Tryouts will consist of softball skill evaluations defined by the MYS Board and returning coaches to include items such as: hitting, throwing, fielding, and base running.
Player Selection Process: Selection of the roster will be done by head coach in consultation with the MYS Board.
**Approved by the MYS Board on 6.4.19