The OGFA Board met this morning, in light of the mandatory shelter-in-place order from the Governor of Illinois, we have decided to postpone the start of practice until April 20th. No equipment will be issued prior to that date. We have also decided to delay Opening Day until May 9th. Please remember, these dates are based on the information available to us today. We, as a Board, will continue to monitor the situation, both locally and state-wide, and make decisions that we feel are in the best interest of the girls and spectators, alike. Please follow Ottawa Girls Fastpitch Association on Facebook and/or check back here for updates.
OGFA MISSION STATEMENT
The Ottawa Girls Fast Pitch Association (OGFA) shall be operated for the betterment of the girls of the Ottawa and surrounding areas in order to learn the fundamentals of softball, learn good character building skills during critical growth years, while being part of a competitive team, encourage acquaintances and friendships among the players, parents, and coaches, and grow socially and mentally as a team player.
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
OGFA supports good sportsmanship in the interest and welfare of the players, coaches, parents, and fans. Good sportsmanship is the attitude and behavior that exemplifies positive support for the program. All players, coaches, parents, and fans are expected to demonstrate respect for others and display good sportsmanship at all times. OGFA has adopted a "Zero Tolerance Policy" to be enforced during all OGFA sponsored activities and events. Any person(s) demonstrating disrespectful or abusive conduct will be asked to leave OGFA sponsored activities or events. Repeat or flagrant acts could result in the removal of the program. In promoting the goals for establishing a safe, sports related environment, we strictly prohibit bullying or the act of bullying by any person(s) associated or affiliated with the OGFA. All known or suspected incidents will be investigated on a case by case basis. Person(s) engaged in bullying will be subject to one or more of the following disciplinary actions; meeting with parent/guardian(s), suspension, termination or referral to law enforcement agencies.