Opening Day is Saturday, May 1, 2021
Opening Day is almost here, so we would like to share a few tidbits…
Although we wanted to do a big kick-off for Opening Day, the OGFA Board felt it was better to stay more low-key, due to the current health concerns.
We will be having pictures, schedule is posted on our Facebook page, and possibly a first pitch and then a full slate of games.
For pictures, there will be no picture packets. Information will be given out at picture day, allowing you to register on-line and view pictures, order on-line and have them shipped directly to your home.
New this year is a co-op agreement with Streator. This will involve some games in Streator and Streator playing some games in Ottawa. See your schedule to see if you have any games in Streator.
Masks – cloth type will be highly suggested when social distancing can not be observed (in dugout).
All infielders are required to wear a metal or plastic face mask.
See the Forms tab above for specific age-group rules.
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.