Quad County Facts

Quad County Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Quad County League, and what communities are involved?

The Quad County League is NOT a “club” league. It is a recreational softball league comprised of teams from Waterford, Williams Bay, East Troy, Palmyra, Whitewater, Elkhorn, Eagle, Lake Geneva, Delavan, and now, Burlington.

Why did the Burlington Girls Softball League join the Quad County League?

For a variety of reasons, over the past few years the number of girls involved in the BGSL has declined in the Junior and Senior League divisions.  When it was learned that additional girls would be lost this year to play with the local club team, it was determined that we would have to do something different in order to allow the girls that remained the opportunity to participate in recreational softball.  Playing the same 2 or 3 teams in the league over and over again throughout the summer didn’t seem to be a fair option for those girls that remained. The Quad County League encompassed a philosophy similar to ours:  Provide girls who were interested in participating in softball the opportunity to do so in a recreational, yet competitive manner, while limiting the cost to participate.

How will I know what team my daughter is on?

As with any other season, your coach will notify you as to what team your daughter has been placed prior to May 1st.  A 6th grade girl will be on the same team she was on in 5th grade, and an 8th grade girl will be on the same team she was in 7th grade. Girls moving up a division will be placed on new teams.

Will we be playing the other teams from the Burlington league?

Yes.  The schedule for your Burlington team may include games against other Burlington teams.

How long is the season?

The Quad County League season runs very similar to how we have run our season.  Games will begin in late May and continue to the end of July.

How many games do we play during the season?

Each team will play approximately 12-14 games, which does not include the end-of-season tournament.  Schedules will be finalized after the different city’s registration periods end.

Is there any fundraising associated with the Quad County League?

No.

How often do the teams have to travel to Palmyra, Whitewater, and Delevan?

Traveling to those locations could only happen once, or, those teams may travel to Burlington instead this season.

How will I know how to get to the fields for “away” games?

The BGSL board will provide directions and maps to all games.  You can also find this information on our website: www.burlingtongirlssoftball.com

What days of the week will the girls play?

All games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The schedule will include a mid-season All-Star Game at the end of June, and an end-of-the-season tournament at the end of July.  (Last year, the tournament was played on July 21st.)

Where will practices be held, and at what times?

All practices will be held at the Dyer Fields in Burlington.  The girls will practice twice a week before the season begins, and once a week when the season begins. Practice schedules are determined by the head coach.

Are there try-outs to join the Quad County League?

No.  This is a recreational league which stresses equal playing time.

Is there a cost difference to join the league now that we are joining the Quad County League?

No.  The BGSL cost for participating in the league will cost $50.

Is there an additional cost to purchase uniforms for the Quad County League?

No.  The $50 registration fee will cover the cost of the BGSL shirt as well as a visor. As always, black softball pants, or black shorts with softball sliders, will be required to play.

What are the earliest and latest times the teams will be scheduled to play?

Usually all games will be played at 6:00. 

Are the rules similar to those that we have in the BGSL?

For the most part, our rules are fairly consistent with the rules of the Quad County League.  All parents will be receiving a copy of those rules.

Can coaches drive their players to away games?

No. Head coaches are not covered to transport players through the BGSL insurance and cannot drive players other than their daughter to the games.

Can teams carpool to away games?

The decision to transport kids other than your own would be left up to that parent.