Ohio Fever Softball is the official travel division of Stow YES softball. This elevated level of competition and instruction allows girls to broaden their skills, and complete with teams from other regions. Ohio Fever currently offers 10U,12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U divisions. The Ohio Fever plays a more competitive and challenging schedule than what is traditionally found in recreation leagues. These teams are for those looking for an elevated level of play. We look for players and families that view summer softball as a top priority. Follow us on twitter @ohiofever
It will be the organizations goal to roster as many talented Stow players as possible as evaluated by the approved head coach and Stow YES board. There may be players and coaches from other communities.
At all levels, the head coach will determine if the team is tournament only, or also participates in league play. The 10U, 12U and 14U traditionally play in a league and a minimum of three tournaments. 16u and 18u are primarily tournament teams (Approx. 4 – 6 tournaments) but may also participate in a league. Each team is different, and the head coach will ultimately determine at what level of play the team should participate (i.e. – Weekend tournament only or weekend tournament and league play during the week).
All outdoor practices (1-2 a week) will be held in Stow. Indoor winter practices (1-2 a week) will be scheduled by the coaches based on team funding and indoor availability.
All Ohio Fever teams are self-funded. All fees collected are maintained in an account for the benefit of that particular team. Fees will range between $400-$800. A non-refundable deposit of $200 will be due within 48 hours after an offer has been made to join the team. Non-payment of deposit will result in forfeiture of roster spot.
Parent & Player Expectations
The Stow YES program expects players to make a concerted effort to attend all winter program activities. However, we recognize several players participate in other activities and sports. As a result, we encourage all players to participate in their “in-season” sport. Please communicate all conflicts with your daughter’s coach.
Once we reach the heart of the softball season, the Ohio Fever program and coaches expect softball to become their main priority. Without this commitment during April, May, June, and July, the success of your daughter and the team will suffer. Missed softball activities will affect your daughter’s playing time at the discretion of the head coach.
For more information, please see the Fever FAQ.