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There are 5 fields at Havins. We just grab one which is free.
We begin around 1pm, although feel free to show up late. We continue until people want to stop. Feel free to leave whenever you like. I recommend wearing sunscreen and bringing water. You don't *need* to bring any equipment, but I recommend you bring a fielding glove, as we have limited extras and they may not fit you well. You may also want to bring batting gloves to prevent blisters. Cleats are not needed, but they will help you avoid slipping. We have several bats, but you are welcome to bring your own. We have plenty of softballs.
Practice typically consists of some combination of fungo (Someone hits a ball to each person in turn. That person fields the ball and throws it back in), batting practice (each person gets a set number of hits), and scrimmage (very informal -- no score kept, no walks, no strikeouts).
Feel free to show up late or leave early. We practice until there aren't enough folks left who want to stick around.
Friendly people only! There is some good natured trash talk at practice, but it's all in good fun and everyone has a good time. No negative or rude people! People of all skill levels are welcome, and both men and women are welcome.
This is the same as the Facebook group of the same name (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=48750664139) (which I highly recommend you join).
Don't let the number of RSVPs on here fool you (or on Facebook, if you are on there). Folks show up every week who don't RSVP. We never have to cancel practice due to lack of people.
The meetup is free, but donations are VERY appreciated (http://www.meetup.com/austinsoftball/money/). It costs around $150 per year to keep the group open. You can donate using Paypal from a link on the meetup group home page, or you can give Mitch cash or check at practice.
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