Xtreme Xtra – May 29, 2023

Ankeny Girls Softball Association

Xtreme Xtra!

May 29th, 2023

Hello Ankeny Xtreme Families!

What a great season it has been so far!  There has been a lot of success in the organization by our teams and our players.  It has been fun to follow teams on the weekends (via USSSA app and GameChanger) and see the players MVP pictures posted by Central Iowa Sports.  What I love is that there are a lot of families in the organization that cheer on other teams and follow their success throughout the season.  There’s a lot of Ankeny Xtreme pride!  We are now headed into the championship portion of the schedules and I am excited to see how teams end their year at State and Nationals!  Good luck to all coaches, players and fans!   


2023-2024 Registration, Tryout and Team Selection

It’s time to start thinking about next season already!  Here is a timeline of the next 5 weeks in our process of registration, tryouts and team selection.  

  • May 31                   2023-2024 Coaches Announced
  • June 1-15               Registration Period
  • June 19-23            Pre-Bid Selection
  • June 26                  9U / 10U Tryouts (5:30 Registration / Warm Up, 6:00 Tryout)
  • June 27                  11U / 12U Tryouts (5:30 Registration / Warm Up, 6:00 Tryout)
  • June 28                 RAIN DATE – 9U / 10U Tryouts
  • June 29                 RAIN DATE – 11U / 12U Tryouts
  • July 1-8                 Bid Selection 

More information available at  https://ankenyxtremesoftball.com/ankeny-xtreme-competitive-program/

NOTE:  This year during registration, we will be collecting birth certificates so that coaches don’t have to do so on a team by team basis.  You will simply upload it as you fill out the registration form.  ALL BIRTHDATES MUST MATCH LEAGUEAPPS PROFILE.  In the past, there have been situations where the birth dates were changed to fit the team kids were playing on (mostly at the 8U and under level).  Those need to be edited in league apps before or during registration.  


AGSA Recreational Program

Last year, AGSA had over 500 girls participate in our Recreational League.  This League provides girls the opportunity to develop their softball skills in a fun, less competitive environment.  At the younger ages, it is also what feeds into the competitive program for our 6U, 7U and 8U Ankeny Xtreme teams.  For more information on the Recreational Program, visit https://ankenyxtremesoftball.com/overview/


UMPIRES NEEDED – Recreational Program

Umpires are needed to run our recreational program.  Umpires are paid and are able to pick their schedule.  If you or your child (14 or older) are interested in umpiring, please reach out to our Umpire and Facility Manager, Bryan Schwartz at bdschwartz39@gmail.com, to sign up or for more information.  


Ankeny Xtreme Night at the Jags vs Hawkettes Game!

June 7th is Ankeny Xtreme Night at the Ankeny Centennial Jaguars vs Ankeny Hawkettes Game.  The doubleheader will be played at Ankeny High School starting at 5:00.  Wear your jersey to get in FREE and show your Ankeny Xtreme pride!  


Battle in the Burbs X 2023 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

This weekend AGSA is hosting our final tournament of the season, the Battle in the Burbs X.  We are looking for volunteers to help with team check in, collect payments, check in umpires, hand out umpire scorecards and game balls and collect scorecards.  If you are available to help Friday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 4th, please sign up for a shift at the link below.  



New Website

We hope you are enjoying our new website!  We are hoping to keep it fresh with new information and photos so please share your action shots, team shots and any other photo that you would like to have featured.  Send those photos to AnkenyAGSA@gmail.com today! 


Ankeny Xtreme Instructors

Instruction outside of practice is key for girls who want to pitch and catch in softball.  Ankeny Xtreme has approved instructors available that can provide individual lessons to sharpen those skills.  Visit https://ankenyxtremesoftball.com/instructors/ to connect with an instructor.  


Road Construction Update

Just a friendly reminder that on June 1, the intersection of NE 18th and Ash will be closed for 2 and a half months.  Be sure to plan for even more time to get to practices or games.



Prairie Trail Sports Complex – UPDATE

Check out the progress of The Diamond at Prairie Trail Sports Complex which will be the new indoor facility for Ankeny Xtreme!   



To reach any board member, please email AnkenyAGSA@gmail.com.  Board

President Marc Biga can be emailed at marcbiga@gmail.com.  




Marc Biga

AGSA Board President