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Start 2022-2021 Dome Season

Fri Nov 18 2022 18:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Good afternoon,

We received word this morning from Michael Sheggeby that the dome is up and is nearly ready for rentals. RCTC still has fencing, backstops, and other protective equipment to bring into the dome. We were given permission to begin our dome season as early as next Monday, but have chosen to wait until Monday, November 28th, to begin our 2022-2023 RMSS dome season. We do this in the hopes that the additional week will give RCTC time to bring in the protective equipment we will need to ensure our players remain safe. I have also reached out to Michael asking what the status of the heating equipment is this year. Hopefully, repairs have been made to the heating equipment and we will have much more favorable temperatures in the dome for the entire season.

So, spring (winter) training will begin Monday, November 28th, at 8 AM with a batting practice for all players followed by a scrimmage for those players wanting to participate. We will follow the same schedule on Wednesday, November 30th, and will conduct the Wednesday league player draft after the practice. Any players wanting to be drafted to a team for the first session that have NOT answered the player survey will need to contact Dave Zemke or Jim Goodman by noon on November 30th. As of noon today, there were 42 players that answered "yes" to playing in the Wednesday league. Team managers and number of teams are still yet to be determined.

After the draft is complete, rosters and first session schedules will be made available on our RMSS website.Our Wednesday time schedule will be posted on the game schedule tab and will be determined by the number of teams. Members of the dome committee and volunteers will be in the dome each day beginning at 7:30 AM to get equipment set up for each day's activities. We have asked that the lights are on at 7:45 AM so players can begin to warm up before the practice or games begin at 8 AM.

Monday, December 5th, we will begin our regular season schedule with a batting practice starting at 8 AM followed by a scrimmage at 9:30 AM, ending at 11 AM. Our first day of the first session of league games will be Wednesday, December 7th.

Have a great Thanksgiving holiday and safe travels! We will see y'all in the dome on Monday, November 28th! (Actually, I will not see you as I will be driving home from Texas that day. But, I see y'all on Wednesday.) Looking forward to another wonderful and successful RMSS dome season!

Jim Goodman

Senior Dome Softball Coordinator

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