It is time to sign up for Murphey Candler Cobra tryouts. The Cobras are All-Star (select) teams drawn from those players who have signed up for the Spring 2023 rec season who want to play higher-level 'extra' softball. We field at least 1 team in the 8u, 10u, 12u and 14u age groups. Depending on the number of players who sign up, we may field additional teams in each age group. Cobra teams are tryout based.
Here is more information about the Murphey Candler Cobras
The purpose of the Murphey Candler Cobras is to provide a higher level of competition to players in our recreational leagues who show an above average level of skill, desire, and passion for the game. This is 'extra' softball (in addition to playing on a MCGSA rec team). Players selected for a Cobras team will engage in additional practices that are conducted at a high-level than traditional rec league practices. Cobra teams will play against other recreation-select and travel teams.
Playing on a Cobras team requires a significant commitment by players and their families.
Important notes about playing on a Cobras team:
The Fall Cobra season runs from team selection (normally in August or early September) into November. During the Fall Rec season Cobra practices, games and tournaments will primarily be on Saturdays. Once the Rec softball season ends (at the end of October), Cobra teams typically add some weekday practices and might choose to participate in two-day (Saturday and Sunday) tournaments (tournament selection varies from Cobra team to Cobra team). The Fall tournaments that Cobra teams play in are usually challenging (most Fall Cobra teams end up competing against area travel teams). Tournaments will typically be within a 30-90 minute driving radius, and usually take all of Saturday, or all of Saturday and most of Sunday.
The Spring Cobra season runs from team selection (normally in February) through the end of June. Practices will start shortly after the teams are selected, with practices normally held on Sunday afternoons during rec season. Spring Cobras teams traditionally have played in the NGSL (North Georgia Softball League) during rec season, with double headers against other NGSL teams being played on Sunday afternoons; there is also an all-day NGSL championship tournament played in May, also on a Sunday. Some Cobras teams may also opt to play in one or more one-day travel tournaments during rec season; these tournaments would also be on Sunday. Once the rec season has completed in May, Cobras teams will add practices during the week and will start playing in 2 day (Sat/Sun) or 3 day (Fri/Sat/Sun) tournaments; participation in tournaments will continue through the end of June. Friday games will be played in the evening, Saturdays will be all-day, and Sundays could be all-day. Tournament locations are generally within an hour or two of North Atlanta; however some teams may elect to travel farther or even spend the night at the tournament location (expect no more than one overnight tournament, if any).