We offer softball for six to twelve year-old girls. Our philosophy has always been that any child who wants to learn the game can play, no matter the level of skill or experience. She’s never swung a bat? That’s fine. She’s confused about the rules? We’ll help her. Our goal for players and families is to provide structured play to teach the game, have fun, and learn a few life lessons along the way in a positive environment.
All age groups are dependent on age scale found here.
6 – 8u Softball
If girls would like to play softball after t-ball or if they are new to the field all together, this division is a great place to start! Much like baseball, our approach to softball is rooted in teaching fundamentals early and working on detailed skills later. We want our players to love to play and hope to instill that in them as soon as we can.
9 – 10u Softball
At this level, girls play on a sixty foot diamond and games are called by official umpires. We continue to stress positivity while upping our competitive play.
11 – 12u Softball
This division is for our oldest girls, but don’t forget: even if a player has no experience, we will still welcome her to play. It’s never too late to start having fun on the field! The girls will continue to use a sixty foot diamond and games will be called by official umpires.
Important League Information:
Each division is run by a commissioner. The commissioner is the primary point of contact for coaches and parents. It is the commissioner’s responsibility to operate the division fairly, safely and in the best interest of the children. Commissioners are selected by and have the support of the Board of Directors. Issues involving the league commissioners should come to the President.
All T-ball equipment is provided except for a glove. This includes bats, helmets and catching helmet. Gloves should be made of leather and safe. Cleats are not required. Batting helmets and catcher equipment is provided in all other division; although, we do recommend bringing your own if you can (as of Sept. 2021, this is highly recommended due to COVID). Bats are not provided beyond t-ball.
Registration opens in December.
Pre-season practices are twice per week (1 weekday and Saturday). Regular season consists of a Saturday practice and 1 or 2 games during the week. Regular season ends in late May.
Regular Season tournaments (not including T-ball, MP30) start in late-May and run into early June. Format of the tournament is determined by # of teams.
Fall Ball is a more relaxed season where the focus is on skill development. Players participate in whichever division they would age into for spring. This is an opportunity for players moving between divisions to get a feel for what the spring season will be like without all the pressures they may feel in spring.
Registration typically opens in early August
Player Evaluations are not held for any age group. 13 year olds are traditionally allowed to participate in the Schley age group.
Pre-season practices are limited. There will be 2-3 practices before the first game in Fall because the season is much shorter (only 6-7 weeks). Practices are typically held during the week and games typically are played on Saturdays.