Rec League

Our recreation softball program runs from the middle of April to the middle of June. Girls who meet the age (based on age as of Dec. 31st) and residency criteria may register regardless of their experience. Players are organized into teams within age divisions. The uniform (included in the registration fee) consists of a personalized jersey. Each player will need to provide a fielding glove and batting helmet equipped with both a face cage and chin strap. All players at the AA, AAA and Majors levels will be required to have a mouth guard for every game. Girls playing pitcher, first base and third base are required to wear mouth guards during play. Parents help coach, manage teams, and prepare the fields for games. Each division will play games on Saturdays, one evening each week, and an occasional Sunday afternoon game. Parents that would like to coach, assistant coach or dug out helpers, please register through the same process the players are registered allowing you to select your preference and notify the league.
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Tee Ball (Ages 4 & 5) Rules
T-ball is designed to acquaint beginners with basic skills of throwing, catching, fielding, base-running and hitting. The ball is hit off a tee allowing players to concentrate on the swing. Score is not kept, and all players play. Games are played Monday nights (practice 6:00, game 6:30-8:00) and Saturdays (practice 9:00, game 9:30-11:00).
Minors (Age 6) Rules
Minors reinforces the skills learned in T-ball and introduces a pitched ball to the players. The coaches pitch the ball. Score is not kept, and all players play. Games are played Monday nights (practice 6:00, game 6:30-8:00) and Saturdays (practice 9:00, game 9:30-11:00).
A Division (Ages 7 & 8) Rules
Single A Division players hit pitches thrown by a coach. The emphasis is on reinforcing and developing basic skills. As in T Ball and Minors, a safety softball is used. Games are played Monday nights (practice 5:30, Game 6:15-8:00) and Saturdays (practice 8:30, game 9:15-11:00).
AA Division (Ages 9 & 10) Schedule Rules
A small (11″) standard regulation softball is used. Players pitch, with a coach pitching after four balls. Teams are selected by draft. Games are officiated by youth umpires, often upper-division players. Games are played Wednesday nights (practice 5:30, game 6-8) and Saturdays. All players at the AA, AAA and Majors levels will be required to have a mouth guard for every game. Girls playing first base and third base are required to wear mouth guards during play. Girls playing pitcher are required to wear a helmet with a facemask OR a fielding mask.
AAA Division (Ages 11 & 12) Schedule Rules
A full sized (12″) softball is used. Players throw all pitches. Games last 7 innings, baselines are increased to 60 feet. Season standings are kept and playoff games are held at the end of the season. Games played Thursday nights (practice 5:30, game 6-8) and Saturdays. All players at the AA, AAA and Majors levels will be required to have a mouth guard for every game. Girls playing pitcher, first base and third base are required to wear mouth guards during play.
Majors (Ages 13 thru 17) Rules
Pitchers pitch from 43‘. ASA umpires officiate. The dropped third strike rule is in effect. Players may steal a base after the pitch leaves the pitchers hand. Other ASA fastpitch softball rules are in effect. Games are played Tuesday and Friday nights (practice 5:30, game 6-8) and Saturdays. All players at the AA, AAA and Majors levels will be required to have a mouth guard for every game. Girls playing pitcher, first base and third base are required to wear mouth guards during play