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RECREATIONAL DIVISIONS

6U - In 6U, basic game concepts and skills are taught with the primary focus on fun.

non-scoring games

continuous batting

every girl bats every inning

coach pitch or players hit from tee

no strike-outs

teams are school based

8U - The 8U division introduces pitching with specific skill development with the emphasis still on fun.

games are scored with a limit on runs in the first 3 innings

continuous batting

coach pitch and player pitch (limited to keep the pace of play moving)

teams are school based

10U - The 10U division introduces additional strategies and skills specific to hitting, base running and defense.

regular scoring with a mercy rule after 4 innings

player pitch with some exceptions

players can steal 1st, 2nd, 3rd and home 

drop third rule in effect

win/lose records are recorded

season-ending playoff tournament

teams are formed to balance skills (evaluations are conducted) across teams and are not school-based

buddies will be considered at registration only

 

12U - The 12U division emphasizes age-appropriate advanced strategies and skills.

regular scoring with a mercy rule after 4 innings

players can steal all bases, including home

player pitch only with each pitcher allowed a maximum of 6 innings per week

a few games are played against teams from other leagues

win/loss records are recorded

season-ending playoff tournament

teams are formed to balance skills (evaluations are conducted) across teams and are not school-based

buddies will be considered at registration only 

14U - The 14U division emphasizes the age-appropriate advanced strategies and skills similar to high school level play.

regular scoring with a mercy rule after 4 innings

player pitch only with each pitcher allowed a maximum of 7 innings per week

almost all 14U games are played against teams from other leagues

win/loss records are kept, but there is no placement within the league based on these standings

teams are formed to balance skills across teams and are not school-based

 

Summer Stars - Summer Stars is a summer program that offers a different kind of softball experience compared to any other division, inspiring skill building, healthy competition and interpersonal development.

primary focus is on player development

each game is played with newly blended teams

no scores or statistics recorded