Eligibility/Age Guidelines: 12U Softball is for ages 11 thru 13, born between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010.
Schedule: The Spring season is approximately 14 weeks long with (1) mid-week game and (1) Saturday game each week. Practices are scheduled at the manager’s discretion. Games and practices are played at the LAYBS fields at El Dorado Park. Depending upon participation, inter-league home and away games may be part of the schedule.
Division Overview: Equal playing time is emphasized, everyone bats in the order, no players will sit out two innings in a row, and no one sits more than two innings per game. Every player should have two innings of infield. The Free Substitution rule is used and pitching limits, run limits and a few other limitations to the game are imposed. The season ends with an in-house championship tournament. Paid professional umpires are used for the games. Pitching distance is 40’, base paths are 60’, and a 12” softball is used (Dream Seam or equivalent).
For players demonstrating advanced skills, Select Softball is also available in this Division. Tryouts are required and will be concurrent with Rec evaluations. This team will have (1) additional practice per week and (1) or more weekend tournaments per month. Select play will end on March 31st, before league tournament play begins. $$$ There are additional costs associated with Select Softball that are the sole responsibility of the player/guardian. Contact the Softball Player Agent if you need more info.
Evaluations: Spring Softball Evaluations are scheduled for Saturday, January 15th (time and field info to be announced.) Practices will begin the weekend of February 5th and the season will conclude on or about May 7, 2022.
If you have any questions, contact the Softball Player Agent at KristenPayne.firstname.lastname@example.org