Eligibility/Age Guidelines: 8U Softball is for ages 7-9, born between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014.
Division Overview: This is our youngest competitive division. Players learn to pitch and are also assisted with the help of a coach’s pitch (until midway during the season per ASA rules). Scores and standings are kept. 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 an inning of infield and an inning of outfield per game. The season will conclude with an in-house championship tournament. Paid umpires are used for the games. Pitching distance is 30’, base paths are 60’, and a 10” softball (RIF 1) is used.
Schedule: The 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 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.
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