Softball teams will begin playing the middle of March. There will be large group practices that week to allow for player assessment and then a draft. Teams typically practice once during the week (day and time TBD close to the start of the season) and on Saturdays until games begin in mid-April. Once games begin, teams usually play once during the week (days and times vary) and once on Saturday (times vary).
Team formation will depend upon registration numbers ... in order to field a team at any given level, we need at least 10-12 girls and parents willing to manage and coach.
Tee Ball/Coach Pitch - League Ages 4 - 6
This division is designed to introduce young players to the basics of the game and teach the fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting and fielding while having fun. Batters will hit off of a tee, or they may have an opportunity to hit a coach-tossed underhand pitch. We do not use umpires or keep score at this level. Please note, at this level of play, RLL also provides white pants for players, in addition to a game jersey, socks and a hat.
Coach Pitch - League Ages 7 & 8
The goal of this division is to have fun while also continuing to focus on the proper fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting, base-running and fielding. Batters get up to 5 chances to hit off a pitch from a coach. The teams play with an 11-inch ball. Volunteer coaches umpire the games and score is kept.
Minors (Player Pitch) - League Ages 9 & 10
This division introduces player pitch to the game. With a continued focus on having fun, the players continue to work on player and game fundamentals. The pitching distance is 35 feet, and the teams play with an 11-inch ball. Umpires are hired for games and score is kept.
Majors - League Ages 11 & 12
The focus of this division is still on player development and having fun, but in a slightly more competitive environment. The pitching distance is 40 feet, and the teams play with an 12-inch ball. Umpires are hired for games and score is kept.
Fall Season Overview
Softball teams will begin playing after Labor Day. Teams typically practice once during the week (day and time TBD close to the start of the season) and play games on Saturdays. The season has a more instructional focus, and runs about 6 weeks. RLL provides game t-shirts and visors to players.
Contact Softball commissioner, Autumn Harbour (
), with questions or for more information.