Minor SoftballUpdatedThursday May 28, 2020 byHeather Herling.
Girls ages 9&10 years old are introduced to kid pitch at this level using an 11” softball. Pitchers will pitch from a distance of 35 feet, while maintaining a base distance of 60 feet. The league introduces new rules including; the number of players on the field is reduced from 10 to 9, limited base stealing is permitted and there is no limitation regarding the numbers of batters per inning. Managers draft players based upon evaluation ratings. Coaches focus on developing individual and team skills to field a competitive team and continue to instill the principle of teamwork. Game scores and standings are recorded. Each player gets a full uniform at this level which includes a shirt, pants, belt and a hat. There are 10 to 12 scheduled games plus an end of season tournament. Games are 6 innings in length and there is a time limit to keep games at about 90 minutes. While we continue to focus on letting the players learn and have fun, games become more competitive at this level.