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SOFTBALL

Levels (Softball)

 

0503junTeamSpiritThe SYA Little League Softball Program is organized into a four level structure. An overview of the spring league structure and game and practice schedules is shown below. The fall developmental season will be structured similarly, pending the number of players registered.

See the General Rules for all leagues for the rules that govern all league play. See the individual level rules for those rules specific to that level.

Minors
Ages 7 – 11. Regulation 11″ softballs. Players pitch from 35 feet. Practices are held 1-2 times a week. Two games are played each week, including one on a weeknight and one on Saturday. In the fall, just one game per week.
Majors
Ages 9 – 12. Regulation 12″ softballs. Players pitch from 40 feet. Practices are held 1-2 times a week. Two games are played each week, including one on a weeknight and one on Saturday. In the fall, just one game per week.
Juniors
Ages 12 – 14. Regulation 12″ softballs. Players pitch from 43 feet. Practices are held 1-2 times a week. Two games are played each week, including one on a weeknight and one on Saturday. In the fall, just one game per week. There is no Junior League level for the 2018 Fall as it is combined with Seniors.
Seniors
Ages 13 – 16. Regulation 12″ softballs. Players pitch from 43 feet. Practices are held 1-2 times a week. Two games are played each week, including one on a weeknight and one on Saturday. In the fall, just one game per week. 

For the spring season, teams begin practicing in mid March. Games begin in early April. The regular season generally ends mid-June.

For the fall season, teams begin practicing in mid August. Games begin the Saturday after Labor Day, and the season typically ends the first Saturday in November.