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AAA Softball

Ages 9-10
  • If your player is NOT 9 years old by December 31, 2023, they are required to register for AA-Softball; even if they have already played AA-Softball. Your player may participate in the player evaluations, but 8 year olds will only be drafted to a AAA team if there is room on a team.

This is considered the first year of competitive softball. Players will expand on the skills taught at AA (prior AA experience is not mandatory). This is the first year that kids pitch in a game. The pitching rubber is at 35 feet and the ball is an 11” safety (squishy) ball. Outs are recorded, there are no walks at this level. The coach of the batter will step in and continue to pitch to a batter after four called balls, until the batter either successfully hits or strikes out.

Players should be able to throw from second base to first, This is also the first year were stealing and sliding is allowed, players may steal third base. Stolen base will not be awarded home on overthrows to third. Players should be able to properly catch a ball or at least understand the technique. Standings are kept and there is a tournament at the end of the season.

An additional All Star tournament takes place after the league tournament. Players are selected for this team and will compete for the district championship with the possibility to play in the State tournament.

  • AGE: Players must be 9 years old by December 31, 2023 to participate. 8-year olds are welcome to try out for AAA, but there will be a limited number of slots allocated for 8-year olds based on registrations.
  • TEAMS: Teams are made up of 12 players. Teams are created by a skills evaluation and draft process in early February.
  • PRACTICES & GAMES: Players will usually have three (3) “events” per week; two practices until season begins, then one practice during the week and one game on the weekend and one game during the week.
  • VOLUNTEERS: Parent participation is necessary on many levels from Coaching, Umpiring, Field Preparation, Score Keeping, Team Parent, etc.
  • FEE: $250. There is a family cap of $500. Financial aid is available upon request.

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