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General Information

What to expect for a typical Softball Season
  • February/Early March  - Free Clinics and Registration
  • Early March – Team formation
  • March/early April – Indoor practices 1 day/week
  • Early April Season begins with Games (8U, 10U and 12U)
  • Early May – season begins 15U FP
  • Season Ends Mid/Late June
  • All stars July 4th
  • Playoffs 10/12 U FP – Mid/Late June
  • Playoffs 15U Early July

 Typically during March and early April....1 or 2 days of indoor practice.  1 weekday and 1 Sunday

 During the season most home games are played on Saturday/Sunday and typically 1 away game (TBA)

 Typical commitment 2 – 3 days per week April – June.

Equipment Recommendations:

HELMET:It must meet a few requirements:
  • It must fit properly, have a face mask and chin strap.
  • It must be NOCSAE approved. (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment)
  • The NOCSAE seal must appear on the helmet as well as the face mask.
BAT: Make sure you get a FASTPITCH bat.
  • Have it properly fit for the player for length and weight.
  • We recommend you go light. Light bats promote good bat speed and a proper swing!
  • This really comes into play for travel and school ball.
SPIKES: NO METAL SPIKES ARE ALLOWED!!!
  • Spikes should fit properly.
  • "All Turf" or standard spike is up to athlete.
  • Some spikes are available with the spikes at the front set in a circular pattern to minimize knee injury due to spike lock.
GLOVE: Should fit snuggly and be sized to the player.
  • As players gets older and settles into a few positions that she plays, the glove may be position specific, such as a catcher mitt, first baseman's glove, outfielders glove.
FACE PROTECTOR("D Mask"): Protect those pearly whites.
  • DLSA requires this safety device for defensive players.
  • Protects against bad hops and line drives.

Examples Shown Below:

Face Mask
Softball Glove
Helmet with Facemask
Bat


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