Junior 8U League
Grades 1 & 2 (usually ages 7 and 8 as of August 31st)
The Junior 8U League is a FUN division geared toward younger players with the emphasis of working on each players skills, NOT on the competition. This league meets twice a week beginning in late April. The season is divided into thirds. The first third of the season each team will have two practices per week, the second third each team will have one practice and one game and the last third each team will play two games per week. The Season ends in mid June.
Skills that are reintroduced and reinforced:
Softball Safety - Being aware of your surroundings
How to Hold a Ball
How to Throw a Ball
How to Catch a Ball
Fielding Stance Introduction to Catching Behind Home Plate
Base Running and Leading
Proper Batting Stance
Sportsmanship and Social Skills Associated With Team Sports - Softball
Batting a Pitched Ball from a Coach
There are no tryouts in the Junior 8U League. Teams are organized from every registered player primarily by school and / or random hat pick. Rosters are limited in size to ensure all players have the oppurtunity to develo their skills. There are no assigned positions; all players will participate in every game and will rotate throughout the season getting to play every position at least once.