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2014 Season

 

Elkhorn Girls Softball Association offers a T-Ball recreational softball league for girls ranging in age from four to six years of age. 

 

Six is another border-line age.  If your daughter has played two years of T-Ball and is six or is ready for the next step up the softball ladder, it is recommended that she move up to the coach pitch league. 

 

If your daughter has played one year of organized softball and is not ready for coach pitch, please register her for the T-Ball league.

 

Team roster sizes vary depending on the number of girls registered and the number of volunteer coaches.  The last couple of years roster sizes ranged from 10 to 12 girls per team.

 

All practices and games are held at SkylineElementary School on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings.  A first aide kit is available in one of the lock boxes.

 

Registration fee includes:  Practice time, Game time, T-Shirts for players and coaches, Participation Medal, Insurance coverage.

 

Available for an additional cost: Pictures, Visor (the visors are one size fits all with a script Eklhorn across the front and can be used up through the age of fourteen on EGSA affiliated teams.

 

Participants are asked to provide: Glove, Shoes, Drink, Appropriate practice and game apparel.

 


Time Line:

January and February:  Registration

March 1 to 21: Team formation

March 22 to 30: Coaches meeting where teams are shared and practice slots are assigned

March 22 to 30: Coaches notify teams via e-mail

April: Practice begins;  practice days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

  • Subject to change on a yearly basis

April early: Draft schedule is provided to coaches for their review and feedback.

April middle: Official schedule is published

May middle:  Games Begin, practice ends.  Game days are Wednesday and Friday

  • Subject to change on a yearly basis

June:  Games continue

June 30th: Season ends

July: Coaches turn in equipment

July middle:  Select tryouts for next season if interested


Rules of Play:

 

1. Base Length is 40 feet.

2. The out is to be enforced to award good defensive skills but all players bat each inning no matter the number of outs.

3. All batters will hit off the tee only.

4. In front of home plat there is a half circle that the ball must pass to be fair (the ball must go 3 feet).

5. There is a 10 foot circle around the pitchers mound where the defensive team's pitcher stands to receive the ball to stop the players from advancing.  If a runner is more than half way when the ball is controlled in the circle the runner can advance to the next base, if the runner is less than half way the runner must return to the previous base.

6. Over throws or missed throws at 1st base can either be awarded 1 base or the coaches can decide not to advance any bases.

7. Each inning all players will bat.  (All players will bat in designated order determined at the beginning of the game.

8. Catchers must wear helmet. 

9. Batters, base runners, and on deck batters need to wear batting helmets.

10. Play as many players as you wish but no more than 6 on the infield, and no player can stand on 2nd base acting as the second baseman.  Teach the girls fundamentals, rules and object of the game.

11. One hour time limit.  If less than 5 minutes remain DO NOT start another inning. 

12. NO intentional bunting.

13. Any other questions/rules coaches can decide or call league commissioner as noted on your schedule.

                                                                                     

 

Remember this is rec softball, we are all here to have fun!