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2013 Season


Elkhorn Girls Softball Association offers a 10U kid pitch recreational softball league for girls ranging in age from eight to ten years of age. 


Eight is a border-line age.  If your eight year old has played one or two years of coach pitch, then it is strongly recommended that she move up to 10U rec kid pitch. 


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 Fire Ridge Elementary School on Tuesday, Thursday, 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 nights are Tuesday, 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 nights are Tuesday, Thursday 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 or Play:


The umpires (One per game) for the games will be assigned by the EGSA.  In the event of a rainout or the need arises to change dates of scheduled games, please contact the opposing team coach well in advance to avoid confusion and to schedule an alternate date.  Please inform the league commissioner of any changes.  All games must be played or considered a loss.

1.  Player eligibility -- 10 years and under, player must not reach 11 before January 1.

2.  Base length is 60 feet.

3. Pitching distance is 30 feet. 

4. All games should be played with no more than 10 (10th shall be a rover in the outfield) and no less than 8 players on the field.  When playing with 8 players, the 9th spot in the batting order does not constitute an out.  If you must start play with less than 8 players, the 8th spot in the batting order would constitute an out.

5. All offensive players on the bench will bat consecutively whether or not they are playing the field.

6. Up to five innings will be played.  If the game is tied, then declare a tie.  If home team is ahead after 4 ½ innings, the game is over.

7. Either 3 outs or 5 runs determine a 1/2 inning.

8. Time limit on games is 75 minutes.  At the end of the time limit, the current inning will complete. A new inning starts once the last out of previous inning is recorded. 

9. The infield fly rule does not apply.

10. A batter who throws her bat is out.  (This is an umpire’s ruling).

11. Base stealing will not be allowed (This includes passed balls and wild pitches)

12. Runner advancement stops once the pitcher has possession of the ball in the circle.

13. One base allowed on an overthrow.

14. A runner may leave the base after the ball has been released from the pitcher.

15. Drop 3rd strike rule is NOT in effect; batter is out on strike three.

16. A ball that hits the ground then the batter will be called a ball.

17. Coach will pitch (To their own batters) after 4 (four) balls have been called or the batter is hit by a pitch.  The coach who is the designated pitcher can also act as infield umpire when needed.

18. Batter can strike out against the coach.  No walks will be allowed.

19. All teams will play with an 11-inch (Soft) ball in good condition.

20. No player shall play the same position for more than two innings per game.

21. There will be unlimited substitutions allowed.  Batting order will remain the same.

22. Hitters and base runners will wear batting helmets with faceguards.

23. Each new pitcher is allowed 5 warm-up pitches when entering a game, then 3 warm-up pitches to start her other innings.

24. Before the game each coach will provide a line-up card to the other coach with numbers and first names.

25. Home team will be determined by a coin flip at home plate 5 minutes before the start of the game.

26. Coaches must pitch with one foot on the pitchig rubber.  If not the pitch will be called a strike.

27. Awards will be as follows: All players receive a medal.



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