2018 Lightning Tryout Information
The Little Miami Lightning is our program of "competitive-level" teams. These teams are NOT "Select"/"Travel" teams. They are comprised of girls from the Little Miami community, part of the Little Miami Fastpitch organization, and compete at the "A" level of NCSL. They also compete in some local all-star and travel-team tournaments. These teams still foster an environment focused on learning and having fun, but also offer the opportunity to play against other teams at a more competitive level while including a competitive focus as well.
To be 100% fair and to offer opportunity to all girls, we reset these teams every season and they are formed via tryouts. These teams compete at the 10U, 12U, 14U, and HS levels if there is enough interest. We are currently planning to hold the tryouts for the 2018 teams sometime in September. This will give girls the opportunity to step back after the spring season and evaluate their 2018 plans without feeling rushed. It will also give girls an opportunity for further practice and/or competition in fall season.
More details will be shared as the time approaches. We encourage ALL girls that may be interested in competing at this level to come to tryouts! This is mandatory to play for the 2018 Lightning but is NOT mandatory to play for Little Miami Fastpitch next season. ALL girls not making these teams or choosing not to tryout will be placed on teams based on registration next season. This is an optional opportunity presented to EVERYONE that may want to be a part of these teams.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, please look for further information later in the summer.
2017 Fall Softball
The NCSL (our community league) does not host a league during the fall season. As such, Little Miami Fastpitch does not have formal registration for fall. There are 2 community organizations that host fall softball leagues (Mason and Lebanon) that some girls may participate in.
If you are interested in playing softball in the fall, please check with your spring coach to see if they will be organizing a team in the fall. If not, they may be able to put you in contact with another coach that is organizing a team. Alternatively, you can contact our league director at email@example.com and we can share information if any teams are organizing and looking for players.
Finally, you can also check out information about the Mason league directly be clicking here.
Girls play in the fall at the age group they will play in Spring 2018! Here are the respective birth years for each age group for Fall 2017/Spring 2018:
8U (09 and 10)
10U (07 and 08)
12U (05 and 06)
14U (03 and 04)
HS (02 and older)
Thanks for a great spring season and good luck if you are playing this fall!