SMLL would like to thank the following business that donated items for
our November 13 Quarter Mania raffle:
*FIT in Boonsboro
*Holiday Baking Basket by Jeanne Smith, Tri-State Apiaries
*Makita 5377MG Magnesium 7-1/4-inch Hypoid Saw donated by Ben Basford
*Town of Boonsboro
*Turn the Page Bookstore
*Weis in Boonsboro
New for the 2017 Season
Softball has arrived at South Mountain Little League
We are very excited to be registering for the following Softball Divisions this coming Season (Note: The Softball Division descriptions below are from the Little website http://www.littleleague.org/learn/about/divisions/softballdivisions.htm we are updating our 2016 Bylaws to include these new divisions in the 2017 version and will provide that document when it is finalized in November 2016):
Tee Ball Softball is for girls 4-5 years old (with a local option for 6- and/or 7-year-olds) who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. In Tee Ball Softball, players hit a ball off a batting tee. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching. Generally, the diamond used is a 60-foot diamond, but the league has the option to use a 50-foot diamond.
·Minor League Softball is for participants 7-11 years old and can be operated with multiple divisions that are based on age and/or ability. Divisions may include "machine pitch," "coach pitch" and "player pitch." By local option, a player who is league age 6 for the current season and has played a year in Tee Ball is eligible for the coach pitch or machine pitch minor divisions. The diamond has 60-foot base paths and a 35-foot pitching distance.
·The Little League Softball division (sometimes known as the Major Division) is for players ages 9-12. A local league may choose to limit its Major Division to 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds, or 11-12-year-olds. The field uses a 60-foot diamond and a 40-foot pitching distance.
Baseball Divisions include (Note: The Baseball Division descriptions below are from our current 2016 Bylaws and may have minor changes when the 2017 version is finalized in November 2016):
T-Ball Division – a tee ball division, which consists of a combination of tee ball and coach pitch. Targeted for players that are league age 4-6.
Coach Pitch Division – a minor league division, which consists of coach pitch. Targeted for players that are league age 6-8. Younger players, league age 6, must have completed one year of Tball to be eligible for this division of play. The diamond used is a 60 foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.
Minor Division – a minor league division, which consists of player pitch only. Targeted for players that are league age 7-11. Tryout required for play in this division. The diamond used is a 60 foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.
Majors Division – a major league division targeted for players that are league age 9-12. Tryout required for play in this division (those already rostered to a Majors team are exempt from tryouts). The diamond used is a 60 foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.
Intermediate Division – an intermediate division targeted for players that are league age 11-13. Tryout required for play in this division. The diamond used is a 70 foot diamond and the pitching distance is 50 feet.
JRs Division – a junior league division targeted for players that are 13 & 14 years of age. It uses a conventional 90 foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet 6 inches.
SRs Division – a senior league division targeted for players that are 15 & 16 years of age. It uses a conventional 90 foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet 6 inches.
Stay tuned for future announcements and updates on this website as next Season approaches.
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