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SEASON 

(Major League Softball - Ages 10-12)

The pre-season (practice) typically starts the second week of March and runs through May. 

Max Age Requirement – August 31, 2005

GAMES

Each team typically plays 12 to 16 games per season (depending on rainouts).

Games played during the week typically start at 6:00 PM. Games played on Saturday will start at 10AM.

Game length is typically 1 hour 45 minutes and consists of 6 innings.

 

PRACTICE

Practice occurs as much as three times a week prior to the season with

one practice per week during the season. Practice schedules vary from

team to team based on the requirements of the manager.

 

UNIFORMS

LLL provides a T-shirt jersey and cap. Parents must provide socks, pants and rubber softball or baseball cleats.

 

PLAYING EQUIPMENT

Parents must provide ball glove and bat. (See our bat size chart for

guidance on choosing a bat)

 

TEAM

Teams usually consist of 11-12 players, a volunteer manager, two volunteer coaches, and a volunteer team parent.

Anyone expressing interest should contact John Hamilton

([email protected]). Teams are selected via a draft in early March

after player evaluations scheduled on 2/23/2019 at ECG Indoors.

 

PHILOSOPHY

To continue to teach the fundamentals of softball and introduce

game strategy.

 

VOLUNTEER WORK/FUND RAISING

LLL is an all-volunteer organization. We need everyone’s help! Parents are

expected to help!

 

MAJOR LEAGUE - FAQ’s

Q: Do you keep score and are there umpires?

A: Yes. Every manager maintains a scorebook. League standings are kept

to determine a regular season winner and to determine playoff games.

There is a home plate umpire and one field umpire.

 

Q: What size field do they play on and where is the field?

A: All games are played on a regulation High School & Little League fields. Fields are located at E.C. Glass Softball Field, Happy Lee Field at Miller Park and Heritage Softball Field.

Q: Can I have my child play on a team with their friends?

A: Not unless they are drafted on to that team. In this age group, player’s

skills are evaluated during player evaluations. Then a draft is held.

Selection order in the draft is based on the where the team finished in the previous season.

 

Q: Can I manage or coach a team?

A: Yes, if positions are available. Prospective managers must contact John Hamilton ([email protected]). If you would to serve as a coach, please note that on your child’s spring registration form.

 

Q: Will my child get to play all the time?

A: Probably not all of the game, but our rules require the manager to play each child at least 50% of each game.

Q: What are the volunteer requirements?

A: LLL is an all-volunteer organization so there are many ways to volunteer.

Help is always needed with registration, team parenting, helping with postseason tournaments, and working in the concession stand to name just a few of the many ways to help support LLL.

 

Q: Why a draft? Sounds serious.

A: A draft is the best way to evenly spread the various skill level of players

throughout the league. LLL holds a player skills assessment clinic. Each

child is required to swing a bat and run to first base, field a ground ball and

catch a fly ball. The player’s skills are assessed and the manager then

decides what child he would like to draft in the various rounds of the draft.

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