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SEASON 

 (Minor League Softball -  Ages 6/7/8/9/10)

Pre-season (practice) typically starts the second week of March. Regular season typically starts in early April and runs through May. 

GAMES

Each team plays 12-16 games per season. Usually two games per week.

Games played during the week start at 6 PM. Games played on Saturday start at 10AM.

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

 

PRACTICE

Practice occurs as much as three days week prior to the season with

usually 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 game 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.

 

VOLUNTEER WORK/FUND RAISING

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

expected to serve a minimum of one shift of concession stand duty

and keep the scoreboard and scoreboard. The team manager will

assign these duties to you.

 

MINOR 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 each manager from the previous game

umpires at first and third.

 

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.

The pitching distance for the different divisions of softball are as follows: Minor League: 35 feet; Little League (Majors): 40 feet.

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.

 

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, assisting with

pictures and opening day ceremonies, helping with post-season

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.

 

Q: What is the difference between the Major League and the Minor

League? A: The Minor League serves the same purpose here at LLL as it

does in Professional baseball. It provides a venue for the player that is still

refining her softball playing skills and may not quite be ready for the next

level of play.

 

Q: Why is my child drafted by a Major league team even though I

know he is not ready to play in the Majors yet?

A: Please click here to review our Minor/Major Baseball Information Page.

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