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Softball Leagues

LEAGUE AGE

For baseball divisions, this is the age attained by a participant as of April 30 of this year. For softball, this is the actual age of a child as of January 1, 2021. These are the dates used by Little League International, and thus South Burlington Little League, in determining the league age of each player for the current season.


LEAGUES

SOFTBALL – MINIS

  • The South Burlington Recreation Department will be taking over the softball program for girls younger than age 8.  Please contact them for further information at 846-4108.

SOFTBALL – MINORS

  • LEAGUE AGE:  8-, 9- and 10-year old* softball players. (10-year-olds that wish to be considered for the 10-12-year-old All-Star team should play at the Major level)

  • DESCRIPTION: Player/coach pitch travel league which prepares players for the more competitive Majors at the next level.  Skill level increases and strategy is now being introduced. The league focuses on skill development.

  • DAYS OF THE WEEK FOR GAMES & PRACTICES: Tues./Thurs./Sat/Sun.; JC Park, Dorset Park, Upper Farrell Park, other town parks. Minors/Majors play games against local towns, so their away games require travel. Home games are at Upper Farrell Park or JC Park.  Weekday times for April are 5:30–7 p.m.; Sun. times vary.

  • FIELDS: JC Park, Dorset Park, Upper Farrell Park, other town parks.

  • EVALUATIONS: EVALUATIONS: Minors teams are created by a draft system. During the draft, in a series of selection rounds, players with equivalent evaluation scores are selected by coaches, one per team until all players are selected.  The goal of the draft is to ensure each team has equal distribution of skill and ability and to balance the number of players per team. Player evaluations are a necessary part of this process. Anyone registering to play in Majors is expected to attend evaluations.  Due to COVID safety protocols, the AAA skills check time and place is still being determined.

SOFTBALL – MAJORS

  • LEAGUE AGE:  10-, 11- and 12-year-old* softball players. (First year 10-year-olds should play Minors)

  • DESCRIPTION: Player pitch travel league.  Play is faster and pitching becomes more consistent and accurate. Strategy becomes an integral part of the game.  

  • DAYS OF THE WEEK FOR GAMES & PRACTICES: Tues./Thurs./Sat./Sun.; JC Park, Dorset Park, other town parks. Minors/Majors play games against local towns so their away games require travel. Home games are at JC Park.  Weekday times for April are 5:30–7 p.m.; Sun. times vary.

  • FIELDS: JC Park, Upper Farrell Park, FHTMS Middle School and other town parks.

  • EVALUATIONS: Majors teams are created by a draft system. During the draft, in a series of selection rounds, players with equivalent evaluation scores are selected by coaches, one per team until all players are selected.  The goal of the draft is to ensure each team has equal distribution of skill and ability and to balance the number of players per team. Player evaluations are a necessary part of this process. Anyone registering to play in Majors is expected to attend evaluations.  Due to COVID safety protocols, the AAA skills check time and place is still being determined.

  • LEAGUE CONTACT:  [email protected]


Contact

South Burlington Youth Baseball & Softball
150 Dorset St. Suite 245, PO Box 258
South Burlington, Vermont 05403

Email: [email protected]

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