Girls Youth Softball
The Waterville Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a youth softball program for girls up to age 12 (must be in Grade K or higher). Players will participate in an "In-House" League and play against teams in the Fairfield PAL League. Games generally begin in early May. This year we will feature three "leagues" of play. Girls will be placed on teams based on age, grade, prior experience, and/or number of participants in each level. Age is determined by the age of the child on 1/1/14.
We are asking that interested individuals register as soon as possible so that we can determine teams and coaches early. This will allow time for practices to begin prior to games starting.
Instructional League – U8 (Girls 8 & under – must be in Grade K or higher)
This league will focus on the players learning to develop the proper skills to play the game of softball. Coaches will pitch to players. Score will not be kept at games as this is strictly a learning environment.
Minor League – U10 (Girls 10 & under) Players in this division should have prior playing experience.
This league will focus on having the girls develop in a real game situation. Girls will be able to pitch, but not with a full windmill technique. Games will be officiated by coaches.
Major League – U12 (Girls 12 and under)This league will be based on the same rules as junior high school softball utilizing the 10th fielder. Girls will be allowed to pitch with full windmill techniques. Games will be officiated by umpires.
Mistie Bickford, head coach of the Waterville Varsity softball team, along with members of the junior varsity and varsity teams, will be hosting a free skills clinic for all Waterville girls interested in participating in our youth softball program. Girls will be teamed up with players to work on several different elements of the game, such as throwing, hitting, and catching. Registrations will be accepted on this date; however we prefer them prior to the clinic, if possible.
WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 2014
TIME: Skills clinic from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
WHERE: Waterville High School Softball Field (will be held indoors if field is unavailable)
FEE: Waterville Residents or current Waterville students - $35 per player.
Non-residents or non-Waterville students - $45 per player.
Please complete a registration form. You do not have to participate on May 3rd in order to register for youth softball. Please return your registration form and fee no later than May 9th. Registration forms can be returned to the Parks and Recreation Department or mailed to us at 6 Wentworth Court. For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 680-4744.
We are looking for volunteer coaches. Without you, we cannot make this league successful. We need volunteers for each league. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Waterville Parks & Recreation at 680-4744.