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HOLLAND LITTLE LEAGUE

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SOFTBALL DIVISIONS OF PLAY

Softball Tee Ball Single A Triple A Majors Juniors
Season Start Date May 17 April 19 April 19 April 19 NA
League Age 4-6 6-8 9-11 11-12 13-14
Roster Size 8-9 9-10 11-12 11-12 11-12
Games per/week 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2
Practice per/week 1 2 2 2 2
Team Formation Buddies Buddies Draft Draft Draft
Spring Tryouts No No Yes Yes Yes
Pitching Tee/Coach Coach Player Player Player
Standings No No Yes Yes Yes
Scores No No Yes Yes Yes
Umpires No No Yes Yes Yes
Field Size 38/50 45/60 45/60 45/60 45/60
Softball Size Tee 11 11 11 12




Tee \ Single A

Single A Softball is for girls 4-8 years old who are moving toward to hitting from a pitched ball as well as still learning the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. 8 year olds may play Triple A upon approval from the Lower Division Player agent. In Tee \Single A, players spend a portion of their season hitting a ball off a batting tee as well as learning to hit pitched balls from coaches. Rules of the game are designed to accommodate the need for teaching. As a Non-Competitive Division, the primary goals of Tee \ Single A are to instruct children in the fundamentals of softball, to allow them to experience the value of teamwork and give them the opportunity to play softball with their friends.

Triple A

Triple A Softball ball is for girls 9-11 years old who are transitioning from machine/coach pitched play to batting against opposing youth pitchers. Triple A softball is Holland Little League's entry-level competitive softball division. As a Competitive Division, the primary goals of Minors Softball are to create a fair and balanced competition throughout the division and provide a suitable vehicle for team and individual skills development.

Majors

Majors Softball is for girls 11-12 years old who are refining all the skills they have been building up in the Minor divisions in this next stage of competitive softball. Majors Softball is also known as the Little League Softball Division. As a Competitive Division, the primary goals of Majors Softball are to create a fair and balanced competition throughout the division, provide a suitable vehicle for team and individual skills development and stage the players for much higher levels of play.

Junior League

Juniors Softball is for girls 13-14 years old who are honing their abilities at the highest levels of competition. Juniors softball is played using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. As a Competitive Division, the primary goals of Juniors Softball are to provide the players a suitable vehicle to take their game to the next level in preparation for most competitive arenas of Youth Softball such as High School and Senior Little League. Rosters are, typically, more than 12 players. Youth pitching is at this level. Scoring and Standings are kept. Umpires officiate the game.








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