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13 to 16 Year Old Softball - Juniors/Seniors

League Ages 13-16

 

The Juniors/Seniors division continues to develop proper softball fundamentals while incorporating both defensive and offensive skills that come with more experienced live pitching. The focus is on player development and having fun in a bit more competitive environment.

 

Please check the Softball League Age Chart to confirm player's "league age".

 

Minimum Age Requirement

Your child must turn 13 years of age on or before December 31, 2018 in order to register for the regular Spring season.

Season

 

Practices begin early March. Regular Season games run Mid-March to end of May with playoffs the first week of June. 

Practice

 

There is 1 weeknight practice each week. Weeknight practices start at 7:30 and typically last about two hours. 

Games

 

Teams play 1 week night game AND 1 Friday or Saturday game. 

Weeknight games generally start at 7:30 PM.

Saturday games are usually scheduled in the afternoon or evening. 

Uniforms

HLL provides a game shirt, socks, and visor.

Parents must provide rubber cleats and black game pants.

Playing Equipment

Parents must provide ball glove, water bottle, and bat. Batting helmet with face shield recommended.

Team

Teams usually consist of 12 to 15 players, a volunteer manager, two volunteer coaches and a volunteer team parent.

Volunteer Work/Fund Raising

HLL is an all volunteer organization. We need everyone’s help!  Parents are needed to support HLL through fundraisers.

Click here for more information on HLL volunteer opportunities.

VP – Junior/Senior SB

 with any questions about Junior/Senior Softball. 

 

 

 

Junior/Senior Softball - 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 and base umpire.

 

Q: On what size field does this division play?

A: The diamond is 60-foot and the pitching distance is 43 feet with a 12 inch ball. 

 

Q: Can I Manage or coach a team?

A: Yes, if positions are available. If you would like to serve as a manager or coach, then please note that on your child's spring online registration. All managers and coaches will be approved by the HLL Board. 

 

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

A: No, not all the time, but no player sits twice until all have sat once.

 

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 in a skills assessment. Then a draft is held.

 

Q: Can my child play up?

A: Parents may request that their child play up one division level.  However to play up, a player must attend both the higher and lower division’s assessment and be drafted to the higher division.  If they are not drafted to the higher division, they must accept playing in the lower division.  All player assignments are ultimately determined by the Player Agent and President.

 

Q: Is my child eligible for an All Star or Tournament team?

A: There are tournament teams at this division level.  Please see our All Stars link for more information.

 

Q: What are the volunteer requirements?

A: HLL is an all volunteer organization so there are many ways to volunteer. Help is always needed with registration, team parenting, assisting with pictures, opening day and fun day activities.