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Youth Recreational Softball (3rd - 12th Grade)

Registration - Registration is now closed
Early Bird: Feb. 20 - Mar. 8 ($60: 3rd  / $70: 4 - 12th)
Regular: Mar. 9 - 22 ($70: 3rd / $80: 4 - 12th)

Rules Packet
Rules Cheat Sheet
Game Schedules

The Department of Parks and Recreation offers youth softball leagues for girls in grade 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12/18u.  Girls who have graduated high school may participate if they do not turn 18 until after May 1. All participants must register by 5 p.m., March 22 according to the grade they will be entering in the fall of 2017. After 5 p.m., March 22, players are not guaranteed placement on a team.

Teams are formed by school for grades 3 - 5, and through a "drafting" system for grades 6 - 12. Coaches will contact their players after teams are formed. Some teams in the 3rd - 4th grade leagues may be formed from more than one school if there are not enough kids from one school to form a team. Conversely, some schools may have enough kids to make more than one team. Once teams are selected, players will not be switched from one team to another for any reason. Players not contacted by May 6 should call the Parks and Recreation office at (573) 634-6482.

Buddy Request: If you want to ensure that your child is on the same team as her friend or sibling please make sure the two kids "buddy" each other on their registration forms. The buddy request will only be honored if both parties "buddy" each other.

Uniforms and Equipment:  Players must furnish their own glove, pants, socks, and shoes.  Players are also encouraged to provide their own batting helmet with cage if possible. Metal spikes are not permitted.
League Fee includes a league shirt and hat ($20 value).

Each team needs a head coach and can have up to 3 assistant coaches. If you are interested in coaching a team, please fill out the appropriate volunteer application. Head coaches also need to fill out the background check authorization form. Click on Sign up to Coach on the left side of this page for those forms. There will be a training and rules meeting and each head coach must attend an NYSCA clinic either online or in person. Dates for these clinics and meetings will be set soon.

Everyone Plays: Continuous batting order and unlimited substitutions are used in all leagues for any player who has been to practice and has not been a discipline problem. No participant will sit out more than two innings defensively in any game. Rules mandating infield playing time are used in pitching machine leagues only.

BONUS! Ozzie Smith Sports Clinics will conduct a FREE skills clinic for each team including throwing, fielding, and base running mechanics.

Activity #  Grade Night League Games Fee Registration
601031-school code* 3 Mon Machine 8 early bird $60
regular $70
601032-00 4-5  Thurs Machine/Live 8 early bird $70
regular $80
601033-00 6-8  Mon Live early bird $70
regular $80
601035-00 9-12 Wed Live early bird $70
regular $80

* When registering your child, please list the school code as the activity number code. (ie. if you are registering for 4th grade baseball and your child attends Belair Elementary the activity number would be 601031-BE).

Click here for a REGISTRATION FORM. This is to be used if you DO NOT register online using the links above.

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