Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League (Bay Area): Girls Softball - 2019
Girls Softball - Spring 2019
There are two divisions of Girls Softball for players in TK through 3rd grade. Softball teams are organized by schools and “buddy” requests so the girls can play with their friends in a fun and positive environment.
To be eligible for T-Ball, players should turn age 5 by December 31, 2018. To be eligible for Minors, players should be in 2nd or 3rd grade, or in 1st grade with at least one year of prior playing experience in T-Ball.
Girls who are interested in playing baseball on predominantly boys teams are welcome to register for any of our baseball divisions.
|Girls Softball T-Ball||Girls Softball Minors|
|Grades||TK, Kinder, 1st||2nd, 3rd|
|Registration Closes||February 15||February 15|
|Season Starts||Early March||Early March|
|Season Ends||Early June||Early June|
Girls Softball T-Ball
The Girls Softball T-Ball division is our introductory division and requires no prior experience. T-Ball is appropriate for girls in kindergarten and 1st grade, as well as pre-K girls who turn age 5 by December 31, 2018.
Practices are at the girl's home school when possible, on all-grass fields. Field locations are at Almond, Santa Rita, St. Nicholas, and Egan/Bullis Charter.
Each team meets for one hour twice per week, typically a mid-week practice plus a Saturday game. Practices emphasize throwing, hitting, and fielding fundamentals in a fun and safe environment. Practices are usually scheduled on a weekday, generally at 4pm or 5pm. Specific practice days and times are assigned after teams are formed and are based on the availability of team coaches and players.
Games are 3 innings long, with all players batting once per inning and playing in the field. The season begins with batting from a tee and progresses to soft-toss coach pitching from a distance of about 15-20 feet.
Teams will have 8-10 players per team. If your daughter would like to be on a team with friends, please list the names of the friends in the “buddy” field during registration. As much as possible, the commissioner will keep groups of friends together along with other girls from the same school when assigning players to teams.
Team assignments will be made by late February and coaches will contact you by early March for first practices. Games start in mid-March. The season ends by the first week of June.
Girls Softball Minors
The Softball Minors Division is a recreational division for girls in 2nd and 3rd grades, as well as 1st grade girls with prior softball experience seeking a higher level of play.
Practices are at the girls’ home school when possible. Games are on fields with “skinned” (dirt/clay) infields. Field locations are at Almond, Santa Rita, Egan/Bullis Charter, with some "away" games at schools in Palo Alto.
Each team will meet twice per week for practices and games – one practice mid-week plus a game Saturday morning or afternoon, with an occasional extra practice or game. Practices are typically about 75 minutes.
Games are typically 3-4 innings for up to 90 minutes, with 3 outs or 3 runs max per inning. Coaches are encouraged to rotate players through each of the defensive positions in the field. All players bat each time through the lineup.
Practices start late February. Games start mid-March. The season ends by the first week in June.