Farm softball is for girls who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. Rules of the game are modified to accommodate the need for teaching. The primary goals of Farm Softball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of softball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork.
Ages: Players age 7 and 8 as of December 31 of the current season may play Farm Softball. Players age 6 as of December 31 may play Farm Softball if they have previously played one year of Tee Ball.
Fees: The League charges $90 to play Farm Softball. The League charges a $150 maximum per family. Scholarships are available to families in need. Contact the League President or Player Agent for information on scholarships.
Volunteers: Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this introductory level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.
Team Formation: Farm Softball teams have approximately 9-10 players. The League groups children according to neighborhoods, schools, and parent preferences, while ensuring a relative balance of ages among the teams. We do our best to honor parent preferences, but cannot make any guarantees.
Uniforms: Each player will receive a team hat and shirt. Players are encouraged to wear “baseball” pants and cleats.
Equipment: Players will need to bring their own glove to practice and games. The League provides each team with bats, tees, balls and helmets. Players may also bring their own.
Practices: Teams may begin practicing in about mid-March. How often a team practices is up to the manager. Farm Softball teams generally practice about 2 times per week until the regular season begins in early April. After the regular season begins, team coaches determine the frequency of practices.
Games: Farm Softball teams play 2 games per week - one at 6:00 pm during the week and one on Saturday. Games are scheduled from early April through mid-June. Games are limited to 1 hour and 30 minutes. The first two innings are coach pitch, any remaining innings are player pitch. Home games are played at Sewallcrest Park.
Rules: Farm Softball follows the Little League Softball Official Regulations and Playing Rules.
Softball League Rep: Contact Julie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about Softball.