The Milton Girls Softball Association is now accepting registration for the Spring 2013 season. The league is open to girls in grades kindergarten through eighth that live or attend school in Milton.
The deadline to register is February 15. Registration can be done at www.miltonsoftball.com/
The four divisions are as follows:
Freshmen - Kindergarten through Grade 2. An instructional league where the focus is on fundamentals: Throwing, catching, field positions, base running, and proper hitting mechanics. Coaches toss easy pitches to batters and score is not kept. There should be “fairly” distributed playing time and access to all playing positions (i.e. infield at least two innings per game and in the outfield at least two innings per game) for all girls. No called strikes. No umpires. There is one weekend game and one 6pm weeknight game each week.
Sophomores - Grades 3 and 4. This division builds upon instructional level of the Freshmen Division and focuses on the fundamentals of pitching, hitting, throwing, and catching. Girls learn the rules of softball by playing game conditions. Girls should have access to all playing positions (including pitching) at different points throughout the season with a coach’s concern for a player’s safety kept in mind. High school varsity girls umpire and call balls and strikes. Most regular softball rules apply. Two or three games/practices per week.
Juniors - Grades 5 through 6. This division focuses on the fundamentals of hitting, throwing, and catching where players learn to become smart aggressive base runners, fundamentally sound at the plate and understand where to make the play defensively. Girls interested in pitching should continue to throw during games and in practices. Girls should have access to all playing positions at different points throughout the season with a coach’s concern for a player’s safety kept in mind. High school varsity girls umpire and call balls and strikes. Most regular softball rules apply, base stealing is not allowed. Two or three games/practices per week.
Seniors - Grade 7 through 8. Incoming 6th graders and new players to the league are drafted onto teams to ensure competitive balance. Playing time should be balanced and playing positions rotated. ASA umpires call balls and strikes. Most standard ASA softball rules apply. Two or three games or practices per week. This is a competitive league but many new 6th, 7th, and even 8th graders have been very successful.