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2016 Softball Update - New Divisions

By webmaster, 10/14/15, 7:45PM EDT

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Armonk Softball Recreational League Restructuring

 

The Armonk Softball League’s (ASL) board members have agreed to restructure our softball Recreation League for the upcoming 2016 spring season.  The new structure will better align our divisions with the appropriate age group and little league softball age cutoffs.  Our objective is to more closely match the skill level and age of our players to increase confidence and promote the development of our players. 

Eventually, the new divisional alignment will feed directly into our leagues travel program. The most impactful changes will occur in our younger divisions, where the early development of skills is critical to the growth of our program.  That being said, ASL is excited to announce the addition of our new Rookies (8U) division for 2nd and 3rd grade girls.  This is the next step in the development of our younger softball players to better prepare them for the minor and major divisions.  The Rookies division will begin to introduce the fundamentals of pitching and actual game play. 

If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Conigliaro via email at chrisconig@gmail.com.           

New League Structure

Instructional      -           (6U)    k -1st grade

Rookies               -           (8U)    2nd – 3rd grade

Minors                 -           (10U) 4th – 5th grade

Majors                 -           (13U) 6th, 7th & 8th grade

 

Instructional (6U)

  1. Professional instruction to assist coaches
  2. Parent coaches
  3. Reduce number of players per team
  4. Use of 11” training softball
  5. 1 practice, 1 game per week

 

Rookies (8U)

  1. Professional instruction to assist coaches
  2. Parent coaches
  3. Teams of 10+
  4. 1 practice, 1 game per week
  5. Separate pitching instruction
  6. Use of 11” training softball
  7. Game format (6 innings) with parent umpires
  8. Kid pitch up to 2 innings
  9. Coach pitch for remainder of game
  10. 3 outs or 5 run; 1:30 minute time limit
  11. Participation in District 20 /New Castle league

Minors (10U)

  1. Professional instruction to assist coaches
  2. Parent coaches
  3. Teams of 10+
  4. Participation in District 20 league
  5. 1 practice per week, 15 game schedule
  6. Separate pitching instruction
  7. Umpires, 6 inning games; 2 hour time limit
  8. 3rd graders can play up (must be approved by ASL)

 

Majors (13U)

  1. Professional coaches for each team
  2. Separate pitching instruction
  3. Teams of 10+
  4. 1 practice per week, 15 game schedule
  5. Umpires, 7 inning games; 2 hour time limit
  6. Participation in District 20 league