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18U Softball (Updated for Spring 2020)
 

  • Age Group: Girls who are 14 through 18 years old as of December 31, 2019.  These are players with a birth date between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2005. Thirteen year olds with multiple seasons of 13U Softball experience will be considered for early move-up on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact the Softball Commissioner ( ) for further information. 

  • Pitching: Player pitch, 43-foot rubber

  • Field: Regulation softball field

  • Ball: 12" yellow softball

  • Games: 12-game season that begins around March 14, 2020.  Typically two per week; one weeknight (Monday or Wednesday) and Saturday. Makeup games can be on any day

  • Practice: Two or three days per week before the games begin (in mid-March).  Once per week during season, day will vary

  • Required Equipment: Glove, batting helmet with face guard, face mask (for fielding), softball bat, softball cleats (note:  metal cleats are not allowed).

  • Recommended Equipment: Batting gloves

  • Description: The 18U level continues to advance the complexity of play with the full set of softball rules, including the dropped third strike, stealing home, and the infield fly rule. At this level the players play with the full-sized 12" softball, and pitch from a greater distance from the plate. Fundamentals are continue to be reinforced, and more advanced styles of play are taught.