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13U Softball (Updated for Fall 2018)
 

  • Age Group: Girls who are 11 through 13 years old as of December 31, 2017.  These are players with a birth date between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2006.
  • Pitching: Player pitch, 40-foot rubber
  • Field: Regulation softball field
  • Ball: 12" yellow softball
  • Games: 12-game season that begins around September 8, 2018.  Typically two per week; one weeknight (Tuesday or Thursday) 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 13U level continues to advance the complexity of play, introducing rules such as 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 reinforced, and more advanced styles of play are taught.