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10U PRICE CHANGE FOR 2017 SEASON
Our price for 10U registration for this season has increased to $140 per player. This is due to the fact that we will now have umpires for 10U games for the season. The price is consistent with 12U and 16U.
Last year we were able to get umpires for the second half of the season, which our coaches were very grateful for, as they were then able to spend more time coaching the girls on the field.
We have not raised our fees for over 4 years, and appreciate your understanding in the increase this year. 
 

Equipment for Spring Softball:
All girls will be provide with a jersey and a pair of socks.
6U and 8U may wear either black softball pants or black shorts. 10U and up must wear black softball pants.

Gloves and cleats are required.
For 6U:
-a 10.5-11 inch leather glove is sufficient for 6U
-NO plastic t-ball gloves
-We will have league helmets, and a few bats the girls can also share, but recommend purchasing helmets for sanitary purposes. 

8U and older:
-can also use glove sizes 10.5" and above. 
-We strongly recommend fielders face masks, bat, and helmet.
-NO plastic t-ball gloves

Places to purchase gear: Dick's Sporting goods store; Ollie's which is located at 345 Scarlet Rd #3 Kennett Square, PA 19348. Selection may not be big at Ollie's.
Online: http://www.longstreth.com/  
Online: http://www.ripit.com/fastpitch/protective-gear/fielders-mask/

Please email [email protected] with any questions regarding glove or bat size. 

We always need pitchers!! 
Here are some names of pitching coaches in the area:

Sheri Stonebreaker and Christine Kendle - Diamond State Fast Pitch [email protected]

Kate Cialini at Thunderstix in New Castle 302-384-6589

Leah Tymeson  [email protected]

Stephanie Oldham  [email protected]

Softball

Piedmont Softball Program (Ages 5 to 16)

 

Spring Recreational League: Our Spring season runs from early April until mid June, with practices beginning in early to mid- March, depending on weather. Players are introduced to all aspects of the game, with an emphasis on teaching fundamentals.

 

Summer Tournament Team: Each age level forms a team in late May that will participate in the state Babe Ruth tournament. The teams have the opportunity after the state tournament to advance to a regional Babe Ruth tournament. Players try out for these teams in early May, and are chosen by the age level coaches.

 

Fall Ball: We offer a 6 week fall ball schedule that is more laid back than spring. Players play on the age level team they will play the following spring. The fall gives the girls the opportunity to experience the new rules and level of play.

 

Age Levels:

 

6U (Ages 5 & 6)

This is a "modified" T-Ball level that uses an 11" IncrediBall. The season begins by  teaching the players the basic fundamentals of hitting, throwing, catching, running and flow of a game. After a couple of weeks, teams will play situational scrimmages, and batters get their choice of a soft toss pitch from a coach or hitting the ball off the tee.

 

8U (Ages 7 & 8)

This is an instructional level of play with coaches pitch. Girls learn to play a more strategic game. Players hit pitches thrown by a coach from near the mound, there are no walks, and no base stealing allowed at this age. Batting is continuous, and all players must share infield and outfield play time. Bases are 60 feet, and the mound is 35 feet from home plate. Requests can be made for other players or coaches for this age, and will try to be granted.

 

10U (Ages 9 & 10)

Girls will learn to play with few modifications to regular Babe Ruth rules at this age level. Player pitch is introduced, however, coach pitch is still utilized. Batting is continuous, and all players must share infield and outfield play time. Limited stolen bases are allowed in this more competitive environment. Bases are 60 feet, and the mound is 35 feet from home plate. There is an evaluation for this age level in late February, and team selection is done by way of a managers draft, trying to create parity across all teams.

 

12U (Ages 11 & 12)

This division is a competitive division. The players pitch the whole game and stealing bases and leads are allowed. Batting order is still continuous, and there are minimal modifications to Babe Ruth softball rules. Bases are 60 feet, and the mound is 40 feet from home plate. There is an evaluation for this age level in late February, and team selection is done by way of a managers draft, trying to create parity across all teams.

 

16U (Ages 13 through 16)

This division is a competitive division. The players pitch the whole game and stealing bases and leads are allowed. Batting order is still continuous, and there are no modifications to Babe Ruth softball rules. Bases are 60 feet, and the mound is 43 feet from home plate. There is an evaluation for this age level in late February, and team selection is done by way of a managers draft, trying to create parity across all teams.

 

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Piedmont Dynamite Tryouts
14U: 
Player birth year: 2005 & 2006
Manager: Jim Hoban
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12U: 
Player birth year: 2007 & 2008
Manager: Joe Saggione
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10U:
Player birth year: 2009 & 2010
Manager: Chris Young
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All players for Piedmont Baseball and Softball must provide a birth certificate copy to verify players age. This will be turned in to your coach at your first practice.


EQUIPMENT GUIDELINES FOR SOFTBALL: 
All girls will be provide with a jersey and a pair of socks. 
6U and 8U may wear either black softball pants or black shorts. 10U and up must wear black softball pants. 

 
6U:
Required: glove and cleats
We have helmets available, but recommend purchasing your own for sanitary purposes. 

We also have smaller bats available to use, but you may also purchase your own.
Please try to purchase a glove that is 9.5"-10", not the plastic small t-ball gloves. 

PLEASE LABEL ALL EQUIPMENT WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME.

8U and older:

Required: glove and cleats.
-glove sizes 10.5" and above. 

-We strongly recommend purchasing fielders face masks & helmets for sanitary purposes, as well as their own bat, the league does not provide bats or fielders masks.
-NO plastic t-ball gloves


Stores:
Dick's Sporting Goods (there will be coupons dispersed to the league to save money in February)

Ollie's in Kennett Square 345 Scarlet Rd #3 Kennett Square, PA 19348. Their stock fluctuates, but they always have gloves/bats.

Websites: 

For fielders masks: http://www.ripit.com/fastpitch/protective-gear/fielders-mask/buy/  (you want the smaller one)

General equipment: https://www.epicsports.com

General equipment: http://www.longstreth.com/softball-equipment.asp

For questions on bat sizes, please email [email protected]

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