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Welcome to Piedmont Baseball, Softball and Buddy Ball

Email [email protected] with SOFTBALL related questions.

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New in 2019:

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]

Piedmont Softball Program (Ages 5 to 14)

 

Spring Recreational League: Our Spring season runs from mid-March until first week of June. Players are introduced to all aspects of the game, with an emphasis on teaching fundamentals.

 

Tournament Team: Each age level has the option to form a tournament team. The plan to participate in the state Babe Ruth tournament each year as well as other tournaments in neighboring states. The 10U 2019 team has already been formed. There are still openings for the 14U team. The 12U tournament team will be holding tryouts in the spring.  

 

Fall Ball: We offer a 6 week fall ball schedule that is a laid back version of the 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.

 

Winter Workouts: We pass along information regarding winter clinics at surrounding schools or facilities. Information can always be found on our facebook page. Piedmont Softball  

 

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. Teams play games, 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 coach 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 we will try to honor those requests.

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 manager’s 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 manager’s draft, trying to create parity across all teams.

14U (Ages 13 & 14)

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. Managers select teams of equal playing ability, there is no evaluation at this age level. This age level starts mid-April.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  
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