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SBLL Softball Division Descriptions

South Boise Little League Softball is comprised of five divisions. The age of a softball player as of December 31 of the previous year is the player’s league age for the season (ex. If a player turns 10 on December 15 (of the PREVIOUS year), that player is considered league age 10; however, if the player is 10 on February 15 of the playing year, she is considered league age 9 since she was 9 on December 31).

 

T-Ball

T-Ball consists of player members who are league age 4 to 6. This division is primarily designed for players league age 4 and 5. A player member who is league age 6 and has no prior youth softball experience may choose to enroll at this level of play.

 

Rookies

Rookies (coach pitch) consists of player members who are league age 7 and 8. Teams are formed based primarily on school location. Every effort is made to balance player skill level equally among the teams. A player member who is league age 6 and has had T-Ball experience may choose to enroll at this level of play.

 

Minors

Minors Softball consists of player members who are league age 9 to 11. In this division, coaches focus on the reinforcement of fundamental skills including pitching, catching, proper throwing motion, base running and proper swing mechanics. Less emphasis is on the competitive aspects of the game at this level of play, instead focusing on the rules of softball and strategies of the game.

 

PLAYER ASSESSMENTS: Assessment is required. All players in this division will participate in a skills assessment prior to the start of the season. Teams are formed by a player draft annually. Not all players attending assessments will be placed on a team within this division due to skill level, space limitations, and safety concerns.

 

Requests for team placement with friends, schoolmates or carpool needs will be considered but are not guaranteed. All requests must be approved by the SBLL Board.

 

Majors

Majors Softball consists of player members who are league age 10 to 12. In this division, players should demonstrate skill, leadership and maturity. Coaches focus on enhancing the player’s skills, rules knowledge and situational softball in a competitive environment. Managing style may or may not dictate equal playing time; however, minimum play rules are followed. Teams will travel throughout the Treasure Valley to play interleague games.

 

PLAYER ASSESSMENTS: Assessment is required. All players in this division will participate in a skills assessment prior to the start of the season. Teams are formed by a player draft annually. Assessments are used to determine the level of play. All league age 12 players will be drafted into the Majors division. All exceptions to this rule must be approved by the District Administrator.

 

Requests for team placement with friends, schoolmates or carpool needs will be considered but are not guaranteed. All requests must be approved by the SBLL Board.

 

Juniors/Seniors

Juniors/Seniors Softball consists of player members who are league age 13 to 15. Due to the low number of participants at this level, the district (District II) has combined Junior and Senior leagues. In this division, players should demonstrate skill, leadership and maturity. Coaches focus on enhancing the player’s skills, rules knowledge and situational softball in a competitive environment. Managing style may or may not dictate equal playing time; however, minimum play rules are followed. Teams will travel throughout the Treasure Valley to play interleague games.

 

PLAYER ASSESSMENTS: Assessment is required. All players in this division will participate in a skills assessment prior to the start of the season. Teams are formed by a player draft annually. Assessments are used to determine the level of play.

 

Requests for team placement with friends, schoolmates or carpool needs will be considered but are not guaranteed. All requests must be approved by the SBLL Board.

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