Softball is offered for girls in grades 1-8. Grades 1/2 is coach pitch, grades 3/4 is a combination of coach and kid pitch, while grades 5/6 and 7/8 are kid pitch and they play in the Quabbin Valley Softball League. We will also offer a competitive tryout team in grades 7/8 that plays in the NEYSA Softball League. See below for additional information. Due to COVID, there will be specific modifications that will be announced before the program starts in regards to play, required masks and limited spectators.
As we know people are eager to get outside and play some sports this spring, we are allowing them to play any number of our sports this year; however, your attendance at practices will impact playing time. Please make every effort to communicate your schedule with the coaching staff. It is unlikely that we will be able to accommodate schedule requests for individual players. Please note as the kids get older, the number of games and practices increases making playing multiple sports more difficult.
Grades 1-2 Recreation Softball: www.leaguelineup.com/shyouthbaseballsoftball
*Games are held in-town and are coach pitch.
*Season runs from the middle of April through the end of June. If the weather is nice and fields are ready, we might start a little earlier.
*Teams will typically meet 2 times per week. One weeknight time that is set for the season (coach decides) and a weekend practice
*Practices and games typically held at the Mosier School and/or Beachgrounds Park.
Grades 3-4, 5/6 and 7/8 Recreation Softball
*This division will involve some travel to various Western Mass communities and is kid pitch (grade 3/4 involves some coach pitch).
*Play is in the Quabbin Valley Softball League:
*The practices begin early/mid April and go through the end of June. Games start in early/mid May.
*Teams typically meet 2-4 times per week. Practice times can vary and are not set by the week.
*3/4th home games/practices at SHHS or Beachgrounds Park. Most practices at the Mosier School.
*5/6th home games/practices at SHHS or Beachgrounds Park. Practices at a number of locations.
*7/8th home games/practices at at SHHS or Beachgrounds Park. Practices at a number of locations.
Grade 7-8 Competitive NEYSA Softball U14:
The season will start in April and into late June or early July. Teams typically meet 3-5 times per week and play in the NEYSA Softball league. This division may require a tryout based on total number of registrations. This is for the competitive softball players looking for more competition than in the Qaubbin Valley League. Home games at the Beachgrounds Park and/or SHHS. Practices will be at a variety of fields.