Minors Softball Ages 8-11
Players at this level consist of: (1) all 8 year olds and (2) 9 through 11 year olds that either choose not to play in the Major League or try out for the Major League and are not drafted onto a Major League team. The Minors is an instructional, yet competitive program that incorporates a "recreation team" philosophy where coaches are encouraged to rotate players through various positions and prepare players to move to the Major League.
Note that CLL may make modifications to the age brackets between Tee Ball, Farm and Minors based on number of girls registered for each leauge and individual skills.
Controlled games are played using primarily Major League rules, although there are exceptions including limitations on stealing, walks and runs per inning to move the game along and to begin to develop an understanding of softball strategy. The format of the program is combined kid pitch/coach pitch. This league stresses the teaching of softball fundamentals and sportsmanship, as well as the overall development and refinement of proper softball skills and techniques. Players will be assigned/drafted to teams in a manner that provides for balanced, competitive teams.
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Practices: Usually 2 per week beginning late March
Games: 14-16 total games, usually 1-2 per week from April to early June
Ages 8-11 (please refer to the age chart on the CLL website)