Lake Oswego Girls Softball Assocation

Announcements
Pitching Clinic this Wednesday Night 3/21
Lake Grove Elementary School Gym
5:30 - 7pm
All ages welcome

 
Thank you to those who have registered for Spring Season.

Welcome to Lake Oswego Girls Softball 2018 season!

We are very excited to announce that Lake Oswego Girls Softball is now a chartered member of Little League International. This change should make for a better experience for all our girls and our league as a whole. There are some immediate differences you might notice such as a change in age group format when registering, and the teams we'll be playing against, but other than that it should be softball as usual.

Please take a few minutes and read below for a summary of Little League Softball levels of play, and to determine the best fit for your daughter. If you have any questions, please visit our League Overview page for more detail about where your daughter(s) would best fit.

When you are ready, please Register Now or go to the registration tab to begin.

Spring Season Overview

Softball is intended for girls ages 5-12 as of December 31, 2017.

As a Little League organization, teams will play other teams in their division within Lake Oswego, as well as an opportunity to play teams from nearby Little Leagues.

Cost: note there will be an additional $20 city field usage fee added during your registration process

T-Ball

$90

A

$120

AA/AAA/Majors

$150

Registration Period:

February 1st - March 5th

Levels of Play:

("Little League Age" based on player's age on December 31 year prior)

Note: A players ability / skill should be the overriding factor in what level of softball that player participates in.

Playing Level

T-Ball

A

AA

AAA (placement by evaluation only)

Majors (placement by evaluation only)

Target Age

5 - 6 year olds

6 - 8 year olds

7 - 9 year olds

9 - 11 year olds

11 - 12 year olds

Evaluations: (Majors & AAA only)

March 18 - 1:30-4:00pm

Practices Begin:

Mid-March

Games:

Early April - Mid June

Typical Time Commitment:

2-3 games/practices per week;

1-2 during the week, 1 on Saturday

T-ball has 2 games/practices per week.

The Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League levels are described below. Please read the information carefully and determine the appropriate level of play for your child. Note: A players ability / skill should be the overriding factor in what level of softball that player participates in.

Level

Age (as of 12/31, 2017)

Pitching & Ball Specs

Pitching Distance

Walks

Stealing and Bunting

Max Run Rule*

Team Formation

Evaluation

T-Ball

Ages 5-6

Tee

10" Softie

NA

No

No

NA

Entire Line Up Bats Every Inning

Formed by Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League

(by neighborhood and school)

No

A

Ages 6-8

6 year olds with playing experience up to 8 year-olds with no experience

Non-competitive, development level focused on skill development

Coach Pitch / Tee

11" 'Softie

Optional: If both coaches agree to it player pitch is allowed

35 feet Coach Pitch / T

No

No

NA 3 Outs per Inning or change sides when batted through roster 1 time

Formed by Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League

(by neighborhood and school)

No

AA

Ages 7-9

7 year olds with playing experience up to 9 year-olds with no experience

Non-competitive, development level focused on skill development

Player Pitch with 11" Softie Jugs pitching machine with 11" hardball

# of player pitch & machine pitch innings flex during the season

35 feet

Yes (during player pitch)

Stealing allowed with limits

No bunting

Yes

2-run rule during player pitch

4-run rule during machine pitch

Formed by Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League

(by neighborhood and school)

No

AAA

Ages 9-11

First level of competitive play designed for skill enhancement and a higher-level experience

Mostly 9, 10 and 11 year-olds, with the occasional 8 with advanced skills.

12 year-olds may play at this level if not drafted to a Majors team.

Player Pitch

11" hard softball

12 year-olds cannot pitch at this level

35 feet

Yes

Yes

4 runs max per inning

Draft

Yes

Majors

Ages 10-12

Highest level of competitive play for our most skilled players

Rarely, some highly-skilled 10 year-olds

Player Pitch

12" hard softball

40 feet

Yes

Yes

6 runs max per inning with final inning open

Draft

Yes

As players advance through the different levels of softball, the quality of play improves and the level of excitement, intensity, and competition increases. AA is the last level of truly developmental softball, where Managers and Coaches are strongly encouraged to play players at all positions that can be handled safely. At the AAA, and Majors levels, some Managers and Coaches limit players to a few fielding positions to establish a more regular line-up. At these levels of play, some players may see more playing time than others. The minimum playing requirement for each player is six defensive outs and one at bat per game. All teams bat the roster throughout the game.

Still have questions? Contact info@lakeoswegosoftball.org.