Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League

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Welcome to Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League

Following our All-Star Team's District 4 Championship and trip to the Little League Softball World Series last August, we're very excited to carry this momentum into a great 2019 season.


THANK YOU SPONSORS!

Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League appreciates the donations and sponsor support we receive each year. Thank you to the many businesses and individuals who give annually in support of girls softball in our community!

2019 Gold Sponsors: Directors Mortgage of Lake Oswego | Christie's International Real Estate

2019 Silver Sponsors: Mayerle + Tydeman Dental | Sessions Orthodontics


2019 SPRING SEASON OVERVIEW

Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League caters to girls ages 5-14 as of December 31, 2018.

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 Oregon District 4 Little Leagues.

REGISTRATION PERIOD:

January 3 - March 3, 2019

LEVELS OF PLAY:

"Little League Age" based on player's age as of 12/31/18 (see Little League Age calculator to confirm).

Note: A players ability / skill should be the overriding factor to determine in which softball level your player participates.

Playing Level

T-Ball

A (Coach Pitch)

AA (Player Pitch + Pitching Machine)

AAA*

Majors*

Juniors*

*placement by player evaluation only

Target "Little League" Age

5 - 6 year olds (typically grades K-1)

6 - 8 year olds (typically grades 1-2)

8 - 9 year olds (typically grades 3-4)

9 - 11 year olds (typically grades 4-5)

11 - 12 year olds (typically grades 6-7)

13 - 14 year olds (typically grades 8-9)

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PRACTICES BEGIN:

Mid-March

GAMES:

Early-April through early-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 Little League Softball playing levels are described below. Please read the information carefully and determine the appropriate level for your player. Additional playing level information can be found on our League Overview page.

Level

Age (as of 12/31/18)

Pitching & Ball Specs

Pitching Distance

Walks

Stealing and Bunting

Max Run Rule*

Team Formation

Evaluation

T-Ball

Ages 5-6 (typically grades K-1)

Tee

10" Softie

NA

No

No

N/A

Entire Line Up Bats Every Inning

Formed by Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League

(typically by neighborhood and school)

No

A

Ages 6-8 (typically grades 1-2)

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

N/A

3 outs per inning or change sides when batted through roster 1 time

Formed by Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League

(typically by neighborhood and school)

No

AA

Ages 8-9 (typically grades 3-4)

8 year olds with playing experience up to 9 year-olds with no experience.

Rarely, some highly-skilled 7 year-olds.

Non-competitive, development level focused on skill developmen and game understanding.

Player/Coach Pitch with 11" Softie

+

Pitching machine with 11" softie

# 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

(typically by neighborhood and school)

No

AAA

Ages 9-11 (typically grades 4-5)

First level of competitive play designed for skill enhancement and game strategy development.

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

Yes

4 runs max per inning

Player Draft

Yes

Majors

Ages 11-12 (typically grades 6-7)

Rarely, some highly-skilled 10 year-olds

High level of competitive play for very skilled players.

Player Pitch

12" hard softball

40 feet

Yes

Yes

Yes

6 runs max per inning with final inning open

Player Draft

Yes

Juniors

Ages 13-14 (typically grades 8-9)

Highest level of competitive play for very skilled players.

Player Pitch

12" hard softball

43 feet Yes Yes

Yes

6 runs max per inning with final inning open

Player Draft Yes

*Maximum-run rule: A maximum number of runs can be scored per team per inning.

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, Majors and Juniors levels, some Managers and Coaches limit players to a few fielding positions to establish a more regular line-up. 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.