10U Modified Fastpitch Softball

Overview:

Modified beginners' fast-pitch program for 9-10 year old girls

Member of the Moon Area Softball League following most ASA guidelines

Typically one or two QV teams size ranging from 11 to 14 girls per team

Requires one head coach, one or two assistant coaches and a scorekeeper per team

Eligibility:

Birthdates from 1/1/2004 through 12/31/2005

Players born after 12/31/2005 may request participation which may be allowed subject to approval of Coaches and Commissioner based upon skills assessment

Schedule:

Skills assessment and team formations in early March, with practices beginning mid-March

12-game seasons begin in May with two games per week and ending in late June with a tournament

Typically 1 or 2 games each week, beginning at 6 or 6:30 pm at fields in Sewickley and Moon, with additional practices as time is available

Playing Time and Positions:

Continuous batting order of all players in attendance

10 players in the field, players will rotate innings on bench if more than 10 are available

Equal playing time is targeted for all players

Players are given the opportunity to play infield and outfield positions each game

Positions may be limited by players' abilities and the need for safety

Objectives:

First exposure to more active fast-pitch game

Players build the fundamentals of fielding, game situations, hitting, bunting, base running, and good sportsmanship

Players learn the unique roles of a variety of positions and develop these skills to apply in a variety of game situations

Proper sliding technique and base stealing fundamentals introduced

Pitchers and catchers should spend additional time developing their specialized skills

Equipment and Uniform:

Players must provide fielding gloves, softball socks, athletic shorts or softball pants

Sliding shorts and rubber/molded cleats are recommended

Players are given a team jersey and socks

QVSB provides all other necessary equipment for games and practices including a variety of bats, helmets, catcher's gear, and face masks for pitchers

Awards and Recognition:

The Moon Area Softball League sponsors an All-Star game for each division at the end of the season.