Farm / Minors Softball Information

                                                   Girls Minor League Softball

Girls Minor League Softball programs may be operated within each division for younger players with less experience. The minor league may be players ages 7-12.

Divisions may be established within the Girls Minor League Softball Division for "machine pitch," "coach pitch" or "player pitch." By local option, a player who is league age 6 for the current season and has played a year in Girls Tee Ball Softball may be "moved up" to a coach pitch division.

A local league might have its 7-8-year-olds in the Girls Minor League Softball Coach Pitch Division, while its 9-10-year-olds are in the Girls Minor League Softball Player Pitch Division. However, by local option, some of the 9-year-olds could "play down" in the coach pitch division, and some of the 8-year-olds could "play up." This is entirely the choice of the local league board of directors. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 20 players, but most leagues have rosters in the 12-15 range.

The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 35 feet.


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