The Ridgefield Girls Softball program, using regulation competitive softball rules, teaches skills, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play, as well as, developing st
 
 
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10U  Rec/House Division - Ages 9 or 10 on or before 12/31/14 [born in 2004 or 2005]
 

 

Expectations:

The 10u fast pitch teams continue to have the goal of building player fundamentals and player skill improvement, but at a higher level of competition. An 11" regulation softball is used and delivered to the batter by a player from 35’ with coach relief pitching. Coaches will identify pitchers at the start of the season so they can continue to develop their pitching skills during the season.

Games are six innings or 1 hour and 45 minutes. Each player plays at least three innings defensively and remains in the batting lineup the entire game. If available, the games will be umpired by patched umpires. Otherwise, high school students will umpire. Scores and standings are kept.

Teams are selected via a draft system. Teams meet twice during the week for a practice and a game, and one time on the weekend for games. There may be opportunity for girls to play in a tournament at the end of the season where coaches will pick the best players from each team. Players must have played in half the games throughout the season to qualify for the tournament team.

 

 
RGS Player Equipment Responsibility        
               
Equipment Select All Rec Division Travel Division*  
6U 8U 10U 12U 14U 10U, 12U, 14U & 16U  
Glove ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔  
Bat ✔✔  
Batting Helmet w/ Facemask & Chinstrap ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔  
Infielder's Mask N/A ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔  
Catcher's Equipment (if player intends to play position) N/A ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔  
Personal Equipment Bag ✔✔  
Reusable Water Bottle ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔  
KEY: RGS strongly recommends that all players of all levels and divisions supply and bring their own equipment to every practice, workout, scrimmage, game, tournament, etc.  
✔ - Recommended to play RGS  
✔✔ - Required to play RGS  
* - includes Fall Ball & Winter Workouts