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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12U Rec/House Division - Ages 11 or 12 on or before 12/31/14 [born in 2002 or 2003]

 

 

Expectations:

The 12U fast pitch division is the first level of play where the games are played exclusively by the players (no coach relief pitching). Teams continue to have the goal of building player fundamentals and player skill improvement, but at an increased level of competition. A 12" regulation softball is used and delivered to the batter by a player from 40’.

Games are six innings or 1 hour and 45 minutes. Each player plays at least two 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 practice, and one to two times 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 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