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The Westwood Youth Softball (WYS) program provides girls from grades one through nine instruction, competition and fun playing fast pitch softball. We strive to cultivate a love of the game by teaching the skills and rules of softball in a positive environment for our players and participants (coaches, parents/guardians, umpires and fans). WYS is committed to ensuring that ALL players in our organization are valued and treated with respect, regardless of skill level.  We are committed to teaching fundamental life lessons like sportsmanship, winning and losing with pride, and teamwork.  Finally, and most importantly, we are committed to make sure the girls have fun!

Westwood Youth Softball is a registered, non-profit organization dedicated to the recreation and athletic endeavors of the grade one through nine girls of Westwood that are interested in playing fast pitch softball. The WYS board consists of parent volunteers and recognized as the governing body of the in-town program and all the teams representing Westwood in various sanctioned girls
softball leagues. 

Programs:

Spring Recreational

The primary objective of the Spring Recreational program is to enable players to learn the game of softball in a fun and stimulating environment. The focus is on developing their skills to help them be the best softball players they can be. The season usually begins in mid or late April and ends by mid June.

Grades 1 and 2
WYS offers an in-town program open to all first and second grade girls.  This is a developmental program, focusing on skills and introducing some of the rules of the game.  All teams will have a minimum of two practices/games and all practices/games will be at Deerfield School fields.  For more information about the program, please contact our Grade 1/2 Coordinator listed on our Contacts page.

For girls in grades three through eight, Westwood Youth Softball sponsors travel league teams. Practices are scheduled during the season at the discretion of the coaches. Practices and make up games may be scheduled on weekends. However, WYS is fully aware of other town sports schedules and will not schedule games or practices when majority of girls have conflicts. League games are during the week and typically begin at 6 pm. Home games are played at the Senior Center and Deerfield softball fields. Other towns in the  league may include, but not limited to, Dedham, Walpole and Norwood. 

Summer Travel
In 2015, WYS joined the Hockomock Girls Softball League, which is a competitive fast pitch league for U10, U12 and U14 teams. Games are played twice a week from mid June through the end of July. If there are a greater number of players registered than allowed by the league, Westwood Youth Softball will try to form an additional team to accommodate more players.  However, if another complete team cannot be formed, Westwood Youth Softball may require tryouts for the summer league teams.  The summer season starts in mid June and runs through the end of July/early August.There are approximately 2 games and one practice each week.  Practices and make up games may be scheduled on weekends. While WYS understands that families travel and take vacations during the summer, we ask that players do not miss more than 2 or 3 games. WYS recommends that players give their coaches notice of scheduled summer travel plans/vacations before the summer season begins. 

Fall Recreational
In Fall 2016, WYS joined the Charles River Softball league and sponsors teams in both U14 and U18. Games are on Sunday mornings.  U14 typically plays doubleheader games beginning at 9am and U18 plays one 9 inning game beginning at 10am. Coach may have one or two practices before or during the season at their discretion. Other towns in the league include, but not limited to, Watertown, Parkway, Needham, Wellesley, Natick, Medfield, and Brighton. 

Clinics
During the offseason, WYS, also organizes and sponsors several clinics.During the winter, we offer catching and pitching clinics
for our grade three through eight players, as well as general skills and drills clinics for all grades. These clinics are taught by outside professionals as well as board members and coaches.  In the spring and fall, WYS partners with the Westwood High School varsity
coach and players to sponsor a free skills and drills clinic for all grades. Emails are sent to WYS members when clinic information becomes available. 



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Deerfield - 1 next to the playground

72 Deerfield Ave Westwood Massachusetts United States 02090

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Deerfield - Field 2 closes to the police station and the entrance to the back of Deerfield.

72 Deerfield Ave Westwood Massachusetts United States 02090

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Senior Center

210 Nahatan St Westwood Massachusetts United States 02090

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Westwood High School

200 Nahatan St Westwood Massachusetts United States 02090

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Westwood Youth Softball

Please find the person you are looking for under the About Us tab., P.O. Box 202
Westwood, Massachusetts 02090
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