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Summer Softball Programs

Summer programs run from mid-June – late-July for travel teams, and mid-July to mid-August for sandlot. Summer program age groupings for competitive travel teams are based on USA Softball age designation rules (calendar-based vs grade level based). A player’s softball age for the calendar year is based on her age on January 1 of that year. 

Grades Rising K-2: Summer Sandlot 

Program Description: Softball Sandlot is a fun, mixed age program meant to provide our younger and more inexperienced players with an opportunity to advance their skills during the fall. There are fun skills-and-drills activities as well as coach pitch scrimmages amongst the players. 
Sessions: 1 or 2 weeknight sessions each week, pending availability of coaches. 
Equipment Needed: A glove, bat, and helmet are needed. Balls will be provided. If the child doesn't have a helmet or bat, these can be loaned to you for the season. 

8U Travel Softball (USA Softball Ages 7-8) 

Program Description: The 8U softball team will play in the Twin Valley Girls Softball league. This is a good introduction to competitive softball. A 10” soft safety softball is 
used and games are played on a standard softball diamond infield. 
Sessions: 1 game each week, typically on Thursday nights plus 1 practice per week. 
Equipment Needed: A glove, bat, and helmet are needed. Balls will be provided.

10U Travel Softball (USA Softball Ages 9-10)

Program Description: The 10U softball team will play in the competitive Twin Valley Girls Softball league. A hard 11” softball is used. If registration numbers permit, an A level and B level team will be created. 
Sessions: Two games per week on Monday and Wednesday nights in Ashland or nearby towns. Typically, one practice each week. 
Equipment Needed: A glove, bat, and helmet (with facemask) are needed. Fielding masks are required for all players. 

12U Travel softball (USA Softball Ages 11-12)

Program Description: The 12U softball team will play in the competitive Twin Valley Girls Softball league. A hard 12” softball is used. If registration numbers permit, an A level and B level team will be created. 
Sessions: Two games per week on Tuesday and Thursday nights in Ashland or nearby towns. Typically, one practice each week. 
Equipment Needed:  A glove, bat, and helmet (with facemask) are needed. Fielding masks are required for all players. 

14U Travel softball (USA Softball Ages 13-14) 

Program Description: The 14U softball team will play in the competitive Twin Valley Girls Softball league. A hard 12” softball is used. If registration numbers permit, an A level and B level team will be created. 
Sessions: Two games per week on Monday and Wednesday nights in Ashland or nearby towns. Typically, one practice each week. 
Equipment Needed:  A glove, bat, and helmet (with facemask) are needed. Fielding masks are required for all players. 
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