2022 Spring Softball Divisons
SPRING SEASON WILL START INDOORS AT DIRT DAWGS ON APRIL 3rd
WE WILL MOVE OUTDOORS THE WEEK OF APRIL 24th
SYBSA believes in placing each individual league participant in a program/division that is most appropriate for their skill level and age. All players will be assigned to a league division/program that meets their needs. All players Pre-K through 8th are eligible for the spring season. Final division assignments will be released following the completion of registration. Due to construction at SHS, the days and times below may be subject to change, based on field availability.
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||Appx. Age/Grade Range
|Co-ed Tee Ball
||Pre-K & K
||1st - 2nd Grade
||3rd - 5th Grades
||6th - 8th Grades
Co-ed (Boys & Girls) Tee Ball (Pre-K & K)
The primary goals of Tee Ball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of the sport and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. The time spent on teaching and should focus on fun, fitness, and fundamentals. With player engagement in mind, we keep kids in small groups as they transfer between hitting, fielding, throwing, and running stations. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved as managers, coaches, and volunteers in a variety of other capacities, assuring a great experience for all players. No live player pitching is permitted in this division; over the course of the spring season, this age group will transition to coach pitch.
The league will run from 5/1 through 6/5, on Sundays from 1-2 pm at Deb Sampson. If two or more sessions are canceled in May, we will add a Friday evening make-up session on 5/27 and/or 6/3. There will be no Tee-Ball on 5/29 (Memorial Day weekend).
Minor League (1st-2nd Grade)
Players will continue to develop fundamental skills of throwing, catching, fielding, and hitting with a focus on transitioning to Softball. Due to the number of registrants, typically there will be more practices than games to facilitate skill development. The season culminates in a skills competition where the children can demonstrate their abilities before fans The program will begin in April run through mid-June. The league will be Sunday 10:30-12 pm and Monday and/or Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm
Major League (3rd-5th Grades)
In this league, the focus is on fundamentals, situational softball, learning the finer points of the game, and having fun. The program will begin in April and run through mid-June. The league will be Sunday 1-2:45 pm and Monday & Wednesday 6-7:45 pm
Senior League (6th-8th Grades - Middle School/Travel Program)
This program requires our Sharon teams to travel to other local towns so that we have the best competition to play against. The girls will be playing real games with umpires and the rules will closely resemble middle school rules to help the girls take the next step, however, there are rules in place to make sure girls get an opportunity to play similar amounts and in multiple positions. The program will begin in April run through mid-June. The league will be Sunday 3-4:45 pm and Tuesday & Thursday 6-7:45 pm
The league will play in the Norfolk County Softball League made up of Foxboro, Walpole, Dedham, Westwood, Norwood with a 5-week schedule and 2-weeks for the playoff.
Pitching Clinic (3rd-8th Grades)
Designed to help build the beginning pitcher through drills that focus on the fundamentals of pitching. Each pitcher will be taught drills to help them develop their pitching motion. They will work through a set of drills to build the proper mechanics. The clinic is designed for pitchers in their first few years of pitching or to refine their skills. The time will be focused on learning how to maximize the use of their entire body through the pitching motion to gain speed and control. They will learn proper pitching stance, start, and rotation, finish, and follow-through, while more experienced players learn wrist snap, arm speed, leg drive, and how to develop the core to maintain control.
The pitching clinic will begin May 2nd and end on June 12th. The clinic will be Sunday 11:30-12:30 pm, 3rd through 8th grade.
Attention! You must provide your own catcher! The catcher can be a teammate, parent, or friend. All catchers are welcome to join and work on their receiving skills.