SYBSA 2021 Fall Softball Season Divisions
FALL SEASON SCHEDULED TO BEGIN OUTSIDE: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12TH!!!
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 fall season. Final division assignments will be released following the completion of registration.
The Fall season will focus primarily on fun practices and skill development. All leagues are in-town and no travel.
Weekday skills sessions will consist of a workout using either a designated field or batting cages. The Fall program is designed with the #1 goal of PLAYER DEVELOPMENT.
Major and Senior League: Developmental games will be played throughout the fall, but all training in the fall will have the #1 priority of skill development. Games will be played, with umpires, but in a developmental setting for players of all abilities.
The #1 focus of the fall at SYBSA is to develop.
Fall softball will begin on Sunday, September 12th.
There will be no sessions on Thursday, September 16, and Sunday, October 10th, and Monday, October 11th
The last day of fall softball will be Sunday, October 31st (Subject to change due to weather and daylight)
||Appx. Age/Grade Range
||Pre-K and K
||1st - 2nd Grade
||3rd - 5th Grades
||6th - 8th Grades
Due to construction at SHS, the days and times below may be subject to change, based on field availability.
Tee-Ball (Pre-K & K)
Fall tee ball will be held from 4-5pm on Sundays at Deb Sampson. Tee Ball will start by implementing our spring tee-ball plan and will slowly trickle in coach pitch and modified scrimmages.
Minor League (1st-2nd Grades)
Players will continue to develop basic 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 league will be Sunday 11-12 pm and Monday and/or Thursday 5:45-7pm
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 league will be Sunday 1-3 pm (Game) and Monday and Thursday 5:45-7:45 pm (Practices). Games will have SYBSA umpires but will also have roaming, on-field coaches during the game to help assist players.
Senior League (6th-8th Grades - Middle School Program)
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 league will be Sunday 3-5 pm (Game) and Monday and Thursday 5:45-7:45 pm (Practices). Games will have SYBSA umpires but will also have roaming, on-field coaches during the game to help assist players.
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 run start on September 12th and end on October 31st. The clinic will be Sunday 12-1 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 and encouraged to join and work on their receiving skills.