Arlington Girls Softball offers multiple seasons of play with various age groups (8U-14U). Depending on the number of players registered, there may be a player tryout/assessment in order to finalize roster(s) and create even teams.
Intro to Softball starts at the U8 level where players focus is on fundamentals and fun. U10 focus on development of skills with age specific rule modifications. U12 is competitive and builds on skills and knowledge of the game. U14 is competitive with full fast pitch rules.
Softball teams are entered into league play for Spring, Summer and Fall seasons depending on the number of registered players at each age group. We also offer pre season clinics over the winter.
Home games are played in Arlington at Bishop, Ottoson, Buzzell or Hurd. Away games are played in neighboring towns.
Practices are scheduled by the coach but are typically 1 or 2 nights per week and the focus is skill development.
Spring plays 2 games per week Monday-Friday over a six week period starting in April.
Summer plays 2 games per week Monday-Thursday.
Fall ball is typically a double header on Saturday mornings ending in late October.
Jerseys and uniform socks/visors are provided. Players will need to get a helmet with cage, bat, glove, cleats, fielders mask and pants. U14 needs black pants, all other ages wear grey pants.
Fall Softball 2023
Fall Softball Registration has begun. AYBSA will be entering teams in each age division into the Middlessex Fall Softball League which will consist of neighboring cities and towns. Cost to play will be $160 due upon final team selection. Teams will be formed the first week in September and depending on final signup numbers there may or may not be a tryout/assessment for team placement.
2024 Spring Softball
AYBSA GIRLS SOFTBALL
The softball program will play as part of a multi-town league. There will be travel to local neighboring towns. We anticipate travel to be in the range of 5-10 miles (10-20 minutes). Practices generally start April 1st (depending on weather and field conditions). Game will start late April and end mid/late June. Each age division will play at least 2 games a week. Start times during the week will be between 5:45 to 6:15pm. The age divisions are as follows:
U14 Age Group
Open to girls ages 13 &14. This level, while recreational, is competitive and plays by full fast pitch rules with patched umpires officiating. Depending on the number of players registered by mid-February, there may be a player tryout/assessment in order to finalize roster(s).
U12 Age Group
Open to girls ages 11 & 12. This level, while competitive, continues to build on the skills and knowledge necessary to play the game. Players will pitch, there are some age specific rule modifications and patched umps will officiate. Depending on the number of players registered by mid-February, there may be a player tryout/assessment in order to finalize roster(s).
U10 Age Group
Open to girls ages 9 & 10. Focus is developmental. The season typically starts with coach pitch and progresses from there. There will also be some age specific rule modifications. Registration may be limited to ensure appropriate roster size.
U8 Age Group
This is our entry program for girls ages 7 & 8. Focus is on fundamentals and fun. Age specific rules will be used. There will be one game and at least one practice a week.