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Arlington Softball Baseball League

SB 10U

Softball 10U Division

This level of competition introduces the girls to pitching.  Good pitching and catching is crucial at this level.  Girls will learn more advanced skills than at the Coach Pitch level.  More advanced strategies such as bunting and base running will be a focus of concentration alongside the reinforcement of the basic mechanics.

What is the game and practice schedule at this level?

Teams begin practices approximately a month before games begin.  Teams have pre-season practice 2 to 3 times per week, typically 1 on a weeknight and 1 or 2 on the weekend. Practice will likely be more frequent during preseason. Head Coach sets number of practices, dates & times. It is important for girls to make every practice possible to build the skills they need for success and fun!  

2 Games are played typically each week. One will most likely be on a weeknight and one on Saturday morning or early afternoon. During the season, practices generally take place on Sundays afternoon or evening.  Game schedules will be made available approximately 2 weeks after teams have been assigned.   Games are scheduled for 1 hour and 20 minutes slots. The regular season in the Spring ends around Memorial Day and in Fall league, it ends around Halloween.

When will I hear from a coach? What is STEP?

Players new and returning to softball will be required to attend skills evaluation session (STEP - Spring Training Evaluation Program).  All players are expected to attend STEP.

STEP will be at the beginning of February. At STEP, coaches and league officials confirm together that players are registered for the appropriate level of play. Coaches and league officials prepare for a draft right after STEP; the aim of the draft – results of which are kept confidential by coaches and league officials – is to strike a good balance between the desire to ensure that each team is competitive and the ability to make teams as balanced as possible. Teams are formed soon thereafter and your coach will reach out to you.

The Fall season does not implement the Evaluation days.  The teams are drafted by the coaches

My daughter played softball last year.  Can’t she return to the same team without attending this evaluation session?

All Players will enter the draft except the coach's dependent(s). It is quite possible that your player may return to his/her team from last season through the draft, but participation in the evaluation session and the draft is required to achieve the desired balance between competitive play and keeping players balanced on the teams. Aside from just being a fun time, these sessions help our coaches and league officials to understand how players have progressed. At this point the draft and head coach determine the team.

What does my player need?

The league provides a team uniform shirt, pants, belt and a headband for each player. You will need to provide your own glove, helmet, fielding mask and bat at each game. Cleats should be worn at this level.

Follow this link to see bat guidelines.

What else is required?

Your participation is a parent.  Even if you don’t step up as a head coach, parents should be present at these games to cheer on their players and help the coaches. We strongly suggest that the parents read the Parent’s Code of Conduct.  Our sole focus of this league is to positively develop your daughter to love the game of softball and perform to her best of her ability.  Your involvement and attitude is crucial in partnership with us.

Mandatory Volunteer Application must be filled out before an adult can be on field working with players. 

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