District 4

Boys Softball

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Tee Ball

Boys Tee Ball Softball is for boys 4-7 years old who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. In Boys Tee Ball Softball, players hit a ball off a batting tee. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching. The primary goals of Boys Tee Ball Softball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of softball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. No live pitching is permitted in this division. Generally, the diamond used is a 60-foot diamond, but the league has the option to use a 50-foot diamond.

Minor League

Boys Minor League Softball programs may be operated for younger players with less experience. The Minor League players may be players ages 7-11. Divisions may be established within the Boys Minor League Softball for "machine pitch," "coach pitch" or "player pitch." By local option, a player who is league age 6 for the current season and has played a year in Boys Tee Ball Softball may be "moved up" to a coach pitch division. A local league might place its 7-8 year-olds in the Boys Minor League Softball Coach Pitch Division, while its 9-10 year-olds are in the Boys Minor League Softball Player Pitch Division. However, by local option, some of the 9 year-olds could "play down" in the coach pitch division and some of the 8 year-olds could "play up." This is entirely the choice of the local lelague board of directors. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 35 feet.

Little League (or Majors Division)

The Boys Little League Softball Division (sometimes known as the Major Division) is for boys ages 9-12. A local league may choose to limit its Boys Little League Softball Division to 10, 11 and 12 year-olds or 11-12 year-olds. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 40 feet. Currently, there is no post-season tournament option for this level of play. If the level of participation creates an opportunity for tournament play in the future, post-season competition is a possibility.

Senior League

The Boys Senior League Softball Division is for boys 13-16 years old using a 60-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 40 feet. Currently, there is no post-season tournament option for this level of play. If the level of participation creates an opportunity for tournament play in the future, post-season competition is a possibility.