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12U - Participation in this age group is open to all girls that will be 11 or 12 years old before 1/1/2020. Starting at this age group, the skill levels of the girls start to vary a great deal and in order to continue to allow all players to have a positive softball experience, the league is split into "A" and "B" divisions.  HYA holds evaluations to insure that the players are competing in the appropriate division.  Team records and standings are kept and playoffs are held at the end of the season in late June.

At this age group, pitching becomes more of a challenge as a bigger ball is used - 12" - and the pitching distance is moved to 40 feet. Batters are also now allowed to walk - no more hitting off of tees or coaches. Other situations that will now be introduced at this age level include multiple base stealing, base advancement on passed balls, stealing home, dropped 3rd strike, and infield fly rule. Girls are only required to supply their own softball glove (and a willingness to have fun).  A mouth guard or face guard is highly recommended and encouraged for this age group. Softball cleats are optional - no metal spikes are allowed. Other age appropriate equipment such as balls, bats, batting helmets, catching equipment, etc. will be supplied by HYA. Team jerseys and socks are provided.  Players will be required to supply their own softball pants (black).

Practices are typically Mondays and Fridays beginning at 5:30pm.  Games are on Mondays, Wednesdays and potentially Fridays. The final game schedule is published by the league in early April.  A weekend practice or make-up game may be held at the discretion of the head coach.  

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Please contact Craig Gingrich with any questions about this program. 

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