About Us

UpdatedMonday January 18, 2021 byHaverhill Girls Softball League.

The Haverhill Girls Softball League is looking forward to a great season of youth softball.  The objective of the Haverhill Girls Softball League is to provide an instructional, spirited and enjoyable experience in the sport of softball to benefit local girls ages 5-15 years.  The league strives to provide girls with the level of skill necessary to play softball at higher levels of competition, while also providing girls with opportunities to play in a structured league.

Our Mission Statement -     "This is a program of friendly competition with the goal of educating players about the ideals of good sportsmanship, teamwork, honesty, courtesy, courage, integrity and reverence so they may be finer, stronger and happier girls who will grow to be good, clean, healthy adults."  

 

Our Divisions

  • Little Ladies U6 Division (5 & 6 year olds)
    • This group of girls will hit off of a Tee
    • Each batter should have the opportunity to hit 3 or 4 ball before her last hit will be declared “live”. At that point, the batter will run to first base after her hit and the defensive team will field the ball and attempt to get her out.
    • Girls should wear defensive fielding masks, this will speed up their development of fielding and catching the ball.
    • Girls in this division would have the ability to move up to the U8 division. She would have to show an exceptional ability to physically and mentally play the game.
  • Little Ladies U8 Division (7 & 8 year olds)
    •  This group of girls will be having their coach pitch to them
    •  The Tee, can and should be used for an at bat, should the batter be struggling
    •  Each batter should have the opportunity to hit 3 or 4 ball before her last hit will be declared “live”. At that point, the batter will run to first base after her hit and the defensive team will field the ball and attempt to get her out.
    •  Girls in this division will be required to wear defensive fielding masks.
    • Girls in this division would have the ability to move down to the U6 division if it’s their first year playing of if they just are uncomfortable and can’t be playing safe with more experienced players.
  • U10 (9 & 10 year old )
    • Pitchers stand from 35' away
    • Players will play with an 11" ball, game is played live.  Players should try every position.
    • Girls in this division will be required to wear defensive face masks. 
  • U12 (11 & 12 year old)
    • Pitchers will stand 40' away
    • Players will use a 12" ball, game is played live.  
    • Girls in this division will be required to wear defensive face masks
  • U14 (13 & 14 year old)
    • Pitchers will stand 43' away
    • Players will use a 12" ball, game is played live, Similar rules to High School Softball, ideally used. 
    • Girls in this division will be required to wear defensive face masks.