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Softball Programs

AAYO offers softball programs for many age brackets by "league age".  League age can be determined by using the age chart below. The teams have 10-12 player per team. AAYO also offers Travel Softball Programs (Algonquin Aces) starting at 12U. Please see http://algonquinaces.com for additional information.

2019 SEASON TIMELINES

February 10th - April 7th - Indoor Softball Clinics
March 20th - Parents notified with Team/Coach Information
Week of April 1st - Practices Start*
April 14th - Player & Team Picture Day
April 27th - Game Play Starts**
June 2nd - Player Appreciation  Event
June 30th - Season Ends

* Coaches will schedule specific practice dates once team is rostered after March 20th.
** Game Specific Dates and/or Schedules are available by April 14th

Registration Fees

Registration for the Spring Season is normally open in November/December and registration for the Fall Season opens in May/June.

AAYO
Program Age League Description Fee
2019 Spring 7-8 U8 Player/Coach Pitch, Safety Balls $210
2019 Spring 9-10 U10 Player Pitch, Modified Rules $220
2019 Spring 11-12 U12 Player Pitch, Modified Rules $220
2019 Spring 13-14 U14 Player Pitch, Modified Rules $220
2019 Spring 15-16 U16 Player Pitch, Modified Rules $220

2019 Discounts

Family Discount - $25 off registration on 2nd+ child added during registration process.

2019 Age Chart

The leagues are based on what your child's age as of January 1, 2019.  Example - if your child will be 11 Years old mid January 2019 they would still play 10U this year.  If your child was born in 2012 and you would like them to play 8U please reach out to tony.minasola@aayo.net

Birthdate League Age
01/1/2010 - 12/31/2011 U8 7-8
01/1/2008 - 12/31/2009 U10 9-10
01/1/2006 - 12/31/2007 U12 11-12
1/1/2004 - 12/31/2005 U14 13-14
1/1/2002 - 12/31/2003 U16 15-16

League Descriptions

For all softball leagues we partner with Nisa visit http://www.nisoftball.org for details

U8  (Ages 7-8)
8U Softball is designed for seven and eight year old players. This league teaches kids fundamentals of softball and to have fun while doing so. Players will learn to use proper throwing mechanics, proper base running, correct hitting form, and a continued reinforcement of the basic rules of the game. This league is player pitch with some coach pitch. All league participants will have an opportunity to try all positions.  The games are semi competitive and there will be an umpire.  No walks, steals, or bunts in 8U. Note that Girls in the infield will be required to wear a facemask, and that is to be supplied by the player.

U10  (Ages 9-10)
10U Softball is a competitive league where there will be steals, bunts, and walks.  The goal is to learn more advanced mechanics (Pitching/Catching/Throwing/Hitting) of the game in a competitive and fun environment.  In addition players will learn about working together as a team and the value of hard work.  There is a win/loss record kept by the League Coordinator. Playoff brackets are figured at the end of the season. Pitching is player pitch only. Note that Girls in the infield will be required to wear a facemask, and that is to be supplied by the player.

U12 (Ages 11-12)
12U Softball is a competitive league where there will be steals, bunts, and walks.  Girls will move to 12 inch softballs as well.  The goal for girls is to continue to learn more advanced mechanics (Pitching/Catching/Throwing/Hitting) of the game in a competitive environment.  In addition players will learn about working together as a team and the value of hard work.  There is a win/loss record kept by the League Coordinator. Playoff brackets are figured at the end of the season. Pitching is player pitch only. Note that Girls in the infield will be required to wear a facemask, and that is to be supplied by the player.

U14 (Ages 13-14)
14U Softball is a competitive league where there will be steals, bunts, and walks.  The goal for girls is to continue to learn more advanced mechanics (Pitching/Catching/Throwing/Hitting) of the game in a competitive environment.  In addition players will learn about working together as a team and the value of hard work. There is a win/loss record kept by the League Coordinator. Playoff brackets are figured at the end of the season. Pitching is player pitch only. Note that Girls in the infield will be required to wear a facemask, and that is to be supplied by the player.

U16 (Ages 15-16)
16U Softball is a competitive league where there will be steals, bunts, and walks.  The goal for girls is to continue to learn more advanced mechanics (Pitching/Catching/Throwing/Hitting) of the game in a competitive environment.  In addition players will learn about working together as a team and the value of hard work. There is a win/loss record kept by the League Coordinator. Playoff brackets are figured at the end of the season. Pitching is player pitch only. Note that Girls in the infield will be required to wear a facemask, and that is to be supplied by the player.  As a result of the age group this league targets, games do not begin until after June 1 to comply with high school eligibility rules.