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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 11U. 

Looking to have your daughter get more competitive but not ready for the commitment of Travel.  This year the softball program will have a 10U All-Star team to compete in some local tournaments.  There will be tryouts to earn a spot.  More information to come.

2021 SEASON TIMELINES

Indoor Softball Clinics - TBD
AAYO may hold on outdoor Clinics instead of indoor in 2021.  This in turn will allow us to have multiple stations spread out across multiple fields and can also help us to keep players socially distanced.  Players safety is a top priority for us.

Late March - Parents notified with Team/Coach Information
Early April - Practices Start*
Late April - Game Play Starts**
 

* Coaches will schedule specific practice dates once team is rostered.
** Game Specific Dates and/or Schedules are available by  Mid April

Registration Fees

Registration for the Fall Season 2021 is now open!

Program Age League Description Fee
2021 Fall 7-8 U8 Player/Coach Pitch, Safety Balls $120
2021 Fall 9-10 U10 Player Pitch, Modified Rules $120
2021 Fall 11-12 U12 Player Pitch, Modified Rules $120
2021 Fall 13-14 U14 Player Pitch, Modified Rules $120
2021 Fall 15-16 U16 Player Pitch, Modified Rules $120

2021 Discounts

Family Discount - $15 off registration on 2nd+ child added during registration process.

2021 Age Chart

The leagues are based on what your child's age as of January 1, 2021.  Example - if your child will be 11 Years old mid January 2020 they would still play 10U this year.  If your child was born in 2014 and you would like them to play 8U please reach out to tony.minasola@aayo.net

2021 Age Chart

Birthdate League Age
01/1/2013 - 12/31/2014 U8 7-8
01/1/2011 - 12/31/2012 U10 9-10
01/1/2009 - 12/31/2010 U12 11-12
1/1/2007 - 12/31/2008 U14 13-14
1/1/2005 - 12/31/2006 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.