Website Manager

Sandpoint Little League

Majors Softball

  Majors Softball is designed for girls league age 10-12.  As with baseball, this is the age at which we start playing competitively.  That said, Majors is still considered an instructional league with an emphasis on fundamentals and enhancing each player’s abilities in a competitive environment. Children pitch at this level with inning counts strictly adhered to.  One home plate umpire is used at this level.

Teams

There will be mandatory try-outs at this level ensure teams have an even amount of talent and pitchers. Players are drafted by coaches and placed on a team. Parent requests for specific coaches or to be on specific teams will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed in order to ensure team equality and competitiveness.

Season

We will officially kick off the Softball season with a Mini-Clinic before the week of Spring Break. As space becomes available and weather allows, we plan to start holding open practices. Register early so you can be notified of pre-pre-season practices!

Games begin in late April and typically end the first week of June.  Once teams are finalized, teams may practice up to 5 days a week before games start.  Coaches set their own practice frequency, but more often than not, pre-season practice days are dictated by weather.  We practice when we can.  Once games start, we try to make the field available for practice as often as possible.  At the Majors level, there are usually 2 games per week and practices 1-3 times a week, depending on the coach's discretion, field availability, holidays, etc.

Location

Practices and home games are held at Travers Park or at the Middle School field in Sandpoint.  Inter-league games are played with teams from outside the Sandpoint area (i.e. Priest River, Timberlake, Rathdrum).  We will be hosting and traveling to games with these communities.  Majors teams travel 3-4 times a year, and outside teams visit us a similar number of times.  Other games will be played between the Sandpoint teams.  This year's schedule will be determined once each community has completed their signup process and the district supplies an Inter-league schedule.

Games

Games are six innings unless called due to darkness, weather, or the 10-run rule.  Weekday games against other communities usually start at 5:30pm.  Games between two of our local teams may start earlier.  Inter-league games are often played as double-headers Saturday mornings, in an effort to limit travel on school nights.  We generally schedule two to three games per week, and as many away games as home games against Inter-league teams.  We target at least 12 games per team, which is the minimum requirement for All-Stars eligibility.

Equipment

Sandpoint Little League buttoned jersey shirts and visors are provided to players by the League.  SLL also provides teams with helmets, bats and catching equipment.  Cleats are required, and players need to have their own ball gloves.  Baseball/Softball pants (typically black) and sliding shorts are recommended.  At this level balls are the full-size (usually yellow) 12” softballs.

All-Stars

All-Stars extends the season into the summer months.  Whether or not we have a Majors All-Stars team will be determined by coach and player interest and availability.  More information will be made available when practical.  Stay tuned!

Copyright © 2017 Sandpoint Little League
Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement  Log In