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Softball Program & Divisions

Summerlin South Little League chartered a girls softball division for the first time starting with the spring 2015. 

Currently, the league is planning to offer the following softball divisions for female players with "league ages" 4-16.   During the fall season, the league uses the "league age" for the subsequent spring.  Thus, the 2018 Fall and 2019 Spring seasons will use the league ages outlined below.

For the purpose of Little League Softball, league age is defined as the age the player attained prior to January 1 of the calendar year in which any given season is played.  

This principle applies regardless of age. You can determine your child's league age by consulting the downloadable chart at right.  The player's actual age at the time of registration or the season beginning is not determinative.  League age is determined differently in Little League softball and baseball programs.

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TEE BALL MINORS (League Ages 4-5)

Players born between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2015

The Tee Ball Minors division is for league age 4 and 5-year olds is a pure tee ball division (NEVER COACH PITCH) designed to introduce our youngest players to the basics, fundamentals and fun of baseball.   This is a non-competitive division where players can learn and practice fundamental baseball skills at an early age and receive maximum enjoyment from the experience. Tee Ball players do not evaluate to play. There are no team standings or playoffs, and scores are not recorded.  Players can request a coach (depending on roster availability).


MINORS A (League Ages 5-8)

Players born between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2013

The Minors A Division is a machine pitch division for league ages 5, 6, 7, and some 8-year olds.  5 and 6-year olds MUST have played at least one season of tee ball to be eligible to play in this division.   Players do not evaluate to play. Game scores and standings are kept and will be used to seed the teams for the end of season tournament, although the primary focus is player development.  In order to achieve competitive balance, players cannot request a specific coach or team. 


MINORS AA (League Ages 8-10)

Players born between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2010

The Minors AA division will be a modified kid pitch division where standings will be kept.  It utilizes a 60-foot base path and 35-foot pitching rubber.  Because players are learning to pitch, batters cannot take a base on balls.  Once a batter has a four ball count, the batter’s coach will pitch until the batter has put the ball into play or is retired.  Game scores and standings are kept and will be used to seed the teams for the end of season tournaments. All players must attend one of two scheduled evaluations to be eligible for the draft.  There is no draft for the fall season, and players are permitted to choose their division, subject to available roster spots and appropriate skill level.  Game scores and standings are kept and will be used to seed the teams for the end of season tournaments. 


MINORS AAA (League Ages 9-11)

Players born between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2009

The Minors AAA division will be a competitive kid pitch division where standings will be kept.  It utilizes a 60-foot base path and 35-foot pitching rubber.  Game scores and standings are kept and will be used to seed the teams for the end of season tournaments. All players must attend one of two scheduled evaluations to be eligible for the draft.  There is no draft for the fall season, and players are permitted to choose their division, subject to available roster spots and appropriate skill level.  Game scores and standings are kept and will be used to seed the teams for the end of season tournaments. 


MAJORS (League Ages 10-12)

Players born between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008

The Majors division is a competitive division where standings will be kept. It utilizes a 60-foot base path and 40-foot pitching rubber.  Game scores and standings are kept and will be used to seed the teams for the end of season tournaments. All players must attend one of two scheduled evaluations to be eligible for the draft.  There is no draft for the fall season, and players are permitted to choose their division, subject to available roster spots and appropriate skill level. 


JUNIORS (League Ages 12-14)

Players born between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2006

This division is the first to utilize a regulation sized softball field with a 60-foot base path and 43-foot pitching rubber.  The league's ability to charter a team in this division is dependent on sufficient interest.


SENIORS (League Ages 13-16)

Players born between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2004

This division is the first to utilize a regulation sized softball field with a 60-foot base path and 43-foot pitching rubber.  The league's ability to charter a team in this division is dependent on sufficient interest.


NOTICE ABOUT ROSTERING & THE DRAFT

Once a player is drafted or rostered, he/she must play on that team.  The league will not move players from team to team, with the exception of a player being moved up to a Major team to fill a vacancy.

Players and Parents in the Minors AAA and Majors divisions should be aware of the Majors Player Replacement policy that potentially affects AAA players.  Certain AAA players (those who evaluated for Majors) are subject to be called up to Majors division during the season if a Majors team loses a player due to illness or injury (usually for four or more weeks), or a player leaves a Majors team. 


SIBLING OPTION

If a parent has children that are close in age and could potentially be playing in the same Major or Minor Division, they may request that these children play on the same team as a “sibling option.”  This request must be in writing to the league President prior to evaluations.  If a parent elects to take the sibling option, any manager that drafts one of the siblings must draft the other in the next round of the draft.