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Softball Programs

Redmond West Little League offers softball for many age brackets by "league age".  League age can be determined by using the age chart below.  NOTE: Girls playing baseball must use the baseball age chart on this page to determine league age.

Registration for the 2019 Spring season opens 11/19/2018.  Click the link above to register.

Residency Requirements

Redmond West Little League softball serves girls from Audubon, Ben Rush, Clara Barton, Einstein, Horace Mann, Redmond and Rockwell Elementary Schools, plus Rose Hill Middle, Redmond Middle and Redmond High Schools.  Our league also serves children who live within our boundaries (generally the 98052 zip code), regardless of which school they attend.

Enter your address here to find your local Little League.

Redmond West Little League also provides softball for girls from Redmond North Little League through a League interlock agreement.  Redmond North players need to register for softball on the RNLL website.  Click here to register with Redmond North LL.

Softball Program Registration Fees

PROGRAM AGE DESCRIPTION FEE
5-6 year-olds    T-Ball/Rookies **FREE**
7-8 year-olds    AA Softball $145
8-10 year-olds    AAA $195
9-11 year-olds    Coast $195
11-12 year-olds    Majors $195

13-14 year-olds

   Juniors

$195

15-16 year-olds    Seniors

$195

2019 Softball registration fees are unchanged from 2017 and 2018.

LATE FEES:

Majors/Minors (AAA, Coast, Majors) will be charged a $40 late fee for registrations after 1/25/2019.  This allows the league enough time to organize player evaluations day.

Rookies (T-Ball) and AA registrations will be charged a $25 late fee for registrations after 3/8/2019.

scholarships are available:

If you have questions or would like information about scholarships, please contact the RWLL president at president@redwestll.org.  The Redmond West Little League Board feels strongly that any player who wants to play should not be excluded for any reason, including financial constraints.

2019 SOFTBALL Little League AGE CHART

Use your player's month and year of birth to find their "Little League" age for softball. 

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

LL AGE

2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 4
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 5
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 6

2011

2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 7
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 8
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 9
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 10
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 11
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 12
2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 13
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 14
2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 15
2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 16

Softball Program/Division Descriptions

Rookies SOFTBALL  (T-BALL)

Introduces 5 and 6 year old girls to the fundamental rules and skills of softball.  Players will be introduced to hitting, throwing and catching mechanics in a safe and fun environment.  This program is for new softball players Little League ages 5 through 6.

Schedule:  Teams will meet for an hour and a half once per week [day TBD] starting early May and lasting 6 weeks.  The first 45 minutes will be practice and then we will have a game for the last 45 minutes or so. 

Teams: There will be six teams of about 7-8 players per team.  We will organize teams by school and buddy requests.  If your daughter was 5 years old last year and played T-Ball, she has the option of playing T-Ball again or moving up to AA coach pitch softball.

Volunteers: Coaching at this age group is very easy, our league VP will be at every practice to assist the coaches.  We will have a quick 30 minute coaches training before the first practice and we will walk the coaches thru the practice stations and get everyone familiar with the process.  Moms, don’t be shy about volunteering for coaching -- we have 7 mom coaches in our upper divisions this season.  We will be forming teams in mid-April and will send out team rosters then.

Practices and Games:  There will be three practice stations: hitting, fielding, and a short game of kick ball to work on fielding and base running.  Teams will rotate every 15 minutes to the next practice station.  During the game portion of our time, the girls will hit off the T with a whiffle ball bat and we will use softie balls.  Every girl will bat each inning.  We will rotate infield and outfield and will try to make sure everyone gets to try each position over the course of the season.  Scores will not be kept.

Player Gear:  In an effort to keep costs down for gear we are trying to keep the format as simple as possible while providing an opportunity to learn the basics of softball.  You will not need to go out and buy any special gear for your daughter to participate in this program.  The league will provide a jersey and all equipment needed for practice/games -- all your daughter needs to do is show up and be ready to have some fun.

AA SOFTBALL

AA continues the skill building that starts in Rookies.  Players will continue to develop hitting, throwing and catching mechanics in a safe and fun environment.  In addition, they'll start to learn more rules of the game, and base running and team fielding mechanics.  Players with a Little League Age of 5 or 6 must have already played Softball for at least one year to register for AA Softball.

Teams will meet twice per week, either for two practices, or one practice and one game on Saturday.  All games will be played at Hartman Park.  Games are 3 innings long and every player bats every inning.

Teams will be formed by schools and practices will be held at or near their local elementary school. Players can request to be placed on a team with a "buddy".

Practice times and locations will be determined by team coaches and communicated after teams are formed.

No score is kept during games, and coaches pitch a reduced impact force softball to the players.


MAJORS/MINORS SOFTBALL  (AAA, Coast and Majors)
 

Note:  Divisional alignment for each player may change from year to year based on the numbers and strengths of registered players and the number of teams in each division.  We also take into account our competition in other leagues, against whom we play "interlock" (inter-league) schedules.  Redmond West LL volunteers work tirelessly to place players in a division and on a team that best suits the entire league, given all of these factors.

AAA Softball

AAA is the first level of Minors Softball and is appropriate for most 9 year-olds and some 10 year-olds and some 8 year-olds, depending on experience.  Players do the pitching, with a modified "coach-pitch" rule that allows coaches to step in and pitch in lieu of batters reaching base via a "base on balls" (walk).   For many players, AAA is a very fun playing environment, with lots of offense and action in the field!  Pitchers, hitters, and fielders develop at different rates, but the goal of AAA is to prepare players to play in the more competitive Minor division of Coast, and eventually for the Majors Division by the time they are 11 or 12.  The AAA schedule includes games with 2 or 3 other softball leagues.

Coast Softball

Coast division is the more advanced Minors division, the last stop before Majors.  Most 10 year-olds and roughly half of registered 11 year-olds are assigned to Coast division, and occasionally some 9 year-olds who have significant playing experience and have played AAA in a prior spring season.   Coast teams participate in the District 9 mid-season tournament.  The Coast schedule includes games with 2 or 3 other softball leagues.

Majors Softball

Majors Softball is where all 12 year-olds and roughly half of the 11 year-olds play.  Occasionally a 10 year-old will be assigned to Majors, but this is very much the exception -- in some years, no 10 year-olds are assigned to Majors, while in others, one or two are assigned there.  Majors is the pinnacle of Little League Softball, with increased pitching distance, more competitive rules, and a faster game than the Minors divisions.  Majors teams participate in the District 9 mid-season tournament.  The Majors schedule includes inter-league play.

Divisional alignment may change from year to year based on number and strength of players at each age, and taking into account our competition in other leagues, against whom we play "Interlock" (interleague) schedules. 

PLAYER EVALUATIONS

Evaluations are held to assist us in putting together balanced teams and placing players in the most appropriate division for them to learn and have a good experience.  8 year-olds are welcome to try out for AAA but must attend the player evaluation and have at least one year of prior softball experience.  (These players should register for AA Softball and email the Softball Player Agent, indicating an interest in trying out for AAA.)

*** All Softball players with Little League Ages of 9, 10, 11 or 12 are required to participate in a player evaluation in early-February. ***

JUNIORS SOFTBALL

Juniors teams typically have 12-14 players, and may include players from other area Little Leagues. Juniors Softball is for 13 and 14 year-olds.  Some 12 year-olds may also be eligible to play Juniors Softball.  Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).

Games are played against team from all over district 9.  There are approximately 18 games in a season.  Practice starts in early March and games start in late March or early April. Games are 6 innings in length.

This is a player's first opportunity to play on full-size fields with more traditional baseball rules.  Scores are kept and players have the opportunity to possibly continue playing as All-Stars in post-season tournaments. 

Juniors Softball schedule includes teams from across District 9.  The Juniors World Series is held in Kirkland, Washington.

SENIORS SOFTBALL

Seniors, for 15 and 16-year-olds, typically have 13-15 players.  Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).

There are around 16-20 games in a season. Practice starts in early March and games start in late-March or early-April. Games are 6 innings in length. Scores are kept and players have the opportunity to possibly continue playing as All-Stars in post-season tournaments.