Southeast Portland Little League

Minor Softball


 

Minors softball is an instructional division for girls who are still learning the fundamentals of hitting and fielding.  Players pitch from 35 feet.  Games are 2 hours or 6 innings and may be considered complete after 4 innings.  All innings are limited to 5 runs, except the last inning which is open scoring.  Stealing is allowed after the ball crosses the plate.

Ages:  Players League Age 9 through 11 may play Minor softball. Players League Age 8 may play Minor softball if their assessment indicates readiness to move up from Farm Softball. Please use the "League Age Calculator" on the left side of this page.

Fees: Please go here for information on our current fees. Scholarships are available to families in need. Contact the Player Agent or Treasurer for information on scholarships.  

Volunteers: Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

Team Formation: Minors softball teams have approximately 11-14 players.  The league groups children according to age and player assessment, in an effort to maintain a competitive balance among the teams. We cannot guarantee requests to play for specific coaches or with specific players. 

Uniforms: Each player will wear a league provided jersey and receive a team visor.  Players  will need to provide their own matching “baseball” pants and cleats.  The color of the pants will be determined by individual coaches and teams.

Equipment:  Players will need to bring their own glove to practice and games.  The League provides each team with bats, tees, balls and helmets.  Players may also bring their own.

Practices: Teams may begin practicing in about mid-March.  How often a team practices is up to the manager. Softball teams generally practice about 2 times per week until the regular season begins in early April. After the regular season begins, team coaches determine the frequency of practices.

Games:  Softball teams play 2 games per week - usually one at 6:00 pm during the week and one on Saturday. Games are scheduled from early April through mid-June. In late March the official schedule will be published at www.sepll.org.  

Rules: Softball follows the Little League Softball Official Regulations and Playing Rules unless otherwise stated in the District #2 interleague rules.

Softball League Rep: Contact Morgan Delaney at morgan@wildseafoodsnw.com if you have any questions about softball.