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8U In-House League

The 8U In-House program is designed to provide a quality softball experience to the younger player. 

Development of players, particularly at the 8U level, is valued over a winning record. Each athlete is to learn and play several positions. Balanced (not necessarily equal) playing time, particularly at the younger age levels, is to be dictated as much by commitment and attendance as skill level.

Program Goals:

  • Learn and develop basic softball skills
  • Learn to love playing softball
  • Learn how to contribute to a team and how to become a good teammate

2019 Age Divisions

KMGSA forms teams based on age regulations by USA Softball. 

  • 8U Girls 7 or 8 years of age on 12/31 of the previous year.
  • Birth years are 2010-2011

KMGSA requires Rip-it face guards.

KMGSA requires Rip-it face guards.


Commitment Level

  • Teams are expected to be flexible when scheduling practices and competitions with the rest of the members of the team.
  • Once a commitment has been made and practice and competition schedules have been set, all players are expected and obligated to follow through on their commitments.  

Uniforms and Equipment

  • Each player will receive a jersey t-shirt
  • Players are responsible for black pants, athletic shoes, batting helmet with face mask (royal blue preferred), Rip-it (black preferred) and fielding glove
  • Optional black softball pants, tall black socks, black softball belt and plastic molded cleats,
  • Each team will be provided with bats, balls and KMGSA club catching gear

8U Information

Season Duration

  • May-August (may vary depending on event schedule)


Coaches

  • Teams will be coached by parent volunteer(s)


Practice/Competition

  • Beginning level competition
  • Coaches serve as umpires
  • Coaches will pitch 3 pitches in games to each player; followed by use of a tee
  • Practice is one time per week
  • Games are inner league between K-M teams; 1 game per week
  • Possible opportunity to play 1-3 games versus a nearby club
  • 0 weekend tournaments

Travel

  • No overnight travel is required