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12U

12U Traveling League

The  12U Traveling program is designed to provide a quality competitive softball experience to players ages 12 and under. This league is intended for beginning and intermediate players who are motivated and interested in playing. Our KMGSA teams will compete against others of similar skills and commitment. 

Development of players continues to be critical; at the 12U level each athlete is to to learn and play several positions. Playing time will vary depending on the level of the game, but ultimately starting positions must be earned. Playing time each player receives will depend on attitude, skill level, commitment, absences, injuries and game/tournament situations. At early season tournaments and at less competitive games throughout the season, playing time should be shared between players within the same positions. As the season progresses, the most competitive athletes in each position may need to play more in order to give the team a chance to win more competitive games.

Program Goals:

  • Learn and develop softball skills. 
  • Focus on player development within a more competitive team setting. 
  • Learn how to contribute to a team, be a good teammate, and to compete with teammates to earn playing time. Also, learn that different roles need to be filled on each team and learn to accept roles on the team.

2019 Age Divisions

KMGSA forms teams based on age regulations by USA Softball. 

  • 12U Girls 11 or 12 years of age on 12/31 of the previous year.
  • Birth years are 2006-2007


Commitment Level Expectations

  • 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 1 competition jersey; returned to KMGSA at the conclusion of the season
  • Players are responsible for providing their own black softball pants, tall black socks, black softball belt, protective sliding gear, plastic molded cleats, batting helmet (royal blue preferred), Rip-it (black preferred) and fielding glove
  • Each team will be provided with bats, balls and KMGSA club catching gear

12U Information

Season Duration:

  • May - Early August (may vary depending on event schedule)
  • Optional, open gyms beginning in January

Coaches:

  • Teams will be coached by parent volunteer(s)

Practice:

  • Will average anywhere from once to twice per week

Competition:

  • Beginning to intermediate level competition
  • Player pitch only
  • One to two games per week
  • 4 tournaments; 3 weekend tournaments plus an end of season league tournament
  • Games and tournaments will generally be within 90 minutes of Kasson-Mantorville 
  • No overnight travel is required