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14U and 16U Traveling Leagues

The  14U and 16U Traveling programs  are designed to provide a quality competitive softball experience to players ages 14 and older. This league is for players with intermediate to advanced skills who want to play at a competitive level.

Development of players continues to be critical in order to be competitive in game situations; ultimately playing time is competitive and starting positions must be earned. The amount of playing time each player receives will depend on attitude, skill level, commitment, absences, injuries and game/tournament situations. 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 intermediate to advanced softball skills and team play.
  • Focus on player development within a competitive team setting.
  • Learn how to contribute to a team, be a good teammate, and to compete with teammates to earn playing time, and learn to understand 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. 

  • 14U Girls 13 or 14 years of age on 12/31 of the previous year.
  • Birth years are 2004-2005

  • 16U Girls 15 or 16 years of age on 12/31 of the previous year.
  • Birth years are 2002-2003


Commitment Level Expectations

  • 14U and older level teams are expected to make a strong time commitment to their team.  Before trying out for and accepting a position on a team, you should consider very carefully whether or not you will be able to make the commitment necessary to play.
  • 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 or metal 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

14U and 16U Information

Season Duration:

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

Coaches:

  • Teams will be coached by a paid, credentialed coach

Practice:

  • Will average one to three times per week

Competition:

  • Intermediate to advanced level competition for the appropriate age group
  • 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
  • Play in one overnight tournament may occur; Parents are responsible for travel/hotel costs.