2019 Program Details:
We try to keep the program consistent from year to year, but there may be changes as the season approaches.
WHO: Girls age 4 – 8th Grade. 9th – 12th is Co-Rec
WHAT: Slow-pitch involves throwing the ball in an arch of 6-12 feet with moderate ball speed. The ball goes up high and falls just behind the plate, which makes it easier to hit. slow-pitch play encourages the batter to hit the ball so that it is introduced into play. In this type of play, the pressure is on the defense team rather than the offensive team.
WHEN: May – July
WHERE: Fields around Bloomington and Richfield
WHY: Softball is a very social and a team orientated sport. It is great to help develop patience and attentiveness. The most important reason to play softball is to HAVE FUN and BE ACTIVE!
COACHING: As always we are completely dependent on you as parents to help make this sport the best it can be by volunteering your time as a head coach, assistant coach, refereeing, scorekeeper or timekeeper. Your involvement with the team is a great way to spend time with your child, what a great way to spend family time. BAA cannot run this program without you!
EQUIPMENT: BAA will provide bats, helmets, catching gear, balls, and team shirts. Each player needs to provide their glove and any protective equipment they feel necessary.
REGISTRATION/ FEES: Registration in March. Each level has its own fees.
WHO: AGE 4 – Kindergarten
WHAT: All players on the team will bat and field every inning. Coaches will work with the players so they can hit, throw, run the bases and field properly. The player learns the basics of the game, therefore no score is kept and no season end tournament.
WHEN: Monday & Wednesday’s. No weekends.
WHO: 1ST – 3rd graders (experienced 3rd grade can play Cubs)
WHAT: The objective of this league is to teach the proper way to catch, throw, field and hit. Mites level is coach pitch. Standard three out inning for batting with 10 players play in the field at the same time. Standings are recorded and a season end tournament is played.
WHEN: Tuesday & Thursday. No weekends.
WHO: 3rd – 5th Grades (3rd graders should have played before)
WHAT: Cubs level is player pitch. The purpose of this league is to teach the proper ways to catch, throw, field and hit along with basic skill development. Emphasis is on learning the game and not on winning. Standings are recorded and a season end tournament is played.
WHEN: Monday & Wednesday evenings. No weekends.
WHO: 6th – 8th Grades
WHAT: Bantams is a player pitch. The official rules of the A.S.A. are used for this level unless there are specific rules outlined by B.A.A. pertaining to this level. Standings are recorded and a season end tournament is played.
WHEN: Tuesday & Thursday evenings. No weekends.
WHO: 9th – 12th Grades, young ladies and young men
WHAT: This league will use the official rules of the A.S.A. unless there are specific rules outlined by B.A.A. pertaining to this level. Teams play doubleheaders each night with a 65-minute time limit per game. Standings are recorded and a season end tournament is played.
High School students are encouraged to build their own team.
WHEN: Monday nights at Valley View softball fields.
BAA Softball Level Directors
BAA Softball Contacts
|Softball City Director||Brad DeBofirstname.lastname@example.org||952.807.1330|
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