Softball Programs

Pennsbury Athletic Association is a chartered Babe Ruth organization. Players from 5 to 18 years old are eligible. Our PAA softball program is oriented to achieve a healthy balance of instruction and developmental skills that will allow the girls to play the game safely, competently, confidently, and eventually – competitively. See the Age Guide for exact birthdate eligibility. Our boundaries are as follows:

PAA serves families throughout Lower Makefield Township, PA; Yardley Borough, PA; Morrisville Borough, PA and portions of Falls Township, PA that lie west and north of Route 1.

 


 

Softball Instructional Division Age 5/6

SOFTBALL Instructional LEAGUE

This division at ages 5/6 is essentially "tee ball" program for young beginners. Concepts of throwing, catching, base running, and hitting are introduced along with basics of the game.

PAA In house softballSPRING SEASON STARTS – Early April

Teams will play an 10 to 12 game regular season which will end in early June often in conjunction with surrounding area league teams. Teams will be selected in mid-March. Players will be contacted around the third week of March.

GAMES:  1 or 2 games per week. Most games on Saturday. Home Games are played at the Fred Allan Softball Complex on Oxford Valley Rd, corner of Roeloffs. Away games with surrounding league teams may be scheduled.

UNIFORMS:  Uniforms will be issued a few days before the start of the season by your coach – t-shirt and a hat. Players must supply their own glove and batting helmet with a face shield.

PRACTICES:  Typically one practice per week, during the week.

 


 

Softball Instructional Division Age 7/8

SOFTBALL Instrcutional LEAGUE

This division at ages 7/8 continues to build on the basic instruction provided at 5/6. In addition, various position skills (ex. fast pitch mechanics, catching, bunting) are introduced and developed. The age group’s technical developments are fortified by adding tactical instruction so that players experience more of the game as it is intended to be played. The top players in this division may try out for the district tournament team.

SPRING SEASON STARTS – Early April

Teams will play an 10 to 12 game regular season which will end in early June often in conjunction with surrounding area league teams. Teams will be selected in mid-March. Players will be contacted around the third week of March.

FALL SEASON STARTS – Late August through end of October

Teams will play an 8 to 10 game regular season often in conjunction with surrounding area league teams. Teams will be selected in August.

GAMES:  1 or 2 games per week. Most games on Saturday. Home Games are played at the Fred Allan Softball Complex on Oxford Valley Rd, corner of Roeloffs. Away games with surrounding league teams may be scheduled.

UNIFORMS:  Uniforms will be issued a few days before the start of the season by your coach – t-shirt and a hat. Players must supply their own glove and batting helmet with a face shield.

PRACTICES:  Typically one practice per week, during the week.

DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TEAM:  Tryouts are held in August for the 8U GemsX that will represent Pennsbury AA in the local Babe Ruth District Tournament. Coaches are league selected. This often requires extra fees for players depending on additional practice and tournament events.

 


 

Softball in houseSoftball Minors Division Age 9/10

SOFTBALL DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE

The Minors division at ages 9/10 continues to build on the basic instruction provided at 5/6 and 7/8. In addition, various position skills (ex. fast pitch mechanics, catching, bunting) are introduced and developed. The age group’s technical developments are fortified by adding tactical instruction so that players experience more of the game as it is intended to be played. The top players in this division may try out for the district tournament team.

SPRING SEASON STARTS – Early April

Teams will play an 10 to 12 game regular season which will end in early June often in conjunction with surrounding area league teams. Teams will be selected in mid-March. Players will be contacted around the third week of March.

FALL SEASON STARTS – Late August through end of October

Teams will play an 8 to 10 game regular season often in conjunction with surrounding area league teams. Teams will be selected in August.

GAMES:  1 or 2 games per week. Most games on Saturday. Home Games are played at the Fred Allan Softball Complex on Oxford Valley Rd, corner of Roeloffs. Away games with surrounding league teams may be scheduled.

UNIFORMS:  Uniforms will be issued a few days before the start of the season by your coach – t-shirt and a hat. Players must supply their own glove and batting helmet with a face shield.

PRACTICES:  Typically one practice per week, during the week.

DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TEAM:  Tryouts are held in August for the 10U HEAT that will represent Pennsbury AA in the local Babe Ruth District Tournament. Coaches are league selected. This often requires extra fees for players depending on additional practice and tournament events.

 


 

Softball Major Division Ages 11/12

PAA in house softballSOFTBALL DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE

The Majors division at ages 11/12 continues build on the technical and tactical approach of the game learned in the minors division. In addition, various position skills (ex. multiple pitch selection, slap hitting, etc.) are introduced and developed. As the subtle game intricacies come together for each player, the level of competitiveness increases. The top players in this division may try out for the district tournament team.

SPRING SEASON STARTS – Early April

Teams will play an 10 to 12 game regular season which will end in early June often in conjunction with surrounding area league teams. Teams will be selected in mid-March. Players will be contacted around the third week of March.

FALL SEASON STARTS – Late August through end of October

Teams will play an 8 to 10 game regular season often in conjunction with surrounding area league teams. Teams will be selected in August.

GAMES:  1 or 2 games per week. Most games on Saturday. Home Games are played at the Fred Allan Softball Complex on Oxford Valley Rd, corner of Roeloffs. Away games with surrounding league teams may be scheduled.

UNIFORMS:  Uniforms will be issued a few days before the start of the season by your coach – t-shirt and a hat. Players must supply their own glove and batting helmet with a face shield.

PRACTICES:  Typically one practice per week, during the week.

DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TEAM:  Tryouts are held in August for the 12U HEAT that will represent Pennsbury AA in the local Babe Ruth District Tournament. Coaches are league selected. This often requires extra fees for players depending on additional practice and tournament events.

 


 

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