7/8U (instructional)

Softball Instructional Division Age 7/8

Updated Thursday December 29, 2016 by Demitri Pagonis.


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.



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.